Sport Ronnie O'Sullivan in action

The world champion scored 556 points without reply at Alexandra Palace

Snooker: Murphy survives Greene's fightback

The former world champion Shaun Murphy survived a real scare to keep his World Championship hopes alive in Sheffield yesterday.

Snooker: Allen makes Crucible history

Mark Allen became the first player to ever make a 146 break at the Crucible as he moved ahead in his second-round clash against Mark Davis.

Snooker: O'Sullivan survives attack of nerves

Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted he had to overcome a nasty bout of "nerves" to keep his World Championship title challenge alive in Sheffield yesterday.

Ronnie O'Sullivan: A genius and troubled soul – so which of the two Ronnies will turn up?

The Rocket seems to have won his battles with drink, drugs and depression. Here he speaks out about Hearn's masterplan, his bid for a fourth world title and the fact his dad must watch him on TV from prison. Hector Nunns speaks to Ronnie O'Sullivan

Snooker: Allen ousts Hendry to reach last four

Northern Ireland's Mark Allen came from 4-2 down to beat Stephen Hendry 5-4 and set up a semi-final with fellow young gun Ding Junhui at the China Open in Beijing.

Snooker ace Alex Higgins in hospital

Snooker star Alex Higgins has been admitted to hospital, it was revealed today.

Snooker: Higgins wins scrappy opener

Champion knows he must up his game as he seeks to avenge defeat by Williams

Snooker: Explosive Rocket thrashes Cope in double-quick time

The world No 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan raced into the last eight of the Welsh Open with a crushing 5-0 second-round victory over Jamie Cope yesterday.

Snooker: Allen sends lacklustre Higgins tumbling out at Wembley

John Higgins crashed out of the Masters last night as Northern Ireland's Mark Allen beat him 6-3 at Wembley. The world No 4 won the first frame but Allen replied with three in a row before the three-times world champion took a tactical fifth.

Snooker: O'Sullivan rallies after torrid opening

Ronnie O'Sullivan fought back from 3-0 down to beat Neil Robertson 6-4 in a stunning second-round match at the Pokerstars.com Masters at Wembley yesterday.

Snooker: Nervous White savaged in front of new jungle friends

Jimmy White could not make the most of his wild card in the Masters as he slipped to a disappointing 6-2 first-round defeat last night at the hands of Mark King on a day of one-sided encounters at Wembley.

Snooker: O'Sullivan poised to profit from slips

Some untimely misses from Mark Selby handed Ronnie O'Sullivan the momentum in their quarter-final tie in the UK Championship here yesterday.

Snooker: O'Sullivan sets up battle with Higgins in last four

Ronnie O'Sullivan booked his place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters yesterday with a 5-3 win over Ding Junhui.

Snooker players held in betting probe

Two snooker players were detained by police today over alleged irregular betting patterns during a UK championship match.

Snooker: Higgins celebrates 'most special' title

John Higgins joined The Crucible greats last night as he completed an 18-9 world championship victory over Shaun Murphy to win a third title and join the illustrious trio who have won more than two at this venue. Success for the 33-year-old Scot brings a winner's cheque of £250,000.

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