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Snooker: Selt continues run by stunning Hendry

Matthew Selt claimed another scalp in the Australian Goldfields Open with victory over seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry. World No 43 Selt, who came through qualifying, beat John Higgins on Tuesday and saw off Hendry 5-1 yesterday in the last 16.

Ted Lowe: ‘Whispering Ted’, the voice of snooker for half a century

The BBC television commentator Ted Lowe played a significant supporting role in one of the greatest yet most improbable sporting dramas, when on 28 April 1985, the snooker world championship culminated in the most nail-biting climax there had ever been or, to date, would ever be.

Snooker mourns passing of 'Whispering Ted' Lowe

Known affectionately as "Whispering Ted", the legendary snooker commentator Ted Lowe died yesterday, aged 90.

Snooker: Whirlwind backing Trump to emerge as people's champion

Judd Trump has been a revelation at this year's World Championship. The 21-year-old has attracted an army of supporters ever since he caused a big upset by knocking out Neil Robertson, the defending champion, in the first round of snooker's biggest tournament.

Snooker: Higgins's lucky break ends O'Sullivan hopes

John Higgins kept his hopes of a fourth Crucible crown alive last night as he brought Ronnie O'Sullivan, his arch-rival, down to earth with a bump.

Snooker: Selby sets record to leave Hendry clinging on

Stephen Hendry, the seven-times world champion, avoided the ignominy of defeat with a session to spare at the World Championship. But the sport's greatest player must climb a mountain to keep his hopes of a record eighth Crucible crown alive, having slipped within one frame of being knocked out at the last 16 stage by Mark Selby, the 2007 finalist.

Snooker - Murphy: O'Sullivan does not scare me

Shaun Murphy, the 2005 world champion, is confident he can overcome Ronnie O'Sullivan in their eagerly-anticipated last-16 showdown here at the World Championship.

Graeme Dott: Ready to take on the world again

He lost his mentor to cancer, his wife miscarried and he was diagnosed with depression. Now the Scottish cueman has rediscovered his zest for life

Judd Trump: Rising star aims to give champion wake-up call

'The next O'Sullivan' is in fine form and could cause Neil Robertson some lost sleep ahead of their Crucible match, he tells Neil Goulding

Snooker: O'Sullivan to meet Dale in World draw

Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins have been handed tough-looking first-round draws for the World Snooker Championship. O'Sullivan, who has fallen to 10th in the rankings, faces the Welshman Dominic Dale, while the world No 1 Higgins takes on Stephen Lee.

Snooker: Beaten Robertson tips Allen for the title

Neil Robertson declared Mark Allen the favourite for the Ladbroke Mobile Masters after the Northern Ireland man ousted the world champion to reach the semi-finals.

Snooker: Ding reaches last four in fine style

Ding Junhui was in imperious form as he dispatched Graeme Dott 6-2 yesterday in the first quarter-final of the Masters at Wembley Arena.

Snooker: Higgins revels in UK title reward

John Higgins is hoping the "hardest six months of his life" are behind him after winning his third 12bet.com UK Championship title.

Snooker: Single-minded Murphy is hurt by double standards

With John Higgins enjoying a day's respite prior to attempting today to convert his 36th appearance in a ranking final into his 22nd title, the second semi-final of the UK Championship here saw Mark Williams, seeking his third UK title eight years after his second, take a 5-3 interval lead over Shaun Murphy.

Snooker: Bold Higgins eases past Allen to book place in UK final

John Higgins defeated Mark Allen 9-5 in Telford last night to book his place in the 12Bet.com UK Championship final and close in on a dream return to major championship competition.

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