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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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1990 - Stephen Hendry finds it all a bit much, while runner-up Jimmy White looks on. (Sheffield Newspapers).

Sheffield’s Crucible - Snooker’s theatre of dreams

It’s 40 years since the Crucible began hosting the Snooker World Championship in Sheffield and now a new book looks back at some of the great matches. Chris Bond spoke to its author.

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Barry Hearn, chairman of World Snooker, at The Crucible ahead of the World Championships

‘I’d like World Champs to stay in Steel City forever’

Barry Hearn, the chairman of World Snooker, has given Sheffield a huge boost on the eve of the World Championships by admitting: “I’d host it at the Crucible forever if I could!”

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David Grace

World Snooker Championships: Leeds potter David Grace hoping to rekindle York run on Crucible bow in Sheffield

Leeds potter David Grace is hoping his past exploits will stop him getting overawed by the Crucible experience in his first appearance at the World Championships next week.
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Mark Selby won the Betfred World Snooker Championship for the second time after beating China's Ding Junhui 18-14 in the final in Sheffield last year

Snooker: No luck of the Irish for Fergal O’Brien as he draws world No.1 Mark Selby

After winning the longest frame in professional snooker history to reach the Crucible, the first-round draw of the World Snooker Championship could hardly have been less kind to Fergal O’Brien.

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Leeds snooker player David Grace

Leeds snooker player David Grace avoids Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Selby in World Championships draw

Leeds potter David Grace has stayed away from snooker's biggest names in the first round draw at the World Championships in Sheffield.

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Fergal O'Brien beat David Gilbert 10-9 at Ponds Forge

Longer than a marathon: Sheffield witnesses longest frame in snooker history ahead of Crucible World Championships

The longest frame in professional snooker history was played out in Sheffield last night as Fergal O'Brien booked his place at the Crucible for next week's World Championships.
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England's Peter Ebdon at the table during the World Championships at the Crucible, Sheffield. (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire)

World Championship: Emotional Peter Ebdon reaches Crucible once more as Yorkshire’s David Grace earns debut

Peter Ebdon wrestled with mixed emotions after he secured a 24th appearance at the Crucible.

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Dominant: Stephen Hendry raises the trophy after his seventh world title success. (Picture: PA)

World Snooker Championship: Standard too high to challenge my record – Hendry

Snooker legend Stephen Hendry believes his Crucible record of seven World Championship titles will never be beaten.

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