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Ronnie O’Sullivan showed a little rust but it was largely superficial as he set about the defence of his Betfair World Championship title in impressive style today.
It was a week for reflection. A week when we marvelled at a great champion besting injury to captivate us with a dramatic entrance.
Two British sporting institutions drew neck and neck this week. A Question of Sport has taken 45 years, three hosts, 16 captains, a million high-fives and several makeovers to bring up 1,000 not out.
It was a case of better late than never for Mark Selby tonight as he beat Shaun Murphy in the williamhill.com UK Championship final.
Steve Davis has hailed Stephen Hendry as "the best winning machine we ever had" after snooker's most successful player took his final bow at the Crucible.
Judd Trump today faced a cliffhanger of a closing session against Ding Junhui as he attempted to extend his fairytale run at the Betfred.com World Championship into the final.
Judd Trump might come a close second in the popularity stakes to Ding Junhui in China but in Sheffield it is a no-contest.
John Higgins was proclaimed snooker's "Terminator" after refusing to let his Betfred.com World Championship dream die.
John Higgins today insisted he would never fix a snooker match and declared his conscience was “100% clear” following the newspaper allegations that he agreed to throw frames in return for money.
World champion John Higgins was today looking to find a way back into his second-round Crucible clash after snooker’s senior citizen Steve Davis sprinted into a 6-2 lead.
Ding Junhui moved to within touching distance of a place in the second round of the Betfred.com World Championship today.
Stephen Hendry was given a mighty scare by Chinese teenager Zhang Anda before booking his place in the second round of the Betfred.com World Championship.
Former winner Ken Doherty blazed his way through to the first round of the Betfred.com World Championship and revealed Steve Davis was inspiring him to turn his career around.
Former world champion Shaun Murphy lost just one frame as he breezed through to the second round of the Bank of Beijing China Open.
Shaun Murphy is out of the Royal London Watches Grand Prix but veteran John Parrott is through to the last 16.
Stephen Maguire held his nerve to beat Shaun Murphy 10-9 and be crowned the new Honghe Industrial China Open champion.
World champion John Higgins produced a battling comeback to avoid a shock defeat at the Welsh Open tonight.
Jimmy White missed out on a place in the final stages of the Welsh Open when Andrew Higginson beat him 5-2 in the last round of qualifying at Prestatyn today.
Former champion John Parrott produced a spirited fightback to draw level with Shaun Murphy today and give himself a chance of reaching the World Championship quarter-finals for the first time in eight years.
Ali Carter brought the first round of the 888.com World Championship to a close by beating Devon left-hander Andy Hicks 10-4.
Ireland's Ken Doherty is facing an uphill battle to qualify for the second round of the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield today.
Ireland's Ken Doherty gets his campaign underway today at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.
Last year’s runner-up Peter Ebdon requires just one frame to secure his place in the second round of this year’s 888.com World Championship.
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN will meet Chinese teenager Ding Junhui in the first round of this year’s World Championship.
Ronnie O’Sullivan will meet Chinese teenager Ding Junhui in the first round of this year’s World Championship.
Andrew Higginson did John Higgins a friendly favour on the Scot’s arrival in Newport but hopes to be firmly in the driving seat when they clash in the second round of the Welsh Open tonight.
Joe Perry negotiated his first hurdle at the Welsh Open by beating former world champion John Parrott 5-2 in the first round in Newport tonight.
Ronnie O’Sullivan returns to action today at the Malta Cup looking to break a long-standing hoodoo at the first overseas event of the season.
Marco Fu caused the biggest shock so far at this year’s Malta Cup tonight.
John Parrott believes the most impressive performance of this year’s Maplin UK Championship may have occurred on the tournament’s opening day, and he was on the receiving end of it.
The snooker world paid its final tributes to Paul Hunter today, 10 days after the 27-year-old Yorkshireman died from cancer.
Hundreds of mourners assembled in Leeds Parish Church and hundreds more gathered outside for the funeral this afternoon of snooker professional Paul Hunter.
Jimmy White faces an uphill battle to qualify for the final stages of the Royal London Grand Prix after losing his first two group matches in Prestatyn.
Snooker legend Steve Davis has hit back at criticism of the go-slow 888.com World Championship final between Graeme Dott and Peter Ebdon and insisted: “I don’t think it has damaged the game.”
Graeme Dott’s first 888.com World Championship crown has pushed the Scot into the top six of the WPBSA rankings for the 2006-2007 campaign.
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN was embroiled in more controversy as his 888.com World Championship semi-final with Graeme Dott heads for a thrilling climax, but he has avoided censure.
Ronnie Sullivan was embroiled in more controversy as his 888.com World Championship semi-final with Graeme Dott heads for a thrilling climax.
A tale of two cue tips ended in success for Ronnie O’Sullivan as he enjoyed a night to remember against Ryan Day in the second round of the 888.com World Championship.
DAVID GRAY made it a black day for Jimmy White as he sent the 'Whirlwind' spinning out of the 888.com World Championship - and the all-important top 32.
David Gray made it a black day for Jimmy White as he sent the Whirlwind spinning out of the 888.com World Championship, and the all-important top 32.
Steve Davis set up an appetising second-round encounter with title-holder Shaun Murphy by completing a 10-4 win against Andy Hicks tonight.
John Parrott made what could be his final farewell from the Crucible Theatre as a player today after losing his 888.com World Championship first-round match 10-3 to Graeme Dott.
John Higgins was left facing an uphill battle to remain alive in this year’s 888.com World Championship after he slipped 6-3 behind to the unfancied Mark Selby at the end of their first session at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
Shaun Murphy stuttered towards a 6-3 lead against James Wattana in the first session of his Crucible title defence on the opening day of the 888.com World Championship.
No wonder Steve Davis is laughing.
World number one Ronnie O’Sullivan will be looking to better last year’s quarter-final exit by opening up with a 888.com World Championship victory against Stoke’s Dave Harold, his opponent still going strong at a sprightly 40 years of age.
Ryan Day is hoping to make it a black night for Jimmy White when they clash in the Welsh Open at Newport.
Revitalised veteran Ken Doherty was more than halfway towards his first world ranking title in five years after taking charging of the Malta Cup final today.
Ken Doherty admitted he had been in a battle after moving a step closer to ending a five-year barren period by beating Graeme Dott 6-3 to reach the Malta Cup final at the Portomaso Hilton today.
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