O’Sullivan retracts fixing claims

SNOOKER: World champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has moved to clarify Twitter comments made this week intimating he knew the identity of players guilty of match-fixing. World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn immediately told O’Sullivan to come forward and disclose names. But O’Sullivan said yesterday in a statement: “I have no intention of undermining the integrity of the sport I love so much and firmly believe my tweets were taken out of context.”