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# world-championship - This year 2022

Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix, takes world championship lead
# Boost
# Boost

Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix, takes world championship lead

May 22nd 2022, 4:38 PM 5,672 Views 12 Comments

Sergio Perez took second for a Red Bull 1-2.

Pigeon interrupts World Championship as Mark Williams prevails
# High Flying Bird
# High Flying Bird

Pigeon interrupts World Championship as Mark Williams prevails

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:22 PM 6,281 Views 11 Comments

The avian interloper flew down from the Crucible’s rafters and briefly alighted on the bottom cushion.

# world-championship - Last year 2021

Anderson beats Lewis in battle of 2-time world champions, disappointment for Lisa Ashton
# Wrap
# Wrap

Anderson beats Lewis in battle of 2-time world champions, disappointment for Lisa Ashton

Dec 16th 2021, 11:53 PM 5,303 Views 1 Comment

The pair had twice met in the final of the World Championship.

Kyren Wilson dominates Shaun Murphy in first session of Crucible semi-final
# Snooker
# Snooker

Kyren Wilson dominates Shaun Murphy in first session of Crucible semi-final

Apr 29th 2021, 11:10 PM 3,688 Views 0 Comments

In the other match in Sheffield, Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham were locked at 4-4 overnight.

Gary Anderson beats Dirk Van Duijvenbode to reach World Championship semis
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

Gary Anderson beats Dirk Van Duijvenbode to reach World Championship semis

Jan 1st 2021, 4:31 PM 4,707 Views 4 Comments

The other match of the afternoon session saw Stephen Bunting defeat Krzysztof Ratajski.

# world-championship - All time

No Ally Pally return for history-maker Fallon Sherrock after she fails to qualify
# Queen Of The Palace
# Queen Of The Palace

No Ally Pally return for history-maker Fallon Sherrock after she fails to qualify

Oct 18th 2020, 11:31 PM 8,286 Views 2 Comments

The 26-year-old hit the headlines at last year’s PDC World Championship.

Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker
# Drama
# Drama

Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Wilson in final on scintillating day of snooker

Aug 14th 2020, 10:47 PM 15,828 Views 15 Comments

Both semi-finals at the Crucible went to final-frame deciders.

Reigning champion Judd Trump knocked out of World Championship
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Reigning champion Judd Trump knocked out of World Championship

Aug 11th 2020, 5:36 PM 5,841 Views 2 Comments

He became the 18th victim of the so-called ‘Crucible Curse’.

Snooker stars treated like 'lab rats' - Ronnie O'Sullivan
# Complaint
# Complaint

Snooker stars treated like 'lab rats' - Ronnie O'Sullivan

Jul 29th 2020, 11:25 PM 5,102 Views 2 Comments

The five-time world champion launched his attack on the plan after asthma-suffering fellow player Anthony Hamilton said he fears for his health at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Antrim's Jordan Brown draws three-time world champ Selby in Crucible first round
# World Championship
# World Championship

Antrim's Jordan Brown draws three-time world champ Selby in Crucible first round

Jul 29th 2020, 12:37 PM 3,490 Views 7 Comments

Selby dominated the World Championships from 2014-2017. Reigning champ Judd Trump will face Tom Ford.

Former snooker star Willie Thorne dies aged 66
# RIP
# RIP

Former snooker star Willie Thorne dies aged 66

Jun 17th 2020, 9:59 AM 40,661 Views 45 Comments

It was announced he was battling leukaemia in March.

Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds
# So Close
# So Close

Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds

Feb 28th 2020, 1:08 PM 1,929 Views 4 Comments

The quartet of Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie faced world champions Australia in the first round.

'A dream come true' - 17-year-old Meath youngster savours World Darts Championship debut
# Reaction
# Reaction

'A dream come true' - 17-year-old Meath youngster savours World Darts Championship debut

Dec 17th 2019, 11:11 AM 7,853 Views 7 Comments

Keane Barry, the youngest player at this year’s event, went up against Vincent van der Voort last night.

Academy trio set for Ireland U20 debuts in World Championship opener against England
# And The Team Is...
# And The Team Is...

Academy trio set for Ireland U20 debuts in World Championship opener against England

Jun 3rd 2019, 5:31 PM 12,289 Views 13 Comments

Noel McNamara’s side will play their first Pool B game on Tuesday.

Hamilton wins in Spain to take championship lead
# F1
# F1

Hamilton wins in Spain to take championship lead

May 12th 2019, 4:33 PM 3,413 Views 3 Comments

The defending five-time world champion seized the initiative at the start in Barcelona and led from lights to flag.

O'Donovans receive heroes' welcome home after latest triumph
# Acclaim
# Acclaim

O'Donovans receive heroes' welcome home after latest triumph

Sep 17th 2018, 9:32 PM 15,113 Views 11 Comments

They were greeted by family and fans at Cork Airport.

'I think I’m going to live until about 200 now,' says Ronnie O'Sullivan
# Ambition
# Ambition

'I think I’m going to live until about 200 now,' says Ronnie O'Sullivan

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:37 PM 10,194 Views 11 Comments

The star apologised on Sunday to Crucible fans for the “embarrassing” start to his latest world title bid.

'I wasn't in any pain, I was just lying there shouting I'm paralysed, I'm f*****g paralysed'
# Gaelic Warriors
# Gaelic Warriors

'I wasn't in any pain, I was just lying there shouting I'm paralysed, I'm f*****g paralysed'

Apr 1st 2018, 8:00 PM 49,633 Views 12 Comments

Alan Lynch and the Irish Wheelchair Rugby team aim for World Championship qualification this week.

'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan fuels speculation over missing worlds
# Doubt
# Doubt

'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan fuels speculation over missing worlds

Dec 30th 2017, 2:58 PM 9,099 Views 7 Comments

The 42-year-old — the sport’s greatest drawcard — made the remarks in a question and answer session.

Organisers to blame for Bolt's collapse, say team-mates
# Reaction
# Reaction

Organisers to blame for Bolt's collapse, say team-mates

Aug 13th 2017, 11:30 AM 13,702 Views 14 Comments

The 30-year-old 100 metres and 200m world record-holder collapsed on the London Stadium track.

Ding falls behind in gruelling World Championship final
# As It Stands
# As It Stands

Ding falls behind in gruelling World Championship final

May 2nd 2016, 1:11 AM 10,098 Views 7 Comments

The 29-year-old is bidding to become the first Asian to win the world title.

Ding to face Selby in World Championship final
# Wrap
# Wrap

Ding to face Selby in World Championship final

May 1st 2016, 12:40 AM 11,031 Views 10 Comments

The only two winners from beyond Britain and Ireland are Cliff Thorburn and Neil Robertson.

Ronnie O'Sullivan in trouble after skipping press conference
# Snub
# Snub

Ronnie O'Sullivan in trouble after skipping press conference

Apr 18th 2016, 5:10 PM 7,590 Views 10 Comments

The five-times world champion beat David Gilbert 10-7 at Sheffield’s Crucible.

11 reasons why Ronnie O'Sullivan is one of the world's most eccentric sportspeople
# Legend
# Legend

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

Apr 27th 2015, 4:40 PM 13,469 Views 2 Comments

The snooker legend is truly one of a kind.

Controversial hand gesture overshadows O'Sullivan's march to the quarter-finals
# Trouble
# Trouble

Controversial hand gesture overshadows O'Sullivan's march to the quarter-finals

Apr 26th 2015, 10:43 PM 21,278 Views 3 Comments

The ‘Rocket’ will need just one more frame to win the best of 25 contest.

Ken Doherty beat the 10-time ladies' world champion in a thrilling qualifier last night
# Hard Fought
# Hard Fought

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

Apr 10th 2015, 8:14 AM 26,441 Views 42 Comments

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

Disqualified French steeplechaser denies acting arrogantly
# Reaction
# Reaction

Disqualified French steeplechaser denies acting arrogantly

Aug 15th 2014, 11:27 AM 8,013 Views 26 Comments

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad whipped off his shirt before the end of yesterday’s race.

Mark Selby leads Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of World Snooker Championship final session
# History Maker
# History Maker

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

May 5th 2014, 7:10 PM 7,537 Views 3 Comments

Selby took advantage of some uncharacteristic mistakes from the Rocket.

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title
# Too Good
# Too Good

O'Sullivan stays on course for another world title

May 1st 2014, 9:25 PM 6,114 Views 1 Comment

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

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback
# Marching On
# Marching On

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback

Apr 20th 2014, 12:41 PM 19,476 Views 32 Comments

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

Usain Bolt will retire after the 2016 Olympics
# Exit Plan
# Exit Plan

Usain Bolt will retire after the 2016 Olympics

Sep 4th 2013, 3:45 PM 2,204 Views 1 Comment

The Jamaican has six Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals

'Misunderstood' Isinbayeva rows back on anti-gay remarks
# Russia
# Russia

'Misunderstood' Isinbayeva rows back on anti-gay remarks

Aug 16th 2013, 11:28 AM 3,475 Views 8 Comments

“I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people on the grounds of their sexuality,” the pole-vaulter now says.

Opinion: 'The Happy Gilmore effect’ and why Ronnie O’Sullivan is snooker’s greatest asset
# Analysis
# Analysis

Opinion: 'The Happy Gilmore effect’ and why Ronnie O’Sullivan is snooker’s greatest asset

May 7th 2013, 9:00 AM 2,617 Views 2 Comments

The five-time World Championship winner’s behaviour is not damaging to the sport, writes Paul Fennessy.

Phil 'The Power' Taylor cheers on Rocket's world championship win
# Rocket Power
# Rocket Power

Phil 'The Power' Taylor cheers on Rocket's world championship win

May 6th 2013, 10:28 PM 3,112 Views 1 Comment

The 16-time world darts champion was in Sheffield to cheer on Ronnie O’Sullivan as he won his fifth Crucible championship.

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet
# Gimme Five
# Gimme Five

Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet

May 6th 2013, 8:33 PM 29,926 Views 61 Comments

Underdog Barry Hawkins mounted a comeback late in the piece but O’Sullivan held his nerve to claim victory.

Ronnie O'Sullivan in fresh row as he eyes final
# Trouble
# Trouble

Ronnie O'Sullivan in fresh row as he eyes final

May 4th 2013, 12:20 AM 4,715 Views 6 Comments

He finished Friday’s play leading Judd Trump 14-10 in their best of 33-frame semi-final

Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April
# Return
# Return

Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April

Feb 26th 2013, 12:34 PM 857 Views 2 Comments

The Englishman will be the top seed at the upcoming event, having previously grown disenchanted with snooker.

VIDEO: Michael van Gerwen hits a nine-darter at the World Championship semis
# SKILL
# SKILL

VIDEO: Michael van Gerwen hits a nine-darter at the World Championship semis

Dec 30th 2012, 8:48 PM 2,328 Views 5 Comments

The Dutchman has been in impressive form this evening.

Breen nears World Rally Championship crown after establishing huge lead in Spain
# High Flier
# High Flier

Breen nears World Rally Championship crown after establishing huge lead in Spain

Nov 9th 2012, 8:51 PM 818 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford native could clinch the S2000 title this weekend after a good start at Rally de Espana

Unlucky Ireland U20s endure late England loss
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Unlucky Ireland U20s endure late England loss

Jun 8th 2012, 8:25 PM 976 Views 1 Comment

A penalty try in the dying minutes of the game ensured Mike Ruddock’s side could not repeat their recent heroics.

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