Snooker: Higgins shines on return in Germany

John Higgins quickly found his form after returning to the game at the European Players Tour Championship in Hamm, Germany last night, beating Martin Gould 4-3 to reach the last 16.

The win followed an emphatic 4-0 defeat of Dave Harold earlier in the evening. The Scot, who was suspended in May after allegations were made against him in a News of the World investigation, began his campaign with a patchy 4-2 win over Joe Jogia. Higgins plays Tom Ford this morning for a place in the quarter-finals.

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