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Yan Bingtao wins Masters snooker title on debut as comeback stuns Higgins

Chinese 20-year-old was 7-5 down but wins 10-8Higgins lauds ‘fantastic’ performance from opponent Yan Bingtao was crowned the youngest Masters champion since Ronnie O’Sullivan in 1995 after sinking John Higgins 10-8 in Milton Keynes. The 20-year-old Ch…

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Lewis Hamilton favourite as BBC aims to hit right tone with musical Spoty | Paul MacInnes

Sports Personality of the Year awards will be a socially distant affair but Rick Astley and Celeste will aim to raise spiritsSadly for the residents of Salford, there will be no opportunity to watch the nation’s finest athletes totter in heels and tail…

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Sports quiz of the week: boxers, dancers, dashers and bad throwers

Who stayed up? Who went down? Who changed course?There have been 16 foul throws in the Premier League this season. Which player has been responsible for five of them?Paul Pogba Héctor BellerínTrent Alexander-Arnold Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Neil Robert…

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Neil Robertson wins UK Championship after late-night Judd Trump thriller

Australian beats Judd Trump 10-9 in 1am finishRobertson: ‘I don’t know how I would have slept’Neil Robertson sank the final pink to beat Judd Trump in a marathon final-frame decider and clinch his third UK Championship title in a post-midnight finish.A…

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‘Stop arguing’: Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Allen’s tense row at snooker table – video

Ronnie O’Sullivan was involved in a bizarre exchange with Mark Allen in the final frame of their Champion of Champions quarter-final in Milton Keynes.Allen went on to beat the world champion 6-3 but O’Sullivan appeared to be irked by the Nort…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan called ‘bully’ by Mark Allen after heated row at snooker table

World champion confronts Northern IrishmanAllen goes on to win quarter-final clash 6-3Ronnie O’Sullivan was involved in a bizarre exchange with Mark Allen in the final frame of their Champion of Champions quarter-final match.Allen went on to beat the r…

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Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry to come out of retirement

Scottish 51-year-old receives invitational tour card Hendry to return for at least next two seasonsSeven-time world champion Stephen Hendry has come out of retirement and will return to the World Snooker Tour for the next two seasons.The Scot retired i…

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‘I was the king of sabotage’: Ronnie O’Sullivan on controversy, comebacks and becoming a carer

The greatest, most charismatic snooker player of all time prefers long-distance running. He discusses drugs, breakdowns, victory – and his unexpected new career path Ronnie O’Sullivan is driving over from Essex and says he’s bringing a friend. “Gloria’…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan’s darkness and doubt make his snooker skill so compelling | Jonathan Liew

Six-times world champion is happier than he has ever been and perhaps the least we owe him is to accept him on his own termsPerhaps it was fitting that it should end on a miscue. Maybe this is just the imagination playing trick shots but for a snooker …

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Ronnie O’Sullivan outclasses Kyren Wilson to win sixth world snooker title

One evening-session frame required to wrap up 18-8 winO’Sullivan had dominated the afternoon session 7-1Perhaps when you weigh everything up, it is only right that this unique World Snooker Championship belongs to Ronnie O’Sullivan. There are many word…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan v Kyren Wilson: World Snooker Championship final – live!

Frame-by-frame coverage of the action at the CrucibleO’Sullivan leads Crucible final despite fightback from Wilson Any comments? You can email Daniel | tweet @DanielHarris 12.01pm BST How are we all? I ask, not out of general politeness else all such b…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan leads Crucible final despite fightback from Kyren Wilson

Five-time world champion has 10-7 advantage overnightWilson had trailed 8-2 at one stage in his first Crucible finalRonnie O’Sullivan holds an overnight lead in the 2020 World Snooker Championship final, but both he and Kyren Wilson know that snooker’s…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan sparks snooker debate after an event like no other

Ken Doherty hits back at five-time champion’s attack on lower-ranked players and says the standard has never been higherFrom the automated crowd noise to the swathes of empty seats, nothing about this year’s World Snooker Championship has been normal. …

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Wilson into Crucible final after fluke settles incredible decider with McGill

Kyren Wilson wins 17-16 after wild final frame ends 103-83Anthony McGill says place in final ‘stolen by snooker gods’Kyren Wilson won one of the wildest frames in snooker history to beat Anthony McGill 17-16 and advance to his first world championship …

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Mark Selby edges ahead of O’Sullivan in world championship semi-final

Rocket trails 9-7 after starting the day 5-3 upKyren Wilson and Anthony McGill all-square at 8-8Mark Selby turned the tables on a frustrated Ronnie O’Sullivan as he fought back to take a 9-7 lead in their world championship semi-final.Selby, who had ma…

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Anthony McGill makes strong start in semi-final against Kyren Wilson

Scot leads the No 8 seed 6-2 after first sessionMcGill is trying to reach his first World Snooker finalFive years after shedding his losing mentality, Anthony McGill moved closer to a first World Championship final by opening up a 6-2 lead in the first…

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Defending world snooker champion Judd Trump beaten by Kyren Wilson

World No 1 beaten 13-9 by Wilson in quarter-finalsMark Selby wins 12-7 against Neil RobertsonThe defending champion Judd Trump crashed out of the world championship after a 13-9 defeat against the eighth seed Kyren Wilson. Trump became the 18th player …

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Defending world snooker champion Judd Trump beaten by Kyren Wilson

World No 1 beaten 13-9 by Wilson in quarter-finalsMark Selby wins 12-7 against Neil RobertsonThe defending champion Judd Trump crashed out of the world championship after a 13-9 defeat against the eighth seed Kyren Wilson. Trump became the 18th player …

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Mark Williams leaves Ronnie O’Sullivan lagging at World Snooker Championship

Welshman 6-2 ahead overnight in best-of-25 quarter-finalKyren Wilson leads the world No 1 Judd Trump 5-3The five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan faces a battle to stay in the World Snooker Championship after Mark Williams hit form to build a commanding…

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‘Half-decent amateurs’: Ronnie O’Sullivan criticises snooker’s next generation – video

Five-times world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan made some scathing remarks about the next generation of snooker. During an interview with the BBC he was asked about if he would have believed he and Mark Williams would still be performing at the top…