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milder spells. starting to get a bit milder in the sun, 17 in cardiff and glasgow. but at the weekend, the high pressure that has brought a quiet spell starts to weaken enough to some rain from the north soap both scotland and northern ireland might see some rain on saturday and sunday, turning patchy but ringing some spots to england and wales in the second half of the weekend. many thanks. we will be back here at the headquarters of bbc wales at ten o'clock but now it's time to join the bbc�*s news teams where you are. goodbye.
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hello, and welcome to sportsday. i'm holly hamilton. we'll bring you all the build—up to tonight's champions league semifinal clash at anfield as liverpool continue their charge towards europe's biggest prize. we're in leipzig with a special report ahead of rangers�* seismic europa league clash tomorrow night. i think it's going to be a big party, a big football party. who i think it's going to be a big party, a big football party. who do ou think party, a big football party. who do you think will _ party, a big football party. who do you think will win? _ party, a big football party. who do you think will win? rangers. - you think will win? rangers. laughter- _
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billed as the biggest fight in women's boxing history, katie taylor prepares for her historical showdown at madison square garden. also coming up in the programme — the midnight cricket league that is building bridges between the sport and the community. hello, welcome to the programme. with the second instalment of the champions league semifinals after last night's seven—goal thriller at the etihad, how will liverpool's first leg clash with villarreal play out? forjurgen klopp, once more into the breach. this is liveprool�*s third semifinal in five seasons, while villarreal�*s only previous appearance came 16 years ago. klopp, however, isn't taking this moment for granted.
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this is absolutely special to be part of the semifinal, it's crazy, it's crazy, really. it's a massive game. if you... so many coaches, so many players out there try and work their socks off their whole life and have no chance to be close to a semifinal. and we are there so we have to cherish it, we have to appreciate it, of course, but we have to enjoy it as well. well, let's go straight to anfield, and nesta mcgregor is there for us. we heard jurgen klopp talking about the occasion and kissing the fans in the occasion and kissing the fans in the background. social media can see definitely a sense of excitement there tonight.— definitely a sense of excitement there toniaht. ~ , , g , ., there tonight. absolutely. just over 90 minutes — there tonight. absolutely. just over 90 minutes ago _ there tonight. absolutely. just over 90 minutes ago until— there tonight. absolutely. just over 90 minutes ago until kick-off- there tonight. absolutely. just over 90 minutes ago until kick-off but . 90 minutes ago until kick—off but the atmosphere is wrapping up as we can probably see the seas of red and yellow— can probably see the seas of red and yellow behind me, the red of liverpool— yellow behind me, the red of liverpool and the yellow of villarreal for some even now it's worth_ villarreal for some even now it's worth same often been said nothing is quite _ worth same often been said nothing is quite like at european night at anfield _ is quite like at european night at anfield and we will find out
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tonight _ anfield and we will find out tonight. you got probably see the new stand — tonight. you got probably see the new stand has been built and they have increased capacity butjurgen klopp _ have increased capacity butjurgen klopp says but the fast and i'm he wants_ klopp says but the fast and i'm he wants them to increase the noise. he has asked _ wants them to increase the noise. he has asked for a special atmosphere similar_ has asked for a special atmosphere similar to _ has asked for a special atmosphere similar to 2019 when they beat barcelona 4—0 in the semifinal and went_ barcelona 4—0 in the semifinal and went through for having three on aggregate and obviously went on to lift the _ aggregate and obviously went on to lift the trophy as well. now liverpool have won the competition six times— liverpool have won the competition six times in— liverpool have won the competition six times in a bit of the semifinal endless — six times in a bit of the semifinal endless times in the last few years as well, _ endless times in the last few years as well, so— endless times in the last few years as well, so they are almost getting used to— as well, so they are almost getting used to it _ as well, so they are almost getting used to it and remember they are on the verge _ used to it and remember they are on the verge of— used to it and remember they are on the verge of history. they are chasing — the verge of history. they are chasing for trophies, the leak up already— chasing for trophies, the leak up already in— chasing for trophies, the leak up already in the bag with the premier league. _ already in the bag with the premier league, champions league and fa cup so not _ league, champions league and fa cup so not a _ league, champions league and fa cup so not a had _ league, champions league and fa cup so not a bad time to be a liverpool fan. jurgen— so not a bad time to be a liverpool fan. jurgen klopp has built an amazing — fan. jurgen klopp has built an amazing team so there is demand and there is— amazing team so there is demand and there is expectation and tonight should — there is expectation and tonight should be a very special night at anfield — i think many are underestimating villarreal— i think many are underestimating villarreal present _ i think many are underestimating villarreal present have _ i think many are underestimating villarreal present have to - i think many are underestimating villarreal present have to put - i think many are underestimating . villarreal present have to put some respect _ villarreal present have to put some respect on — villarreal present have to put some respect on them _ villarreal present have to put some respect on them getting _ villarreal present have to put some respect on them getting past - respect on them getting past juventus _ respect on them getting past juventus and _ respect on them getting past juventus and bayern - respect on them getting past juventus and bayern munich. respect on them getting past - juventus and bayern munich. there if
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there _ juventus and bayern munich. there if there was— juventus and bayern munich. there if there was excitement _ juventus and bayern munich. there if there was excitement he _ juventus and bayern munich. there if there was excitement he could - juventus and bayern munich. there if there was excitement he could feel l there was excitement he could feel in the _ there was excitement he could feel in the city— there was excitement he could feel in the city everyone _ there was excitement he could feel in the city everyone talked - there was excitement he could feel in the city everyone talked about. there was excitement he could feel in the city everyone talked about it| in the city everyone talked about it since _ in the city everyone talked about it since the _ in the city everyone talked about it since the derby. _ in the city everyone talked about it since the derby. there _ in the city everyone talked about it since the derby. there will - in the city everyone talked about it since the derby. there will be - since the derby. there will be thousands _ since the derby. there will be thousands of— since the derby. there will be thousands of liverpool - since the derby. there will be thousands of liverpool fans i since the derby. there will be | thousands of liverpool fans on since the derby. there will be - thousands of liverpool fans on the street _ thousands of liverpool fans on the street parking _ thousands of liverpool fans on the street parking in_ thousands of liverpool fans on the street parking in try _ thousands of liverpool fans on the street parking in try to _ thousands of liverpool fans on the street parking in try to support - street parking in try to support their— street parking in try to support their side — street parking in try to support their side and— street parking in try to support their side and just _ street parking in try to support their side and just making - street parking in try to supportj their side and just making sure street parking in try to support - their side and just making sure that their side and just making sure that the lads _ their side and just making sure that the lads on — their side and just making sure that the lads on the _ their side and just making sure that the lads on the bus— their side and just making sure that the lads on the bus and _ their side and just making sure that the lads on the bus and take - their side and just making sure that the lads on the bus and take to- their side and just making sure that the lads on the bus and take to the| the lads on the bus and take to the field really— the lads on the bus and take to the field really understand _ the lads on the bus and take to the field really understand the - field really understand the importance _ field really understand the importance of— field really understand the importance of this - field really understand the importance of this for - field really understand the importance of this for us l field really understand the - importance of this for us fans. they know the importance of this and there is a reason they are excited considering the team's current form is a look unstoppable right now. liverpool probably playing some of the best— liverpool probably playing some of the best football that they have ever seen as a trail city in manchester the premier league but that race _ manchester the premier league but that race is — manchester the premier league but that race is godly going to go all the way— that race is godly going to go all the way until the end. if you look at liverpool, a front three, you pick— at liverpool, a front three, you pick them, _ at liverpool, a front three, you pick them, could be for me know or are a _ pick them, could be for me know or are a plethora, loads and loads of talent _ are a plethora, loads and loads of talent and — are a plethora, loads and loads of talent. and jurgen klopp will be finished — talent. and jurgen klopp will be finished tonight because as i mentioned they are chasing so many trophies _ mentioned they are chasing so many trophies and if liverpool can win tonight, — trophies and if liverpool can win tonight, it — trophies and if liverpool can win tonight, it means he probably can
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rest some — tonight, it means he probably can rest some of their big names for next _ rest some of their big names for next week, _ rest some of their big names for next week, but let's not forget that villarreal— next week, but let's not forget that villarreal a — next week, but let's not forget that villarreal a no push over. they are in this— villarreal a no push over. they are in this competition because they won the europa _ in this competition because they won the europa league last season and they keep — the europa league last season and they keep surprising everyone, including — they keep surprising everyone, including their opponents. they got through— including their opponents. they got through a _ including their opponents. they got through a group with united to be here and — through a group with united to be here and also have beaten the italian — here and also have beaten the italian giants juventus and italian giants juve ntus and germany's italian giants juventus and germany's bayern munich and embry it seems _ germany's bayern munich and embry it seems he _ germany's bayern munich and embry it seems he a _ germany's bayern munich and embry it seems be a cut specialist as he is someone — seems be a cut specialist as he is someone who is one the europa league in 2013, _ someone who is one the europa league in 2013, 14 _ someone who is one the europa league in 2013, 14 and someone who is one the europa league in 201114 and 15 someone who is one the europa league in 2013,14 and 15 and as someone who is one the europa league in 2013, 14 and 15 and as i mentioned in 2019 is well. so when it comes _ mentioned in 2019 is well. so when it comes to— mentioned in 2019 is well. so when it comes to spanish football and knockout competition, he is up there with the _ knockout competition, he is up there with the best of them. he can read very well arrivals. he is a fantastic x—ray of liverpool saying this is the best liverpool ever but they played out in the middle, which means they can attack teams that defend very deep. so it very quickly and have not heard anyone explain, but he has got an eye for things and he can change things during the game and that is
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so important in knockout competition. talking about one of the best managers of this generation of managers. somebody that has one for europa league titles and don't do it by chance and won the league with ps she is well so what happened at arsenal, it was a long time to explain but a bit of misunderstanding of the person. he could have done better i'm sure is well and interested and i don't think they were not restricting what he was producing. looking forward to the managers on the sidelines with that match on 8pm and nestor, thank you. it is a huge week for british clubs in europe. aside from manchester city and liverpool in the champions league, west ham, rangers and leicester city are all in semifinal action in the europa and europa conference league tomorrow. we'll take a look at rangers' trip injust a minute. west ham take on eintracht frankfurt at the london stadium tomorrow night. it's the first time david moyes has managed a club in a european semifinal, and it'll be the first
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time west ham have got that far in european competition since 1976, when they lost in the final of the european cup winners' cup. i think to bring west ham from where it has been to where we are today is huge, and it's a huge thing for the club. people follow west ham and know it better than i do, they'll be the ones who will tell you this is a semifinal in it european competition and giving us of a real chance of getting to a final, that something really special and is not easy to do. for me personally it's a great moment to lead the team in the semifinal. semifinal sounds good with the final sounds even better. rangers also take on german opposition in the form of rb leipzig. the first leg is away, and paul barnes is already there taking a look at what the scottish
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champions are up against. following years of economic neglect, lights _ following years of economic neglect, lights and _ following years of economic neglect, lights and has blossomed since the reunification of germany. a thriving couple _ reunification of germany. a thriving couple of— reunification of germany. a thriving couple of fellas in city renowned for its _ couple of fellas in city renowned for its arts, music and university, the people — for its arts, music and university, the people here are also fanatical about— the people here are also fanatical about football was up with her professional teams were of modest standing _ professional teams were of modest standing. however over the last decade. — standing. however over the last decade, rb leipzig and puts boarding status— decade, rb leipzig and puts boarding status firmly on the map. for years can people — status firmly on the map. for years can people of leipzig were starved of top—flight german football in a strange _ of top—flight german football in a strange situation for one of the largest— strange situation for one of the largest cities in east germany. but that all— largest cities in east germany. but that all changed in 2009 when drinks -iant that all changed in 2009 when drinks giant red _ that all changed in 2009 when drinks giant red will begin to start a new cluh _ giant red will begin to start a new cluh this — giant red will begin to start a new club. this man is a local football journalist — club. this man is a local football journalist and he talks a good game and played a good game as well. here he is curing _ and played a good game as well. here he is curing for mines during his
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playing — he is curing for mines during his playing days and being regulated by young _ playing days and being regulated by young and the parent remain good friends _ young and the parent remain good friends. schaefer has followed the rb story— friends. schaefer has followed the rb story from the beginning. they bean in rb story from the beginning. they began in the _ rb story from the beginning. they began in the fifth _ rb story from the beginning. they began in the fifth division and then climbed _ began in the fifth division and then climbed up — began in the fifth division and then climbed up and _ began in the fifth division and then climbed up and came _ began in the fifth division and then climbed up and came into - began in the fifth division and then i climbed up and came into bundesliga and also _ climbed up and came into bundesliga and also reach — climbed up and came into bundesliga and also reach the _ climbed up and came into bundesliga and also reach the champions - climbed up and came into bundesligaj and also reach the champions league and also reach the champions league and i think— and also reach the champions league and i think this — and also reach the champions league and i think this story— and also reach the champions league and i think this story is— and i think this story is outstanding. _ and i think this story is outstanding.— and i think this story is outstanding. and i think this story is outstandina. �* , ., , ., outstanding. but the story did not lease outstanding. but the story did not please everyone. _ outstanding. but the story did not please everyone. german - outstanding. but the story did not please everyone. german football outstanding. but the story did not i please everyone. german football is steeped _ please everyone. german football is steeped in _ please everyone. german football is steeped in values and fan culture is central— steeped in values and fan culture is central to— steeped in values and fan culture is central to its existence. the idea of a huge — central to its existence. the idea of a huge multinational company trying _ of a huge multinational company trying to— of a huge multinational company trying to buy success from scratch upset _ trying to buy success from scratch upset many traditionalists. however, she processed public opinion is changing _ she processed public opinion is chanauin. ., ., ,, . , changing. nowadays the respect is ve bi in changing. nowadays the respect is very big in germany. _ changing. nowadays the respect is very big in germany. perhaps - changing. nowadays the respect is very big in germany. perhaps not. changing. nowadays the respect is i very big in germany. perhaps not on the level— very big in germany. perhaps not on the level of— very big in germany. perhaps not on the level of byron _ very big in germany. perhaps not on the level of byron or _ very big in germany. perhaps not on the level of byron or borussia - the level of byron or borussia dortmund, _ the level of byron or borussia dortmund, they— the level of byron or borussia dortmund, they still- the level of byron or borussia dortmund, they still hate - the level of byron or borussia dortmund, they still hate rbi dortmund, they still hate rb leipzig but many— dortmund, they still hate rb leipzig but many of— dortmund, they still hate rb leipzig but many of the _ dortmund, they still hate rb leipzig but many of the teams _ dortmund, they still hate rb leipzig but many of the teams and - dortmund, they still hate rb leipzig but many of the teams and fans - dortmund, they still hate rb leipzig but many of the teams and fans are | but many of the teams and fans are ok. they play— but many of the teams and fans are ok. they play very— but many of the teams and fans are ok. they play very nice _ but many of the teams and fans are ok. they play very nice football- but many of the teams and fans are j 0k. they play very nice football and they ok. they play very nice football and they work— 0k. they play very nice football and they work hard _ ok. they play very nice football and they work hard for— 0k. they play very nice football and they work hard for the _ 0k. they play very nice football and
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they work hard for the victories. - 0k. they play very nice football and they work hard for the victories. til they work hard for the victories. victory did not materialise at the weekend — victory did not materialise at the weekend as they were at 1—0 up and weekend as they were at1—0 up and home— weekend as they were at1—0 up and home to— weekend as they were at 1—0 up and home to union berlin but squandered a near— home to union berlin but squandered a near certain three points in the closing _ a near certain three points in the closing minutes. attention now turns to rangers _ closing minutes. attention now turns to rangers as the buzz of a europa league semifinal wraps up. from talking _ league semifinal wraps up. from talking to — league semifinal wraps up. from talking to those in leipzig, it's clear— talking to those in leipzig, it's clear locals are really looking forward — clear locals are really looking forward to the match thursday and the arrival — forward to the match thursday and the arrival of ranger supporters and the arrival of ranger supporters and the papers — the arrival of ranger supporters and the papers here are talking about it as welt _ the papers here are talking about it as well. carried the headline leipzig — as well. carried the headline leipzig threatened by scottish and patient _ leipzig threatened by scottish and patient with a local publication to place _ patient with a local publication to place as— patient with a local publication to place as the scots are coming. it's about— place as the scots are coming. it's about six— place as the scots are coming. it's about six or— place as the scots are coming. it's about six or 7000 rangers fans looking — about six or 7000 rangers fans looking to — about six or 7000 rangers fans looking to travel to east germany although— looking to travel to east germany although not everyone will have a ticket _ although not everyone will have a ticket we — although not everyone will have a ticket. ~ . , although not everyone will have a ticket. ~ ., , . ., ticket. we are very excited for the name. so ticket. we are very excited for the game- so you _ ticket. we are very excited for the game- so you can _ ticket. we are very excited for the game. so you can feel _ ticket. we are very excited for the game. so you can feel the - ticket. we are very excited for the - game. so you can feel the atmosphere here in leipzig and we are thrilled for a big match against the rangers. so definitely looking forward to the game on thursday.— so definitely looking forward to the game on thursday. everybody knows about this game _ game on thursday. everybody knows about this game and _ game on thursday. everybody knows about this game and everybody - game on thursday. everybody knows about this game and everybody is . about this game and everybody is supporting — about this game and everybody is supporting leipzig _ about this game and everybody is supporting leipzig and _ about this game and everybody is supporting leipzig and a - about this game and everybody is supporting leipzig and a lot- about this game and everybody is supporting leipzig and a lot of- supporting leipzig and a lot of people — supporting leipzig and a lot of people know—
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supporting leipzig and a lot of people know about _ supporting leipzig and a lot of people know about rangers. i| supporting leipzig and a lot of- people know about rangers. i think it will— people know about rangers. i think it will be _ people know about rangers. i think it will be a — people know about rangers. i think it will be a great _ people know about rangers. i think it will be a great game. _ people know about rangers. i think it will be a great game. if— it will be a great game. if not every day _ it will be a great game. if not every day that _ it will be a great game. if not every day that you _ it will be a great game. if not every day that you can - it will be a great game. if not every day that you can see i it will be a great game. if not every day that you can see a | it will be a great game. if not - every day that you can see a europa league semifinal here in the city. so, yes, ithink league semifinal here in the city. so, yes, i think it's going to be a big party, a big football party and people are very excited. d0 big party, a big football party and people are very excited.— people are very excited. do you think it will — people are very excited. do you think it will be _ people are very excited. do you think it will be a _ people are very excited. do you think it will be a good _ people are very excited. do you think it will be a good game? . think it will be a good game? glasgow— think it will be a good game? glasgow has a good team. who think it will be a good game? glasgow has a good team. who do you think will glasgow has a good team. who do you thinkwill win? — glasgow has a good team. who do you think will win? rangers. _ glasgow has a good team. who do you think will win? rangers. laughter. | think will win? rangers. laughter. ithink it was— think will win? rangers. laughter. i think it was one _ think will win? rangers. laughter. i think it was one of— think will win? rangers. laughter. i think it was one of a _ think will win? rangers. laughter. i think it was one of a piece - think will win? rangers. laughter. i think it was one of a piece for- think will win? rangers. laughter. i think it was one of a piece for a - i think it was one of a piece for a complete city, world—class city, culture, astronomy and now sports, football, i think we have become very proud of the situation and the fans loving every —— rb leipzig. unlike rangers, leipzig never contested a european find out with a new club— contested a european find out with a new club looking to write a new chapter— new club looking to write a new chapter in — new club looking to write a new chapter in their short history. paul barnes _ chapter in their short history. paul barnes going news, leipzig.
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leicester city hoping to reach their first european final. they're in the semifinals of the europa conference league. brendan rodgers' side play theirfirst leg againstjose mourinho's roma at the king power stadium tomorrow night. he's hoping the club's fans will help them build up a lead to take to italy for the second leg, but at the same time says it's not vital. we would like to have a good performance that a result there, which is important, but the second leg cam however the first leg finishes, so for us, we want to go and perform and should be an incredible atmosphere so looking forward to that was of the cracker really help us and let's bring our tempo and football to the game. we will see where we are at. let's have a quick look at some of the other stories making the sports news today. world number one iga swiatek has pulled out of the madrid tennis open with a shoulder injury. she has been in fine form and won her fourth consecutive title at the stuttgart open on saturday. she's won 23 games in a row, but the 20—year old said her "body needs a rest".
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england's women will finish their preparation for the home european football championships with a match against switzerland in zurich. the game will take place on the 30th ofjune as part of a five—day overseas training camp. the lionesses will also play belgium and the netherlands before opening the tournament at a sold—out old trafford against austria. and the former england hooker tom youngs has retired from professional rugby with immediate effect at the age of 35. the brother of england's most capped player ben, tom won 28 international caps. tigers fans will get to say farewell on saturday. he'll lead the team out ahead of their premiership match against bristol. and former england fast bowler anya shrubsole has signed for southern vipers as a player—coach. it comes just weeks after she announced her international retirement.
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the former tennis star pam shriver, a winner of 22 grand slam doubles titles, has told the bbc she wants to see safer tennis coaching at all levels. last week, the american revealed she was in an "inappropriate and damaging" relationship with her former coach which started when she was a teenager and has warned that similar scenarios are commonplace in tennis. i don't think tennis is unique. i do think that tennis should lead the way. i want to see safer coaching safeguards throughout all levels of sports, but obviously my story is a story about a developing elite athlete tennis player and the relationship became toxic and abusive both sexually and emotionally. i do feel that coaches cross boundaries way too often at
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the expense of the athlete. and the athlete, like me, i did not realise athlete, like me, i did not realise at what expense the relationship was going to cost me until a long time afterwards, and i realised patterns that had developed, unhealthy ones. just things set forth from that first relationship that never should have happened. but that's ok. i am ready to address it, deal with it and try and help others stop before they crossed the boundary of having they crossed the boundary of having the kind of relationship i had with that coach was up listen, one of the reasons why i went into such detail to describe all phases of what i recall from this period in my life was to try to have it helped some athlete somewhere to realise that they are in a situation and they
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figure out it's best to get out of it, that their performance will actually improve and that they should not be afraid of getting out of an inappropriate, toxic, abusive relationship. we've been hearing from promoter barry hearn, who says he doesn't believe world heavyweight champion tyson fury will retire and he expects him to fight the winner of the anthony joshua—oleksandr usyk rematch. hearn says a fury—joshua fight would be a bout like no other and the prize money on offer would be too much for fury to refuse. have you any idea how much money there is on that fight? i mean, it's like 100 million plus. now, i don't care how much money you've got, its one more fight to make sure your family are protected forever. he's a great entertainer, tyson. he deserves everything he gets, and he's a really difficult guy to fight.
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there is only one way to beat tyson fury, and that is you have to attack him and you have to knock him out. if thejoshua turns up against usyk that fought usyk last time and uses the same tactics, it's the same result. usyk is a really good fighter. usyk against tyson fury, that's not as big as tyson fury against aj. that is on another planet. let's stay with boxing, because we are nowjust days away from a real moment of history. on saturday night, the world famous madison square gardens in new york, for many one of the most hallowed arenas in the sport, will be headlined by female fighters for the very first time. ireland's katie taylor, arguably the greatest female boxer of all time, will go toe to toe with the puerto rican amanda serrano. in the last few minutes, they've been holding an open training session, and our reporter ade adedoyin is there. welcome to madison square garden for the public workouts not taking place in the main arena because they have
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a hockey game tonight but instead work—out is happening in the lobby was that you can see the ring and some of the undercard fighters going through their paces ahead of what is a huge night in boxing. for the first time in over 100 years of this iconic venue, to them and will headline the event with katie taylor and amanda serrano joining headline the event with katie taylor and amanda serranojoining the lights of the all—time greats, muhammad ali, joe frazier, lennox lewis, evander holyfield who have headline here at madison square garden was at this is significant because with it long ago that they said women would not sell the venue like this can be 20,000 white fans will be shoehorned in here and i only have they sold out, we are told both fighters learn over $1 million for this so katie taylor in real trouble later in the sport. looking down barriers, an olympic champion for london 2012 and successes in the amateur right catapulted her to professional and made her a household name and she is delivered in five styles so unbeaten in 20 fights. on saturday night against amanda serrano she could face to the steps of her career so far.—
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steps of her career so far. probably the biggest — steps of her career so far. probably the biggest fight — steps of her career so far. probably the biggest fight in _ steps of her career so far. probably the biggest fight in boxing - steps of her career so far. probably the biggest fight in boxing right - the biggest fight in boxing right now but— the biggest fight in boxing right now but obviously if you're making as well, _ now but obviously if you're making as well, the — now but obviously if you're making as well, the first female headlining fi-ht as well, the first female headlining fight at _ as well, the first female headlining fight at madison square garden in a hundred _ fight at madison square garden in a hundred 40 years. this is a moment of history— hundred 40 years. this is a moment of history on — hundred 40 years. this is a moment of history on saturday night and the biggest _ of history on saturday night and the biggest fight fee in history for me and a _ biggest fight fee in history for me and a privilege to be part of it and i'm so— and a privilege to be part of it and i'm so excited and not excited for this fight— i'm so excited and not excited for this fight in a long time was up i 'ust this fight in a long time was up i just cannot wait for it.— this fight in a long time was up i just cannot wait for it. think back to when he first _ just cannot wait for it. think back to when he first began _ just cannot wait for it. think back to when he first began boxing - just cannot wait for it. think back| to when he first began boxing and what you been doing as an amateur and pro interns working down barriers, how important is that in terms of legacy you want to leave in the sport was meant since i put on a pair of gloves i wanted to have this guy influence and impact and this is special notjust for me and amanda but for it feels like it brings a whole sport with us as well. this is for the next _ whole sport with us as well. this is for the next generation _ whole sport with us as well. this is for the next generation of- whole sport with us as well. this is for the next generation of fighters | for the next generation of fighters and we _ for the next generation of fighters and we are breaking down barriers and we are breaking down barriers and that's— and we are breaking down barriers and that's exactly what i've always wanted _ and that's exactly what i've always wanted to — and that's exactly what i've always wanted to do. let's get the latest from the world snooker championship now as the semifinal line—up starts to take shape.
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six—time champion ronnie o'sullivan and mark williams are through, with two more quarterfinals to finish out the evening. hazel irvine is at the crucible. always a big day if the crucible theatre at the quarterfinals come to a boil and effect spilling over at the moment was that we have got ronnie o'sullivan and mark williams, both in their 405, well in their 405, and it's mark williams are they that does take the headlights today after an amazing victory. can you characterise how strong this was in the end from him? it characterise how strong this was in the end from him?— the end from him? it was an outstanding _ the end from him? it was an outstanding lentil— the end from him? it was an outstanding lentil soup - the end from him? it was an outstanding lentil soup at i the end from him? it was an l outstanding lentil soup at one the end from him? it was an - outstanding lentil soup at one point you have lost eight of ten frames and he came back and one from 11—11 with two of the best breaks of the term is so far under the most extreme pressure. performer of the tournament so far in terms of standard of snicker plate and 12 at
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century breaks as it all. just a wonderful performance under extreme pressure. into wonderful performance under extreme ressure. ., . , wonderful performance under extreme ressure. ., ., , , ., pressure. into a seventh semifinal here and not _ pressure. into a seventh semifinal here and not since _ pressure. into a seventh semifinal here and not since he _ pressure. into a seventh semifinal here and not since he landed - pressure. into a seventh semifinal here and not since he landed his l here and not since he landed his third title since he is been back there. when you compare his form and given that he has already made 12 centuries, that was a total number he made when the title back in 2018, how do you compare his format within? he how do you compare his format within? ., , ., , within? he only had six in each world championship _ within? he only had six in each world championship so - within? he only had six in each world championship so that i within? he only had six in each world championship so that is| within? he only had six in each i world championship so that is how well he _ world championship so that is how well he is — world championship so that is how well he is playing and quite incredible with the scoring power as well as— incredible with the scoring power as well as the — incredible with the scoring power as well as the other parts of his game, which _ well as the other parts of his game, which is _ well as the other parts of his game, which is particularly today temperament. unflappable still and still showed a lot of class and the what _ still showed a lot of class and the what he _ still showed a lot of class and the what he finished off that match was superb _ what he finished off that match was superb he— what he finished off that match was su erb. . ., , ., superb. he awaits the winner of the match between stuart _ superb. he awaits the winner of the match between stuart bingham i superb. he awaits the winner of the match between stuart bingham and judd trump in the way he has a world champion to take a world champion to tackle like himself in the semifinal but ronnie o'sullivan is through to a record—breaking 13th but ronnie o'sullivan is through to a record—breaking13th semifinal and how good he looked for you against stephen maguire?_ how good he looked for you against
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stephen maguire? probably the worst of his three matches _ stephen maguire? probably the worst of his three matches in _ stephen maguire? probably the worst of his three matches in terms - stephen maguire? probably the worst of his three matches in terms of- of his three matches in terms of standard apply and certainly the last night his every shot time was 22 seconds which for ronnie is pedestrian. but like mark he finished off the match in style with too beneficent breaks and it's ominous for the rest of the feel of the way he is playing. but i still think mark is playing a little bit better than ronnie so far, but ronnie is the man to beat. awaiting the match between _ ronnie is the man to beat. awaiting the match between jack _ ronnie is the man to beat. awaiting the match between jack was - ronnie is the man to beat. awaiting the match between jack was asking | the match betweenjack was asking who is one from behind against the wilyjohn higgins and that one will conclude this evening. how do you view that prospect? i conclude this evening. how do you view that prospect?— view that prospect? i think it will no ve view that prospect? i think it will go very close _ view that prospect? i think it will go very close as _ view that prospect? i think it will go very close as bookmakers i view that prospect? i think it will i go very close as bookmakers tonight will be _ go very close as bookmakers tonight will be very— go very close as bookmakers tonight will be very close and jack has got himself— will be very close and jack has got himself back into the match and could _ himself back into the match and could have been a bigger margin behind _ could have been a bigger margin behind but he showed a lot of character and john higgins has got to take _ character and john higgins has got to take on — character and john higgins has got to take on the experience to get himself in— to take on the experience to get himself in the semifinals to play ronnie o'sullivan should be a cracker~ — ronnie o'sullivan should be a cracker. , . ., cracker. one thing is clear there will be an _ cracker. one thing is clear there will be an almighty _ cracker. one thing is clear there will be an almighty fight - cracker. one thing is clear there will be an almighty fight for i cracker. one thing is clear there will be an almighty fight for the | will be an almighty fight for the last two places in semifinals tonight.
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the muslim holy month of ramadan began at the beginning of april, and during that time, many athletes find blending exercise and fasting very difficult. but a groundbreaking programme by warwick5hire county cricket club has proved so successful, it's now likely to be extended to other parts of the country. organisers say the midnight league has helped build bridges between the cricket club and the local community. nick clitheroe reports. they're smashing late—night sixes at edgbaston's indoor cricket centre. this is the ramadan midnight league. twice a week during the islamic holy month, young muslims come here to play the sport the love after breaking their fast. after i finish work, this is what i'm here for. it's just like ijust can't wait to get here, to see the lads, to play cricket, have fun and obviously try and win the games. so, it's really important for us now to come here from 10—12. to play here, it's really good. you don't have that much energy during the day to do anything, so the majority of time, you're asleep, that sort of thing.
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so, to come here from 10—12 on a full stomach sort of thing is really good and it's really enjoyable. they're making the muslim community feel like they're part of the cricket, and obviously it's a big thing. it's not just. .. so, it definitely works, so thank you for that. the league is in its second season at edgbaston. it's a partnership between the warwick5hire cricket board and the street cricket programme set up by the charity chance to shine. farid joined street cricket as a 13—year—old player. they've helped him get coaching qualifications, and he now works as a pe teacher in a birmingham school. this is where it massively helps me in my industry as well, so again, i decreasing the levels of obesity as well as encouraging - physical activity happening - within the south asian background. you know what, even not. the south asian background, even more muslims, they could join come and join this league _ if they wanted to. and that's what it's all about, it'sjust being united - and being as active as possible. the evening starts with prayers. after a year in which english cricket was accused of deep—seated racism by a parliamentary committee, reaching out to birmingham's asian
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community has never been more important for warwick5hire. last week, some of the county's staffjoined players in fasting for the day and the iftar meal which breaks that fast. we pride ourselves on actually working well with the community. cricket can get some bad press, but sometime we need to shout about the good things that we do. and there's a lot of good community things that are happening at warwick5hire, so we just have to promote it a little bit more. we've got street projects in coventry, that is the next area we are looking to expand it to probably next year and beyond that, other areas of warwick5hire. we need to make cricket at this time of night accessible to people who want to play. the midnight league is proving such a success that a number of other counties are now planning to follow warwick5hire's example. nick clitheroe, bbc midlands today, edgbaston. from a gun or not i can take of the atmosphere is building a anfield ahead of that champions league me final between liverpool and villarreal and we have some tea news for you with liverpool making three changes from the team that beat everton at the weekend. jordan
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henderson, luis diaz and abraham coming to the side and kick—offjust over an hour away at 8pm and there will be coverage on bbc radio 5 live. that's all from sportsday. enjoy the rest of your evening. bye for me. hello. a lot more fine weather to come for the uk in the next few days, but the days will look very different depending on where you are because not all areas will see the sunshine. some will be stuck with some quite persistent cloud, particularly down the eastern side of the uk as we're going to tend to keep pulling from quite a thick bank a cloud sitting out in the north sea and dragging that cloud westwards on the breeze. the cloud sitting to the east overnight, though, does mean the temperatures should stay above freezing, whereas central and western parts of the uk look
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ripe for a frost first thing thursday. maybe rural lows —2, —3. sunshine to get the day under way in the west, but the cloud does come across by the time we get into the afternoon. cloud bubbling up across northern ireland and scotland could produce the odd light shower. the temperatures down the north sea coast, 10—11 degrees. further west, and we're looking at highs of 15—16. does look like we will see some rain, though, for northern ireland and scotland on saturday, and potentially some showers further south for england and wales on sunday. but looking fine at the moment for bank holiday monday.
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