White goes down 5-2 to Higgins

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Jimmy White must wait at least another month before ending his run without a major title after a 5-2 defeat by the defending champion, John Higgins, in the Skoda Grand Prix quarter-finals in Sunderland last night. The 20- year-old from Scotland silenced another partisan crowd at the Crowtree Centre with a brilliant potting exhibition to take him into the last four of the pounds 330,000 event.

SKODA GRAND PRIX (Sunderland) Quarter-finals: A McManus (Sco) bt J Swail (N Irl) 5-1; J Higgins (Sco) bt J White (Eng) 5-2.