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Stephen Hendry’s hopes of earning a place at the World Championships was ended by Xu Si. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty

Stephen Hendry’s improbable quest to return to the Crucible was brought to a juddering halt at the hands of Chinese player Xu Si in their World Champi(...)

Former champion Ken Doherty made his last appearance at the World Snooker Championships in 2014. Photograph: Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Ken Doherty admits that he craves one last appearance at the spiritual home of snooker before packing away his cue for good. The 1997 world champion(...)

Aaron Hill will take part in next week’s World Championship qualifiers.

When you are on the outside looking through the window, elite snooker can seem like a closed house. The annual world championships will begin in Sheff(...)

 Scotland’s Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg celebrate after beating England at Twickenham. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

England 6 Scotland 11 When a rivalry has been maturing for 150 years, the taste of success is always intoxicating. For Scotland this was as special a(...)

Pádraig Harrington and his caddie Ronan Flood  move a tree branch out of the way to get to his ball at the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at  Galgorm Castle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

You might have seen Pádraig Harrington and his caddie Ronan Flood apply Rule 15.1 of the Rules of Golf on the par-5 10th hole during his opening round(...)

 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(...)

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 (...)

 Anthony McGill of Scotland in action during   the World Snooker Championship.

Ronnie O’Sullivan moved into a 5-3 lead over Mark Selby in their World Championship semi-final after an evening session marred by a series of costly k(...)

John Higgins made his maiden Crucible 147 on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty

John Higgins made only the 11th maximum break in World Championship history but saw his hopes of a fifth title shattered by a shock 13-11 second round(...)

 Ken Doherty was beaten 6-3 by Mark King on Sunday. File photograph: Getty Images

Ken Doherty’s hopes of reaching the Crucible for the first time in six years were ended by Mark King on Sunday after a 6-3 defeat in the penultimate r(...)

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