O'Sullivan backs radical snooker revamp

Ronnie O'Sullivan believes Power Snooker is the future of the sport and claims he is "bored" with the World Championship format.

Snooker: Amazing Davis targets the last four after turning on the old magic to shock Higgins

Memories of 1985 come flooding back as 52-year-old records greatest ever upset

Snooker ace Alex Higgins in hospital

Snooker star Alex Higgins has been admitted to hospital, it was revealed today.

Sportsmen who should call it a day

Jimmy White's disastrous showing at the Masters this week indicated that maybe it was time to finally put his cue to one side and announce his retirement.

Snooker: Nervous White savaged in front of new jungle friends

Jimmy White could not make the most of his wild card in the Masters as he slipped to a disappointing 6-2 first-round defeat last night at the hands of Mark King on a day of one-sided encounters at Wembley.

Sport on TV: Nothing personal, Gabby, but you are laying it on a bit thick

It's "the ultimate prize in sport – and what an honour it is," gushed Gabby Logan on Sports Personality of the Year: The Contenders (BBC1, Wednesday), ahead of next Sunday's BBC extravaganza – and how nice of her to tell us.

Sport on TV: French provide kiss of death but everyone's lips are sealed

It was always likely to be a night of passion in Paris. Sagna was sporting a dash of scarlet lipstick, Gourcuff had gone heavy on the eye-shadow, Henry just couldn't keep his hands to himself. Zidane and Barthez sat in the stands, nary a hair between them, the old goalie maybe whispering "Kiss my bald head" to bring the French luck. The brilliant successor to Zizou, Karim Benzema, was deemed too young to take part. He was only allowed to watch.

A crew cut for Hollywood heart-throb's jungle role

Hollywood smoothie George Hamilton has revealed how he prepared for his stint in the I'm A Celebrity jungle - with a "seven dollar" crew cut.

Rough diamonds: <i>The IoS</i> selects its alternative national treasures

They are just that bit more interesting. Matthew Bell reports

Snooker: O'Sullivan loses world crown

Allen dethrones champion to reach the last eight in style reminiscent of Jimmy White

Snooker: O'Sullivan aiming to be The Crucible's George Best

Ronnie O'Sullivan wants to be remembered as a showman more than as a prolific winner of trophies. The 33-year-old began his World Championship campaign with a 10-5 victory over Stuart Bingham at the weekend.

Snooker body investigating suspicious betting

Snooker's governing body is investigating a match at the U.K. Championship after British bookmakers reported suspicious betting patterns.

Ed Byrne: Me Again, Soho Theatre, London

It is ironic that one of the attractions of stand-up comedy to its practitioners is its flexibility and its distance from the corporate, suited and booted world.

Snooker: O'Sullivan makes it black day for White

Ronnie O'Sullivan unceremoniously exploded sentimental hopes that Jimmy White might regain the Masters title 21 years after his sole success here with an emphatic 6-1 victory over the 42-year-old Londoner which pits him against John Higgins, a 6-3 winner over Peter Ebdon, in today's best of 19 frames final.

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