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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Snooker

All time
# as it stands
Ding falls behind in gruelling World Championship final
The 29-year-old is bidding to become the first Asian to win the world title.
# Composure
Marco Fu ignores cue crisis to level World Championship semi-final
It’s neck and neck following tonight’s action at the Crucible in Sheffield.
# Profile
The Rocket reckons he will be world's best but who is snooker's latest sensation?
Kyren Wilson has made a big impression at The Crucible.
# Rocket Crash
O'Sullivan out of World Champs as comeback falls short in final-frame thriller
Barry Hawkins held his nerve to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan and book his place in the Crucible quarter-finals.
# The Rocket
Ronnie's facing a battle today if he wants to stay in the world championships
O’Sullivan trails Barry Hawkins at the Crucible.
# biddy and miley
This lad was spotted wearing a Glenroe tshirt at the World Snooker Championships
The true winner of the championship.
# Legend
Six-time world champion Steve Davis retires
The 58-year-old decided to call time on his career after defeat at the World Championship.
# Snooker Loopy
The 'Curse of the Crucible' is real... just ask Stuart Bingham
Ali Carter took out the champion.
# Pot Luck
Quiz: How well do you know the World Snooker Championships?
Action gets under way at The Crucible this afternoon.
# Just Clawful
How He-Man stopped Joe Johnson from re-living his famous World Snooker Championship win
Joe Johnson caused one of the great snooker shocks when he beat Steve Davis.
# off day
Ken Doherty falls at final hurdle in bid to qualify for world championship
The Dubliner won just a single frame against Wales’ Ryan Day this evening.
# Snooker
D-Day for Ken Doherty as he needs one more win to book Crucible place
Dubliner faces world number 20 Ryan Day in final World Championship qualifier.
# Maximum Break
A really great moment as 43-year-old Fergal O'Brien records his first ever 147
He’ll pocket £500 for the feat.
# Out of this World
Ronnie O'Sullivan shows why he's a cut above the rest with this outrageous plant
The Rocket booked his place in the Welsh Open tonight.
# playtime is over
Bored O'Sullivan suggests an 'adult crèche' could help between matches
Maybe if he didn’t finish his games so quickly he wouldn’t be so bored?
# Maximum impact
Ronnie O'Sullivan hit a 146 today because the 147 prize fund was 'too cheap'
The Rocket deliberately potted a pink after his 14th red in protest.
# Well read
The break that defined Alex Higgins, Wimbledon to Dublin: The week's best sportswriting
These articles are bound to get you thinking.
# Rocket
That was fast! Ronnie O'Sullivan wraps up another Masters title with 10-1 win
Ronnie clinches evening session against Hawkins before 8pm.
# Genius
This phenomenal clearance booked Ronnie O'Sullivan's place in the Masters semis
The five-time champion was up against Mark Selby in London today.
# sickener
The moment you realise you've blown £44,000 by missing a simple black for maximum break
# Road To Recovery
'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.
# Instant Classic
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.
# Enigmatic
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.
# Chalkgate
Ronnie O'Sullivan broke one of snooker's rules - and hardly anyone seemed to realise
Ronnie can’t stay out of the headlines.
# Crucible
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.
# Legend
11 reasons why Ronnie O'Sullivan is one of the world's most eccentric sportspeople
The snooker legend is truly one of a kind.
# Reaction
Ronnie O'Sullivan has responded to shoes-gate
The player thanked World Snooker Championship director Mike Ganley for his assistance.
# costly
The awkward moment when forgetting you're on a 147 break costs you £30,000
Poor Ding Junhui.
# Crucible Magic
6 of the snooker World Championships' most memorable moments
Can you remember when Ken shocked the world in 1997?
# Review
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.
# hard fought
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.
# Snookered
'I'm not that bothered by the World Championships' - Ronnie O'Sullivan
The world number three says the event is just too long.
# Trail baizer
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.
# Not that Isis
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.
# The Rocket
Ronnie O'Sullivan records his 776th century break to beat Stephen Hendry's record
Yet another record for Ronnie.
# Interview
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.
# Good News
Ali Carter has been given the all-clear from lung cancer
The 35-year-old began chemotherapy in May.
# Picture perfect
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.
# Rocket man
Broken ankle and all, Ronnie O'Sullivan just hit his 13th 147 break
He picks up a nice £40,000 bonus too.
# Top Cat
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.