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Sperm count drop 'may lead to human extinction'

Humans could become extinct if sperm counts in men from North America, Europe and Australia continue to fall at current rates, a doctor has warned. Researchers assessing the results of nearly 200 separate studies say sperm counts among men from these areas seem to have halved in less than 40 years. Some experts are sceptical of the findings, in Human Reproduction Update. But lead researcher Dr Hagai Levine said he was “very worried” about what might happen in the future. The assessment brings together the results of 185 studies between…

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Spieth will 'not get ahead' of himself despite three-shot Open lead

Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Open Championship on the BBC Venue: Royal Birkdale Dates: 20-23 July Live: Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary and follow text updates – including in-play video clips – on BBC Sport website and mobile app. TV highlights on BBC Two. Click for full times. Third-round leaderboard -11 Spieth (US); -8 Kuchar (US); -5 Connelly (Can), Koepka (US); -4 Grace (SA), Matsuyama (Jpn); -3 Johnson (US), Stenson (Swe), Kim (US), Cabrera-Bello (Spa); -2 Fisher (Eng), McIlroy (NI), Ramsay (Sco), Poulter (Eng)…

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Spieth, Koepka & Kuchar share Open lead – report & video

Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Open Championship on the BBC Venue: Royal Birkdale Dates: 20-23 July Live: Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary and follow text updates – including in-play video clips – on BBC Sport website and mobile app. TV highlights on BBC Two. Click for full times. Open leaderboard, round one -5 J Spieth (US), B Koepka (US), M Kuchar (US); -4 P Casey (Eng), C Schwartzel (SA); -3 I Poulter (Eng), J Thomas (US), R Bland (Eng), A Connelly (Can), C Hoffman…

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Open Championship 2017: Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka share opening-round lead

Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth gave himself nine out of 10 after beginning his bid to secure the third leg of a career grand slam in impressive fashion in the 146th Open Championship. Spieth carded a bogey-free 65 at Royal Birkdale to share the clubhouse lead with US Open champion Brooks Koepka, whose round included four birdies and an eagle. As the final groups headed out on to the course, the American pair enjoyed a two-shot lead over compatriot Justin Thomas and the English duo of Ian Poulter and Richard…

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Premier League transfers: revealing the done deals that lead to the title – the signings made by every champion side

Jovan Kirovski (Unattached), Pat McGibbon (Portadown), and Dion Dublin (Cambridge United – pictured above, left), all arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 1992. Of course, they also made a pretty important signing in November. Thursday, July 20, 2017 More than ever, the transfer window is vital in the Premier League. If you’re going to win the title, you need to do excellent business off the pitch, or it’s unlikely you’ll do it on it. Last summer, Chelsea wisely purchased Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante, David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain,…

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Froome extends Tour lead as Roglic wins stage & points leader Kittel quits

Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Britain’s Chris Froome extended his lead in the Tour de France as Slovenian Primoz Roglic won stage 17. With four stages remaining, Team Sky rider Froome leads the race by 27 seconds from both Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran and Frenchman Romain Bardet. Marcel Kittel abandoned after crashing 20km into the day, with Michael Matthews moving to the top…

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Focus: All Roads lead to Rome

In addition to being the capital of Italy, Rome, the Eternal City, has been a historic location for thousands of years. The many sites and attractions within the city are a magnet for tourists and they flock to Rome every summer. Some of the magnificent locations to see in Rome include the Colosseum, Pantheon and Forum from the Roman Republic and Empire eras. Vatican City, with St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Apostolic Palace from the Renaissance. Squares and buildings from the later Baroque and Neoclassical Eras and…

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