tv Sport Today BBC News April 3, 2017 1:45am-2:01am BST
hello, there. i'm tulsen tollett and this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: roger federer claims the miami masters title for the third time after a straight sets victory over rafael nadal. arsenal go behind twice at home to manchester city but escape with a 2—2 draw. and pakistan secure a seven wicket victory over the west indies to win their series 3—1. hello there, and welcome to the programme, where we start with the tennis news that roger federer has beaten rafael nadal in straight sets to claim his third miami masters title and first since 2006. watching wasjeremy betts. and the miami heat, it is advisable to stay cool under pressure. roger federer was able to do just that against his old nemesis, rafael nadal. federer had waited 11 years to reclaim the title, and was in no mood to wait any longer. a break in the spaniards serve in the first that was all he needed to take it mandatory. playing in his final without having won at, he dug deep to keep a close on the second. how
about this for keeping a nerve at break point? his rations at it all. he is enjoying a return form. he has lost just once in he is enjoying a return form. he has lostjust once in 2017, a that has seen him when his 18th major title ina seen him when his 18th major title in a straight. in 19, the former world number one 100 up a opportunity that a decisive. he was able to service out to claim his third title this season. he now ta kes a third title this season. he now takes a prolonged break before the french open starts in may. it is amazing to win any world at miami back. ithink it is amazing to win any world at miami back. i think it 11 years ago ghost lake coach, now, so it has been quite a journey here in miami. sometimes i didn't play, sometimes wa nted sometimes i didn't play, sometimes wanted to but didn't, and here and there to me own rival from forever.
it also became back in 200a. what a great atmosphere it was and i produce an great tennis. i am surprised myself. unhappy kept it going. ididn‘t surprised myself. unhappy kept it going. i didn't think they had it in the —— in me but i still had a lot in the tank. ——iam —— i am happy i kept it going. to the english premier league where arsenal missed a chance to move 5th after their 2—2 draw with manchester city at the emirates. a win would've taken arsene wenger‘s side who are currently sixth ahead of manchester united but a draw may have sufficed in the end after leroy sane gave city the lead after just five minutes. theo walcott equalised in the 42nd minute before sergio aguero handed his side a 2—1 half time advantage. shkodran mustafi scored the only goal of the second half but there was controversy late on when nacho monreal appeared to handle the ball in the penalty area which wasn't given so pep guardiola's side remain fourth in the table.
today, we didn't play in the first half. after the goal, we didn't play football. we missed a little bit. mr little bit about that. we were able to make threlfall passes in a row, and when that happens in your team is altogether, and then you can play. so you have two use concentrated actions sometimes. the first half happened and that is why we suffered a lot. it was a game where we were not completely doing our best in fluency and technique, because of the huge pressure. but we showed strong mental resources and a refusal to lie down. at the end of the day, we got a point, which will help us. evenif got a point, which will help us. even if mathematically a think it is not the best solution for both
teams, 0 it was important for us. —— but it was important for us. the early kick off was the relegation battle between swansea and middlesbrough which ended in a 0—0 draw. boro desperately needed the win and they missed the best chance of the game at the end through rudi gestede who put his header wide meaning they remain in the relegation zone five points adrift of safety. in spain's primera division real madrid are two points clear of barcelona at top of the table after a 3—0 win over alaves at the bernabeu. barcelona who have played a game more were 4—1winners at granada with both luis suarez and neymar on the scoresheet, while elsewhere sevilla and sporting gijon drew 0—0 all and valencia beat deportivo la coru na. while in italy's serie a leaders juventus saw their margin at the top cut to six points after a 1—1 draw away to third placed napoli. earlier milan drew at pescara, fiorentina beat bologna, and fifth placed atalanta thrashed genoa 5—0 with alejandro gomez notching a hatrick. celtic have won the scottish
premiership title with eight games to spare equalling the record their glasgow rivals rangers set 88 years ago. brendan rogers‘ side moved 25 points clear of second placed aberdeen after beating hearts 5—0. here's our scotland football reporter chris mclaughlin. celtic started their league campaign here last summer, and they have wrapped it up and wrapped it up in some style. it was a 5—0 when. this is pretty much a sign of that whole season. is pretty much a sign of that whole season. they have been hungry under and writers. there will be talk about a lack of competition is gobbled —— in scottish football. a massive gap between them and aberdeen in second place and they have finished this with eight games to spare. now, in terms of their ambitions between now and the end of this season, they have two
particular ambitions. the scottish cup would complete the domestic travel, and they could have the chance to go on and be unbeaten. —— scottish cup. today and this season, you would not bet against it. now to cricket and ahmed shehzad guided pakistan to a series—clinching seven—wicket victory over the west indies in port of spain on sunday in the fourth and final match of their twenty20 international series. pakistan won the toss and elected to field with west indies opener chadwick walton blazing a0 runs which included four sixes as his side reached 124—8. but in response, it was shehzad who returned the favour at the top of the pakistan innings, before he was removed for 53 attempting a leg side flick, although the damage was done. shoaib malik hit a boundary to claim a 3—1 series win with an over to spare. to rugby, and saracens will be the only british side
in the european champions cup semi—finals. that's after they beat glasgow warriors 38—13 at home. the reigning european champions will face irish side munster in the last four. maz farookhi reports. saracens have made ali and spark a fortress. they have not lost a champions cup game here. some game ahead for glasgow, then. it was not ahead for glasgow, then. it was not a surprise me made the first breakthrough. ashton bundled over to get the mad. glasgow have never been this far in europe before, but they we re this far in europe before, but they were not willing to live without a fight. then russell with a jet to set up lee jones. fight. then russell with a jet to set up leejones. that court seem to just boost saracens. there was still time for late scores, but the difference was in saracens' clinical finishing. next up by master, but in this form, the reigning champions are those to beat. —— munster.
philippe gilbert became the first belgian in five years to win a major classic after claiming a crash—hit tour of flanders on sunday. one of the pre—race favourites in world champion peter sagan went down in a crash 17 kilometres from the finish line that saw his hope evaporate as the quick step floors rider gilbert eased to victory in the belgian colours. it is only very special. these colours, the support they had for the whole day. i think with this on, people will recognise me. i had a lot of support. 0n the pga tour american russell henley has won the houston 0pen in texas by three stroke finishing on 20—under. his compatriot rickie fowler started poorly double bogeying the second and despite a late flourish with shots like this couldn't make up the deficit finishing tied for third on 16 under. the winner played near the peak of game to claim a third pga tour victory and secure the final berth to the masters
teeing off on thursday at augusta national in georgia. the final round of the ana inspiration took a dramatic turn midway through as leader lexi thompson was handed a four—shot penalty for a rule break in her third round. thompson was two shots clear on 17 under, having just bogeyed the 12th hole, when she got the news from tournament officials that she was being punished for incorrectly replacing a marked ball on the 17th green on saturday. it emerged that a television viewer spotted the offence and informed lpga officials, who reviewed the footage and sanctioned the american mid—round. i concur you that she has a lead. she is on 1a under. there are a couple behind her on 13 under. that is all for now, though. good morning. if you like your weather dry and sunny, you were very happy with the first couple
of days of april. in fact, we had sunshine topping and tailing the country. just look at this picture from sunday in south—west scotland. a beautiful day here. similar story in the london area, as well, where you can enjoy the spring blossom. it was the warmest place in the country with 17.2 celsius in st james's park. now, our week ahead will be a mostly dry one. just a little bit fresher, though, and i suspect through the night, some chilly nights will come. a touch of light frost not out of the question. high pressure hanging on in there in eastern areas, but out of the west, these are these fronts pushing in. they will not bring significant rain but will bring a change through northern ireland and western scotland, as we go through the morning, eventually into western fringes of wales in the south—west. ahead of it, though, any early—morning mist will lift away for sunshine. so, by the middle of the afternoon, eastern scotland should cling on to the dry weather, but elsewhere, those weather fronts bringing some showery outbreaks
of rain into scotland and into northern ireland. ten or 11 degrees the high. eventually pushing into the west of wales. more cloud, certainly, through the lake district, wales, and down into cornwall. but to the east, we should see highs of 17 degrees inland. maybe if we keep a little bit of coastal cloud cover it could stay a little cooler and disappointing. 0ur weather fronts continue to push across from the west through monday night into tuesday morning. by now, a band of weak spits and spots of rain, really, just pushing into the south—east. but it keeps a fair amount of cloud first thing on tuesday morning. that will clear away into the afternoon. slowly brightening up from the west, breezy with a scattering of showers to the north and west of scotland. high expected on tuesday, though, temperatures in scotland fresher on tuesday, at about eight to 15 degrees. so as we move out of tuesday afternoon into tuesday night, there's some premier league matches. it looks as though it will be a dry affair for all the kick offs. just that little bit fresher. but all in all, not too bad,
if you are going to watch those matches. and a similarfor the scottish premiership — dry, with temperatures over eight or nine degrees is a high. talking of high, stays with us, really, through the middle of the week, building from the south—west. all the while, these weather fronts toppling off the top into scandinavia. a bit of a stronger wind into the far north and a slightly fresher direction, but this does mean a fair bit of dry, sunny weather on offer for many. very pleasant indeed. take care. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's tom donkin. our top stories: flying over the front line — we have an exclusive report from mosul where islamic state fighters appear to be using children as human shields. there are many civilians still trapped in the narrow alleys. waiting and hoping —
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