Rocket plays on despite injury

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Rocket plays on despite injury

Ronnie O'Sullivan started his UK Championship campaign with a 6-2 win over Daniel Wells achieved despite playing with a broken ankle.

The Rocket, who suffered the injury while out running, beat amateur Wells at York's Barbican Centre on Thursday but says he may be forced to withdraw from the tournament if the pain becomes too much.  

The five-time

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White books spot in round two

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White books spot in round two

Six-time World Championship finalist Jimmy White booked a second-round showdown with Ding Junhui after beating fellow veteran Dave Harold in the UK Championship in York.

White enjoyed a 6-2 success in his opening game at the Barbican Centre, with breaks of 63 and 110 in the fifth and sixth frames to move forward.

Ding awaits after a routine 6-0

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O'Sullivan not 100% for York

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O'Sullivan not 100% for York

Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday despite suffering a nasty ankle injury.

O'Sullivan twisted his ankle while out running in Essex this week and conceded he will not be fully fit when he takes on Daniel Wells in the opening round of the York tournament.

'The Rocket' is targeting a fifth UK title, having

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Ebdon edges through in York

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Ebdon edges through in York

Peter Ebdon came out on top in a deciding frame to see off Ross Muir 6-5 in a see-saw opening round clash at the UK Championship in York.

Muir made a break of 85 in the second frame to go 2-0 ahead, only for the 2002 world champion to take the next two and level things up.

The pair then swapped frames but at 5-5, Ebdon - who had won the fourth frame

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Mosconi madness

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Mosconi madness

Watch the best pool players in Europe take on the USA in the Mosconi Cup, starts December 1st, 6pm, live on Sky Sports 3

The Mosconi Cup returns with Team Europe riding the crest of a wave, and they aim to pocket another one of pool’s most prestigious prizes between December 1-4 live on Sky Sports.

But in a busy, festive month why should you be

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Davis meets Walden in opener

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Davis meets Walden in opener

Six-time champion Steve Davis finds himself in the pick of the first round UK Snooker Championships matches after drawing Ricky Walden.

The tournament kicks off at the York Barbican on November 25 and Davis against Walden will take place on the second day as 128 players seek glory.

Despite Davis’ career coming to a close last season he has received a

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O'Sullivan's Champion display

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O'Sullivan's Champion display

Ronnie O'Sullivan retained his Champion of Champions title in Coventry by defeating Judd Trump in a closely-contested final.

The five-time world champion cruised into an 8-3 lead before Trump rallied to 8-7 in the first-to-10 contest at the Ricoh Arena.

But O'Sullivan got to the line first to take a 10-7 win and a £100,000 cheque.

The 39-year-old

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Trump sets up O'Sullivan final

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Trump sets up O'Sullivan final

Judd Trump held his nerve to edge past Neil Robertson and book a final clash with Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Champion of Champions tournament in Coventry.

Robertson missed a blue which would have taken the match to a deciding frame, and Trump finally got the better of a tense safety battle to win it 6-4.

Trump led the Australian 3-1 and 5-3 but will

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Robertson beats Carter

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Robertson beats Carter

Ali Carter received a standing ovation as he made his return to big-time snooker in Coventry but was well-beaten by Australian former world champion Neil Robertson.

The 35-year-old from Essex was diagnosed with lung cancer in May and has pushed his body through punishing sessions of chemotherapy and major surgery.

However, he was back on the baize

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Rocket books Ding semi-final

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Rocket books Ding semi-final

Ronnie O'Sullivan made a confident start to the defence of his Champion of Champions title in Coventry.

The holder overcame world number nine Stuart Bingham 4-2 in his opening game and then thrashed Marcu Fu 6-0 in his group final to set up a meeting with Ding Junhui in Saturday's first semi-final at the Ricoh Arena.

O'Sullivan was on fire from the

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Maguire hints at retirement

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Maguire hints at retirement

Former world no. 2 Stephen Maguire has suggested he may walk away from snooker after growing frustrated by his lack of form.

Maguire, who has slipped to 14th in the world rankings, lost 4-1 to Judd Trump in the first round of the Champion of Champions invitational event in Coventry this week, scoring just 71 points in the whole match.

The

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White makes drug confession

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White makes drug confession

Six-time World Snooker Championship finalist Jimmy White has told of his battle with crack cocaine addiction.

The 52-year-old, who is known as The Whirlwind, became a huge fans' favourite in the 1980s and 90s, reaching the Crucible final in 1984 and in every year from 1990 to 1994 but losing on each occasion - four of those to Stephen Hendry.

White,

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Walden clinches Chengdu crown

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Walden clinches Chengdu crown

Ricky Walden's habit of winning in China continued as he clinched the International Championship crown in Chengdu with a 10-7 win over Mark Allen in the final.

The Chester player has now won all three of his ranking titles in China, following up his previous victories in the 2008 Shanghai Masters and 2012 Wuxi Classic.

Walden had the better of the

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Walden reaches Chengdu final

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Walden reaches Chengdu final

Ricky Walden beat fellow Englishman Robert Milkins 9-2 in the International Championship semi-finals as he moved one step away from the biggest prize of his career.

The world No 11 stands to win £125,000 if he carries off the title in Chengdu, and should benefit from having a day off as Mark Allen and Mark Williams cue off for the right to tackle

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O'Sullivan shocked by Williams

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O'Sullivan shocked by Williams

World No 22 Mark Williams ended his hoodoo against Ronnie O’Sullivan with a thrilling 6-5 victory to reach the International Championship semi-finals.

The Welsh potter was trailing 3-0 but ran in five frames on the trot - including notching a 120 break - to move within a frame of victory.

But back came The Rocket, who hit a 77 break as he took the

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Rocket relishing Williams clash

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Rocket relishing Williams clash

Ronnie O'Sullivan has insisted he wants the pressure of big matches ahead of his clash with Mark Williams in China.

The five-time world champion will play Williams in the third round of the International Championship in Chengdu after seeing off local favourite Li Hang 6-1.

O’Sullivan racked up breaks of 59, 90, 50, 63 and 53 in round two with his o

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