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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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Video: Mark Selby plans York celebrations after UK title win

Mark Selby was set for a night of celebration in York after landing the Betway UK Championship.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan

York given two-year extension to continue hosting UK Snooker Championships

York will host The Betway UK Championship at The Barbican Centre until at least 2018 after two-year extension to the current agreement.

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John Higgins during his match with Mark Selby.

‘Forty is the new 20’ as experience proves key at UK Championship

As Steve Davis battled against Old Father Time to prolong his snooker career, he vowed he would be content to keep his world ranking below his age.

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Mark Selby during his match with John Higgins.

Strictly no time for BBC to show snooker climax at UK Championship

Angry armchair snooker fans criticised BBC coverage of the sport after a five-hour match at the UK Championship was taken off air moments before the winning balls were potted.

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John Higgins, left, defeated Mark Allen on day nine of the Betway UK Championship in York (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

John Higgins books holiday treat for wife as cash stacks up

WITH over £360,000 banked in the last month alone, in-form John Higgins’s run at the Betway UK Snooker Championship rumbled on as he battled back to beat Mark Allen in York.

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Oliver Lines during his match against Marco Fu (left) on day eight of the Betway UK Championships 2016, at the York Barbican. (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

End of the Lines as Leeds prospect is taught lesson by Fu

HAVING handed out a 6-0 thrashing to Jimmy Robertson in the previous round, Oli Lines admitted he did not enjoy getting a taste of his own medicine as he crashed out of the Betway UK Snooker Championship.

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