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  • Head of Wada calls for global anti-corruption body

    By Nick Harris in Budapest 23 February 2011 David Howman, the director-general of the World Anti-Doping Agency, has today called for the establishment of a global anti-corruption agency to tackle malpractice ranging from match-fixing to institutional corruption. In a statement released at the European Union Sports Forum, which concluded today in Hungary, Howman says he […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan romps to win and swears that Power Snooker is the future

    By Nick Harris 30 October 2010 Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed tonight that snooker “has finally entered the 21st century” after winning the inaugural event under the Power Snooker format, beating China’s Ding Junhui in the final after a day of thrills, spills, confusion, jeers, cheers and beers. ‘The Rocket’ picked up a winner’s cheque of £35,000 […]

  • 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 […]

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