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Ronnie O’Sullivan, the world number one snooker player, staged a sit-in protest and was ejected. Ronnie O’Sullivan lost to Kyren Wilson in the quarter-finals of the UK Championships on Friday, citing distractions as the reason for his exit. Ronnie O’Sullivan, the world number one snooker player, staged a sit-in protest during his UK Championships quarter-final against a photographer. On Friday, O’Sullivan was eliminated from the tournament after losing 6-5 to Kyren Wilson, who advanced to the last four for the first time in his career. On several occasions during the match, O’Sullivan refused to take his shot and sat down,…

From ‘disrespecting’ rivals to loveable rogue, Ronnie O’Sullivan has had a highlight-reel career. Few snooker players have ever gotten as much attention as ‘The Rocket,’ Ronnie O’Sullivan, one of the best to ever pick up a cue and also one of his sport’s most controversial figures. When Ronnie O’Sullivan makes the news, you know everything is fine in the world. This week has been no exception to the snooker norm, with ‘The Rocket’ being the most talked-about player on the circuit. And, as is customary, the reasoning can be attributed to divisive comments just as much as it can to…

Mark Williams celebrates victories with kebabs, all-night benders, and once went naked in front of the media. Mark Williams is a three-time world snooker champion and one of the game’s all-time great long potters, but it’s not just his skills on the table that have made him a fan favorite. Even though it was 5 a.m. and the sun had risen, Mark Williams was still working. The recently crowned three-time world champion, in reality, was only getting started. Indeed, if the man called “The Welsh Potting Machine” wasn’t already a fan favorite before his stunning win at The Crucible in…

Ronnie O’Sullivan says he ‘doesn’t care’ if he wins the UK Championship; ‘It won’t make a difference.’ There are more important things in life, according to the Rocket, than winning a record eighth UK Championship title, such as a great pint of Guinness or a talk with buddy Jimmy White. Ronnie O’Sullivan has confessed that winning the UK Championship this week would be preferable to sitting in a studio with Jimmy White and laughing. The outspoken snooker player said he would drink Guinness to celebrate his last 16 triumph over Noppon Saengkham and declare that he has no competition in…

Snooker’s ‘boring’ robot, Steve Davis, has become one of the sport’s most popular figures. Steve Davis is now one of snooker’s most well-known and popular players, a far cry from the 1980s, when ‘The Nugget’ was frequently accused of ruining the game. Steve Davis has become one of the most well-known figures in snooker history. His undeniable appeal isn’t based on charisma, wowing crowds, or off-the-beaten-path loveable rogue antics. It can’t even be blamed on the fact that he’s a six-time world champion. Rather, a long-standing reputation for being one thing is central to the perceived character that so many…

Ronnie O’Sullivan likens himself to Tyson Fury and takes aim at cowardly athletes. On Wednesday, Ronnie O’Sullivan will compete for a spot in the UK Championship quarter-finals, but he’s already compared himself to heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury, according to Ronnie O’Sullivan, is a man after his own heart, who never shies away from a fight with the best. The Rocket takes on Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham in the UK Championship quarter-finals today, aiming for a record-extending eighth title in York. And O’Sullivan, who turns 46 on the day of the final, is proud to have faced the best…

Judd Trump is out of the UK Championship, which now belongs to Ronnie O’Sullivan. Matt Selt, a personal friend of Judd Trump’s, knocked him out of the UK Championship, and he admits Ronnie O’Sullivan is now the overwhelming favorite to win the tournament. After becoming the tenth former winner to drop out before the final 16, Judd Trump believes the UK Championship is Ronnie O’Sullivan’s to lose. The Juddernaut, who came to York as the title favorite after winning the Champion of Champions, was defeated 6-3 by close friend Matt Selt at the Barbican. Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White, John Higgins,…

Jimmy White, the ‘Whirlwind’ of snooker, battled drug and alcohol addictions. The nickname ‘Whirlwind’ was always appropriate for Jimmy White, the greatest player never to be crowned world champion, whether he was on the snooker table or out partying. Jimmy White had the potential to be remembered as one of the all-time great snooker players; instead, he is remembered as the greatest and most popular player to never win a World Championship. Indeed, no discussion of ‘The Whirlwind’s’ contributions to the sport is complete without a tinge of regret or contemplation of the agony that represents a destiny unfulfilled. White…