Ronnie O&#039;Sullivan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35052/all en 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: Snooker needs O'Sullivan - Taylor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-snooker-needs-osullivan-taylor <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>Former snooker world champion Dennis Taylor said on Tuesday that the game needs Ronnie O'Sullivan, as the firebrand Londoner mulls his future.</p> <p>Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with the sport and has until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-snooker-needs-osullivan-taylor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker Sports AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:16:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766862 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title <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>Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday.</p> <p>Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed.</p> <p>As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championship World Snooker Championships AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766905 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title-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>Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday.</p> <p>Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed.</p> <p>As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20.</p> <p>jdg/phz</p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championship World Snooker Championships AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:16:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766920 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan will defend world title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title-1 <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>Ronnie O'Sullivan is set to end his snooker exile and defend his world title in April this year, the English cuemaster announced at a news conference in London on Tuesday.</p> <p>Four-time world champion O'Sullivan, 37, has played only one competitive match this season after growing disenchanted with snooker and had until the end of February to decide whether to defend his title before the entry list closed.</p> <p>As reigning champion, O'Sullivan will be the top seed at the World Championship, which starts at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, northern England, on April 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/snooker-osullivan-will-defend-world-title-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan Sport in the United Kingdom World Snooker Championships AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:16:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766922 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker-O'Sullivan returns to defend title and combat boredom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/snooker-osullivan-returns-defend-title-and-combat-boredom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 26 (Reuters) - World snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan will defend his title this year after announcing on Tuesday that he was returning to the sport after growing bored in his 10-month break.</p> <p>The 37-year-old Englishman announced last June he was taking time off from competitive snooker and had spoken of quitting altogether due to the pressure to compete in an increasing number of tournaments around the world before his change of heart.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/snooker-osullivan-returns-defend-title-and-combat-boredom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:30:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766943 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan reveals artistic inspiration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/snooker-osullivan-reveals-artistic-inspiration <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>Maverick snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan has revealed that one of the unlikely reasons behind his decision to return to the sport is his friendship with controversial British artist Damien Hirst.</p> <p>Hirst, whose works include a bisected cow and calf suspended in formaldehyde, has regularly attended O'Sullivan's matches in the past and has compared his friend to late Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.</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-osullivan-reveals-artistic-inspiration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Damien Hirst Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:31:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819411 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan back in the groove http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/snooker-osullivan-back-the-groove <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>Ronnie O'Sullivan was back in the old routine on Saturday as the reigning world champion launched his title defence by racing into a 7-2 lead against Marcus Campbell.</p> <p>O'Sullivan has been in self-imposed exile from the sport since winning his fourth World Championship crown in 2012.</p> <p>But he showed few signs of rust in his first match since beating Ali Carter in the final at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre 12 months ago.</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/130420/snooker-osullivan-back-the-groove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Allister Carter Members of the Order of the British Empire Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:45:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820964 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan cruises through world opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/snooker-osullivan-cruises-through-world-opener <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>Four-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan eased past Scotland's Marcus Campbell 10-4 Saturday as he got his world championship defence off to an impressive start after almost a year spent out of the sport.</p> <p>O'Sullivan will next face either Ali Carter, the man he beat in last year's final, or newcomer Ben Woollaston.</p> <p>"Do I fancy my chances of going on and doing really well? Probably not but stranger things have happened, we'll just have to wait and see," O'Sullivan said.</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/130420/snooker-osullivan-cruises-through-world-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:16:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821279 at http://www.globalpost.com O'Sullivan begins defence of world title with easy win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130420/osullivan-begins-defence-world-title-easy-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SHEFFIELD, England (Reuters) - Ronnie O'Sullivan made a triumphant return to snooker after a year away from the game with a 10-4 first-round win over Marcus Campbell as he opened the defence of his world crown on Saturday.</p> <p>England's O'Sullivan has only played once competitively since lifting his fourth world title last May but showed no sign of being rusty as he raced to a 7-2 lead in the first session.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130420/osullivan-begins-defence-world-title-easy-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Sports World Snooker Championship Thomson Reuters Sun, 21 Apr 2013 01:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5821323 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan holds slender lead over Carter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/snooker-osullivan-holds-slender-lead-over-carter <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>Ronnie O'Sullivan produced some of the magic that enabled him to win four world titles as the defending champion took a 9-7 lead over Ali Carter in their World Championship second-round clash on Sunday.</p> <p>O'Sullivan held a 5-3 lead from the first session at the Crucible, but he was under pressure as Carter hit back to level at 7-7.</p> <p>That prompted O'Sullivan, who has spent much of the last 12 months away from snooker, to demonstrate why he remains the world's best player.</p> <p>O'Sullivan, who has beaten Carter in two Crucible finals, regained the lead with a fluent 73 break.</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/130428/snooker-osullivan-holds-slender-lead-over-carter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ali Carter Allister Carter Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan World Snooker Championship AFP Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:00:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5827247 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: O'Sullivan in semis before 'final farewell' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/snooker-osullivan-semis-final-farewell <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>Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan eased into the world championship semi-finals on Wednesday and, true to his unpredictable nature, said he had only returned after a self-imposed exile because he needed the money to pay his children's school fees.</p> <p>The 37-year-old -- who had not played all season after winning last year's world title -- outclassed fellow Englishman Stuart Bingham 13-4 to set up a semi-final with Judd Trump, who had edged former world champion Shaun Murphy 13-12 in a thrilling match earlier on Wednesday.</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/130501/snooker-osullivan-semis-final-farewell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Shaun Murphy Sport in the United Kingdom AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 22:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829532 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Davis warns of O'Sullivan 'disrespect' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/snooker-davis-warns-osullivan-disrespect <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>Steve Davis believes world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's latest retirement suggestion, together with the admission he returned to snooker just for the money, could be considered disrespectful by the sport's fans.</p> <p>O'Sullivan, who has reached the semi-finals of this year's event, where he is playing Judd Trump, said Wednesday this may be his last appearance at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.</p> <p>"This is my last farewell, it's my swansong. I'm happy; I'm done," said 37-year-old O'Sullivan.</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/130502/snooker-davis-warns-osullivan-disrespect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Sport in the United Kingdom Sports AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 15:15:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829896 at http://www.globalpost.com Snooker: Trump pulls level against O'Sullivan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/snooker-trump-pulls-level-against-osullivan <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>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</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/130502/snooker-trump-pulls-level-against-osullivan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Judd Trump Judd Trump Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 23:31:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830165 at http://www.globalpost.com