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Fans left snookered for 2018 Crucible tickets

Tickets for next year's Betfred World Championship sold out within 24 hours of going on sale.

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Mark Selby celebrates winning the world snooker title. (Picture: PA)

Mark Selby eyes Stephen Hendry’s record of Crucible triumphs

Mark Selby believes he could match Stephen Hendry’s record of seven Crucible titles if he can show the same level of durability as John Higgins.

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Mark Selby celebrates winning the Betfred Snooker World Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

World Snooker: Mark Selby masters Sheffield’s Crucible once again to deny John Higgins

Mark Selby produced one of sport’s greatest comebacks tonight to retain his Betfred World Championship title.

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Ding Junhui.

Could 2018 be just the ticket for Ding Junhui at Crucible?

Tickets for next year’s Betfred World Championship go on sale today and Ding Junhui is already thinking of next year’s Crucible return.
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Mark Selby and John Higgins shakes hands at the start of the final.

Selby launches late fightback to keep alive his Crucible dream

Mark Selby staged a Crucible fightback last night to keep alive his hopes of retaining his Betfred World Championship crown.

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John Higgins at the table in his semi final match against Barry Hawkins.

Crucible latest: Selby beats Ding in World Championship thriller

Mark Selby pipped Ding Junhui as the duo produced a Crucible classic in their battle to reach the final of the Betfred World Championship.

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Mark Selby in his semi final match with Ding Junhui.

World Snooker: Ding Junhui stuns Mark Selby to keep Crucible dream alive

DING JUNHUI produced a thrilling fightback to keep alive his hopes of being crowned world snooker champion in his adopted hometown of Sheffield.

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Ding Junhui during his match against Mark Selby at the Crucible in which he has a 5-3 advantage (Picture: Tim FGoode/PA).

Ding Junhui’s shoulders broad enough to carry Sheffield hopes at Crucible

DING JUNHUI has grown up with the weight of a nation on his shoulders so the Chinese superstar has no problem carrying the hopes of his adopted hometown of Sheffield.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan (right) congratulates Ding Junhui.

Ronnie O’Sullivan denies 147 snub in Crucible exit to Ding Junhui

Ronnie O’Sullivan denied he snubbed the chance of a maximum break as he crashed out of the Betfred World Championship to Ding Junhui.

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Mark Selby on his way to winning his quarter-final against Marco Fu.

Selby and Higgins cruise through to Crucible semi-finals

Mark Selby showed why he remains the man to beat at the Crucible but John Higgins has his own sights on glory after powering through to the semi-finals.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan in action against Ding Junhui.

Ding Junhui opens up Crucible lead on O’Sullivan

Ding Junhui produced a sparkling display at the Crucible to lead Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-6 in their Betfred World Championship quarter-final.

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Jason Ferguson, Seema Jaswal, George, Ellis and John Parrott

Ex-Crucible champion Parrott brings smiles to Sheffield’s Becton Centre

Former world snooker champion John Parrott paid a visit to Sheffield’s Becton Centre for Children and Young People this week.

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Mark Selby on his way to defeating Xiao Guodong (Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire).

Selby in confident frame of mind during his title defence

Defending champion Mark Selby says he is feeling little pressure in his attempt to win a third Betfred World Championship title.

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Defending champion Mark Selby returns to action today needing three frames for victory (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA).

Selby still on course to repeat final show

Defending champion Mark Selby needs three frames today to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Betfred World Championship.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan was in cruise control during his last 16 match against Shaun Murphy (Photo: PA)

World Snooker Championships: Ronnie O'Sullivan compares himself to a singer after seeing off Shaun Murphy in Sheffield

Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted he was relaxed over his attempt to win a sixth world championship title after ruthlessly seeing off Shaun Murphy to reach the quarter-finals in Sheffield.
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Ronnie O'Sullivan studies the table in his match against Shaun Murphy. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is firmly in driving seat against Shaun Murphy

Ronnie O’Sullivan is still hunting Crucible glory after all these years and moved a step closer to a sixth world title in Sheffield.

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Rory McLeod celebrates after his victory over Judd Trump on day five of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire)

World Championship: Lacklustre Trump humbled by McLeod as Crucible crowd witness huge shock

Judd Trump fell victim to one of the biggest shocks in Crucible history as he crashed out of the Betfred World Championship to rank outsider Rory McLeod.

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In the news: Ronnie OSullivan made headlines more for his post-match comments than his play at the Crucible on Sunday. (Picture: PA)

World Championship: Barry Hearn hits back over Ronnie O’Sullivan’s bullying claim

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has denied Ronnie O’Sullivan’s claims of bullying and intimidation, insisting comments from the five-times world champion are “unfounded” and “inaccurate”.

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Leedss David Grace, seen in action against Kyren Wilson in his maiden Crucible appearance (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

Grace is eager to get second taste of Crucible

RETURNING to the hallowed Crucible Theatre will be the be-all and end-all for Leeds’s David Grace in future seasons after the 31-year-old suffered a 10-6 loss to Kyren Wilson in his first Betfred World Championships match.

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Judd Trump.

Weekend Interview: How Judd Trump plans to reclaim his No1 spot at Sheffield’s Crucible

JUDD TRUMP believes the time has come to finally join snooker’s elite and be crowned world champion.

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