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Aug 21

China Championship: Shaun Murphy beats Ali Carter to reach Guangzhou final

Shaun Murphy comes from behind to beat fellow Englishman Ali Carter and reach the final of the China Championship.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/41000731

Aug 20

China Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan beaten by Luca Brecel in quarter-finals

Luca Brecel comes back from 4-1 down to beat five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-4 and reach the China Championship semi-finals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40993981

Aug 19

O’Sullivan thrashes Dott to reach last eight in China

Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan reaches the China Championship quarter-finals with a 5-0 defeat of Graeme Dott.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40988098

Aug 18

China Championship: Selby, Higgins, Trump, Ding, Fu, Hawkins all out

The world’s top six players are all knocked out in a remarkable second round at the China Championship.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40979439

Jul 26

Joe Perry gets three-month suspended ban over betting rule breaches

Joe Perry is given a three-month ban – suspended until May 2018 – for betting on matches.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40733824

Jul 23

Hong Kong Masters 2017: Neil Robertson beats O’Sullivan in final

Neil Robertson beats Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Masters to seal a first title in 13 months.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40698763

Jul 10

Mark Selby: World champion close to return from broken toe

World champion Mark Selby expects to return to action this month after missing the start of the season with a broken toe.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40555812

Jul 09

Snooker World Cup: China A beat England to win

Hosts China A come from behind to beat England 4-3 in the final of the Snooker World Cup in Wuxi.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40550178

Jul 08

Snooker World Cup: England to face holders China B, Wales knocked out

England held off a Northern Ireland fight back to reach the semi-finals of the Snooker World Cup in China.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40544496

Jul 07

England face Northern Ireland in World Cup

England will face Northern Ireland in Saturday’s quarter-finals of the Snooker World Cup in Wuxi, China.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40538796

Jun 30

New venue for Northern Ireland Open

This year’s Northern Ireland Open snooker tournament will take place at the new venue of Belfast’s Waterfront Hall in November.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40456955

Jun 27

Ronnie O’Sullivan: I was in hospital after breakdown

Ronnie O’Sullivan says he was in hospital for four days while at the 2016 Snooker World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40417483

Jun 25

Riga Masters: Wales’ Ryan Day beats Scotland’s Stephen Maguire for title

Welshman Ryan Day beats Scotland’s Stephen Maguire 5-2 to win the Riga Masters and with it his first title.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/40399402

Jun 22

Stephen Hendry: ‘In a fight, it would be hard to get past Jimmy White’

The seven-time world snooker champion talks his poker face, his golf handicap, Alex Higgins, Neutral Milk Hotel and why he never felt sorry for the Whirlwind

Hello Stephen! Small Talk isn’t good at much, goodness knows, but we like to think we can read a face. You’re a big poker fan, we’re guessing? It’s written all over your coupon! Yeah I am. I began playing during the boom when online poker first started around 2001. I played a lot. Steve Davis got me into it. I saw him doing it on his laptop all the time. We used to have a little school at night. A few players got into it. That’s how I learned to play.

Are you any good? I’ve certainly improved, there’s no doubt about that. You get sick of handing over money! But I wouldn’t say I’m a expert by any stretch of imagination. It’s a bit like chess to me: I know what the pieces do, but playing it well is the hard thing. But I enjoy it, and my association with Poker Stars is great. I’m an ambassador for them, and get to play at these massive events like the Marbella Poker Festival. It’s cool.

Related: Elise Christie: ‘It was easier to hide from stuff before social media’

Did I ever feel sorry for Jimmy White? No! If you haven’t got what it takes, then that’s your fault

Neal Foulds recommended Neutral Milk Hotel. It’s an album that just gets to you

Related: Nick Skelton: ‘I landed on my head and broke my neck’ | Small Talk

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/22/small-talk-stephen-hendry-jimmy-white-fight

Jun 04

John Higgins: Question & answer session with four-time world champion

John Higgins answers questions on a number of topics including his favourite tournament, toughest opponent and most embarrassing moment.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/40152508

May 11

Stevens has cue stolen from car

Double World Championship finalist Matthew Stevens promises a reward for the safe return of his cue.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-39881634

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