SNOOKER: White is off colour again

Jimmy White slumped to another defeat in Swindon yesterday which jeopardises his place among the game's elite top 16 for next season.

Spectre of Hendry raises the stakes

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Ebdon finds source of motivation

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White goes down 5-2 to Higgins

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Snooker: McManus makes his mark

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Snooker: Hendry secures swift victory

Stephen Hendry, the world champion, defeated Terry Griffiths for the 15th time in succession to reach the semi-finals of the Thailand Classic in Bangkok yesterday.

Snooker: Griffiths hands out a lesson

Terry Griffiths taught his younger countryman, Darren Morgan, a comprehensive lesson in reaching the quarter-finals of the Thailand Classic in Bangkok yesterday.

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SNOOKER: Francisco banned for five years

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site unseen The Old Loos on Shepherd's Bush Common

in 1937, the social historian Thomas Burke devoted a book to London's loos. He concluded that their availability was based on class distinction: "Places are most frequent in those districts where there is a large consumption of tea and beer; least frequent in those districts where sherry and claret rule."

Poker-faced and playing snooker

Once again the Snooker World Championships delivered the spectacle of human muscle tutored into a mechanical perfection. I don't mean all that stuff with the balls, though admittedly that's compelling enough - a beautiful Newtonian dance of vectors and transferred momentum. But the really gripping bit is the cutaway to the non-player - obliged to sit there without a twitch as his opponent wipes the table clean. Where do you learn the sort of self-control that allows you to sit as expressionless as a line-judge, just after you've bunny-hopped the white ball over a sitting-duck colour?

Hendry has world in his pocket

DESPITE unexpected resistance from Nigel Bond, the reigning world snooker champion Stephen Hendry was well on his way to a fifth title by the close of play at the Crucible yesterday.

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