JOHN HIGGINS has insisted there is no reason to be surprised he is back at the Crucible this year. The 35-year-old Scot launched his latest Betfred.com World Championship campaign by sealing a 10-5 first-round success against Stephen Lee last night.
John Higgins defeated Mark Allen 9-5 in Telford last night to book his place in the 12Bet.com UK Championship final and close in on a dream return to major championship competition.
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JOHN Higgins will put seven months of mental torment behind him when he returns to major competition at the UK Championship in Telford today.
John Higgins was at his fluent best on his return to competitive snooker in Britain following his six-month ban at the UK Championship.
John Higgins returns to snooker this week after serving a six-month ban. He tells Tom English of the crushing effect a tabloid sting had on his family
SCOTTISH snooker player John Higgins has been cleared of match fixing, but handed a six-month suspension from snooker and fined £75,000 for bringing the game into disrepute.
SNOOKER player John Higgins said he will "vigorously defend" himself in the face of allegations he agreed to fix a match and again insisted he is "100 per cent innocent".
AS LOVERS of sport, our tolerance of the cheats in our midst is now lower than it has ever been in history.
THE head of snooker's governing body yesterday vowed to conduct a "brutal" overhaul of the tarnished sport if match-fixing allegations against Scottish three-time world champion John Higgins are proved.
SPORT has been hit by a number of high-profile scandals involving match-fixing allegations.
JOHN Higgins's agent, Pat Mooney, 47, is also manager of Graeme Dott, the Scot who is bidding to become world champion in the final at the Crucible in Sheffield.
JOHN Higgins is widely considered one of the greatest players ever to wield a cue and is one of only nine men to have lifted the World Championship on three occasions.
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