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

Snooker: Misfiring Dott fluffs his chance for 147

Graeme Dott missed out on a maximum 147 break in Sheffield last night as he struggled against Judd Trump.

Steve Davis gets interesting as a prog rock DJ

Get ready for an "interesting" mix of avant garde jazz and psychedelic rock. The secret musical life of Steve Davis, the snooker legend, will be revealed when he presents his own show on the BBC 6 Music radio station.

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.

Snooker: Trump triumphant as O'Sullivan raises tempo

Ronnie O'Sullivan finally spluttered into life here yesterday to claim an important early lead in his second-round match against Shaun Murphy in Sheffield.

Snooker: Confident Williams sweeps Cope aside

Mark Williams, the two-time world champion, is confident he has enough gears to challenge for a third world title after a dominant display here in Sheffield.

Snooker - Murphy: O'Sullivan does not scare me

Shaun Murphy, the 2005 world champion, is confident he can overcome Ronnie O'Sullivan in their eagerly-anticipated last-16 showdown here at the World Championship.

Snooker: Higgins conquers his first-round nerves in style

John Higgins, the triple world champion, admitted he felt a bout of nerves before digging deep to secure his place in the last 16 stage of this year's World Championship.

Snooker: Allen savours his 'biggest win' after comeback triumph

Mark Allen, a semi-finalist two years ago, pulled off one of the greatest comebacks late last night to keep his World Championship title hopes alive. The Ulsterman looked to be heading out of snooker's biggest tournament having slipped 9-6 down to Welshman Matthew Stevens in their first-round match here in Sheffield.

Snooker: O'Sullivan starts to deliver in 'deal-breaker'

Ronnie O'Sullivan has fallen in and out of love with snooker more times than you would care to count. But for now, at least, the "Rocket" admits he is still in love with the game that made him a household name.

Snooker: Ronnie O'Sullivan admits career hangs by a thread

Ronnie O'Sullivan believes he may have struck on the cure for his snooker malaise but admits bringing in a sports psychiatrist represents the "last throw of the dice" for his career.

Hendry hints at retirement after coming through first-round thriller

Stephen Hendry, the seven-times world champion, clung on for dear life to maintain his interest in this year's World Championship here in Sheffield. But despite his battling 10-9 first-round victory over Joe Perry, the 42-year-old dropped the biggest hint yet that he could retire this summer after a record 26th appearance at snooker's biggest tournament.

Snooker: Trump says title is his aim despite Robertson claim

Judd Trump, snooker's rising star, is desperate to be considered a genuine contender for this year's World Championships at the Crucible.

Graeme Dott: Ready to take on the world again

He lost his mentor to cancer, his wife miscarried and he was diagnosed with depression. Now the Scottish cueman has rediscovered his zest for life

Snooker: 'Rocket' needs to find Rocky factor, says Davis

As World Championship begins, veteran urges O'Sullivan to play the underdog as best means to sharpen his appetite for winning

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