Ronnie O’Sullivan clinches 6th title at Snooker World C’ship

first_imgLONDON: Ronnie O’Sullivan clinched his sixth title at the Snooker World Championship by beating first-time finalist Kyren Wilson 18-8 at Crucible in Sheffield.O’Sullivan, 44, reached Sunday’s final for the first time since 2014 after coming from behind to edge three-time world champion Mark Selby 17-16 in the semi-finals. He met almost no challenge from world number eight Wilson, who had ousted defending champion and world number one Judd Trump in the quarterfinals, winning the last eight frames in a row to conclude the final. “I was happy to get one world title at one stage,” O’Sullivan told the World Snooker Tour website. “Once I got to four I knew I could call myself one of the greats, because that’s how many times John Higgins had won it. Anything above that and you are in fantastic company.” O’Sullivan is only one title away from the record of seven held by Stephen Hendry, but he has already set the new record of 37 ranking titles, one ahead of Hendry. O’Sullivan defeated China’s top player Ding Junhui 13-10 to book a quarter-final berth before he came from 8-4 down to defeat Mark Williams 13-10. In the first round, O’Sullivan recorded the fastest win in World Championship history by taking just 108 minutes to sweep Thai player Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-1. IANS Also Watch: Assam Guv Bats for Good Governance in BTADlast_img read more

Rakeem Christmas named 3rd team All-American by Associated Press

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press on Monday afternoon.He is joined on the AP’s third team by Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield and Iowa State’s Georges Niang.Christmas received the same honor from Sporting News earlier this month. He led the Orange, averaging 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds and ranked third in the Atlantic Coast Conference in each category.Christmas is projected to be a second-round pick in the NBA Draft this summer. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on March 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

AP McCoy honoured at BBC ceremony

first_imgTony McCoy got the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of Year, which was held in Belfast last night.The Antrim man hung up his silks in the spring after recording more 4,300 winners during a 20-year career – his first came on the Jim Bolger-trained Legal Steps in a flat race in Thurles in March 1992.Jockey and Tipp FM racing expert Robbie Moran says this latest accolade is well deserved.last_img

Twitter agree to meet with United over Pogba abuse

first_imgHis team-mate Harry Maguire demanded that Twitter and Instagram be more proactive in stopping “pathetic trolls”. England women’s football manager Phil Neville said football players should boycott social media.Pogba was the third footballer to suffer racial abuse in a week for missing a penalty — the others being Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and second tier side Reading’s Yakou Meite.“Over the next few weeks, Twitter representatives will meet with Manchester United, Kick It Out (anti-discrimination organisation within football) and any other civil society stakeholders interested in hearing about the proactive work Twitter is doing to address online racist abuse towards certain footballers in the UK,” Twitter said in a statement.“We have always maintained an open and healthy dialogue with our partners in this space, but we know we need to do more to protect our users. Racist behaviour has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it.“To this end, we look forward to working more closely with our partners to develop shared solutions together. In the meantime, for Twitter’s part, we will continue to proactively monitor the conversation, and take aggressive enforcement action when content violates our Rules.”Twitter rules prohibit users from promoting violence against, threatening or harassing people on the basis of race, ethnicity or other protected groups.Since 2018, it has increased the number of accounts suspended for evading a previous ban on the service by 45% and tripled the number of accounts suspended within 24 hours after receiving a report.0Shares0000(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Social media giants Twitter have agreed to meet with Manchester United executives over the racial abuse of Paul Pogba after he missed a penalty and what can be done about preventing it © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 21 – Twitter have reacted to calls for more to be done in preventing racist abuse of footballers on social media platforms by agreeing to meet with representatives of Manchester United they announced on Wednesday.United executives were keen for a meeting with Twitter after their French World Cup winning midfielder Paul Pogba was the victim of abuse following his penalty miss in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.last_img read more