Sport Stephen Lee will begin his appeal against a 12-year ban for match-fixing on Thursday

Stephen Lee will start his appeal against his 12-year ban from snooker on Thursday.

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.

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Amateur pairing prepare to face Scotland as 19 countries compete at return of international event

Arthur Milton, by Mike Vockins

Vic Marks, one of a gifted generation of cricketers coached by Arthur Milton at Oxford University from 1975-78, describes his fellow West Countryman as "one of the least ambitious sportsmen I've ever come across", while adding that he was "generous, gentle and wise".

Snooker: O'Sullivan: get rid of boring players

Ronnie O'Sullivan claims he "detests" some of his rival players and would love to stage his own tournament without them.

Snooker: Authorities drop match-fixing case

The Scottish Crown Counsel has found insufficient evidence to justify a criminal prosecution following an investigation into the 2008 UK Championship match between Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett.

Snooker betting investigation dropped

The Scottish Crown Counsel have found insufficient evidence to justify a criminal prosecution following an investigation into the 2008 UK Championship match between Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association have confirmed in a statement.

Sport on TV: Coleman's birthday present takes a long time to arrive

One of the quite remarkable things about The Quite Remarkable David Coleman (BBC2, Tuesday) is that it took BBC Television so long to honour the man who bestrode their sports coverage for decades. Coleman presented three of their flagship sports programmes, Grandstand, Match of the Day and A Question of Sport, not to mention covering 11 Olympic Games, six football World Cups and much else besides, and making his excitably gurgled "Won-nil!" a catch-phrase for millions of football fans.

Snooker: Does the rise of 'jaw-dropper' Trump herald game's second coming?

Boy-band haircut, breathtaking potting and sense of humour fuel hopes 21-year-old can help revitalise the sport

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: Higgins takes crown but hails beaten Trump as 'a sensation'

Turbulent season ends with fourth world title for Scot who says his 21-year-old opponent is game's future

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: Spectator calls Higgins 'a disgrace'

John Higgins was challenged by an angry fan here last night who called him "a disgrace" over last year's frame-fixing furore. The three-time world champion was engulfed by the affair 12 months ago following a newspaper sting operation on a trip to Kiev with former manager Pat Mooney.

Snooker: Trump makes sparkling start

Judd Trump showed exactly why he is the game's rapidly rising star with a sparkling start to his World Championship semi-final against Ding Junhui yesterday.

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.

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