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Sports quiz of the week: champions, chancers and Premier League climax

Who won a fortune? Which city ruled? Where is the big final?Oakley Cannonier, a 14-year-old from Leeds, had a big impact this week. What did he do?He became the youngest chess grandmaster in historyHe became the youngest footballer to play in a Premier…

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Judd Trump lands punter £10,000 for snooker bet placed 21 years ago

• Neil Morrice backed eight-year-old Trump to win title in 1998• ‘Even at eight they could tell he was something very special’A punter has won £10,000 after Judd Trump’s victory in the World Championship saw a 21-year-old bet finally come off. Racing j…

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Judd Trump sears to World Snooker Championship win over John Higgins

• Bristol player wins 18-9 in one-sided Crucible final• Trump had resumed at halfway stage with 12-5 lead over ScotJudd Trump secured his first snooker World Championship in emphatic fashion, after producing a devastating display to beat John Higgins 1…

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World Snooker Championship final 2019: Judd Trump v John Higgins – live!

Trump leads Higgins 12-5 overnightDay one report: Trump turns on the power to open leadFeel free to email Daniel or to tweet: @DanielHarris 2.53pm BST Confession time: not only do I not understand how Trump’s hair works, but I do not understand how to …

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Judd Trump and John Higgins level after opening session of world final

• Players win four frames apiece in high-quality beginning• Record for century breaks in tournament surpassedJudd Trump and John Higgins could not be split following the opening session of the world championship final – and it was perhaps fitting given…

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Higgins beats Gilbert in last-frame thriller to set up final against Trump

• Scot triumphs 17-16 in emotional Crucible encounter• Judd Trump beats Gary Wilson 17-11 in other semi-finalJohn Higgins reached his third successive world championship final in dramatic style, beating David Gilbert 17-16. The Scot – who lost to Mark …

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Judd Trump edges ahead of Gary Wilson in world championship semi-final

• Trump takes 9-7 lead over qualifier into Saturday• David Gilbert leads John Higgins after second sessionJudd Trump will take a 9-7 semi-final lead over Gary Wilson into Saturday as he bids to reach the world championship final for the first time sinc…

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World Snooker Championship: David Gilbert on top against John Higgins

• Semi-final debutant close to 147 break in first session• Higgins takes first two frames but Gilbert rallies to lead 5-3David Gilbert came close to a maximum break as he marked his debut appearance in the World Championship semi-finals by establishing…

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Gary Wilson finally reaches semis of world snooker championship

• Remarkable career resurrection continues at the Crucible• Wilson: ‘I recall situations when I was struggling for money’Gary Wilson continued his remarkable career resurrection by beating Ali Carter 13-9 and reaching the semi-finals of the snooker wor…

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Judd Trump in total control against Maguire at World Championship

• Trump takes 7-1 lead after winning first six frames• Kyren Wilson and Ali Carter 4-4 after first sessionA ruthless Judd Trump produced three centuries in five frames as he took command of his World Championship quarter-final against Stephen Maguire i…

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Judd Trump surges back to beat Ding Junhui and reach Crucible last eight

• Englishman wins six frames in row to win 13-9 • Kyren Wilson and Ali Carter reach last eight in styleJudd Trump said he is still “leagues” away from winning an elusive first World Championship title despite reeling off six consecutive frames to sink …

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Mark Selby suffers shock World Snooker Championship defeat by Gary Wilson

• Three-time champion beaten 13-10 by former taxi driver• Wilson made breaks of 86 and 92 to see out match in styleThe three-time champion Mark Selby tumbled out of the 2019 World Championship after losing 13-10 to Gary Wilson in their second-round mat…

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World Snooker Championship: Robertson in command against Murphy

• Australian leads 10-6 after first two sessions• Stephen Maguire takes 5-3 lead on James CahillAustralia’s Neil Robertson needs just three more frames to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship after maintaining command of his second-round …

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Sports quiz of the week: fast feet, heavy limbs and high leaps

Who lost a ball? Who lost his job? And who lost his record?Cristiano Ronaldo has now won the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Who else has done this as a player?Zlatan Ibrahimovic Thierry Henry Laurent Blanc No one Who reacted to a devastating defe…

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Ali Carter preys on Jack Lisowski’s errors to keep Crucible dream alive

• Two-times World Snooker Championship runner-up wins 10-6• Neil Robertson 5-3 up on fellow former champion Shaun MurphyAli Carter took advantage of an error-strewn display from Jack Lisowski to advance to the second round in Sheffield.The two-times Wo…

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NBA buzzer-beating delirium, Jimmy White and all hail Billy McNeill | Classic YouTube

This week also features fast and slow London Marathons, bizarre backstopping and Manchester City in a less gilded age1) Hail Cesar! Football this week mourned the passing of Billy McNeill, captain of Celtic’s Lisbon Lions and a serial winner as player …

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Judd Trump edges through after another final-frame Crucible decider

• Trump fights back from 6-3 down to advance 10-9• Fourth match to go the distance in first round this yearJudd Trump survived a final-frame decider to avoid following Ronnie O’Sullivan in making a shock first-round exit at the World Championship. Trum…

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Ronnie O’Sullivan suffers shock Crucible defeat to amateur James Cahill

• World No 1 loses 10-8 in World Championship first round• Cahill, 23, is first amateur to play at the tournamentRonnie O’Sullivan has suffered one of the all-time sporting shocks after being beaten by James Cahill, the first amateur to play at the Wor…

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Jimmy White: ‘I would’ve died if I’d beaten Higgins and won the world title in 1982’ | Donald McRae

Jimmy White, 25 years on from the last of his six snooker world final defeats, recalls some interesting nights out with Alex Higgins“I’m flying,” Jimmy White says with that cheeky old grin. He pats his waistcoat, loosens his tie and looks ready to cele…

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Jimmy White: ‘I would’ve died if I’d beaten Higgins and won the world title in 1982’ | Donald McRae

Jimmy White, 25 years on from the last of his six snooker world final defeats, recalls some interesting nights out with Alex Higgins“I’m flying,” Jimmy White says with that cheeky old grin. He pats his waistcoat, loosens his tie and looks ready to cele…