Snooker

EXCLUSIVE: Snooker’s biggest management firm about to go bust, owing players

By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 15 April 2011 The 110 Sport Group, the management company that handles the affairs of a string of the biggest names in snooker, is about to be liquidated, sportingintelligence has learned today. The company is expected to make a public confirmation next week that it has gone bust, and this website understands that it will go out of business owing cash to a large number of sports stars not just from snooker but golf, football and other sports. The news comes on the eve of snooker's showcase event, the 17-day World Championship, which begins at...


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 has 'compelling information' including from a recent briefing with American enforcement agencies, that the same figures from 'criminal underworld' who are involved in trafficking in steroids are also involved in match fixing. He proposes the establishment of a body - called the World Sports Integrity Agency - which would...


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 late-night drama of the highest calibre. It finished at 11.30pm and kicked-off Higgins' "second career" in earnest. It also propelled him back to world No1. Higgins was, in turn, 2-6 down, then 3-8 down and 5-9 down, and at one point in the 17th frame, trailing 7-9, Williams was...