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james was on chelsea's books until she was 1a, and she's the younger sister of england and chelsea right—back reece james. the former sports minister tracey crouch says she fears for the future of football, if an independent regulator isn't appointed. crouch is now chair of the government's fan—led review, and she's set out a wide range of preliminary recommendations which would revolutionise the governance of the game in england and give supporters a greater say. i have confidence that the independent regulator will end up in place. but if it doesn't, then i do fearfor the place. but if it doesn't, then i do fear for the future of football. i genuinely think that there could be a real crisis in english football because of the risk that some owners, not all, but some owners take which could significantly damage the club and disappear. so,
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that's why i think the independent regulator will end up being in place to stop that crisis from happening in the future.— in the future. away from football and the olympics. _ australia and new zealand's decision to pull out of the rugby league world cup was "premature", according to australia's players' union, who have claimed a number of its members wanted to travel to england for the tournament this autumn. here's the union's chief exec clint newton. it's always really important, if you're going to make a decision that's going to obviously impact the players, it's, we believe, fundamental to have the players as part of that decision—making process. and again, we have been speaking to the nrl, so i can be clear on that — but our view is that this decision was premature, and that we would like to see what unfolds in the coming weeks. we've seen some incredible scoring at the evian championship in france. south korea'sjeongeun lee
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birdied her last two holes to record the lowest round ever at a men's or women's major. this chip at 17 was one of ten birdies that helped her to a round of 61 at the evian championship in france. she leads the field by three shots at the half—way stage. still to come on sportsday... after a five—year absence, formula e returns to london this weekend, bringing with it a new twist to the series. we'll hear from the 88—year—old parkrunner who can't wait to get back to action tomorrow, when events resume around the uk for the first time since lockdown. i'v e i've made so many good friends. i've made more acquaintances than i ever did when i was a serious runner.
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the british and irish lions have been assured that the officials overseeing tomorrow's first test against the springboks will be completely neutral. coach warren gatland was furious that south african mariusjonker had been appointed as tmo, in place of new zealand's brendon pickerill, who withdraw due to coronavirus—related travel issues. forwards coach robbie mcbryde says they've talked it through and they're happy there'll be no bias in cape town — and on the back of a brutal training session with the full squad, they're ready for what's to come. the experience of 12 years ago, when he was out here, and the level of intensity that they call in that first test. so he's making sure that we don't fall in that trap again, really. so as much as we can take a lot of positives from that a game, we do know that there is another level in the springboks. but we know
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there's another level, as well. capable of reaching speeds of up to 174 mph, the electric cars of formula e racing are making a belated return to the uk this weekend. last year's race was cancelled because of the pandemic. the sport is back in london for the first time in five years and at a new location in docklands with an unusual twist — as chris slegg reports. the final touch is being made as the electric cars of formula e per prepare to rates in london for the first time in five years.— first time in five years. here are the to first time in five years. here are the tap two. _ first time in five years. here are the tap two. jake _ first time in five years. here are the top two, jake dennis - first time in five years. here are the top two, jake dennis and . first time in five years. here are i the top two, jake dennis and alex the top two, jake dennis and alex lynn. the top two, jake dennis and alex l nn. ., the top two, jake dennis and alex lnn. ., , the top two, jake dennis and alex lnn. ., lynn. for the capital's very own alex lynn. _ lynn. for the capital's very own alex lynn. it — lynn. for the capital's very own alex lynn, it promises - lynn. for the capital's very own alex lynn, it promises to - lynn. for the capital's very own alex lynn, it promises to be . alex lynn, it promises to be particularly special occasion. i feel really excited — not only is it the home race, this is my home pity, i grew up in romford now i live in full them, so it was cool to take the tube here this morning — it's a
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special event for the whole championship, but for me personally it's added something. the championship, but for me personally it's added something.— it's added something. the circuit is believed to — it's added something. the circuit is believed to be _ it's added something. the circuit is believed to be a _ it's added something. the circuit is believed to be a world _ it's added something. the circuit is believed to be a world first, - it's added something. the circuit is believed to be a world first, as - it's added something. the circuit is believed to be a world first, as one that runs both indoors and outdoors. and this is also the first major event to be held here at xl since its use as the nightingale hospital throughout the pandemic was brought to an end. isluiith throughout the pandemic was brought to an end. ~ . ., , to an end. with close our doors in march 2020, — to an end. with close our doors in march 2020, and _ to an end. with close our doors in march 2020, and in _ to an end. with close our doors in march 2020, and in the _ to an end. with close our doors in march 2020, and in the last - march 2020, and in the last 18 months. — march 2020, and in the last 18 months, we've been the nightingale hospital— months, we've been the nightingale hospital which has lavishly been a huge _ hospital which has lavishly been a huge public service, and most certainly— huge public service, and most certainly that's recently a vaccination centre were revaccinated over 130,000 people. so to be here and running — over 130,000 people. so to be here and running events again, we are delighted — and running events again, we are deliahted. ., ., .,, and running events again, we are deliahted. ., ., , ., delighted. london last staged formula e _ delighted. london last staged formula e races— delighted. london last staged formula e races in _ delighted. london last staged formula e races in 2015-16, i delighted. london last staged - formula e races in 2015-16, when formula e races in 2015—16, when battersea park was the event. but this track is vastly different. the 2.2 km circuit has 22 turns — starts and finishes inside, and runs outside around the building. here we've not outside around the building. here we've got the _ outside around the building. here we've got the pit _ outside around the building. here we've got the pit lane, _ outside around the building. flee:
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we've got the pit lane, the outside around the building. f122 we've got the pit lane, the grid all inside, the grandstand inside so fans can see the cars taking off from the grid. it's one—of—a—kind, it's a world first, and it's great to have it here in london. 2s, it's a world first, and it's great to have it here in london. a year laterthan _ to have it here in london. a year later than originally _ to have it here in london. a year later than originally planned - i to have it here in london. a year| later than originally planned - but later than originally planned — but for fans of later than originally planned — but forfans of formula e, its return to the capital will be well worth the wait. chris slegg, bbc news. it's easier to have the cars in sight if there's no fumes. and you can watch every qualifying and formula e race on the bbc iplayer, sport website, and mobile app. the action gets under way from 10.45am on saturday and an hour earlier on sunday. cricket�*s new competition, the hundred, continues this evening. london spirit women beat birmingham phoenix in a tight—fought contest at edgbaston. phoenix made 128 for six from their hundred balls. but london spirit chased that down with four balls to spare — danielle gibson with a boundary for the victory. in the men's teams followed the women's. zach crawley is opening for the first six of the games, you can
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follow that match on bbc sport. —— on the bbc sport website. we know all too well how covid has disrupted sport — from the olympics to the grassroots. but the latest lifting of restrictions means the return of parkrun, one of the last mass participation events to resume in the uk. thousands of people take part in the weekly 5km events and, after a 16—month hiatus, they'll be back from tomorrow. one of the keenest to return is 88—year—old bob emmerson from northamptonshire, who'll finally complete his 400th parkrun. i'v e i've been a runner nearly all my life. but park run got me back into running about nine years ago. i met a lot of people and it's been one of those things that's kept me going.
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park run is not a race, it's a get together or social event. people have said to me, why do you do it? and i say, "well, it's up meeting people." i've made so many friends. i've made more acquaintances doing park run then i ever did when i was a serious runner. every time i've hit a milestone, it's been something really special. 100, 250, 350, and now 400. and it won't be the last one. i should just carry on in the good weather, in the bad weather, throughout the coming winter and see how many i can clock off. i
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throughout the coming winter and see how many i can clock off.— how many i can clock off. i hope someone _ how many i can clock off. i hope someone is _ how many i can clock off. i hope someone is waiting _ how many i can clock off. i hope someone is waiting on - how many i can clock off. i hope someone is waiting on the - how many i can clock off. i hopej someone is waiting on the finish line with a cake for bob. let's finish where we started, with the olympic games. this could be quite a year for showjumper ben maher. he's in tokyo for his fourth olympics having won team gold at london 2012. maher is a former world number one and alongside his horse "explosion" he's already won several grands prix this year. if that isn't enough, when he returns he gets married to his fiance, sophie. he's been speaking to our reporter, james burridge. what's the secret to show jumping? it's ha rd hard work, dedication, and trying to understand and have a connection with your horse. we only get one chance with our sport, horse. we only get one chance with oursport, it's horse. we only get one chance with our sport, it's not that i can make a mistake and we can come back an
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since. in rides ben maher, xxx the third. london 2012 _ since. in rides ben maher, xxx the third. london 2012 was _ since. in rides ben maher, xxx the third. london 2012 was incredible l third. london 2012 was incredible thou . ht of third. london 2012 was incredible thought of it _ third. london 2012 was incredible thought of it changed _ third. london 2012 was incredible thought of it changed my - third. london 2012 was incredible thought of it changed my life - thought of it changed my life because it was something i always dreamt of and it's something that could never be taken away, even if we had down moments are never won anything again. is we had down moments are never won anything again-— we had down moments are never won anything again.- bell- anything again. is clear! bell i don't anything again. is clear! bell i don't think— anything again. is clear! bell i don't think we _ anything again. is clear! bell i don't think we will _ anything again. is clear! bell i don't think we will ever - i don't think we will ever experience anything like that again. the support that we had made a huge difference to our result on that date. i can't believe about to talk to someone who's about to compete in his fourth olympics. you don't look that old. mt; his fourth olympics. you don't look that old. g ., his fourth olympics. you don't look thatold. g ., , ,., that old. my fourth olympics, the first one i was _ that old. my fourth olympics, the first one i was relatively - that old. my fourth olympics, the first one i was relatively young i first one i was relatively young for our sport. first one i was relatively young for oursport. explosion first one i was relatively young for our sport. explosion as a horse gives me great confidence that he can do it. he has the body and the physique, and he also has the brain. he really loves his bod. it's not nervous that i don't think we can do it, it's making sure i can exit plan or get it right, that i don't make a mistake —— execute. figs or get it right, that i don't make a mistake -- execute.— or get it right, that i don't make a mistake -- execute. as if that's not enou~h, mistake -- execute. as if that's not enough. when _ mistake -- execute. as if that's not enough. when you _ mistake -- execute. as if that's not enough, when you get _ mistake -- execute. as if that's not enough, when you get back - mistake -- execute. as if that's not enough, when you get back here, i enough, when you get back here, you're getting married? yes. enough, when you get back here, you're getting married?— enough, when you get back here, you're getting married? yes, i don't know which — you're getting married? yes, i don't know which one _ you're getting married? yes, i don't know which one is _ you're getting married? yes, i don't know which one is more _ you're getting married? yes, i don't know which one is more pressure. l know which one is more pressure. sophie and i have been togetherfor
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ten years, it's about time. just something small at home with close family. something small at home with close famil . :: ' .., something small at home with close famil. :: , something small at home with close famil. :: ' , ., something small at home with close famil. :: , ., family. 2021 could be quite a year, couldn't it? _ family. 2021 could be quite a year, couldn't it? hopefully _ family. 2021 could be quite a year, couldn't it? hopefully yes, - couldn't it? hopefully yes, hopefully _ couldn't it? hopefully yes, hopefully it'll _ couldn't it? hopefully yes, hopefully it'll bring - couldn't it? hopefully yes, hopefully it'll bring many l couldn't it? hopefully yes, i hopefully it'll bring many mary marie's. ., ., ., , , , marie's. then, from all of us, best of luck. marie's. then, from all of us, best of luck- we — marie's. then, from all of us, best of luck. we hope _ marie's. then, from all of us, best of luck. we hope things... - marie's. then, from all of us, best of luck. we hope things... the i of luck. we hope things... the action happens overnight, if you're feeling nocturnal, you can follow all the olympic games on the bbc, or pick up all the highlights and action from... bbc breakfast becomes olympic practice for the next few weeks. we'll be bringing you every moment, every metal right here on sportsday. but for right now, that's it for us. good evening. storm clouds have been gathering to the south of the uk,
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setting us up for quite a big change to the weather this weekend. it is going to be cooler and, for some, especially across southern areas, we will see some really intense thundery downpours. these pulses of heavy, thundery rain pushing up across southern england, parts of south wales through the night. at the same time, mist and murk and low cloud once again roll in across eastern and central parts of scotland and down the eastern side of england. another pretty warm night, 17 celsius the overnight low in liverpool. and then into tomorrow, expect pulses of heavy, thundery rain at times across southern england, wales, the midlands, east anglia. some brighter gaps in between, but the showers could be intense enough to cause some localised disruption. we will see some of this mist and murk again for north sea coasts. north west england, much of scotland, particularly out west, and northern ireland seeing sunny spells and still some relative warmth with highs of 26 celsius. stays dry to the north west on sunday, but with more thunderstorms in the south east.
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this is bbc news. i'm philippa thomas. our top stories... the delayed 2020 tokyo olympics are officially under way. the sky over the stadium exploded with colour as fireworks marked the start of the games. in a pared back ceremony, small groups of athletes from more than 200 countries marched in the teams' parade. tennis star naomi osaka lit the olympic cauldron. the man in charge of the ioc described it as a day of hope. here in the uk, there's growing confusion over the government's plans to relax covid isolation rules for key workers in the food industry.
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