Aaron Hill went out 5-1 to China’s Yan Bingtao in the last-16 of the European Masters in Milton Keynes. Photograph: @We AreWST on Twitter

Aaron Hill saw his sensational run at the European Masters finally brought to an end by Chinese star Yan Bingtao on Friday night. The 18-year-old to(...)

Cork teenager Aaron Hill beat world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan at the European Masters. Photograph: @We AreWST on Twitter

He has just beaten Ronnie O’Sullivan in his second professional game of snooker. But those who know Aaron Hill are not the least bit surprised. The C(...)

 Stephen Hendry has come out of retirement to compete in the World Snooker Tour for the next two seasons. File photograph: Getty Images

Seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry has come out of retirement and will return to the World Snooker Tour for the next two seasons. The Scot reti(...)

Frank Dunphy and  Damien Hirst attend The Opening of “Damien Hirst: The Elusive Truth”  in New York City in 2005. Photograph: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Frank Dunphy, who has died aged 82, was the business brain behind the multimillion-pound career of the artist Damien Hirst. A garrulous working-class (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates winning the world championship at the Crucible on Sunday night. Photograph: BBC Two/PA

Perhaps when you weigh everything up, it is only right that this unique World Snooker Championship belongs to Ronnie O’Sullivan. There are many words (...)

 Ronnie O’Sullivan lifting the Betfred World Snooker Championship trophy at the Crucible in  Sheffield on Sunday night. Photograh: PA/BBC

Perhaps when you weigh everything up, it is only right that this unique World Snooker Championship belongs to Ronnie O’Sullivan. There are many words (...)

  Mark Selby has edged ahead of Ronnie O’Sullivan at the Crucible in Sheffield. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Mark Selby turned the tables on a frustrated Ronnie O’Sullivan as he fought back to take a 9-7 lead in their World Championship semi-final. Selby, w(...)

London Irish’s Seán O’Brien: “It will be down to me at the end of the day, how well I am playing and how well the team is going.”   Photograph: Roger Evans/Inpho

Not quite Ronnie O’Sullivan levels of honesty but Sean O’Brien has never been afraid of speaking the truth into recording devices. The autobiography,(...)

Alex Higgins looks on as Jimmy White is at the table during the 1986 World Championships. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Getty

Whenever you are asked about least favourite moments in sport or, it is impossible not to hear David Brent’s immortal answer to his biggest life disap(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan  got the better of Ding Junhui in a quality session on Sunday at the Crucible. File photograph: Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan launched a savage attack on snooker’s next generation after beating Ding Junhui to book a World Championship quarter-final clash aga(...)

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