Sport in Short: Snooker

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JAMES WATTANA, of Thailand, ended Jimmy White's run of 14 successive wins yesterday when he defeated the Londoner 5-2 in the quarter-finals of the Regal Welsh Open in Newport. Wattana was joined in the last four by Alan McManus, who reached his fifth consecutive world ranking tournament semi-final with a 5-2 victory over Nigel Bond, the surprise conqueror of the defending champion, Stephen Hendry.

REGAL WELSH OPEN (Newport): Quarter-finals: A McManus (Sco) bt N Bond (Eng) 5-2; J Wattana (Thai) bt J White (Eng) 5-2.