Masters http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29386/all en Snooker: German Masters results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/snooker-german-masters-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Masters results on Friday:</p> <p>Last 16</p> <p>Mark Selby (ENG) bt Ding Junhui (CHN) 5-3 </p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Anthony Hamilton (ENG) 5-2 </p> <p>Shaun Murphy (ENG) bt Graeme Dott (SCO) 5-4</p> <p>Marco Fu (HKG) bt Peter Lines (ENG) 5-3</p> <p>afp</p> Graeme Dott Masters Shaun Murphy AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:30:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743580 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: German Masters results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/snooker-german-masters-results-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Masters results on Friday:</p> <p>Quarter-finals</p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Michael Holt (ENG) 5-2</p> <p>Neil Robertson (AUS) bt Shaun Murphy (ENG) 5-4</p> <p>Marco Fu (HKG) bt Matthew Stevens (WAL) 5-3</p> <p>Barry Hawkins (ENG) bt Mark Selby (ENG) 5-1</p> <p>Last 16</p> <p>Mark Selby (ENG) bt Ding Junhui (CHN) 5-3 </p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Anthony Hamilton (ENG) 5-2 </p> <p>Shaun Murphy (ENG) bt Graeme Dott (SCO) 5-4</p> <p>Marco Fu (HKG) bt Peter Lines (ENG) 5-3</p> <p>afp</p> Championship League Masters World Snooker Championships AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:30:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743742 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: German Masters results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/snooker-german-masters-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Masters results on Saturday:</p> <p>Semi-finals (best of 11 frames)</p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Neil Robertson (AUS) 6-2</p> <p>Playing later</p> <p>Marco Fu (HGK) v Barry Hawkins (ENG) </p> <p>afp</p> Marco Fu Masters Place of birth missing AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 04:15:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744293 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: German Masters results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/snooker-german-masters-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Masters results on Saturday:</p> <p>Semi-finals (best of 11 frames)</p> <p>Ali Carter (ENG) bt Neil Robertson (AUS) 6-2</p> <p>Marco Fu (HGK) bt Barry Hawkins (ENG) 6-4</p> <p>afp</p> Marco Fu Masters Place of birth missing AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:16:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744313 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan set to reveal future next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/snooker-osullivan-set-reveal-future-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to make a major announcement concerning his future in snooker on Tuesday.</p> <p>O'Sullivan, a four-time world champion, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with the sport in recent years.</p> <p>The 37-year-old has until the end of February to decide whether to defend his world title at the Crucible before the entry list for the tournament closes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/snooker-osullivan-set-reveal-future-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Masters Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:17:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763548 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan set to reveal future next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/snooker-osullivan-set-reveal-future-next-week-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to make a major announcement concerning his future in snooker on Tuesday.</p> <p>O'Sullivan, a four-time world champion, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with the sport in recent years.</p> <p>The 37-year-old has until the end of February to decide whether to defend his world title at the Crucible before the entry list for the tournament closes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/snooker-osullivan-set-reveal-future-next-week-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Masters Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763585 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Ding feels like 'alien' in world title bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/snooker-ding-feels-alien-world-title-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese star Ding Junhui revealed he is under so much pressure to win a maiden world title that he wished he had extra-terrestrial powers.</p> <p>World number nine Ding has never got beyond the semi-finals of the world championships, the 2013 edition of which gets underway on Saturday in Sheffield.</p> <p>And unlike 2012, when there were four Chinese players in the main draw, Ding will be his country's only representative this time around.</p> <p>That has only increased the expectations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/snooker-ding-feels-alien-world-title-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ding Junhui Disaster Masters Ronnie O'Sullivan AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819845 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: China's Ding falls short in history bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/snooker-chinas-ding-falls-short-history-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese cueman Ding Junhui's bid for a historic fourth consecutive ranking tournament victory was ended by Englishman Ricky Walden in the last 16 of the UK Championship on Wednesday.</p> <p>Ding, 26, had won the Shanghai Masters, the Indian Open and the International Championship, and another title would have given him the longest sequence of rankings successes since Stephen Hendry won five in a row in 1990.</p> <p>However, after a run of 22 successive victories, he went down 6-4 to Walden in a tense best-of-11-frames match in the northern English city of York.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/snooker-chinas-ding-falls-short-history-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ding Junhui Masters Members of the Order of the British Empire Stephen Hendry AFP Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:04:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6008919 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: China's Ding falls short in history bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/snooker-chinas-ding-falls-short-history-bid-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese cueman Ding Junhui's bid for a fourth consecutive ranking tournament victory was ended by Englishman Ricky Walden in the last 16 of the UK Championship on Wednesday.</p> <p>Ding, 26, had won the Shanghai Masters, the Indian Open and the International Championship, and another title would have given him the longest sequence of rankings successes since Stephen Hendry won five in a row in 1990.</p> <p>However, after a run of 22 successive victories, he went down 6-4 to Walden in a tense best-of-11-frames match in the northern English city of York.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/snooker-chinas-ding-falls-short-history-bid-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year Masters Ricky Walden Stephen Hendry AFP Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:06:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6008928 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan considers pulling out of Masters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/snooker-osullivan-considers-pulling-out-masters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan on Friday revealed he may pull out of next month's prestigious Masters tournament.</p> <p>O'Sullivan qualified for the London event with his latest World Championships title in May, but he claims he is "unsure" whether to appear at Alexandra Palace from January 12.</p> <p>Writing on Twitter, the 38-year-old said: "Thinking about entering the masters at ally pally - what ya think - yes or no - so unsure".</p> <p>O'Sullivan lost to Stuart Bingham on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the UK Championship.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/snooker-osullivan-considers-pulling-out-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Masters Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan AFP Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:33:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6012151 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan withdraws threat to snub Masters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/snooker-osullivan-withdraws-threat-snub-masters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan on Friday withdrew his threat to pull out of next month's prestigious Masters tournament.</p> <p>O'Sullivan qualified for the London event with his latest World Championship title in May, but he initially appeared unsure whether to appear at Alexandra Palace from January 12.</p> <p>Writing on Twitter on Friday, the 38-year-old said: "Thinking about entering the masters at ally pally - what ya think - yes or no - so unsure".</p> <p>But a reply to that tweet came from World Snooker's official account and read "yes".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/snooker-osullivan-withdraws-threat-snub-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Masters Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan AFP Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:12:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6012266 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Robertson comes from behind to win UK final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131208/snooker-robertson-comes-behind-win-uk-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's Neil Robertson came from 5-1 down to beat defending champion Mark Selby and win the UK Championship final 10-7 in York, northern England, on Sunday.</p> <p>Robertson, the 2010 world champion, became the first player from outside Great Britain to win snooker's 'triple crown' of the World Championship, UK Championship and Masters tournaments.</p> <p>jdg/ea</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Masters Neil Robertson Triple Crown UK Championship AFP Sun, 08 Dec 2013 23:32:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6013613 at http://www.globalpost.com China's Ding to play Murphy in the Masters first round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131208/chinas-ding-play-murphy-the-masters-first-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's Ding Junhui will face Shaun Murphy in the first round of the Masters at Alexandra Palace in January.</p> <p>According to the draw here on Sunday, the fourth-seeded Ding, who lost to world No. 1 Neil Robertson 5-6 in the opening round last year, will take on last year's beaten finalist Murphy.</p> <p>Defending champion Mark Selby takes on Mark Davis, while world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan faces Robert Milkins.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131208/chinas-ding-play-murphy-the-masters-first-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ding Junhui Human Interest Masters Ronnie O'Sullivan Xinhua News Agency Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:47:42 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6013659 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan masters Milkins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/snooker-osullivan-masters-milkins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan brushed aside tournament debutant Robert Milkins 6-1 to launch his campaign for a fifth Masters title at London's Alexandra Palace on Tuesday.</p> <p>O'Sullivan, who thrashed Milkins 6-0 in the UK Championship last month, will now play either Barry Hawkins or Ricky Walden in the quarter-finals of the Masters.</p> <p>Afterwards, O'Sullivan said he hoped the manner of his convincing win had provided his watching friends, including leading British artist Damien Hirst, rather than watching 'reality' television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140114/snooker-osullivan-masters-milkins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Masters Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan AFP Wed, 15 Jan 2014 01:53:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6043282 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Masters results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140116/snooker-masters-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Quarter-final results in the Masters at London's Alexandra Palace on Thursday (best of 11 frames):</p> <p>Shaun Murphy (ENG) bt Marco Fu (HKG) 6-4</p> <p>Playing later (1900 GMT):</p> <p>Mark Selby (ENG) v John Higgins (SCO)</p> <p>Playing Friday:</p> <p>Ricky Walden (ENG) v Ronnie O'Sullivan (ENG) (1300 GMT)</p> <p>Neil Robertson (AUS) v Stephen Maguire (SCO) (1900 GMT)</p> <p>afp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Masters Members of the Order of the British Empire Ricky Walden AFP Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:47:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6044984 at http://www.globalpost.com