Judd Trump during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Judd Trump wants it to be third time lucky against Ronnie O’Sullivan at next month’s Masters. The swashbuckling left-hander has knuckled down t(...)

Leinster’s 24-18 defeat against Harlequins at The Stoop rounded off a mixed weekend for the provinces in europe
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 8, 2014, 08:35

Lacklustre Leinster The provinces enjoyed decidedly mixed fortunes as they returned to European competition this weekend. On Sunday Matt O’(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan in action at the during the Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York.

Ronnie O’Sullivan completed a stellar year by fending off a dramatic Judd Trump comeback to win the Coral UK Championship. A 10-9 victory gave 39-year(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan blows on his cue tip in his semi final match against Stuart Bingham during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan fought back off the ropes after fearing Stuart Bingham was about to deliver the knockout blow to his Coral UK Championship title (...)

Tiger Woods is propping up the leaderboard after carding a five over par opening round of 77 at the Hero World Challenge on his return form injury
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates a maximum break of 147 in the final frame of his 6-0 victory over Matthew Selt during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan finished off with a brilliant 147 break as he stormed into the quarter-finals of the Coral UK Championship with a 6-0 demolition of(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan in action against Ben Woollaston during the third round of the Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York.

A new pair of shoes and a more playable table helped Ronnie O’Sullivan cruise into the last 16 of the UK Championship. A typically outspoken O’Sulliva(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/Pa

Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury. O’Sullivan is targeti(...)

 Ronnie O’Sullivan who escaped unscathed from a car crash as he travelled home from defeat in the world championships final.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan escaped unscathed from a car crash as he travelled home from defeat in the Dafabet World Championship final. The five-t(...)

Mark Selby celebrates after winning the final of the Dafabet World Snooker Championships at The Crucible, Sheffield.Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Mark Selby dedicated Crucible glory to his late father after stunning Ronnie O’Sullivan with one of the greatest snooker comebacks. The 30-year-old L(...)