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(...)

Niall Quinn: It was, a game that toughened me up.”

It’s easy to get confused. Take the contestant on ITV’s The Chase , as heard by a (...)

Northern Ireland’s Oliver Norwood reacts to a missed chance during the international friendly against Turkey in Adana. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho

Turkey 1 Northern Ireland 0A solitary moment of madness cost Northern Ireland a battling draw in Adana as Roy Carroll and Chris Baird gifted Turkey a (...)

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: struggling to control his inner chimp at The Crucible.  Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

It was only the week before last that sports psychologists were queuing up to offer advice to Luis Suarez to help cure his nibbling issue, one (...)