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# snooker - Sunday 17 May, 2015

‘I couldn’t see a way out. My intention was to end my life’, says former snooker champion

Willie Thorne has revealed he attempted suicide last year after racking up a reported £1m in gambling debts.

# snooker - Monday 4 May, 2015

The man who conquered The Rocket just won one of the tightest world snooker finals ever

Stuart Bingham eked out a narrow 18-15 win over Shaun Murphy.

# snooker - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Major shock at the Crucible as The Rocket crashes out

Ronnie O’Sullivan lost to Stuart Bingham, while Shaun Murphy and Judd Trump also booked their last-four places.

Ronnie O’Sullivan broke one of snooker’s rules – and hardly anyone seemed to realise

Ronnie can’t stay out of the headlines.

# snooker - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

The snooker is starting to get interesting … here’s the line-up for the quarter-finals

“Calmer, more relaxed” Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Stuart Bingham in the last eight.

# snooker - Monday 27 April, 2015

11 reasons why Ronnie O’Sullivan is one of the world’s most eccentric sportspeople

The snooker legend is truly one of a kind.

# snooker - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Ronnie O’Sullivan has responded to shoes-gate

The player thanked World Snooker Championship director Mike Ganley for his assistance.

# snooker - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

# snooker - Friday 17 April, 2015

6 of the snooker World Championships’ most memorable moments

Can you remember when Ken shocked the world in 1997?

# snooker - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

3 Irishmen are one step away from a place at snooker’s World Championships

There was bad news for two legends of the game in round two at Ponds Forge, however.

# snooker - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ken Doherty beat the 10-time ladies’ world champion in a thrilling qualifier last night

“It was such a tough game and she played out of her skin,” the 1997 world champion said afterwards.

# snooker - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

‘I’m not that bothered by the World Championships’ – Ronnie O’Sullivan

The world number three says the event is just too long.

# snooker - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

10-time defending ladies’ world snooker champion to face men in world qualifiers

Reanne Evans could face an ex-world men’s champion next month.

# snooker - Friday 20 February, 2015

British snooker player forced to explain the ‘Isis’ sponsor logo on his waistcoat

“It’s about being loyal to [a company] that has been loyal to me,” says Rory McLeod.

# snooker - Thursday 15 January, 2015

# snooker - Friday 26 December, 2014

Jimmy White on snooker, the Devil’s d**k and stealing his dead brother from a funeral home

The snooker legend chats to about his eventful time in the spotlight.

# snooker - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Ali Carter has been given the all-clear from lung cancer

The 35-year-old began chemotherapy in May.

# snooker - Sunday 14 December, 2014

It’s Sunday so here’s 13 of our favourite images from the past 7 days

This is how another week looked through a lens.

# snooker - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Broken ankle and all, Ronnie O’Sullivan just hit his 13th 147 break Rocket Man This post contains videos

Broken ankle and all, Ronnie O’Sullivan just hit his 13th 147 break

He picks up a nice £40,000 bonus too.

# snooker - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Kilkenny’s David Morris just knocked world champion Mark Selby out of the UK Championship

It’s the biggest win of the Irishman’s career.

# snooker - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

‘Jimmy has always been a wild boy in the the mold of Alex Higgins’ – Ken Doherty

Stories about White’s drug abuse were revealed on Monday.

# snooker - Sunday 7 September, 2014

‘I lost touch with reality in a big way’ – The Irishmen who played snooker non-stop for 4 days

How two lads from Ennis, County Clare recently broke a Guinness World Record.

# snooker - Saturday 26 July, 2014

The Irishmen set to play 80 consecutive hours of snooker

Gordon O Loughlin and Kieran Ferns from Ennis will undertake this mammoth task starting on 15 August.

# snooker - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Ali Carter to undergo treatment for lung cancer

The 34-year-old returned to the game last August after he was given the all-clear for testicular cancer.

# snooker - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Ronnie O’Sullivan unhurt in crash following final defeat

The snooker ace was heading home with his son after losing the world championship final last night.

# snooker - Monday 5 May, 2014

Mark Selby leads Ronnie O’Sullivan ahead of World Snooker Championship final session

Selby took advantage of some uncharacteristic mistakes from the Rocket.

# snooker - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Ronnie O’Sullivan leads 10-7 after first day of the World Championship final

Mark Selby bounced back in the later frames.

Memory lane: The top 5 Crucible moments

Ahead of today’s final, we open the Sheffield archive and look at some of the tournament’s best memories

# snooker - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Mark Selby edges out Neil Robertson in tense semi to set up final against ‘Rocket’

The Leicester native held his nerve to clinch the Best of 33 frames encounter.

# snooker - Thursday 1 May, 2014

O’Sullivan stays on course for another world title

The veteran star has established a 6-2 lead over Barry Hawkins in the first session of their semi-final.

# snooker - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Doherty makes Crucible exit, Rocket battles back to book quarter-final berth

The defending champion has seen off Joe Perry while the Dubliner was unsuccessful against Alan McManus.

# snooker - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback

The Irishman got off to a flying start in the morning session of his first round encounter.

Basta breeds them big: It’s the Sporting Tweets of the Week

Also featuring a jubilant Ken Doherty, Eoin Cadogan and a child who simply would not share.

# snooker - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Doherty still in the hunt in World Snooker Championship first round tie

The 1997 champion is one frame down against Stuart Bingham going into this evening’s session.

A number of players have made dodgy walk-on music choices at the Crucible

Everything from Mark Morrison’s ‘Return of the Mack’ to the Superman theme tune will be played at the World Snooker Championships.

# snooker - Friday 18 April, 2014

Ronnie O’Sullivan aims for three in a row at the Crucible

We’re snooker loopy, nuts are we.

# snooker - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

‘Life in the old dog yet!’ – Doherty books Crucible spot

The 44-year-old will be the oldest player at this year’s World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

# snooker - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Snapshot: Ronnie O’Sullivan has a kickabout with his son at Upton Park

Ronnie junior showed his old man a thing or two after last night’s Capital One Cup semi-final.

# snooker - Sunday 19 January, 2014

O’Sullivan rockets past Selby to win fifth Masters title

The world champion raced into an early lead and was never going to be caught.

# snooker - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Birthday boy O’Sullivan crashes out of UK Championships

Stuart Bingham inflicted a 6-4 quarter-final defeat on The Rocket.

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