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it tookjasmine harrison, 70 days, three hours and 48 minutes to row solo across the atlantic ocean. this makes the 21—year—old swimming teacher the youngest woman to row solo across the atlantic ocean. originally from thirsk in north yorkshire, she set off on her 3,000—milejourney from la gomera in the canary islands in december. she docked in antigua earlier today. two women in florida have been caught trying to dupe health authorities into giving them a coronavirus vaccine by dressing up as grannies. the state's department of health said the pair arrived at a vaccine centre wearing bonnets, gloves and glasses to try and disguise themselves but were caught because they'd confused their dates of birth. they were given a trespassing warning and thrown out of the vaccination centre with a warning not to return. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich.
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it's been an exceptionally mild saturday for many of us, but for some an exceptionally wet saturday as well. parts of wales, western and north western england, and scotland, there are flood warnings in force. the rain falling is now beginning to ease off and will continue to do so through tonight. brisk winds becoming confined to the north—west of scotland, and temperatures between 6—11 degrees. a very mild night in the south—east. tomorrow, this band of cloud and patchy rain will be across parts of england, drifting west into eastern and southern wales. northern england should stay bright and mostly dry. northern ireland and scotland seeing a mixture of sunshine and showers, with top temperatures of between 11 and 15 celsius. a little cooler for some on monday, but only a little. on tuesday, some heavy rain will push back into the north—west with the risk of some further flooding.
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hello, this is bbc news — the headlines... care home residents in england will be allowed to have one person visit them regularly from the 8th of march, as easing of lockdown measures start to be revealed. number ten says reuniting families and allowing people to have more social contact will be an "absolute priority" in easing lockdown after schools reopen. prince charles has visited the king edward vii hospital in central london, where his father, the duke of edinburgh, is being treated. a court in russia upholds a decision to jail opposition leader, alexei navalny, forjust over two—and—a—half years and finds him guilty of a further charge. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday.
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hello and welcome to sportsday. coming up... when a draw feels like a win — takumi minamino helps southampton end their premier league losing run against chelsea. a dramatic turn of events sees northampton secure a last—minute win at champions exeter in the premiership. and living her dreams — naomi osaka cements her place as the star of the women's tennis by winning the australian open for her fourth grand slam title at the age of 23. hello and welcome to sportsday.
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plenty to come, but we'll start with the premier league, where southampton boss ralph hasenhuttl is hopeful that his side's draw against chelsea will be the start of good things to come. the 1—1 draw ended the saints�* run of six successive defeats in the league. but the failure to win for chelsea meant thomas tuchel�*s side missed the chance to strengthen their position in the top four. nick parrot reports. its more than six years since southampton last avoided defeat at home to chelsea —— it is. with the london side's resurgence since thomas tuchel took charge and are running rings around their hosts, the outcome at st marys seemed inevitable. but they spurned their few chances to capitalise on possession. it looked like the saints would need a miracle. surprisingly, their prayers were answered. in theirfirst surprisingly, their prayers were answered. in their first threatening attack, takumi minamino show chelsea how to finish. it was the first time
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they had fallen behind under thomas tuchel. southampton boss my problems this season stem from not being able to hold on a lead. alex mccarthy was able to keep kurt zouma at bay but when danny ings�* rash tackle gave chelsea a penalty, there was no stopping mason mount. southampton weren't going to try and hold on for a point as jannik vestergaard came close to restoring their lead. but know this —— neither side could fashion a winner. know this -- neither side could fashion a winner.— know this -- neither side could fashion a winner. after six points are taken no _ fashion a winner. after six points are taken no point _ fashion a winner. after six points are taken no point in _ fashion a winner. after six points are taken no point in the - fashion a winner. after six pointsi are taken no point in the premier league, it is not so easy to show but i think we did what we can do, we pushed ourselves to the limits and a point was today the limit for us. ~ ., ., ., . ~ and a point was today the limit for us. we need to attack the spaces behind the _ us. we need to attack the spaces behind the defence _ us. we need to attack the spaces behind the defence better- us. we need to attack the spaces behind the defence better and, i us. we need to attack the spaces behind the defence better and, ifi us. we need to attack the spaces i behind the defence better and, if we don't do _ behind the defence better and, if we don't do it. — behind the defence better and, if we don't do it, it gets harder and harder to score. there are enough situations— harder to score. there are enough situations where we can be decisive but we _ situations where we can be decisive but we didn't take them today. so but we didn't take them today. sc really but we didn't take them today. really full but we didn't take them today. sr really full southampton, after ending their record run of six defeats. chelsea know they will have to up their game against atletico
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madrid in the champions league on tuesday. west brom remain in trouble at the bottom of the table following their goalless draw with burnley. but sam allardyce's side may see this as a useful point having played more than half the match with ten men. a var check saw semi ajayi sent off for a handball when he was the last man. burnley thought they might have had a penalty in the second half when kyle bartley handled, but that wasn't given, and, in the end, west brom finished the stronger, matheus pereira missing this great chance in the closing stages. a point isn't really enough for them — they are still 11 points off safety. underway right now is the merseyside derby. everton have not won at anfield this century. but richarlison got them off to a great start — putting them ahead in just the third minute. it just the third minute. has just kicked off in the sec half, it has just kicked off in the second half, still 1—0 to everton. fulham host sheffield united at eight o'clock.
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in the scottish premiership the top two sides — rangers and celtic — play tomorrow. rangers and celtic — in today's matches, there were wins for aberdeen, hibernian and stjohnstone, while the match between st mirren and livingston ended i—i. brentford's miserable run in the championship continued today. they've now lost three games in a row — all in the space of six days. this time, they lost 2—0 at coventry, who had gone five games without a win themselves. tyler walker scored both goals, the first with a penalty and then the second ten minutes after half time. brentford are still second, but are now seven points behind leaders norwich, who beat rotherham i—o. there was drama in rugby union's premiership this afternoon where exeter missed the chance to go top of the table. their match against northampton had an extraordinary finish. with news of that and the rest of today's action here's this report from jim lumsden
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northampton can regard sandy park in a new light. seven years since they last won there, victory at last with an astonishing climax. they went ahead before the champions struck back with a try from yeandle. a defensive battle continued until symonds crossed the line, leaving his joe francis symonds crossed the line, leaving hisjoe francis with the kick to win it but his move was too slow, send ad by the delighted players, who kicked it into the stands. three red cards were flourished between leicester and wasps. these are the saints and sinner, putting his side ahead but his side down to 14 when he was dismissed for a tackle on ben morris. that was evened up when wasps lost kieran brookes for a rash
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challenge but a third red card was shown, this time to leave and berg, when he led with his shoulder on josh bassett. fourth hosted third at the stoop with harlequins taking on sale. harlequins have won their last three premiership contest. they were on the back foot for half an hour before joe marchand on the back foot for half an hour beforejoe marchand struck on the back foot for half an hour before joe marchand struck with on the back foot for half an hour beforejoe marchand struck with two tries in three minutes. the sharks have lost only once away from home since august. they scored two tries in a row, the second from robert du preez, but the quins held on and move up to third. in the pro 14, scarlets kept alive their hopes of qualifying for next season's heineken champions cup. they had a comprehensive 41—17 bonus—point victory over benetton in llanelli. jac morgan scored two of scarlets' six tries. three other games this evening. ospreys are currently playing
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zebre — you can follow bbc radio wales commentary of that on the bbc sport website, where there will also be coverage of those later games too. covid—i9 is continuing to spread within the french squad ahead of their six nations game against scotland next sunday. winger gabin villiere and prop mohamad haouas are the latest players to test positive. it follows the news yesterday that scrum half antoine dupont had returned a positive test. earlier in the week, head coach fabien galthie and assistant william servat began isolating following the news they both had coronavirus. naomi osaka said she was gratefulfor the energy of the crowd, after winning the australian open. that is her fourth grand slam title, and it maintains her 100 per cent record in majorfinals. she beatjennifer brady in straight sets, as adam wild reports
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at a time where little in tennis has felt certain, the threat of naomi osaka is perhaps one of the few constants. but for a tournament that has taken place against the odds, it felt fitting that here also was a finalist few expected. jennifer brady spent her first two weeks in australia in isolation, forced to practise in a hotel room, yet here she was holding her nerve in her first grand slam final. from lockdown, she was a set down. a momentary misjudgment against an opponent like osaka, that really goes unpunished. that rarely goes unpunished. osaka took the first set with the next point and from there, she accelerated like only a player of her quality can. ruthless and relentless, offering brady little. ifeel like playing a grand slam right now is a super privilege and is something i will not take for granted, thank you for this opportunity. atjust 23, this is already osaka's fourth grand slam title.
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an uncertain year and an uncertain tournament, but you can be sure osaka will win more. a really good win for naomi osaka. well, ourtennis correspondent russell fuller is here with us now. you were covering that. i wonder about the stature of naomi osaka within the sport and i suppose everyone is looking for the successor to serena williams. i think now she is the player with which the rest of the tour no measures itself. that doesn't mean that serena williams is still not an enormous factor and she put in a very persuasive case to say she can win more grand slams in the last couple of weeks, but, certainly on the hard courts, naomi osaka, having won the us open followed by the australian open for the second time in her career and having gone 21 matches unbeaten, has this aura now that makes it difficult for the players, particularly in major finals. the next question is can she
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do it on the clay of roland garros from the end of may and then conquer the grass of wimbledon? i would think so in time but grass is not a service she is familiar with and, in the past, she has been anxious about slipping and sliding and losing her footing but you suspect, in time, she will find a solution. we footing but you suspect, in time, she will find a solution.— she will find a solution. we have the men's _ she will find a solution. we have the men's final— she will find a solution. we have the men's final tomorrow, - she will find a solution. we have| the men's finaltomorrow, novak the men's final tomorrow, novak djokovic up against medvedev. is djokovic up against medvedev. is djokovic the odds on favourite? he has djokovic the odds on favourite? he: has to be favour given he has won the open eight times before and never lost a final, but do not be surprised if medvedev wins this title. he has been in a grand slam title. he has been in a grand slam title before, losing to rafael no doubt in the us open in 2019. like osaka, he has won 20 matches coming into the spinal and beat on a string of top ten players, including novak djokovic, in the atp finals in london in november. the only player in the top ten he has unbeaten since november is roger federer, who is
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injured. he has played more tennis than djokovic over the last fortnight and a lot of stress over a stomach muscle problem, which has cleared up. stomach muscle problem, which has cleared u. , . , , cleared up. d'okovic is fully fit but can be _ cleared up. djokovic is fully fit but can be beaten. _ cleared up. djokovic is fully fit but can be beaten. it - cleared up. djokovic is fully fit but can be beaten. it is - cleared up. djokovic is fully fit but can be beaten. it is on - cleared up. djokovic is fully fit but can be beaten. it is on 5 i cleared up. djokovic is fully fit i but can be beaten. it is on 5 live tomorrow morning. fuii but can be beaten. it is on 5 live tomorrow morning.— tomorrow morning. full radio coverage _ tomorrow morning. full radio coverage from _ tomorrow morning. full radio coverage from 8:30am - tomorrow morning. full radio coverage from 8:30am and l tomorrow morning. full radio - coverage from 8:30am and television highlights later in the afternoon. fantastic, thank you forjoining us. let's take a quick look at some other stories making the news today. ben ainslie's ineos team uk face a real struggle if they're to reach the pinnacle of sailing — the america's cup final. in the latest qualifiers in auckland, they won one and lost one against the luna rossa team from italy, which means they trail 5—1. the first to seven wins the eliminator. northern ireland'sjordan brown is through to his first ever ranking final after beating stephen maguire 6—1 at the welsh open. he'll face ronnie o'sullivan or mark williams, who start their match at 7pm. international rugby union's all—time leading points—scorer, dan carter, has announced his retirement at the age of 38. he won back—to—back world cups
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with new zealand and scored an incredible 1,598 points in test match rugby union. and austria's katharina liensberger won the women's slalom gold at the alpine skiing world championships in cortina. mikaela shiffrin�*s bid for a record fifth successive title ended with bronze. world cup overall leader petra vlhova of slovakia took the silver. we're just over a month away from the start of the new f1 season. teams are showing off their new cars — the first were mclaren earlier this week. after a tough few years, they're close to challenging the likes of mercedes and red bull and there was a distinctly different tune when mike bushell went to see the car in action this week. # lights out, heart racing... back on track at silverstone. # overcoming the pressure, feel the pulse in my neck, # we're in this together...
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but there was a different vibe this week as mclaren

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