Jimmy White

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Mayo are an older team now than when they last met Dublin in the 2017 final. It would appear as if this is the greatest team of all time they are playing. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And then there were four. Kerry-Tyrone has its own recent history and edge and I am sure it will produce a worthy finalist on Sunday. But I think it i(...)

Judd Trump celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2019 Betfred World Championship at The Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph: PA

Judd Trump secured his first snooker World Championship in emphatic fashion, after producing a devastating display to beat John Higgins 18-9 at the Cr(...)

 Jimmy White during the BetVictor Snooker Shoot Out earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

“I’m flying,” Jimmy White says with that cheeky old grin. He pats his waistcoat, loosens his tie and looks ready to celebrate his 39 years as a profes(...)

Ken Doherty was beaten by Scott Donaldson at the English Institute of  Sport in Sheffield. Photograph: Fred Lee/Getty Images

Jimmy White’s hopes of reaching the Crucible for the first time in 13 years were dashed by Ali Carter in the World Championship qualifiers. Carter, r(...)

Alex Higgins came from seven frames behind in the first session to win 16-15 in December 1983. Photograph: Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Alex Higgins’s life was in a state of turbulence in late 1983. First-round defeats in the International Open and Professional Players Championship sho(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan delivered three consecutive centuries to beat Soheil Vahedi at the Northern Ireland Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan let his snooker do the talking again with a 4-0 victory over Soheil Vahedi to move into the second round of the Northern Ireland Ope(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan made his 15th career maximum break on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Two days after Ronnie O’Sullivan described the venue as a “hellhole”, the five-time world champion treated the crowd at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawl(...)

Stephen Hendry celebrates his fourth World Championship victory in 1994. Photograph: Mike Cooper/Allsport

“It was a mixture of embarrassment, anger, frustration, sadness, everything,” Stephen Hendry says as he remembers how his dominance of snooker unravel(...)

Snooker loopy: nice, upside-down-spectacled Dennis Taylor, defeating sly, soulless Steve Davis in 1985. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty

“Oh, he doesn’t want to be straight on the blue!” Consider me out of the office. The greatest sporting event of the calendar is about to begin. (...)

Barry Hearn: “Do you want to see a draw between all Chinese players? The system is there, if they are good enough.”Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Last year Ding Junhui’s run to the final of the World Snooker Championship brought TV audiences in China to 210 million. Ding became the first Asian (...)

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