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Ricardo Teixeira: The Brazilian in charge of the 2014 World Cup is accused of taking bribes

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Snooker: Leading referee Ganley dies at 68

Tributes have been paid to snooker referee Len Ganley, who has died at the age of 68.

Snooker: Selt continues run by stunning Hendry

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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.

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.

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