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  • John Higgins triumphs in epic UK return from 6-month ban

    By Nick Harris 12 December 2010 John Higgins completed a dream return from suspension late on Sunday night by winning the UK Championship final 10-9 after a nail-biting comeback in an epic to-the-wire final in Telford against Mark Williams. Snooker has made far too many headlines for the wrong reasons in 2010 but this was […]

  • John Higgins crowns comeback by winning PTC event in Germany

    By Nick Harris 14 November 2010 John Higgins completed the perfect return to competitive snooker this evening by winning the first event he’s played since April. The former world No1 won the final of Euro Players Tour Championship in Hamm, Germany by beating Shaun Murphy 4-2. The final was Higgins’ seventh match since Friday; he also […]

  • Snooker: John Higgins returns with a win after six-month ban

    By Nick Harris 12 November 2010 The former world No1, John Higgins, has returned to action today after a six-month ban with a win in his first match, 4-2 over Joe Jogia, in the first round of the Euro Players Tour Championship in Hamm, Germany. The event is minor but the victory a massive step […]

  • REVEALED: Why John Higgins was cleared of match-fixing (because the evidence, including a statement from Mazher Mahmood, told the full story)

    By Nick Harris 21 September 2010 David Douglas, the former high-ranking Metropolitan Police officer who investigated match-fixing allegations against the world No1 snooker player John Higgins, has spoken in detail for the first time about why he concluded Higgins never intended to fix any match. Higgins was banned earlier this month for six months, and […]

  • John Higgins’ snooker comeback to be influenced by family matter

    By Nick Harris 20 September 2010 The date of John Higgins’ return to competitive snooker will be dictated to some extent by  the health of his father, John Snr, who is suffering from cancer and whose condition will occupy the Higgins family above all else for the immediate future. In a bitter irony in the […]

  • In full: John Higgins’ post-verdict statement after ‘match fix’ case

    The following statement has been released by John Higgins after the verdict in his ‘match fix’ tribunal. . STATEMENT BY JOHN HIGGINS 8th Sept 2010 I welcome today’s judgement by Sport Resolutions and endorsed by the WPBSA following their exhaustive enquiry into the allegations against me by a tabloid newspaper. I am pleased that Sport […]

  • In full: the John Higgins ‘match fix’ ruling by Ian Mill QC

    8 September 2010 There follows, in full, the ruling made today by Ian Mill QC in relation to the John Higgins ‘match fix’ case. We are also running a news story. But in short, Higgins has been cleared of the most serious charges of fixing or intent to fix matches (charges dropped), but has been […]

  • John Higgins back in November after clearance over ‘match fix’ accusation

    By Nick Harris 8 September 2010 The world No1 snooker player John Higgins will be free to resume his playing career in November after being cleared today of the most serious charges laid against him relating to allegations of match-fixing. Two charges were dropped: 1) agreeing or offering to accept a bribe, bribes or other […]

  • John Higgins ‘match fix’ tribunal unfolds amid more twists and turns

    By Nick Harris 7 September 2010 The disciplinary tribunal sitting in judgement on allegations that the world No1 snooker player John Higgins agreed a £261,000 bribe in April to lose frames at future matches entered a second session at 2pm this afternoon with the outcome unclear but a result expected within 36 hours. The first […]

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