Two-time World Championship runner-up Ali Carter has been given the all clear from cancer for the second time in two years.
Ronnie O'Sullivan fended off a brilliant Judd Trump comeback to win a dramatic Coral UK Championship by a frame and complete a stellar 2014.
Ronnie O'Sullivan fought back from 4-1 down to defeat Stuart Bingham 6-5 and reach the final of the Coral UK Championship for the first time in seven years.
Ronnie O'Sullivan failed to repeat the form of Thursday's whitewash of Matthew Selt as he claimed a sluggish 6-4 victory over Anthony McGill in the UK Championship quarter-finals.
Europe won their fifth consecutive Mosconi Cup after beating USA in the first two matches on day four, with Darren Appleton and Nikos Ekonomopoulos putting the gloss on the previous three days.
Ronnie O'Sullivan scored a maximum break of 147 to cap off a 6-0 thrashing of Matthew Selt in the UK Championship in York.
Neil Robertson made a dramatic exit from the UK Championship after a 6-5 fourth-round defeat to Graeme Dott.
Anthony McGill recorded the biggest win of his professional snooker life as he toppled fellow Scot John Higgins 6-5 at the Coral UK Championship.
Defending champions Europe need just five points to retain their Mosconi Cup title after taking a 6-4 lead over the USA on Day 2 of the competition in Blackpool.
Former champion Ding Junhui suffered a shock 6-5 loss to teenager James Cahill at the UK Championship on Tuesday night.
Europe fought back for a 3-2 lead over the USA in the opening night of the Mosconi Cup in Blackpool.
John Higgins continued his recent resurgence with a 6-2 win over Matthew Stevens in the third round of the UK Championship.