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Williams beats Gilbert to win World Open in China

World champion Mark Williams comes back from 9-5 down to beat England’s David Gilbert 10-9 to the World Open title in China.

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Barry Hawkins told ‘get cancer’ by online troll

Former World Championship finalist Barry Hawkins reveals online abuse he suffered after losing in the semi-finals of the World Open.

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World Open: Mark Selby loses to world number 53 Noppon Saengkham

World number one Mark Selby is out of the World Open, losing 5-4 to Noppon Saengkham in China.

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Judd Trump & Ding Junhui beaten at World Open in China

Judd Trump loses to Gary Wilson and Ding Junhui is beaten by Robert Milkins at the World Open in China.

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Riga Masters: Neil Robertson beats Jack Lisowski in final

Neil Robertson beats Jack Lisowski to win the first tour event of the new snooker season at the Riga Masters.

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Riga Masters: Mark Williams out after second-round Zhang Yong loss in Latvia

World champions Mark Williams is out of the Riga Masters after losing 4-3 to Zhang Yong in Latvia.

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Mark Williams: World champion knows success hard to top

As the new snooker season starts world champion Mark Williams says it will be ‘difficult’ to match his ‘unbelievable’ achievement last season.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan joins SightRight snooker coaching set-up

Ronnie O’Sullivan joins the SightRight coaching stable, which helped revitalise the career of world champion Mark Williams.

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Stephen Lee: Banned snooker player avoids prison in Hong Kong

Banned snooker player Stephen Lee has avoided prison despite admitting to working illegally in Hong Kong.

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‘I’m not sure punishing the players is the answer’ – O’Sullivan on match-fixing

Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan urges snooker’s governing body to look at reasons for match-fixing instead of sanctioning players.

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World Snooker suspends David John, Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng over match-fixing concerns

David John, Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng are suspended by World Snooker over allegations of manipulating the outcome of matches.

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Cheltenham Races to host snooker World Grand Prix

Snooker’s World Grand Prix is to be held at Cheltenham Racecourse next year – a brand new venue for the sport.

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Q School: Barry Pinches faces Luke in father-and-son battle of the baize

Barry Pinches faces son Luke in his ‘toughest match’ as the pair look to earn a place on the pro snooker tour.

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Final-day football heroics, naked champions and ducklings on the pitch | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup features a near miss at the Tour de Yorkshire, a painful 102mph fast ball and a thirsty Didier Drogba1) It’s been a weekend of triumph and disaster across English football as the season reached its final throes in the Football Leagu…

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Trusting himself lets Mark Williams perform at his peak when bums turn squeaky | Paul MacInnes

Williams’ triumph at the Crucible, and Charlie Austin’s performance for Southampton, showed how top performers shrug off pressure by concentrating on what they do bestOn Monday evening I stood adjacent to history. Waiting for the delayed evening sessio…

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Mark Williams, Gary Lineker and the history of rash celebrity bets

The snooker player promised to appear naked at a press conference if he won the 2018 world title – a vow he kept on Monday night. But others have not been so honourableIn fairness to newly crowned snooker world champion Mark Williams, he kept his promi…

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