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That soaring sense that you are witnessing unique powers

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates winning the world title at the Crucible

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Every sport needs someone like your Alex Higgins or your Eric Cantona says world champion

Ronnie O’Sullivan brushed aside the challenge of Judd Trump

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Barry Hawkins was beaten 18-12 in the final at the Crucible

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Snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan defends world title against Barry Hawkins as if he'd never been away

Ronnie O'Sullivan was the toast of Sheffield on Monday night as he beat Barry Hawkins 18-12 to become the first player for 17 years to make a successful defence of the World Championship.

Ronnie O’Sullivan brushed aside the challenge of Judd Trump

Snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan breezes though to remarkable fifth Crucible final

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The defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in action yesterday

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Ronnie O'Sullivan in action at the World Championships

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Ronnie O’Sullivan in first round action at the Crucible

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Reanne Evans and Chloe Hamilton, right, get a grip at World Snooker’s Ladies Day

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