Alan McManus in in the World Championship semi-finals after beating John Higgins. Photograph: Getty

Marco Fu withstood one of the Crucible’s finest fightbacks to book his place in the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championships for the second time(...)

Barry Hawkins celebrates beating Ronnie O’Sullivan. Photograph: PA

Barry Hawkins hailed one of the best wins of his career after holding his nerve to edge Ronnie O’Sullivan in a final frame thriller and reach the Worl(...)

Kyren Wilson beat Mark Allen to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championships. Photograph: Getty

Rising star Kyren Wilson is convinced he can become the first qualifier since Shaun Murphy to win the World Snooker Championship after booking his pla(...)

 Judd Trump sported some interesting footwear during his second-round match against Ding Junhui at the World Championships at the  Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photograph:  Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Judd Trump became embroiled in a Twitter row as his hopes of World Championship glory took a major nosedive on Sunday. The 2011 Crucible runner-up wa(...)

Barry Hawkins in action during his World Championship quarter-final against   Ronnie O’Sullivan  at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photograph:   Tim Goode/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s quest for a sixth World Snooker Championship is under threat after in-form Barry Hawkins edged the first session of their quarter-(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan is congratulated by David Gilbert during day three of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan escaped with a slap on the wrist after snubbing a mandatory post-match press conference following his first-round with at the Betfre(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan in action against David Gilbert, during day three of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s often tumultuous relationship with his sport took another bizarre twist on Monday when he was told he will be disciplined for fail(...)

Mark Allen will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of US Masters winner Danny Willett at the snooker World Championships. Photograph: PA

Mark Allen has vowed to put himself into Crucible contention by taking inspiration from golf’s Masters champion Danny Willett. Keen golfer Allen pla(...)

Ding Junhui hit a maximum 147 in his defeat to  Neil Robertson in the  quarter-finals of  the Welsh Open in Cardiff. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Ding Junhui recorded a maximum 147 at the Welsh Open on Friday, just four days after Ronnie O’Sullivan had turned down the chance to do likewise becau(...)

Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan opted for a 146 rather than a 147 as the prize money on offer wasn’t enough. Photograph: Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed he passed up a 147 chance in his Welsh Open first-round match because he felt the €13,000 prize on offer is “too cheap”. In(...)