Steve Davis has announced his retirement from snooker. Photograph: PA

Six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis has announced his retirement. Davis, 58, lost to Fergal O’Brien in the first round of qualifying for this(...)

Stuart Bingham gives a thumbs up to the crowd after losing his first-round match to Ali Carter  during day one of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

Stuart Bingham became the latest victim of the ‘Crucible curse’ as the man who lifted the trophy last May crashed out on day one of the Betfred World (...)

 Golan Lodge, with Jack Kennedy up, left, jumps the last on their way to winning the Coral.ie  Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstwon. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

‘He has very little mileage on the clock,” said Ted Walsh. “He’s like a car you brought home and stood on blocks for three years.” In that sense, th(...)

Emerging Belfast pianist Scott Flanigan has been making a name for himself as a side man over the last few years, including appearances with demandin(...)

Stuart Bingham reacts as he comes close to making a 147 break in the World Championship Final  against Shaun Murphy at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.  Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Stuart Bingham was producing the best snooker of his life in the biggest match of his career and almost made a maximum break as he moved within sight (...)

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 (...)

Kurt Maflin reacts during his match against Mark Selby during the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

The survival instincts of Mark Selby rescued the defending world champion and left Kurt Maflin heartbroken as the Crucible witnessed an opening-day cl(...)

Former world champion Doherty beat Lee Walker 10-6 in the World Championship qualifiers.

Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien led an Irish charge towards the Crucible yesterday in Sheffield. Former world champion Doherty (45) beat Lee Walker 10-(...)

Shaun Murphy became the 10th player to secure snooker’s triple crown after thrashing Neil Robertson 10-2 in the Masters final. (Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Shaun Murphy became the 10th man to win the Triple Crown after thrashing Neil Robertson 10-2 at Alexandra Palace to win the Masters. Robertson, the wo(...)

Seven-time World Championship winner Stephen Hendry could come out of retirement to compete in this year’s tournament. (Photograph: INPHO/Getty Images)

Stephen Hendry has confirmed he could come out of retirement and return to snooker in time for the World Championship in April.The 46-year-old Scot wa(...)