Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates his World Championship win with son Ronnie

James Lawton: Ronnie O'Sullivan is no trouble... his brilliance is a joy to behold

That soaring sense that you are witnessing unique powers

Snooker: Alan McManus back at the Crucible

Scotland's Alan McManus ended a seven-year wait for a Crucible return yesterday when the two-time World Championship semi-finalist earned his place in the main draw.

Snooker betting investigation dropped

The Scottish Crown Counsel have found insufficient evidence to justify a criminal prosecution following an investigation into the 2008 UK Championship match between Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association have confirmed in a statement.

Snooker: Does the rise of 'jaw-dropper' Trump herald game's second coming?

Boy-band haircut, breathtaking potting and sense of humour fuel hopes 21-year-old can help revitalise the sport

Snooker: Fate starts to smile on the Leicester Jester

After overcoming family heartache, Selby is now ready to master O'Sullivan

Snooker: Hearn uses power to plot transformation of the baize

Power Snooker promises glitz, glamour and fast potting as the game chases a new television audience

Matt Gatward: Bright's dull repartee has viewers seeing red, you know...

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Snooker: O'Sullivan ends White fightback

Ronnie O'Sullivan won the battle of the game's great entertainers as he knocked out veteran Jimmy White to reach the last 16 of the World Open in Glasgow yesterday.

Snooker: O'Sullivan considered spurning 147 break in protest at bonus pay-out of 'only £4,000'

Ronnie O'Sullivan had to be persuaded to pot the black to secure a 147 break at the World Open in Glasgow yesterday after learning there was no bonus prize for a maximum.

Matt Gattward: Tales of baize and booze in Hurricane's moving homage

View From The Sofa: Alex Higgins: The People's Champion, BBC 2

Sport on TV: Higgins led way in crying game as Davis wept over spilt beer

This week the snooker world will cast its bleary eye over John Higgins as he attends a hearing into gambling allegations. Another News of the World sting; perhaps his slow, deliberate style of play might help to shore up the Pakistan middle-order. But while the framed Higgins waits for total clearance, his namesake Alex could have faced all sorts of insinuations about match-fixing, such was his often chaotic approach to the biggest games and his obsession with gambling.

Snooker: White tribute as Higgins laid to rest

The coffin of snooker player Alex Higgins WAs carried by his son Jordan and the former snooker player Jimmy White (back) from his family home in Belfast, Northern Ireland yesterday.

Snooker legend Alex Higgins 'struggled with fame'

Snooker legend Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins struggled to cope with the fame and fortune thrust upon him at a young age, a memorial service heard today.

James Lawton: Farewell to the Hurricane who swept his sport into modern era

We should remember Higgins for transforming snooker, not tales of drink and anarchy

Snooker legend Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins is dead

Former world champion loses battle with throat cancer at 61.
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