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Former world champion Peter Ebdon has retired from snooker. Photograph: Getty Images

Former world champion Peter Ebdon has retired from professional snooker due to injury. The 49-year-old has opted to end his career rather than have s(...)

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 ‘’Hurricane’’ Higgins of Northern Ireland smokes between shots during the 1983 Embassy World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. Photo: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

Snooker loopy nuts are we Me and him and them and me We’ll show you what we can do With a load of balls and a snooker cue So went the chorus of Chas (...)

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. (...)

New research indicates rock music could be an effective way of putting your opponents while playing board games this Christmas. File photograph: Bloomberg

The work of rock band AC/DC may not be an obvious festive choice, but for wily board game players it could come to define the sound of every Christmas(...)

 John Higgins made  a 147 break in his second round match  against Sam Craigie at the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

John Higgins scored the eighth 147 break of his career as he booked his place in the third round of the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast on Wednesday.(...)

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 (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan in action against Ben Woollaston during the third round of the Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York.

A new pair of shoes and a more playable table helped Ronnie O’Sullivan cruise into the last 16 of the UK Championship. A typically outspoken O’Sulliva(...)

Ireland’s Ken Doherty  in action against Stuart Bingham  during day one of the the  World Snooker Championship at The Crucible Theatre  in Sheffield. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Ken Doherty rallied from 3-0 down to finish the first session just one frame behind at 5-4 in his first-round clash against Stuart Bingham at t(...)

Whyte’s auction of “History, Literature and Collectibles” in Dublin next Saturday features a selection of first editions by Seamus Heaney, including a(...)