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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Jimmy White: ‘I had one sneaky account with NatWest. I started dipping into this every now and then to fund my crack habit. I did the lot in less than three months. Every penny.’ Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Six-time World Championship finalist Jimmy White has told of his battle with crack cocaine addiction. The ‘Whirlwind’ (52) became a huge fans’ favouri(...)

Whyte’s auction of “History, Literature and Collectibles” in Dublin next Saturday features a selection of first editions by Seamus Heaney, including a(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan  and Barry Hawkins in their final match during the Betfair World Championships at the Crucible, Sheffield.

Barry Hawkins was rising to the challenge of his first Betfair World Championship final last night as he and Ronnie O’Sullivan produced a high-(...)

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(...)