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tv   Sportsday  BBC News  April 18, 2021 6:30pm-6:45pm BST

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hello. this is bbc news. the headlines... millions enjoy the first weekend since england's lockdown was eased — but concerns as health officials confirm 77 cases of the indian variant across the uk. the organisation representing nhs trusts in england says it will take
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five years for some hospitals to catch up with the backlog caused by the pandemic. two russians suspected of carrying out the salisbury nerve agent poisonings, are now accused, over a czech arms depot explosion, in 2014. the czechs, for example, in the past, until quite recently, have been reticent about picking a fight with moscow and it is quite interesting how the czechs have pivoted, and they are being very robust in their response. the government says it will examine any recommendation made by the inquiry, into the lobbying row, involving david cameron. nasa is attempting to make history with the first powered flight on another planet with a helicopter mission on mars. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome along to sunday sportsday — i'm chetan pathak, coming up on tonight's programme.
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lewis hamilton recovers to finish second — as max verstappen wins an eventful emilia romagna grand prix in italy. ruthless rangers condemn celtic to their first trophless season in ten years — as they knock them out of the scottish cup at ibrox. agony for fulham and their fight for survival — as arsenal score in stoppage time to deny them all three points at the emirates. and also coming up — the tiny fraction of a difference that saw britain's tom pidcock denied the biggest win of his career. welcome along, we start with today's emilia romagna grand prix in italy which was full of drama,
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with a huge crash involving valterri bottas and george russell... whilst lewis hamilton had to fight back to finish second and keep hold of his place at the top of the standings. it was his rival max verstappen who took the chequered flag, as lando norris finished a well deserved third. adam wild reports... arriving in the sunshine, heading out in the rain. imola in the springtime — who knows what to expect? it's lights out and away we go... well, reigning champion lewis hamilton at the front felt familiar enough, but behind him, the looming threat of red bull. that wouldn't stay behind him for long. hamilton against max verstappen — it may be the story of the season, playing out here behind the spray. keep an eye on that weather, though. the rain was slowly going. the chaos coming at pace. a rare mistake from lewis hamilton took him into the gravel. he would make it back out eventually, unlike his team—mate, valtteri bottas, colliding with george russell's williams. bad enough to stop the race. some time, then, for recriminations...
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radio: what was he doing? honestly! ..and some reflection. but with the dust settled, the track cleared. hamilton, incredibly, raced back to second. verstappen, though, wouldn't be caught. a race from which no one knew what to expect ultimately had it all. adam wild, bbc news. next, there are rumours tonight that plans for a breakaway european super league are set to be announced. at least 5 premier league clubs are said to be involved. uefa and the premier league have come out to condemn the proposals. our football reporter simon stone has been following the developments and joins me now... there's a lot of speculation out there — what do we know at the moment? basically we know that 11 of european football's major clubs, three from spain, you can imagine real madrid, barcelona, atletico madrid, three from italy, juventus and the two milan clubs, and five
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from england, the big six, liverpool, manchester united, arsenal, chelsea and tottenham, minus manchester city at the moment, have signed a kind of informal agreement tojoin a have signed a kind of informal agreement to join a european super league. now, we are expecting at some point this evening there will be a statement on behalf of those clubs explaining that they have agreed, it is not going there with the premier league very well who have condemned it, it is not gone down well with uefa who have been strident in their opposition to it, and also suggest that these clubs will not be allowed to enter their competitions, so the europa league and obviously more importantly the champions league. but without the detail, we don't know precisely what has happened, but clearly there are moves afoot for the major clubs in
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europe to go off and play in their own competition... you europe to go off and play in their own competition. . .— europe to go off and play in their own competition... you see it has not one own competition... you see it has not gone down — own competition... you see it has not gone down well _ own competition... you see it has not gone down well with - own competition... you see it has not gone down well with senior i own competition... you see it has i not gone down well with senior uefa figures. all this coming 2a errors before they announce plans for a new look champions league.— look champions league. that's right and that's why _ look champions league. that's right and that's why the _ look champions league. that's right and that's why the uefa _ look champions league. that's right and that's why the uefa president i look champions league. that's right and that's why the uefa president is| and that's why the uefa president is absolutely furious. it was only at meetings on friday between the clubs and uefa it was agreed this new format of 36 teams, each club playing ten group matches almost put into one long table rather than the groups of four that we have at the moment, then these controversial wild cards that will be offered to the teams with the highest coefficient, they don't qualify for the champions league through their group, through their league position domestically... this is all going to be ratified tomorrow, thanks to agreements that were made on friday, which put to bed any thought about
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the super league, he thought. clearly he was way out on that. this evening and over the next days and weeks, we will see this major study for european football. —— major story. fans are back at wembley this evening with 4,000 in attendance for the fa cup semi final between leicester and southampton it kicked off a short while ago and its currently goalless. you can hear live commentary now on bbc radio 5 live. chelsea await the winners in next month's final. having won a remarkable four trebles in a row, celtic are going to end this season with nothing in their trophy cabinet after rangers knocked them out in the last 16 of the scottish cup at ibrox. it's just over five years since celtic last lost in this competition, but they were behind on ten minutes thanks to steven davis' brilliant early goal. rangers were two up well before half time,
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with and an own goal from celtic�*sjonjoe kenny doubling their lead. celtic�*s misery was compounded as allan mcgregor saved 0dsonne edouard's penalty withjust over ten minutes to go. rangers have now won four of the last five old firm derbies and are on course for a league and cup double. they'll play stjohnstone next. and hibs are also through to the quarter finals after they won 4—0 at league 2 stranraer. this free kick from kevin nisbet put them 2 up. and then a brace from martin boyle wrapped up a convincing win. they'll face motherwell in the last eight. next, to the women's fa cup where — arsenal thrashed gillingham10—0 in the fourth round this afternoon whilst west ham went one better with an 11—0 win over chichester and selsey. in the day's early game birmingham beat coventry 5—1... claudia walker on her 50th appearance for the club scoring twice. it was only 3—1 after 90 minutes but sarah maylett scored twice in injury time to wrap up
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a convincing victory for carla ward's side. all the days other results are on the bbc sport website... next, to a big blow for fulham's already slim chances of surviving in the premier league this season. they looked like they were going to leave arsenal with all three points this afternoon, only for the win to cruelly slip away in the dying seconds. lydia campbell was watching: with film leaving a minor miracle to stay up, the emirates would have been the last place they wanted to visit. they have never beaten arsenal away from home, and if martinelli hadn't got this right 30 seconds and, you wouldn't expect that to change. when you are scrapping at the bottom, you need all the luck you can get. danny thought he had taken the lead, only for it to be just offside in the build—up. and from a toenail offside to a toenailfoul, build—up. and from a toenail offside to a toenail foul, gabrielle giving away a penalty for this challenge.
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josh stepped up and fulham were in the lead, giving them a glimmer of hopein the lead, giving them a glimmer of hope in this relegation dogfight. football is a cruel old game, and six minutes into injury time, arsenal were pulled level and fulham pushed closer to the drop. fulham do move a point closer to fourth from bottom burnley tonight — the gap is six points — after burnley were beaten 3—i at manchester united. 0le gunnar solksjaer�*s side are now ten points clear of leicester in third, and eight behind the leaders manchester city. craig templeton reports: black is the new red at old trafford, after players said the colours of the banners meant they couldn't focus on their team—mates. little excuse for dean henderson to do this inside 20 seconds. an offside call saving his blushes. this cult showing him how it was
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done and leaving marcus ratchford scratching his head —— this goal. electric pace down the wing, fernandes with the dummy, united in the elite. it would last two minutes, as an equaliser came that burnley probably deserved. how did that happen? burnley might have been asking the same question after greenwood hit this. more about relief and celebration. a third was addedin relief and celebration. a third was added in added time. this i'd never make it look easy, but that's now five wins in a row, and have they got their sights on more? next to rugby union, bath have kept alive their hopes of a top—four premiership finish after a nail biting win over leicester tigers... they had been trailing 20 points to 14 with just three minutes to go, but will muir got over the line to score a try, with ben spencer's conversion sealing a late win.
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tom pidcock was denied the biggest win of his fledgling cycling career by the tiniest of margins at the amstel gold race in the netherlands. the 21—year—old is in his first season of road racing with ineos grenadiers. he made his move withjust under eight miles to go and with the finish in sight battled it out with wout van aert for the victory. it was so close it took several minutes for officials to award the win to the belgian. the netherlands�* marianne vos won the women's race. meanwhile mark cavendish ended the tour of turkey in style by winning the final stage. the briton wearing blue on the left of your screen had enough energy left to pip belgium's jasper philipsen to claim his fourth stage win of the race. spain'sjose manuel diaz was the overall winner. reigning masters champion yan bingtao is through to the second round of the world snooker championship in sheffield.
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resuming his match at 4—1; against martin gould, yan took control of the morning session to come through 10 frames to 6. elsewhere, the former semi finalist david gilbert is through after a 10—4 win against fellow englishman chris wakelin. the four times championjohn higgins trails tee—an pengfei by four frames to three after the first session of their first round match. they'll play to a finish tomorrow afternoon. that's all from sportsday. hello, and welcome to
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the film review with me, anna smith. i'm filling in for mark kermode to review this week's releases. the revenge thriller promising young woman is one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the year, and it's finally streaming in the uk this weekend. you just forgot your birthday. you don't want to have a party, you don't want to see your friends. you know i don't have any friends, mum. don'tjoke about it, don't. do you know how strange this is? you, you're still living here at home, working in that stupid coffee shop since you and nina dropped out of med school! you're out all night long doing god only knows what.
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0k... i mean, you don't have any boyfriend, you don't have any friends! mum, you should've saved all of that for my birthday card. carey mulligan stars as cassie, a medical school dropout living in ohio. she works in a coffee shop and secretly spends her nights trolling bars and nightclubs, apparently intoxicated. when she's invariably taken home by an opportunistic man, she picks her moment to sober up, and he gets a shock. what are you doing? # i was busy thinking �*bout boys...# i won't spoil what happens next. much of promising young woman's power is in its surprises and a bit of misdirection. it's a wild ride that mixes dark comedy and a zippy score with a serious feminist message. i'm so sorry i didn't go with her. well, i'm sorry too. bafta winning and oscar—nominated writer/director, emerald fennell, tackles territory that's both important and uncomfortable. cassie calls men and women to task on their past behaviour,

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