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O'Sullivan expects Chinese to dominate snooker

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WORLD number one Ronnie O'Sullivan is predicting a Chinese takeover of snooker with recent UK Championship winner Ding Junhui leading the way. The charismatic O'Sullivan, nicknamed the Rocket for his rapid break-building,...

Big draw for world event

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THE 2007 World Bridge Championships, which starts off today at the Shanghai International Convention Center, has attracted about 1,200 participants from both home and abroad, organizers of the event said yesterday. ...

Snooker tickets

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TICKETS for the inaugural US$507,312-Shanghai Masters snooker tournament went on sale yesterday. The annual event will be held at the Shanghai Grand Stage from August 6-12 and will feature 16 of the world's 32-ranked...

Pan credits new coach for successes

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SHANGHAI-BASED pool diva Pan Xiaoting credited her stunning weekend success to a change in her training regime. Pan etched her name in the record books by becoming the first mainland player to win the world title...

O'Sullivan rallies to oust Fu

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RONNIE O'Sullivan obviously arrived in Beijing with all the luck in the world after the Briton once again managed to skirt defeat and secure a semifinal spot at the World Snooker China Open with a 5-3 win over Hong...

Ronnie survives big scare

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RONNIE O'Sullivan pulled himself back from the brink of defeat to grab a nail-biting 5-4 victory over fellow Englishman Ali Carter in the second-round of the World Snooker China Open in Beijing yesterday. O'Sullivan,...

HK's Fu extends Chinese run

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HONG Kong's Marko Fu pulled off a nail-biting 5-4 victory over world No. 1 Stephen Hendry to extend the impressive run of Chinese cueists at the World Snooker China Open in Beijing yesterday. "Six Chinese players...

Cueists advance in Beijing

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CHINESE cueists swept the opening day of the World Snooker China Open in Beijing yesterday with five of the eight home competitors, including teenage sensation Ding Junhui, advancing to the second round. Mei Xiwen...

Female pool champ withdraws defamation suit

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THE family of a female Chinese pool player has dropped a suit for defamation against two senior officials with the country's General Sports Administration, the Shanghai Evening Post said today. The move was made...

Association releases pool player 'assault' details

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CHINA Billiards Association yesterday urged the female pool player in the center of the "assault scandal" to apologize during the Doha Asian Games eight-ball completion. The association said Zhou Mengmeng, who...

Ding fluffs it

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CHINA'S Ding Junhui lost his way in the final of the British Masters on Sunday, conceding the match a frame too early.

China's Ding gets his final sums wrong

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CHINA'S Ding Junhui lost his way in the final of the British Masters snooker tournament yesterday, conceding the match a frame too early.

Ding Beats Hendry to Reach Masters Final

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CHINA'S Ding Junhui booked his place in the Masters final with a 6-2 victory over six-time winner Stephen Hendry at Wembley Arena yesterday.

Ding youngest player to score televised 147

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DING Junhui became the youngest player to score a maximum 147 break live on television yesterday, beating the previous record set by Ronnie O'Sullivan by almost three years.

Hunter, 'Beckham of the Baize,' dies at 27

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PAUL Hunter, a British snooker star whose good looks and celebrity lifestyle earned him the nickname "Beckham of the Baize," died of cancer at age 27.

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