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 (...)

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(...)

 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(...)

 Ronnie O’Sullivan of England reacts after missing a shot during his quarter-final match against Mark Selby at the  Masters at Alexandra Palace  in London, England. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan completed a tremendous clearance to beat Mark Selby and book his spot in the semi-finals of the Masters. O’Sullivan is back on the (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan in action during his match against Mark O’Sullivan at the UK Masters   at Alexandra Palace in London.  Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA

Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan marked his return to major tournament action with a battling 6-5 victory over Mark Williams in the first round of(...)

Mark Allen: is in fine form again at the Shanghai Masters

Mark Allen remains on course to go one better than last season at the Shanghai Masters after racing into the semi-finals on Friday. The 29-year-old fr(...)

Stuart Bingham celebrates after winning the final of the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Stuart Bingham has revealed how a casual jibe from Northern Irish cueman Mark Allen spurred him on to become world champion.Allen claimed in 2011 tha(...)

England’s Stuart Bingham celebrates beating England’s Shaun Murphy in the World Championship Snooker final at The Crucible in Sheffield. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

After 20 years of hard snooker graft Stuart Bingham is finally an overnight success. The popular 38-year-old from Basildon became the oldest first-tim(...)

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 (...)

Shaun Murphy is through to the World Championship final after beating Barry Hawkins 17-9 at The Crucible. Photograph: PA

Shaun Murphy powered through to the Betfred World Championship final and will vie for a second title after seeing off Barry Hawkins. Armed with an ove(...)