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Retire Early or Keep Playing – Steve Davis vs Stephen Hendry

After losing 13-2 to Stephen Maguire in the quarter-finals of the 2012 World Championship, Stephen Hendry retired from professional snooker at the age of 43. In this article we will compare the 7 times World Champion Hendry with 6 times World Champion Steve Davis, who recently retired at the age of 56. We will conclude this article by predicting at …

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This Week in Baseball June 23

As summer finally officially arrived with the summer solstice, baseball season has reached a powerhouse streak for some teams and a stalemate for others. Injuries abounded this week in baseball. And Manny Machado’s temper tantrum, televised apology, and subsequent five-game suspension sparked a number of conversations about the MLB’s non-existent disciplinary system. Let’s take a look at some of the …

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The Sad Story Of The NHL’s Derek Boogaard

This is the story of how a brutal, nonsensical and dangerous NHL position caused the downward spiral of a man who was both tall in stature and in dignity – turning him into an empty shell in the arms of his father and eventually death from prescription drugs and alcohol. The story called into question what exactly was gained from this …

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John Higgins Fortunate To Still Be Playing Snooker

Many can argue that John Higgins is very fortunate to still be playing on the snooker circuit. Higgins was involved in a match fixing scam in 2010 where he allegedly took a bribe in order to intentionally lose snooker matches. Higgins was cleared of match fixing but fined £75,000 and given a six-month ban on lesser charges which include breaking …

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Wuxi Classic – The Top Contenders

The Wuxi classic, which begins on Sunday the 23rd of June,  is one of three ranking events held in China and the first in the snooker calendar year. The first Wuxi Classic began back in 2008 and since 2012 it has become classed as a ranking event. It was the first to adopt the new format where all players start …

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Los Angeles Kings Win Stanley Cup in Overtime

In only five games of a potentially seven-game series, the LA Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years after a rebound goal against the New York Rangers in double overtime. A regular game of hockey is three periods of 20 minutes each. If a winner cannot be determined in those 60 minutes of play, the game goes into …

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This Week in Baseball – June 16

This week, the MLB stirred with some epic rumblings. From world records to human earthquakes, let’s take a look at some of this week’s highlights. The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup in ice hockey on Friday June 13th. Now, though this is extremely important for ice hockey fans the world over and …

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Three Reasons Snooker Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years

When you look at snooker in the 1980s, one name really comes to mind and that is Steve Davis. He was a dominant force who won the majority of tournaments in a snooker season, not to mention six world titles. This article compares and contrasts many aspects of snooker from the mid 1980s to the snooker world of the present …

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Career Centred by Illness: Ali Carter ‘s Player Profile

Few can argue that Ali Carter has been one of the more unlucky players on the snooker circuit. Although he has been in the elite top 16 players for many years, he is now forced to take a break from snooker having been diagnosed with lung cancer just two weeks ago.Carter, 34, who is also a qualified airline pilot, has been …

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