Snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan climbs down over match-fixing claims

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The Independent Online

World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has backtracked on his claim that match-fixing could be rife in snooker.

The threat of disciplinary action against O'Sullivan arose when he spoke out a day after Stephen Lee was found guilty of fixing matches.

O'Sullivan said: "My reference to players throwing matches was out of context. I was referring to rumours from many years ago when there were only a few tournaments on the circuit."