Steve Davis hails 'animal' Mark Selby as World Championship title defence begins
Apr 21 2017 by Marjorie Miles
The five-time world champion said he was still waiting to receive his trophy for winning the Masters in January, aiming a series of tweets, the first of which was addressed to WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson.
Wallsend cueman Wilson is making his Crucible debut after coming through the qualifying rounds in dazzling style, firing eight centuries over three matches including a 147 maximum break. "I like this kind of venue, I think of it like a working men's club that I am used to playing at up in the north-east", said Wilson.
And though they have been withdrawn O'Sullivan claims he was "bullied" and "intimidated" by snooker chiefs and made a decision to get the lawyers involved.
"I love to play and it is extra special at the Crucible".
"The language can be quite threatening in these letters, which is quite unsettling because I'm a happy guy."I've had the best year of my life - playing snooker, doing exhibitions, doing the American Hustle, writing the book and doing my work with Eurosport - I've never been happier".
Ding, who has the one ranking tournament win to his credit this season, the Shanghai Masters, and reached the final of the International Championship, has proved an inspiration to many young Chinese.
"I'm a fan of them all but you've got to say that Mark Selby is an animal on the table and a machine".
"Maybe it is just because I am working a little bit harder".
Cavs hold on, Irving scores 37
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 113 points on 54.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 50.3 percent shooting. It was that quasi-trap for the Cavs, who left Quicken Loans Arena with a 2-0 series lead, though the wins were wobbly.