Ronnie O'Sullivan

Stan Musial: Baseball player considered one of the best in history

On a late summer's day in San Francisco in 1962, a modest crowd gathered to watch the visiting St Louis Cardinals baseball team do battle with the hometown San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals were not strong that year, while the Giants were challenging for the National League divisional baseball championship. Still, the Cardinals were always interesting to watch because of the presence on the team of their aging superstar, Stan Musial, known down the years to anybody exposed to the sport as "Stan the Man".

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.

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Snooker: Aussie rules the green baize

Neil Robertson duly converted his commanding 15-9 overnight lead against Allister Carter into a 17-12 victory, a place in the final of the World Championship and a chance to secure a title which eluded his fellow Australian, Eddie Charlton, by a single frame against Ray Reardon 35 years ago.