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Snooker: Trump pulls level against O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan squandered an early lead in his World Championship semi-final against Judd Trump as the defending champion was pegged back to 4-4 after Thursday's first session. O'Sullivan raced into a 4-1 lead at the Crucible, but the four-time champion didn't press home his advantage and Trump hit back to set the stage for an absorbing contest when the match resumes on Friday. O'Sullivan has claimed this week that he will retire from snooker in the near future and is only appearing at the world championships to pay for his children's school fees.

Snooker: Trump eases through at Crucible

Former finalist Judd Trump eased through to the second round of the snooker World Championship on Wednesday after finishing off Welshman Dominic Dale at the Crucible. Englishman Trump, 23, never looked in danger of joining the big names who have already been knocked out of this year's tournament as he produced breaks of 104, 73 and 61 to seal a 10-5 win after starting the morning session with a 6-3 overnight lead.

Snooker: Advani's Wales Open run ended by Trump

Indian cueman Pankaj Advani's history-making run at the Wales Open came to an end with a 5-2 quarter-final defeat by Judd Trump in Newport on Friday. The 27-year-old from Pune had become the first Indian to reach the last eight of a snooker ranking event when he defeated Graeme Dott 4-1 on Thursday. But Advani, a former world billiards champion, saw his hopes of further progress in south Wales dashed by world number two Trump. The Englishman, looking to make amends after first round losses at the UK Championship, Masters and German Open, raced into a 4-0 lead.
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