England extend lead before rain – report & highlights

England extend lead before rain – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device Third Investec Test, The Kia Oval, day three England 353 & 74-1 (21.2 overs): Jennings 34*, Westley 28* South Africa 175 (58.4 overs): Bavuma 52, Roland-Jones 5-57 England lead by 252 runs Scorecard Rain halted England’s progress on day three of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval. The home side had reached 74-1 in their second innings, a lead of 252, when bad weather…

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Sperm count drop 'may lead to human extinction'

Sperm count drop 'may lead to human extinction'

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

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

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);…

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

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 to 27 seconds at the end of a brilliant stage 17 won by Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic. Froome was third in a thrilling mountain stage during which Fabio Aru slipped from second…

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Grenfell fire: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry

Grenfell fire: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry

Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, sources say. The government is likely to confirm Sir Martin’s appointment on Thursday. A legal source who has worked with him said he was “highly respected” in the profession and “intellectually superb”. Appointing people to lead public inquiries can be controversial – the inquiry into historical child sex abuse has had four chairwomen in…

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O'Mahony to lead Lions in first Test – see the full line-up

O'Mahony to lead Lions in first Test – see the full line-up

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 24 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app Flanker Peter O’Mahony will captain the British and Irish Lions in the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday. Wales flanker Sam Warburton, appointed as tour captain by head coach Warren Gatland, has been named on the replacements’ bench at Eden Park. England fly-half…

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US Open 2017: Tommy Fleetwood one off Brian Harman's lead at Erin Hills

US Open 2017: Tommy Fleetwood one off Brian Harman's lead at Erin Hills

US Open round three leaderboard, Erin Hills -12 B Harman (US); -11 J Thomas (US), B Koepka (US), T Fleetwood (Eng); -10 R Fowler (US); -9 K Si-woo (Kor) Selected: -8 P Reed (US); -6 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -4 E Pepperell (Eng), S Garcia (Spa) C Champ* ((US), P Casey (Eng); -3 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -1 M Laird (Sco), A Johnston (Eng); +3 L Westwood (Eng); +4 J Spieth (US); +5 E Els (SA) *…

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Vettel stretches title lead with Monaco win as Hamilton comes seventh

Vettel stretches title lead with Monaco win as Hamilton comes seventh

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won a slow-burning Monaco Grand Prix to extend his championship lead over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to 25 points. Vettel led home team-mate Kimi Raikkonen after passing the Finn by running longer to their only pit stops. There was suspicion that the strategy was a deliberate move by Ferrari to get their leading driver into the lead but the team denied that was the case. Hamilton finished seventh after a difficult race from…

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