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England in New Zealand: Joe Root & Rory Burns hit centuries

England in New Zealand: Joe Root & Rory Burns hit centuries

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Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day three of five):New Zealand 375: Latham 105, Mitchell 73; Broad 4-73England 269-5: Root 114*, Burns 101England trail by 106 runsScorecardJoe Root returned to form as he and Rory Burns hit centuries for England, but the second Test against New Zealand remains in the balance after day three.Root made 114 not out off 278 balls - his first Test century in 15 innings - as England closed on 269-5, 106 behind.Captain Root put on 177 with opener Burns, who reached his second Test ton before being run out for 101. New Zealand fought back with two wickets after tea before rain ended play 45 minutes early in Hamilton.Ben Stokes made an attractive 26, while 21-year-...
Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches 1,000 career centuries and wins Players Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches 1,000 career centuries and wins Players Championship

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Ronnie O'Sullivan became the first man to reach 1,000 career centuries as he sealed a 10-4 win over Neil Robertson in the Players Championship final. The five-time world champion went into the match needing three more centuries to reach four figures.He made two in taking a 7-2 lead at the end of the first session in Preston and achieved the landmark with a 134 to retain his title. Stephen Hendry (775) and John Higgins (745) are the only others to pass 700. In trademark O'Sullivan style, he paused and calmly switched the cue to his left hand before sinking the milestone-clinching red. His achievement was raucously celebrated by the Preston Guild Hall crowd, which provided sustained applause as...
Satellite image showcases centuries of desertification in India

Satellite image showcases centuries of desertification in India

Science
June 16 (UPI) -- A new image from the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite showcases the extreme aridity of India's Thar Desert.Geologic and archaeological analysis suggests the region, which encompasses more than 123,000 square miles in India and Pakistan, was once green and lush. Centuries of farms have depleted water resources and taxed the soil, slowly drying out the land.Today, the region is dotted by dunes. The false-color image features the city of Bikaner. Sand dunes and irrigation-supported farms surround the city.Life is tough for farmers in the region. Desertification spreads as dry desert sands are blown by winds onto more fertile nearby acreage, degrading the soil.Though irrigation has been used to further develop agricultural lands, India's government has ...