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MAGICAL DISPLAY: Shaun Murphy was in stunning form at the Barbican Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

VIDEO - UK Championship: Magician Shaun Murphy casts a spell at the York Barbican

POSITIVE: Stuart Bingham Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

UK Championship: Stuart Bingham calls on World memories to fire UK Championship high break

WHAT A LINE UP: The winning Malton & Norton GC squad

CHEERS! - Malton & Norton Golf Club ladies celebrate becoming national champions

TOO POWERFUL: Clarence 'A's Aidan Ranftler

Table Tennis: Bootham and Coneysthorpe fight out division one draw

SUCCESS: The men's lacrosse team beat MMU 1 21-0

Unversity volleyball outfit on the brink of promotion

NARROW SQUEAK: Daniel Wells, pictured playing Ronnie O'Sullivan in last year's UK Championship, only just made it on time for his match

Get me to the table on time!: York's traffic troubles nearly cost snooker player Daniel Wells a packet

IMPECCABLE: Tadcaster Albion boss Billy Miller has hailed his side's discipline Picture: Ian Parker

Tadcaster Albion boss Billy Miller hopes club will not be a fish out of water in Clipstone clash

TAKING A REST: Mark Selby had to expend little energy in his 6-0 whitewash of Joe O'Connor in the first round of the UK Championship at the York Barbican Picture: Nigel Holland

"It's just all about winning" - Mark Selby says winning UK Championship is more important than being world number one

SAFELY THROUGH: Mark Allen is into the second round of the UK Championship Picture: Tai Chengzhe

VIDEO: Pistol Mark Allen gets the shivers - but still goes through at the Betway UK Championship in York

RUTHLESS: Shaun Murphy was in unforgiving mood against Melbourne's Ashley Hugill but believes his opponent can progress Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

Shaun Murphy believes York-potter Ashley Hugill can have bright future after UK Championship clash

WATCHING BRIEF: Melbourne potter Ashley Hugill watches on as Shaun Murphy compiles another break in their first round UK Championship clash Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

Match report: Learning curve steep for Melbourne's Ashley Hugill in UK clash with ruthless Shaun Murphy

ONE STEP AT A TIME: Stuart Bingham, at the table against Jordan Brown, isn't getting carried away with his opening round win Picture: Nigel Holland

Stuart Bingham looks to recreate world title buzz at York's UK Championship

KEEN TO TALK: Thomas Castaignède addressed the York Sportsman's Lunch Picture: Ashley Nesbitt Photography

Former French rugby star Thomas Castaignède helps raise more than £60,000 at York Sportsman's Lunch

COMEBACK: Zoe Eagles was part of a rink that came back strongly against Harrogate

Bowls: York march on in the Yetton Trophy

OVER THE LINE: But Mark Williams had his hands full with Hamza Akbar

"I am just glad I got over the line" - two-time UK Champion Mark Williams relieved after first round battle with Hamza Akbar


Judd Trump defies illness to march on in the UK Championship in York

EXITING: Ding Junnhui was beaten by amateur Adam Duffy

OUT!: Ding Junhui dumped out of UK Championship in night of snooker shocks at York Barbican

WATCHING ON: Joe Perry waits his turn during his first round match with James Wattana at the York Barbican Picture: James Wattana

UK Championship: Joe Perry looks forward to VIP guest after James Wattana win

CLOSE VICTORY: Colin Robinson picked up a point for his Bootham side after beating Mark Winskill

Snooker: Acomb 'A' soar to the summit of the York Conservative Clubs' Snooker League

PONDERING: Pickering's Paul Davison takes in the scene during his match with Gerard Greene at the Barbican in 2013

Snooker: Pickering professional Paul Davison looking forward to big Barbican night at the UK Championship

IN CONTROL: John Higgins eased into the second round of the UK Championship at York Picture: David Harrison

"I would definitely love to have a run" - John Higgins eyes York stay after first round UK Championship win

ELECTRIC: Martin Gould was in fabulous form after the interval as he beat Allan Taylor 6-2 Picture: David Harrison

UK Championship: King Ken Doherty rolls back the years in 6-0 hammering of Tony Drago

BATTLING HARD: City of York Hockey Club 1's Luke Ramli fights for possession against Formby Picture: Nigel Holland

Hockey: Another draw for City of York in the premier division

NEARLY THERE: The finishing touches are applied to the main arena ahead of the start of the UK Championship today Picture: Steve Carroll

York on track for another record year as snooker's UK Championship gets under way

LOOKING AHEAD: Mark Selby feels he is running into peak form ahead of the UK Championship in York

Snooker: York's UK Championship heralds boom time for world number one Mark Selby

York Under-12s 'A'. Back row, from left to right: Alex Amsden, Fran Wilson, Ellie Broadbent, Tasha Collins; front row, from left to right: Sabyn Maude, Poppy Courtis, Poppy Dodsworth; goalkeeper at front: Annie Emmott

York girls through to Yorkshire under-12s hockey finals

TREBLE YELL: Bootham 'A's Jon Wooldridge

Table Tennis: Jon Wooldridge treble edges Bootham 'A' to victory in division one showdown with Clarence 'A'

GREAT DAYS: Mark Selby celebrates with the trophy after winning the final of the UK Snooker Championships at York Barbican in 2012

"People forget that snooker still carries on" - world number one Mark Selby says UK Championship will not suffer in Rocket Ronnie O'Sullivan's absence

From the left, club president Gordon Fratson, Paul Humphries of the Bowls Development Alliance, and club chairman Ray Blogg

Award for New Earswick IBC

New Earswick's Annette Prosser

New Earswick women have topsy-turvy game against Leeds

Ray Calpin, part of a winning rink for York in the Denny Cup match against Featherstone

York drop into Denny Plate after narrow cup loss to Featherstone

ATTENTIVE: Rod Walker sends down a wood for New Earswick but his rink couldn't pull off a victory against Harrogate in the Denny Plate

Narrow loss for New Earswick Ospreys in tense clash against North Cave

HEADLINER: Danny Harrison-Little, pictured with the British Thai Boxing Champion belt, is hoping to be a showstopper on Saturday Picture: Frank Dwyer

Legions Gym dozen ready to go into battle in big fight night

GREEN BAIZE: Billiards ace Jonathan Marwood

Ryedale hot potter Jonathan Marwood up to 12th in world rankings

COUNTY GLORY: York College's basketball team have been crowned Yorkshire champions following a 14-12 triumph against Sheffield

York College crowned Yorkshire basketball champions

HARD WORK: But City of York Hockey Club's Tom Feasby and his team-mates would be frustrated at Bowdon Picture: David Harrison

Hockey: Frustration of City of York Hockey Club in ten goal Bowdon thriller

Darts: Sarah Jackson inspires Burnholme in York John Smith's Ladies Darts League

Darts: Sarah Jackson inspires Burnholme in York John Smith's Ladies Darts League

FINE THIRD: Ryedale School pupil Nathan Smith, right

Podium joy for Ryedale runner Nathan Smith on England debut

WINNING RETURN: Filip Wojtkowiak, who enjoyed a fine seasonal bow to help York RI 'B' beat York RI 'C'

Paul Young plays up to help leaders Coneysthorpe 'A' whitewash York RI 'D'

SIGNING UP: Paul "Flash" Gordon, seated, with trainer-manager Glenn Banks

York Hall calling as Paul "Flash" Gordon gears up for first professional fight

Andrew Fothergill in action for New Earswick

Revenge for New Earswick IBC over Scarborough foes

WINNER: Andy Stone, right, receives the Les Hawkins Memorial Trophy from Bootham president Derek Ward

Acomb's Andy Stones beats Darren Clark to take the Les Hawkins Memorial Trophy

Alex Cockram rounds the keeper to score for City of York I against Brooklands II. Picture: David Harrison

City of York pegged back as they draw again

York's Phil Parsons

Mixed joy for York Indoor Bowls Club in over-60s cups

Barry Shipley

Doncaster too strong for Ospreys but New Earswick ladies beat Thornaby

RAY OF LIGHT: Tim Simpson is looking to drive his late father Brian's old Chrysler Sunbeam to rallying success this season. He is pictured with co-driver Garry Green. Picture: Mike Hatfield

Old family Sunbeam shining for Warthill rally driver Tim Simpson

York get off to cracking start in their bid to regain the Yetton Trophy

UNBEATEN: Coneysthope 'A' ace Martin Lowe

National standard table tennis in York this weekend

Massive catch for aptly-named York angler Lee Fisher

Massive catch for aptly-named York angler Lee Fisher

CONCENTRATION: New Earswick's Rod Walker sends down a wood in the game against Leeds

New Earswick birds of prey go head to head in Yorkshire Over-55s Bowls League

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