Mark Selby

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Mark Selby (left) and Gary Wilson during day seven of the 2019 Betfred World Championship at The Crucible, Sheffield. Photo: Nigel Roddis/PA Wire

Three-time champion Mark Selby suffered a shock World Championship defeat to former taxi driver Gary Wilson. Selby, who was the 2014, 2016 and 2017 (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan and James Cahill during day three of the 2019 Betfred World Championship at the Crucible. Photograph: PA

Amateur James Cahill is five frames away from producing one of the all-time sporting shocks at the Crucible. Cahill, the first amateur to play at the(...)

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(...)

Robert Milkins celebrates after winning his first-round match against Neil Robertson during day five of the World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Australia’s Neil Robertson became the fifth former champion to crash out in the opening round of the Betfred World Championship as he lost to Robert M(...)

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. (...)

Mark Selby celebrates winning the Betfred  World Championship with wife Vikki and daughter Sofia Maria  at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

What a difference a day makes. Mark Selby, completely unrecognisable from the wan, bottomed-out facsimile of himself who trailed 10-4 at one stage dur(...)

Mark Selby dominated the Monday afternoon session to lead John Higgins by two frames in the World Championship final. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty

Mark Selby dramatically stormed ahead of John Higgins in the Betfred World Championship final as he began to dominate at the Crucible. The world numb(...)

 Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Wladimir Klitschko with London mayor  Sadiq Khan. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Anthony Joshua can make the same game-changing impact on boxing as Tiger Woods achieved in golf, according to Barry Hearn. And veteran promoter Hearn(...)

Mark Selby rallied to trail John Higgins by three frames at the Crucible. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

John Higgins thought his days as a Crucible contender were gone but a fifth Betfred World Championship title is in his sights after he secured a three(...)

Mark Selby celebrates winning his semi-final match against Ding Junhui at the  Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Mark Selby moved one step away from a third World Championship title in four years as he saw off Ding Junhui again at the Crucible. Twelve months ago(...)

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