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True grit the key to Mark Selby’s World Snooker Championship triumph

THE way Mark Selby played in the early rounds of the World Championship there seemed better odds on his boyhood club Leicester City winning the Premier League than the world No 1 lifting the Crucible title.

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Mark Selby celebrates with wife Vikki and daughter Sofia Maria after beating Ding Junhui in the final

World Championship: Mark Selby does enough to hold off underdog Ding Junhui

Mark Selby lifted the Betfred World Championship last night to complete a miserable evening for China.

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Barry Hearn.

Sheffield signs 10-year snooker deal for World Championship

Snooker’s Betfred World Championship will stay in Sheffield for the next decade after a new 10-year deal was announced.

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Ding Junhui at the table.

Ding’s final fightback keeps Crucible dream alive

Ding Junhui produced a stunning fightback to keep alive his hopes of becoming the first Asian snooker player to win the Betfred World Championship.

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Ding Junhui.

Record-breaking Ding refuses to celebrate just yet

Ding Junhui reached his first Betfred World Championship final in record-setting style but insisted there would be no celebrations until he gets his hands on the trophy.

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Ding Junhui holds a 14-10 overnight lead against Alan McManus in their World Championship semi-final (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA).

Ding Junhui misses maximum on record-breaking night at Crucible

Ding Junhui edged the battle of the qualifiers last night in a record-breaking battle, but missed out on a 147 maximum at the Betfred World Championship.

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Alan McManus.

Kind break for Bluebell Wood after £25,000 donation

Children’s hospice Bluebell Wood have pocketed £25,000 from this year’s Betfred World Championship.

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World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire).

Players must get fitter to cope with demands – Hearn

Barry Hearn believes snooker’s 10-year multi-million pound deal with broadcaster Eurosport can help the sport achieve “global domination”.

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World Snooker chief Barry Hearn announces his 10 year deal with Eurosport alongside Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton.

Hearn excited with 10-year Eurosport deal

Eurosport have signed a lucrative 10-year deal to continue their television coverage of snooker across the globe.

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Neil Robertson celebrates with the UK Snooker Championship trophy at York's Barbican Theatre last year. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

York’s Barbican set to stage UK Championships once again

Snooker’s second biggest tournament, the UK Championship, is to return to York later this year.

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Sheffield-based Ding Junhui.

Time for Ding Junhui to gatecrash the party at Crucible in Sheffield

Living in Sheffield for Ding Junhui is like having a works party in your front living room for 17 days every year and you’re not invited.

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Ronnie OSullivan talks to the media following his exit from the Crucible (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA).

O’Sullivan vowing to return as Olympics target set

five-times champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will be back at the Crucible in Sheffield next year after failing to reach this year’s quarter-finals.

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Ding Junhui surveys the layout of the balls ahead of a shot during his World Championship match against world No 5 Judd Trump (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA).

Ding and Wilson both chase history at the Crucible

Qualifiers Ding Junhui and Kyren Wilson hope to join an elite group by lifting the Betfred World Championship.

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Kyren Wilson during day nine of the Betfred World Championship at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

Experience proves key at Crucible

Alan McManus is leading the charge of snooker’s ‘golden oldies’ at this year’s Betfred World Championship.

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Anthony McGill during his defeat to Marco Fu.

Richard Hercock: Crucible’s leading men fail to deliver on big stage

The Crucible in Sheffield is no stranger to drama but killing off your leading men in the opening scene is something odd even for this famous old theatre.

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Judd Trump during his match with Liang Wembo. (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Drinks on Trump as he completes Crucible fightback

Judd Trump avoided joining a first-round exodus at the Betfred World Championship – but ended up with a hefty bar tab.

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Leeds's Paul Hunter.

Masters tribute to Leeds legend Hunter

Leeds snooker legend Paul Hunter has been honoured by sporting chiefs on the 10th anniversary of his tragic death.

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Ding Junhui in action against Martin Gould in Sheffield.

Ding’s star rising as Gould stunned by Crucible fightback

Ding Junhui held his nerve to clinch a thrilling first-round win at the Betfred World Championship last night.

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The Crucible.

Snooker disability day in Sheffield

Snooker chiefs will stage the annual World Disability Day in Sheffield on Thursday during the Betfred World Snooker Championship.

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Judd Trump seen in action in last year's World Championship semi-final against Stuart Bingham (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire).

Judd Trump looking to put the frighteners on Crucible rivals

Judd Trump wants a return of “naughty snooker” to help break the shackles and win the Betfred World Championship.

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