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Snooker legend Stephen Hendry behind camera for Happy Gilmore remake

SNOOKER legend Stephen Hendry, seven times world champion, is also hugely impressive when wielding a golf club.

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Leeds snooker player Peter Lines

In the frame: Leeds’ Peter Lines hoping to deny Stephen Hendry a Crucible return

Leeds’s Peter Lines is looking to gatecrash Stephen Hendry’s snooker comeback at this week’s World Seniors Championship.

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Republic of Ireland's Ken Doherty during the Betfred.com World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, back in 2012.

Crucible champions to celebrate 40th anniversary in Sheffield

Snooker champions from the last four decades will descend on Sheffield next month as the Crucible Theatre celebrates the 40th anniversary of staging the World Championship.

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MAGICIAN: Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Five-minute wonder? Remembering Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 147 Crucible masterclass

FIVE minutes and 20 seconds was all it took. And it was 20 years ago today.

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Stephen Hendry celebrates winning one of his seven world snooker titles.

Club closures are a threat to the pipeline, says Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry is widely regarded as the greatest snooker player of all time, but fears where the champions of tomorrow are coming from.

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Stephen Hendry at the snooker table.

Weekend Interview: Snooker legend Stephen Hendry eyes one last Crucible hurrah

Stephen Hendry calls it a “Rocky-style” chance for an amateur snooker player to earn a place at the World Championship.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan kisses the trophy following his victory over Joe Perry at the Dafabet Masters.

O’Sullivan survives Perry scare to secure historic Masters win

Ronnie O’Sullivan created history as he sealed a record seventh Dafabet Masters title after coming back to defeat Joe Perry in a 10-7 triumph at Alexandra Palace.

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Barry Hawkins

‘Settled’ Barry Hawkins overcomes off-colour No 1 Mark Selby

Barry Hawkins beat an out-of-sorts Mark Selby 6-3 to reach the Masters semi-finals at Alexandra Palace.

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Stephen Hendry.

Snooker legend is back: Fancy playing Stephen Hendry for a place at World Championship?

Amateur players in Yorkshire have been handed the chance to play snooker legend Stephen Hendry and win a coveted place in this year’s World Championship in Sheffield.

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Mark Allen during day two of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London.

Shaking Higgins betrays how much it still means as former Crucible king is defeated

Two-time winner John Higgins was knocked out of the Dafabet Masters in the first round following a thrilling 6-5 defeat to Mark Allen at Alexandra Palace.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Ronnie O’Sullivan holds nerve to open Masters defence with Liang Wenbo win

Ronnie O’Sullivan admitted he had a lucky escape after clinching a 6-5 first-round victory over Liang Wenbo on the openng day of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace in London.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Torture is over: Ronnie O’Sullivan has new respect for rival Mark Selby

Ronnie O’Sullivan has had a change of heart about Mark Selby after getting to know the man he labelled snooker’s “torturer”.

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TOP MAN: Mark Selby celebrates with the UK Championship trophy after victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

State of the Nation - Snooker: Mark Selby still the man to beat after memorable 12 months

Mark Selby ruled the world in 2016 and it is hard to see beyond the Leicester cueman as the player to dominate the green baize over the next 12 months.

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Marco Fu won the Scottish Open on Sunday, beating John Higgins in the final (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

Marco Fu’s stunning sequence helps him lift Scottish Open title

Marco Fu won eight frames in a row in a stunning performance to clinch the Scottish Open title with a 9-4 victory over John Higgins.

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Shaun Murphy.

Sheffield academy teenagers inflict surprise German Masters qualifying defeats on Higgins and Murphy

Former world champions John Higgins and Shaun Murphy suffered shock exits at the German Masters qualifiers at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Leeds’s Darryl Hill gives Ronnie O’Sullivan German Masters scare

Ronnie O’Sullivan avoided a shock defeat last night after clinching a 5-4 win over Yorkshire’s Darryl Hill in the German Masters qualifiers.

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Leeds snooker player Peter Lines who has benefitted from improved surroundings at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds at heart of county’s recent renaissance

Ronnie O’Sullivan makes a swift return to action in Yorkshire on Wednesday after the disappointment of being beaten in the final of the Betway UK Championship at the York Barbican.

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Mark Selby celebrates with the Betway UK Championship trophy after victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan (Photo: PA)

The White Stuff: Stars need to take centre stage regularly for snooker to emulate rival sports

It was the final snooker richly needed.

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Video: Playing me is like "their Cup final" believes Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan believes opponents treat matches against him as “their Cup final” after seeing his run without silverware extend to 10 months.

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Mark Selby celebrates with the Betway UK Championship trophy after victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan at the York Barbican. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

UK Championship: Master tactician Mark Selby proves No 1 status by denying Ronnie O’Sullivan in York

MARK SELBY ruined Ronnie O’Sullivan’s birthday celebrations as he was crowned the Betway UK Championship winner on Sunday night after a thrilling final.

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