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SPORT | IN BRIEF

Selby claims O’Sullivan scalp
SNOOKER: Three-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan crashed out of the World Championship last night after Mark Selby fought back to claim an 13-11 victory.

Selby was staring defeat in the face at 11-9 down but claimed the last four frames to book a semi-final place at the expense of the world No1.

There he is joined by Essex potter Ali Carter, who edged past 2005 champion Shaun Murphy in a final frame thriller.

Earlier, Nathan Robertson saw off veteran Steve Davis 13-5, while Graeme Dott completes the final four after beating Ulsterman Mark Allen 13-12.

Rampant Rudolph decks Durham
CRICKET: Jacques Rudolph made a sizzling unbeaten double century to put early division one pacesetters Yorkshire in a commanding position against county champions Durham at Headingley.

The South African made a career-best 228no in a 206-run partnership with Anthony McGrath, who made 105, as the Tykes declared their first innings on 610-6. Durham limped to 54-3 in reply.

A century from Chris Woakes helped Warwickhire recover from 50-5 to reach 382 against Hampshire.

Nadal continues stern defence
TENNIS: Clay-court specialist Rafael Nadal remained on course to defend his Rome Masters title after sweeping aside Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round.

Fifth seed Robin Soderling is also through, while British No1 Andy Murray continues his campaign with a third round match against Spanish 13th seed David Ferrer tonight.