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Gods of Snooker: how the sport went from dingy hobby to national treasure

The BBC’s new documentary series charts how the game became a riveting TV soap opera full of colourful charactersThey say everyone who watched it remembers where they were for the Apollo 11 moon landing. Aired last Sunday, the first episode of the smok…

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Sports quiz of the week: Canelo Álvarez, Champions League and the Lions

Who is stuck at home? Who moved away? Who reached for the sky?How did Chelsea make history this week?They became the first club to reach a Champions League final after sacking their manager midway through the seasonThey became the first club to reach t…

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Mark Selby beats Shaun Murphy to win fourth World Snooker Championship

Selby keeps Murphy at bay on day two to win 18-15Only Hendry, Davis and O’Sullivan have more Crucible winsFew sports have the ability to deliver such vastly different world champions year-to-year than snooker. For every great entertainer – a Ronnie O’S…

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Mark Selby beats Shaun Murphy to win fourth World Snooker Championship

Selby keeps Murphy at bay on day two to win 18-15Only Hendry, Davis and O’Sullivan have more Crucible winsFew sports have the ability to deliver such vastly different world champions year-to-year than snooker. For every great entertainer – a Ronnie O’S…

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Mark Selby beats Shaun Murphy to win fourth World Snooker Championship

Selby keeps Murphy at bay on day two to win 18-15Only Hendry, Davis and O’Sullivan have more Crucible winsFew sports have the ability to deliver such vastly different world champions year-to-year than snooker. For every great entertainer – a Ronnie O’S…

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Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy: World Snooker Championship final – live!

Frame-by-frame updates from the Crucible in SheffieldSelby holds 10-7 lead after tense, tactical opening dayGet in touch! Email Daniel with your thoughts 1.59pm BST Yes he can! That is going to sting Shaun and to make sure he extracts maximum value fro…

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Mark Selby fights back to lead Shaun Murphy after first day of final

Selby recovers from slow start to hold 10-7 advantageMurphy had led 5-3 after opening afternoon sessionMark Selby threatened to squeeze the life out of Shaun Murphy as he seized the advantage in the second session of their World Snooker Championship fi…

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Mark Selby holds off Stuart Bingham and faces Shaun Murphy in final

Selby wins 17-15 and will aim for fourth world titleMurphy powers to 17-12 victory over Kyren WilsonMark Selby held on to seal a dramatic 17-15 victory over Stuart Bingham and will meet Shaun Murphy in the Snooker World Championship final.Selby and Bin…

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Shaun Murphy rallies against Kyren Wilson in semi-final to boost hopes

Murphy wins last two frames of day to reduce deficit to 10-6Selby finds scoring touch to take 9-7 lead over BinghamShaun Murphy won the last two frames of the day to give himself a glimmer of hope in his quest to reach his first World Snooker Champions…

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Shaun Murphy rallies against Kyren Wilson in semi-final to boost hopes

Murphy wins last two frames of day to reduce deficit to 10-6Selby finds scoring touch to take 9-7 lead over BinghamShaun Murphy won the last two frames of the day to give himself a glimmer of hope in his quest to reach his first World Snooker Champions…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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When Snooker Loopy became an unlikely smash hit 35 years ago

It sounds far fetched, but five snooker players once rocked up the charts with a single about hairlines, glasses and tearsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“A record called Snooker Loopy is released today. It is an unexceptional example of public…

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Kyren Wilson hits top form to open up big semi-final lead over Shaun Murphy

Last year’s runner-up leads Murphy 6-2Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham level at 4-4Kyren Wilson produced a stellar display to take command of his World Snooker Championship semi-final against Shaun Murphy and lead 6-2 after the opening session.Wilson, the…

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Mark Selby thrashes Mark Williams to ease into world snooker semi-finals

Selby wins quarter-final 13-3 with a session to spareKyren Wilson beats 2010 champion Neil Robertson 13-8Mark Selby cruised into the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship after thrashing fellow three-time champion Mark Williams with a session t…

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Mark Selby thrashes Mark Williams to ease into world snooker semi-finals

Selby wins quarter-final 13-3 with a session to spareKyren Wilson beats 2010 champion Neil Robertson 13-8Mark Selby cruised into the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship after thrashing fellow three-time champion Mark Williams with a session t…

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Mark Selby dominates Mark Williams in world snooker quarter-final

Selby leads 6-2 while McGill is 9-7 up on BinghamRobertson and Wilson level at 8-8; Trump v Murphy 4-4Mark Selby has control of the battle of the three-times winners after establishing a 6-2 advantage in his quarter-final with Mark Williams at the Worl…