Ronnie O’Sullivan is spoken to by referee Olivier Marteel in his second round match against Matthew Stevens during day nine of the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan found himself in more bother at the Betfred World Championship after making a rude gesture during his second-round match against Mat(...)

Ding Junhui of China in action during his match against John Higgins at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

John Higgins saw his hopes of a fifth world title ended for this year as Ding Junhui advanced to the quarter-finals in Sheffield.World number three (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan has broken Stephen Hendry’s for career centuries after he notched up his 776th in the opening frame of his Masters quarter final against Marco Fu. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed one of snooker’s great records on Thursday as he began his Masters quarter-final against Marco Fu. The 39-year-old fired in (...)

Mark Selby (left) congratulates David Morris after he won their second-round match during the  Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York. Photograph:   Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Kilkenny’s David Morris caused a huge shock at the Coral UK Championship when he knocked out world champion Mark Selby. Selby, who became a father for(...)

Fergal O’Brien is into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals. Photograph: Gareth Copley/PA Wire

Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien will meet Mark Selby in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals after fighting back to beat Zhao Xintong on Thursday.Zhao, the 17(...)

Alan McManus (left) and Ken Doherty in their second round match during the Dafabet World Snooker Championships at The Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan admitted he had put Liverpool’s Premier League title quest ahead of his own needs after battling his way into the quarter-fi(...)

Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan to face Finnish qualifier Robin Hull. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Ireland’s Ken Doherty will face England’s Stuart Bingham in the first round of the snooker world Championships at the Crucible on Saturday. (...)

Judd Trump (left) and Marco Fu (right) during their Masters meeting at at Alexandra Palace, London. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Marco Fu advanced to the quarter-finals of the Masters as he edged out Judd Trump 6-5 in an enthralling match at Alexandra Palace. It was an arduous c(...)

Fergal O’Brien. Photograph: Inpho

It was a bad day for the Irish at the Australian Open as both Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien crashed out of the tournament.Doherty lost 5-2 to Hong Ko(...)

Mark Selby sits dejected in his chair as he loses his second round match against Barry Hawkins at the Betfair World Championships at the Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Weary world number one Mark Selby staggered to a dismal Crucible defeat as his dream of completing snooker’s ‘triple crown’ was dashed by a stu(...)