Sport Ronnie O'Sullivan in action

The world champion scored 556 points without reply at Alexandra Palace

Snooker: Higgins recovers from bad start to beat Maguire

John Higgins continued his comeback from his six-month ban by reaching the semi-finals of the UK Championship after a high-quality last-eight win over Stephen Maguire last night.

Snooker: Higgins prevails in first match back on British soil after ban

John Higgins made a winning return to competitive action in Britain yesterday with a 9-6 victory over Stephen Lee at the UK Championship in Telford.

Snooker: Robertson happy to forgive Higgins

Neil Robertson, the world champion, has urged his fellow players to lay off John Higgins when the Scot returns from his suspension next month. Higgins was cleared of match-fixing but received a six-month ban and was ordered to pay a £75,000 fine in September after admitting breaching rules around betting, following an investigation into allegations he agreed to throw frames.

Snooker: Robertson hammers O'Sullivan in final

Neil Robertson celebrated his new status as world No 1 by sweeping aside an in-form Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final of the 12bet.com World Open in Glasgow last night. The Australian continued his perfect record in world ranking event finals to claim his sixth tournament success with a 5-1 victory.

Snooker: Hearn's ambitious plans get go-ahead

Barry Hearn was yesterday handed control of World Snooker after claiming a narrow victory in a vote of the sport's top 64 players.

Snooker: Robertson aware of added burden

Neil Robertson has vowed to be a role model for his sport after winning the World Championship at the Crucible in yesterday's early hours.

Incredible comeback was key says Robertson

Neil Robertson pinpointed an amazing escape act in the second round as his springboard to glory after he beat Graeme Dott in the final of the Betfred.com World Championship.

Snooker: Robertson outlasts Dott to claim first world title

Neil Robertson was crowned world champion in the early hours of this morning with a hard-fought victory over Graeme Dott here in Sheffield.

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 Betfred.com 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.

Snooker: Davis delights as Crucible secures world event until 2015

Steve Davis yesterday welcomed the announcement of a new five-year deal that will see the World Championship played at The Crucible until 2015.

Snooker: O'Sullivan takes Selby loss 'on the chin'

Ronnie O'Sullivan's World Championship hopes are over for another year after he crashed out at The Crucible last night in a surprise 13-11 defeat to Mark Selby.

Snooker: Davis' dream run comes to a swift end

Steve Davis' adventure at the World Championships was ended in the quarter-finals yesterday as he was beaten 13-5 by the Australian Neil Robertson in Sheffield.

Snooker: Robertson in command as the old magic deserts Davis

Steve Davis' dreams of winning a seventh world title looked set to be shattered as Neil Robertson cruises towards a second consecutive Crucible semi-final.

Snooker: Deadly Davis in dreamland

From dominant force in the Eighties to rank outsider this year, Steve Davis has filed innumerable memories for action replays in his mind but will there ever be one more vivid than his astonishing 13-11 victory over John Higgins, the defending champion, to become the oldest World Championship quarter-finalist for 27 years.

Snooker: Davis maintains hopes of historic upset

Steve Davis' dream of the biggest Crucible upset lives on despite a battling comeback from John Higgins, the defending champion, here yesterday.

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