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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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Mark Williams shows youngsters naked truth about snooker’s veterans

By winning a third world title at 43, in a thrilling final against the 42-year-old John Higgins, Mark Williams showed millennials the older generation still have what it takesTuesday morning and in the cafes of Sheffield’s Millennium Square, talk was s…

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Snooker champion Mark Williams keeps promise and strips naked – video

Mark Williams promised and delivered. The 2018 World Snooker champion was ‘over the moon’ after his unexpected victory, but he did not forget to strip naked for the press conference as he said he would if he won the tournament.• Mark Williams beats Joh…

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World champion Williams ‘thought I was finished five years ago’

World champion Mark Williams says he “thought I was finished five years ago” and did not expect to win the title for a third time.

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World Snooker Championship: Mark Williams holds nerve to win pulsating final

Watch highlights as Mark Williams holds his nerve to beat John Higgins 18-16 in a pulsating World Snooker Championship final at the Crucible.

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Williams keeps promise to appear naked at news conference

Watch as Mark Williams delivers on his promise of appearing naked in his news conference if he won the World Championship title.

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World Snooker Championship: Mark Williams says he watched 2017 final in caravan

Newly-crowned world snooker champion Mark Williams reveals he watched last year’s final in a caravan after missing out on the 2017 tournament.

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Mark Williams beats John Higgins in epic World Snooker Championship final

• Welshman secures third world championship with 18-16 victory• Higgins levelled at 15-15 but Williams sealed his third world title“It’s an unbelievable story really,” said Mark Williams. “Two months ago I was thinking about chucking it in and here I a…

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World Snooker Championship: Mark Williams clinches dramatic third title

Watch the moment Mark Williams clinches his third World Snooker Championship title with an 18-16 victory in a dramatic final at the Crucible.

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