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Snooker: Robertson recovers to level UK final

Australia's Neil Robertson fought back from 5-1 down to level the UK Championship final against defending champion Mark Selby at 6-6 in York, northern England, on Sunday. Selby raced into a 5-1 lead before Robertson, the 2010 world champion, won the final two frames of the first session to trail 5-3. And Robertson continued his recovery in the second and concluding session of the best of 19-frame final on Sunday to square the match.

Snooker: O'Sullivan sinks Trump to reach final

Ronnie O'Sullivan booked his place in the World Championship final for the fifth time as the defending champion cruised to a 17-11 victory over Judd Trump in the semi-finals on Saturday. O'Sullivan will take on Ricky Walden or Barry Hawkins in the final after the latest in a long line of dominant displays at the Crucible Theatre in the northern English city of Sheffield. The four-time champion held a 14-10 overnight lead and he never looked likely to surrender that advantage as he clinched the three frames needed to progress to the final.

Snooker: O'Sullivan sinks Trump to reach final

Ronnie O'Sullivan booked his place in the World Championship final for the fifth time as the defending champion cruised to a 17-11 victory over Judd Trump in the semi-finals on Saturday. O'Sullivan will take on Ricky Walden or Barry Hawkins in the final after the latest in a long line of dominant displays at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. The four-time champion held a 14-10 overnight lead and he never looked likely to surrender that advantage as he clinched the three frames needed to progress to the final.

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: Fu, Ding continue Asian surge at world champs

Hong Kong cuesman Marco Fu completed a wonderful 24 hours for Asian snooker on Wednesday as he became the third player from the continent to reach the second round of the world championships. Fu, 35 and a semi-finalist at the championships in 2006, maintained his overnight supremacy over veteran Welshman Matthew Stevens and made the second round with a 10-7 win.

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: Defending champion Ding out of Wales Open

Defending champion Ding Junhui of China was knocked out of the Welsh Open on Saturday when England's Stuart Bingham captured their semi-final 6-5. Bingham came back from 4-5 down to claim victory with breaks of 93 and 108 and will face either compatriot Judd Trump or Stephen Maguire of Scotland in Sunday's best of 17-frame final. "I didn't play as well as I did in other matches this week and I had some bad shot selection," admitted Ding.

Snooker: Wales Open results

Wales Open results on Saturday: Semi-finals (best of 11 frames) Stuart Bingham (ENG) bt Ding Junhui (CHN) 6-5 Playing later Stephen Maguire (SCO) v Judd Trump (ENG) afp

Snooker: China's Ding eases into Welsh Open semis

Defending champion Ding Junhui made light work of reaching the last four of the Wales Open with a 5-1 quarter-final win over England's Robert Milkins on Friday. The Chinese cueman has not won a major title since defeating Mark Selby in last year's final in south Wales. But he looked somewhere near his best form as breaks of 50, 104 and 74 allowed him to sprint into a 4-0 lead.
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