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John Higgins rues missed chances after early Masters exit

John Higgins was left to rue missed opportunities after suffering his twelfth first round Dafabet Masters exit in 23 appearances on Monday afternoon, losing 6-5 to Mark Allen.

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John Higgins was disappointed for the home fans after he lost to Marco Fu in the Scottish Open final. Picture: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

John Higgins ‘gutted’ for home fans after Scottish Open loss

John Higgins admitted he was “gutted” for his fans after a chance of home glory slipped through his fingers with an incredible eight successive frames for Marco Fu giving him the Coral Scottish Open title.

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John Higgins led Marco Fu 4-1 after the early exchanges but his opponent rallied to clinch the title. Picture: Colin Poultney.

Heartbreak for John Higgins as Marco Fu wins Scottish Open title

John Higgins’ bid for the inaugural Coral Scottish Open title ended in heartbreaking style as Marco Fu won eight frames in a row to snatch a dramatic victory in Glasgow.

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John Higgins was delighted with his quarter-final win over Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Scottish Ope. Picture: Getty Images

John Higgins thrilled with Glasgow victory over O’Sullivan

John Higgins cut a jubilant 
figure after a “special” victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan kept his bid for home glory in the Coral Scottish Open firmly alive

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John Higgins reached the quarter-finals of last week's UK Championships. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

John Higgins to play Alan McManus in Scottish Open opener

The draw for the Coral Scottish Open has thrown up a mouth-watering meeting between two of the country’s most successful players, John Higgins and Alan McManus.

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Mark Selby celebrates winning the Betway UK Championship with his daughter Sofia Maria and wife Vikki Layton. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

World No 1 Mark Selby whrugs off accusations he is ‘boring’

World No 1 Mark Selby has vowed he will make no compromises to win the affections of snooker fans who find him boring.

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John Higgins has won �350,000 from two recent tournament victories and believes his game couldnt be better right now. Picture: SNS Group

Interview: John Higgins on why life’s too short to hold grudges

Killing time while waiting for John Higgins, I’m watching the five best shots from his last match on my phone. The pick of them is a thwack from the far end of the table which brings two reds into play. The reds had been skulking by the right-hand cushion like they were shilpit characters from snooker halls of the past, shuffling around in the back lane, fags stuck to bottom lips and very possibly up to no good.

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John Higgins clinched the Champion of Champions title in Coventry. Picture: Robert Perry

John Higgins beats Ronnie O’Sullivan to win Champions title

John Higgins produced a fine recovery in the final session to claim the Champion of Champions title with a 10-7 victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan in Coventry.

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Stephen Maguire survives scare at English Open

Stephen Maguire survives scare at English Open

Stephen Maguire was a relieved man after surviving an almighty scare in the first round of the English Open to eventually overcome Gareth Allen 4-3.

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Mark Selby celebrates beating Ding Junhui in the final. Picture:: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Mark Selby seals Leicester double with world snooker title

Mark Selby did his part to secure a famous Leicester double last night as he triumphed 18-14 over Ding Junhui to win the 2016 Betfred World Snooker Championship in style.

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Alan McManus lost his semi-final 17-11 against Ding Junhui of China. Picture: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Alan McManus undone by Ding’s seven centuries in world semi

Alan McManus’ Betfred World Snooker Championship fairytale finally came to an end yesterday and while he was disappointed, the veteran, pictured, believes he was beaten by one of the all-time great performances.

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Alan McManus in action against Ding Junhui at the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Ding Junhui edges 14-10 ahead of Alan McManus in world semi

Alan McManus might be 45 years old but he is producing the snooker of his life to just about hang on in his record-breaking Betfred World Championship semi-final with Ding Junhui as he trails 14-10 following last night’s third 
session.

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Ding Junhui brings Alan McManus down to earth

It is amazing how quickly things can change in sport, as Alan McManus found out to his cost at the Betfred World Snooker Championship yesterday afternoon.

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Mark Selby celebrates his 13-8 victory over Kyren Wilson, who had the consolation of a 143 break. Picture: PA

Alan McManus wins battle of Scots against John Higgins

Alan McManus produced one of the most remarkable displays in Betfred World Snooker Championship history as he rolled back the years to book his place in the semi-finals.

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Alan McManus plays a shot as fellow Scot John Higgins watches on at the Crucible yesterday. Picture: Getty

John Higgins battles back to take lead

Alan McManus is convinced that fellow Scot John Higgins could have seven World Championship titles to his name by the time he retires but is in good shape to stop him 
winning the fifth of those this year with their quarter-final finely poised.

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Alan McManus came from behind to beat Ali Carter at the Crucible. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Alan McManus beats Ali Carter at World Snooker Championship

At 45 years old, Alan McManus is acutely aware that the clock is ticking on his career – which means he won’t be taking for granted the Indian summer he is currently enjoying.

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John Higgins celebrates after his comprehensive first-round win over Ryan Day at The Crucible. Picture: PA

John Higgins happy with form at last

In the last decade it has been difficult to know which John Higgins will show up at the Crucible.

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John Higgins in action against Ryan Day at the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

Graeme Dott out in first round

A decade on from his Crucible triumph, Graeme Dott exited the World Snooker Championship at the first hurdle and fears he will never lift the 
trophy again.

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Snooker great Steve Davis has announced his retirement at the age of 58. Picture: PA

Snooker great Steve Davis retires from sport aged 58

Snooker great Steve Davis has announced his retirement at the age of 58.

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Stephen Maguire will face veteran Alan McManus. Picture: PA

All-Scottish clash in snooker World title first round

The first round of the Betfred World Championship title will see an all-Scottish clash between Stephen Maguire and Alan McManus.

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