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‘Forty is the new 20’ as experience proves key at UK Championship

As Steve Davis battled against Old Father Time to prolong his snooker career, he vowed he would be content to keep his world ranking below his age.

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UK Championship: Oliver Lines video on his York success

Leeds potter Oliver Lines plays Marco Fu tonight with the prize a place in the quarter-finals of the Betway UK Championship.

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Oliver Lines during his match against Jimmy Robertson.

UK Championship: Barbican star Lines left full of optimism and gifts

Oliver Lines believes he can go one better than fellow Leeds potter David Grace and win the Betway UK Championship.

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Oliver Lines.

Oliver out to Trump his father and deliver York upset

Oliver Lines admits he can take inspiration from his father Peter’s own Barbican upset when he faces Judd Trump in the Betway UK Championship.

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Peter Lines on his way to beating Neil Robertson.

Exclusive: UK Championship hero Peter Lines reveals how he came close to quitting snooker

Peter Lines hailed beating defending UK champion Neil Robertson as the biggest result of his 25-year career and revealed he nearly quit snooker last summer.

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Peter Lines in action against Neil Robertson.

UK Championship: “It was a daunting task” says Leeds veteran Peter Lines after beating defending champion Neil Robertson

Peter Lines pulled off the biggest result of his career at the Betway UK Championship tonight by ousting defending champion Neil Robertson.

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Sheffield's Adam Duffy lost at the UK Championship.

UK Championship: Barbican tonic for Davison, but Yorkshire duo Hill and Duffy bow out

PAUL Davison believes the York Barbican’s home comforts proved crucial as he shocked Gary Wilson with a big turnaround to win 6-3 in the Betway UK Championship first round.

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Mark King during day two of the Betway UK Championships at the York Barbican.

UK Championship latest: King docked a frame after forgetting his cue in York

Northern Ireland Open winner Mark King was docked a frame at the Betway UK Championship in York after forgetting his cue following the interval and arriving back late as he suffered a 6-2 first-round defeat by Sam Craigie.

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Snooker: Leeds star turns his sights to York event

SANDERSON Lam insists he is feeling more and more confident with every game he plays despite slipping out of the Coral Northern Ireland Open at the last-32 stage.

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Leeds snooker star Sanderson Lam heads to York in confident mood

SANDERSON Lam insists he is feeling more and more confident with every game he plays despite slipping out of the Coral Northern Ireland Open at the last-32 stage.

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Leeds cueman Sanderson Lam causes Northern Ireland Open upset

SANDERSON Lam believes his performances in Belfast have seen him finally turn a corner after potting his way to a rampant 4-0 victory over Alan McManus at the Coral Northern Ireland Open.

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Father and son Peter Lines  (right) with Oliver Lines at the Northern Snooker centre in Leeds.

Leeds potter Peter Lines faces defending champion Neil Robertson in UK Championship opener

Leeds veteran Peter Lines has been drawn against defending champion Neil Robertson in the first round of this year’s Betway UK Championship.

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Peter Lines.

Not end of the Lines for Leeds potter Peter

FOR MOST professional snooker players, falling off the tour would be their worst nightmare but Peter Lines claims it has given him a new lease of life.

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Ex-snooker star jailed for part in international fake Viagra scheme

A former professional snooker player has been jailed for his part in an international fake Viagra operation.

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Mark Selby celebrates with wife Vikki and daughter Sofia Maria after beating Ding Junhui in the final

World Championship: Mark Selby does enough to hold off underdog Ding Junhui

Mark Selby lifted the Betfred World Championship last night to complete a miserable evening for China.

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Ding Junhui at the table.

Ding’s final fightback keeps Crucible dream alive

Ding Junhui produced a stunning fightback to keep alive his hopes of becoming the first Asian snooker player to win the Betfred World Championship.

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Ding Junhui holds a 14-10 overnight lead against Alan McManus in their World Championship semi-final (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA).

Ding Junhui misses maximum on record-breaking night at Crucible

Ding Junhui edged the battle of the qualifiers last night in a record-breaking battle, but missed out on a 147 maximum at the Betfred World Championship.

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World Snooker chief Barry Hearn announces his 10 year deal with Eurosport alongside Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton.

Hearn excited with 10-year Eurosport deal

Eurosport have signed a lucrative 10-year deal to continue their television coverage of snooker across the globe.

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Sheffield-based Ding Junhui.

Time for Ding Junhui to gatecrash the party at Crucible in Sheffield

Living in Sheffield for Ding Junhui is like having a works party in your front living room for 17 days every year and you’re not invited.

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Kyren Wilson during day nine of the Betfred World Championship at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

Experience proves key at Crucible

Alan McManus is leading the charge of snooker’s ‘golden oldies’ at this year’s Betfred World Championship.

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