Snooker

Luca Brecel fell victim to the so-called ‘Crucible curse’ as qualifier David Gilbert reeled off the final four frames to claim a stunning 10-9 win over the defending champion on…
Defending champion Luca Brecel looked set to defy expectations after building a 6-3 lead over qualifier David Gilbert in the opening session of World Championship first round match at the…
Defending champion Luca Brecel has been battling a mystery illness in the build-up to his return to the World Snooker Championship on Saturday. A nosedive in form and the so-called…
Ronnie O’Sullivan has gone back to basics in his bid to eclipse Stephen Hendry and become the first eight-time world snooker champion in the modern era. At the age of…
History-chasing Ronnie O’Sullivan will start the World Snooker Championship against Jackson Page as reigning champion Luca Brecel faces David Gilbert. The sport’s best take to the green baize at the…
Former world champion Neil Robertson will miss out on the Crucible for the first time in 20 years after losing in the final round of World Championship qualifying. The 42-year-old…
Ronnie O’Sullivan may claim not to care about records but the magnitude of his quest to eclipse Stephen Hendry and claim a record-breaking eighth world snooker title in the modern…
Barry Hawkins will return to the Crucible this year convinced he has proved a point to those who questioned whether he still had the hunger to pursue a second appearance…
Ronnie O’Sullivan eases into the Crucible on the hunt for a modern record eighth world title and it is abundantly apparent that if the Rocket is in the mood, then…
Six-time world champion Steve Davis announced his retirement from snooker on this day in 2016. Davis brought his career to a fitting close, bowing out at the Crucible in Sheffield,…
Mark Williams survived an unlikely fightback to beat Mark Allen 10-5 and book a mouthwatering Tour Championship final with Ronnie O’Sullivan. The Welshman raced into a 9-0 lead at Manchester…
Ronnie O’Sullivan admitted he was “trying really hard to not get down on himself” after reaching the final of the Tour Championship in thrilling fashion with a 10-7 victory against…
Ronnie O’Sullivan says he has driven himself “mad” for two years and has gone back to basics after thrashing Ali Carter 10-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Tour Championship.…
Ronnie O’Sullivan demolished Ali Carter 10-2 to win what had been termed a grudge match and reach the semi-finals of the Tour Championship. The pair had not met since their…
Four-time world champion Mark Selby threatened to quit snooker after losing in the Tour Championship to Gary Wilson, who also described his winning performance as “embarrassing”. Wilson sealed a 10-8…
Judd Trump is one win away from a fifth ranking title of the season after beating Jackson Page in the semi-finals of the World Open. Trump will face China’s Ding…
Defending champion Judd Trump set up a last-four clash with 22-year-old Welshman Jackson Page at the World Open, while home favourite Ding Junhui will face Neil Robertson in the other…
Iran’s Hossein Vafaei edged out Ronnie O’Sullivan in a thrilling final frame to reach the quarter-finals of the World Open in Yushan. O’Sullivan fought back from behind on four occasions,…
Ronnie O’Sullivan stepped up his game to sink Lyu Haotian and book his place in the last 16 of the World Open in Yushan. The world number one had looked…
Ronnie O’Sullivan battled through to the last 32 of the World Open with a 5-3 win over Michael White. The world number one was not at his best, despite back-to-back…
Ronnie O’Sullivan vowed to pocket the golden ball next year after beating Luca Brecel in the final of the inaugural World Masters of Snooker. O’Sullivan beat the world champion 5-2…
Snooker becomes the latest sport to head to Saudi Arabia this week and with it comes a new twist – the golden ball. The 23rd ball will make its debut…
Mark Selby produced a vintage display to sweep past Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-0 and secure his place in the semi-finals of the Players Championship in Telford. World number one O’Sullivan had…
Ali Carter held his nerve to beat top seed Judd Trump 6-4 and book his place in the Players Championship semi-finals in Telford. Trump went close to levelling the match…
Mark Selby reeled off four frames in succession to beat Barry Hawkins 6-3 and set up a quarter-final clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan in the Players Championship in Telford. Hawkins dominated…
Ronnie O’Sullivan reeled off five frames in succession to beat Zhou Yuelong 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the Players Championship. Competing for the first time since withdrawing from the…
Mark Allen made three consecutive centuries, including a tournament record 146, on his way to an impressive 6-3 win over Mark Williams in the Players Championship. Allen followed his 146…
Gary Wilson reeled off a brilliant 147 against an outmatched John Higgins as he set up a Welsh Open final with Martin O’Donnell. O’Donnell booked his first appearance in a…
Ronnie O’Sullivan has announced his withdrawal from next week’s Welsh Open in Llandudno due to anxiety. The world number one has had a productive season so far with victories at…
Judd Trump eased into the semi-finals of the German Masters with a 5-2 victory over John Higgins. Scotland’s Higgins had taken an early 2-1 lead but Trump came roaring back…
World number one Ronnie O’Sullivan has withdrawn from next week’s German Masters. O’Sullivan, who has already won the Masters, UK Championship and World Grand Prix this season, will not contest…
Ronnie O’Sullivan limped through his World Open qualifier against Alfie Burden in Barnsley to book his place in the final stages of the tournament. O’Sullivan, who has been given special…
Ronnie O’Sullivan put his World Grand Prix success down to buying an air fryer and smoothie maker and not eating junk food. O’Sullivan stormed back from 4-0 down in Leicester…
Ronnie O’Sullivan clawed his way back into contention after a torrid opening session of the World Grand Prix final against Judd Trump in Leicester. The world number one had swept…
Ronnie O’Sullivan laid on a “mind-boggling” masterclass as he booked his place in Sunday’s World Grand Prix final with a 6-1 win against China’s Ding Junhui. Even by O’Sullivan’s standards,…
Ronnie O’Sullivan coasted into the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix in Leicester with a 5-1 win over Gary Wilson. Following a controversial eighth Masters triumph over Ali Carter, O’Sullivan…
Former world champion Shaun Murphy has backed the announcement of Saudi Arabia’s first ever invitational snooker event and the introduction of a new golden ball which could increase the maximum…
The World Snooker Tour has announced Saudi Arabia will host its first ever invitational snooker event with the introduction of a new golden ball which could increase the maximum break…
Ronnie O’Sullivan has once again questioned his snooker future after squeezing into the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix in Leicester with a 4-3 win over Zhou Yuelong. Just four…
Ronnie O’Sullivan has once again questioned his snooker future after squeezing into the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix in Leicester with a 4-3 win over Zhou Yuelong. Just four…
Ali Carter will not have a grudge match with Ronnie O’Sullivan at the World Grand Prix this week after he exited to Mark Selby. O’Sullivan and Carter have been embroiled…
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