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Stephen Maguire Thrashes Rory McLeod

Stephen Maguire hammered Rory McLeod 13-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship with a session to spare on Sunday.

An unusual schedule made it appear as though there’d be no match conclusions on the second Sunday in Sheffield, but Maguire raced away to record a convincing victory over the 46 year-old. 379 more words

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World Championship: Day Nine Schedule

Sunday, 23rd April


Neil Robertson vs Marco Fu (Session 1)
Barry Hawkins vs Graeme Dott (Session 1)


Mark Selby 6-2 Xiao Guodong (Session 2) 108 more words

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John Higgins Denies Mark Allen in Brilliant Battle

John Higgins has become the fourth player into the World Championship quarter-finals after a fantastic 13-9 victory over Mark Allen on Saturday.

The four-time Crucible champion was in supreme form as he overcame Allen in a high-quality encounter full of big breaks. 429 more words

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Ding Junhui Wins Thriller to Face Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ding Junhui emerged triumphant from a classic all-Chinese World Championship encounter with Liang Wenbo that went the distance on Saturday.

The 2016 runner-up led 9-7 going into the final session of their second round clash at the Crucible, but his countryman appeared the more assertive in the early exchanges. 464 more words

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Canada Claims World Para Ice Hockey Championship

For the first time in four world championships the United States has not won the World Para Ice Hockey Championship as Canada managed a memorable 4-1 win to claim gold over their North American rivals. 275 more words

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It's There! Free Ball's Crucible Curse

By Free Ball

On Friday morning I woke up feeling suitably groggy after another day’s heady mix of snooker and refreshments. Like a bear with a sore head, I went to put the morning porridge on only to find the cooker wasn’t working. 453 more words

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World Championship: Day Eight Schedule

Saturday, 22nd April


Shaun Murphy 6-10 Ronnie O’Sullivan (Session 3)
Mark Allen 5-3 John Higgins (Session 2)


Liang Wenbo 7-9 Ding Junhui (Session 3) 105 more words

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