Jimmy White: Join the cue

One writer after another has tried to turn Jimmy White's story into a book. Jonathan Rendall on his pursuit of snooker's wayward - and elusive - genius

Snooker: The road to prominence or penury

Blackpool in mid-winter is a place of broken dreams and sporting poverty for all but the lucky few

Queen gives Major the highest honour

JOHN MAJOR and the former US senator George Mitchell are among the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process to be rewarded in the New Year honours list today.

New Years Honours: Major heads honours list for peace

JOHN MAJOR and the former US Senator George Mitchell are among the key architects of the Northern Ireland peace process to be rewarded in the New Year honours today.

Snooker: White's appeal lives on

JIMMY WHITE has been given a wild card to compete in the Benson and Hedges Masters at Wembley in February.

Snooker: Exhausted O'Sullivan eyes Dublin

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN, who failed to defend his UK Championship title in Bournemouth because of physical and mental exhaustion, has withdrawn from next month's German Masters.

Christmas books: Sport - Lost dreams and locker-room secrets

Hard players and hard drinkers ... John Tague on winners and losers

Snooker: Another fight for Higgins: this time it's for his life

Snooker's fallen genius: The self-styled People's Champion is seriously ill after an operation for cancer of the throat

Book Review: Jimmy the card of the table

BEHIND THE WHITE BALL By JIMMY WHITE

Troubled times for the Gazza of the green

Football has long been known for its bad boys. But bowls? Down in Torquay they've never seen anything like Griff Sanders. By Alex Hayes

Snooker: White sunk by Abernethy

HUGH ABERNETHY of Scotland booked an unexpected trip to Bangkok next March by sending Jimmy White crashing to defeat in the Thailand Masters qualifiers at Plymouth yesterday.

Snooker: Higgins' world title points to new era

TIME will tell whether snooker has entered a new era, but it felt like it last night when John Higgins won his first Embassy World Championship. By doing so he overtook Stephen Hendry as the world No 1.

Q&A; That old tinker, Taylor

Q. Jack Nicklaus did brilliantly to finish equal sixth in the US Masters at the age of 58. Has anyone else as old done so well in a golfing major?

Snooker: O'Sullivan suffers for loss of concentration

IT CANNOT be easy having your concentration on a hair trigger. One minute you are washing up, the next you have been diverted on a night out, which, if nothing else, makes the Marigolds hard to explain. Such is the fate of Ronnie O'Sullivan.
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