John Higgins

John Higgins

John Higgins thanks Crucible crowd for warm welcome

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 World Championship campaign by sealing a 10-5 first-round success against Stephen Lee last night.

Snooker: Dominant Higgins books place in UK final

John Higgins defeated Mark Allen 9-5 in Telford last night to book his place in the UK Championship final and close in on a dream return to major championship competition.

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John Higgins faces test of character as he returns to the table in Telford

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 held on UK return to the baize after ban

John Higgins was at his fluent best on his return to competitive snooker in Britain following his six-month ban at the UK Championship.

Interview: John Higgins, snooker player

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

Higgins fined £75,000 and banned for six months but insists: I'm cleaner than clean

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.

John Higgins: I'm 100% innocent of snooker match-fixing accusations

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".

Tom English: 'Higgins is stupid, that's a given. But he is not a match-fixer'

AS LOVERS of sport, our tolerance of the cheats in our midst is now lower than it has ever been in history.

Mr Snooker: It doesn't look good for John Higgins

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.

John Higgins match fixing scandal: Other sport scandals to have hit the headlines

SPORT has been hit by a number of high-profile scandals involving match-fixing allegations.

John Higgins match-fixing scandal: Agent also acts for finalist Graeme Dott

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: How the Wizard of Wishaw captured titles galore and helped to reform the sport

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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