Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan clicked into gear to take control of his box-office Betfair World Championship semi-final with Judd Trump.
The game's two great entertainers were locked at 4-4 overnight and 6-6 at the mid-session interval this morning,
but the more experienced O'Sullivan reeled off three frames in a row to take a 9-7 lead in the race to 17 heading into tonight's third session.
The Essex potter had the chance to make it a mini clean sweep after the break but missed a routine green
to let Trump in for a frame he deserved based on the amount of misfortune he suffered throughout the morning. The session has entered a break in play and will resume at 7pm.
Bristol Academy have reached the final of the FA Women's Cup for the second time in three seasons. They beat Lincoln Ladies 2-0 at Ashton Gate in the semi-final today thanks to goals from Spanish strikers Natalia Pablos Sanchon and Laura Del Rio.
Bristol will play Arsenal in the final next month.
There's the prospect of an all West Country play-off final in League One as Yeovil and Swindon have avoided each other in the semi-finals.
The Glovers will play Sheffield United over two legs, while Swindon face Brentford.
In League Two, Cheltenham Town will play Northampton.
- LEAGUE ONE
Friday 3rd May - 7.45pm
Sheffield United v Yeovil Town
Saturday 4th May - 5.20pm
Swindon Town v Brentford
Monday 6th May - 1.30pm
Yeovil Town v Sheffield United
Monday 6th May - 4.30pm
Brentford v Swindon Town
- LEAGUE TWO
Thursday 2nd May - 7.45pm
Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town
Sunday 5th May - 6.45pm
Cheltenham Town v Northampton Town
- LEAGUE TWO
Cheltenham Town have missed out on automatic promotion, so they'll be in the play-offs for the second successive year.
The Robins drew 0-0 with Bradford City at Whaddon Road.
Rotherham clinched promotion with a 2-0 win over Aldershot. They'll be joined in League One by Gillingham and Port Vale.
Elsewhere in League Two, Bristol Rovers ended their season with a 3-3 draw at Torquay United. The Pirates led twice through Tom Hitchcock and a Ryan Jarvis own goal.
Jarvis scored at the right end to put the Gulls 3-2 up, but sub Matt Harrold - making his first appearance since a cruciate ligament injury last September - rescued a point with a 90th minute header. Rovers finish 14th in the table.
Aldershot and Barnet are the two teams relegated to the Conference.
- LEAGUE ONE
Yeovil and Swindon already knew they'll be in the play-offs. The Glovers lost 3-2 at Bury. Gary Johnson's men were 3-0 down at half-time, before James Hayter and Kevin Dawson pulled two goals back after the break.
Swindon were beaten 3-1 at Scunthorpe. James Collins gave Town an 83rd minute lead, but the hosts scored three very late goals.
Despite their win, Scunthorpe are relegated along with Bury, Hartlepool and Portsmouth.
Bristol City's penultimate game in the Championship before their relegation to League One ended with a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Huddersfield at Ashton Gate.
James Vaughan scored a hat-trick for the visitors. Lewin Nyatanga pulled a goal back for City in the 90th minute.
Cheltenham Town move up to fourth in League Two after a 1-0 win at Exeter. There were also wins for Yeovil and Swindon in League One.Read the full story ›
- GLOUCESTER 28 - 23 SARACENS
Gloucester remain on course for a play-off place after a 28-23 win over league leaders Saracens.
Jonny May scored two tries with Ben Morgan also crossing the line after a solo run.
- BATH 27 - 26 LEICESTER TIGERS
A late try from Francois Louw has given Bath an important victory over Leicester at the Rec.
The home side scored the first try of the match through Simon Taylor, but the Tigers hit back with two scores of their own, including a fabulous solo effort from Ben Youngs. Semesa Rokoduguni and Horatio Agulla reduced the deficit to one point at the break.
Toby Flood kicked two penalties to give the visitors a 26-22 lead, before Louw crossed the line with seven minutes left on the clock, to keep Bath in the mix for Heineken Cup qualification.
- NEWCASTLE FALCONS 14 - 19 BRISTOL
Bristol have missed out on a place in the play-offs despite an excellent 19-14 win at previously unbeaten Newcastle.
Fautua Otto’s first half try and fourteen points from the boot of Adrian Jarvis sealed a memorable win.
But Andy Robinson’s side failed to achieve a top four finish after Leeds beat Nottingham.
Yeovil Town and Cheltenham Town have both secured play-off places in their respective divisions after wins today.Read the full story ›
Bristol kept their play-off hopes alive with a bonus point win at London Scottish.
Andy Robinson's men crossed the line five times through Mariano Sambucetti, James Merriman (2) and Jon Goodridge (2).
Bath have been beaten at reigning Premiership champions Harlequins.
The visitors led 9-6 at half-time after penalties from Stephen Donald (2) and Ollie Devoto.
But the hosts turned the game around in the second half thanks to tries from Danny Care and Ugo Monye.
In rugby tonight, Gloucester's hopes of reaching the Premiership play-offs suffered a setback as they lost at Sale.
The Cherry and Whites would have moved above Northampton and Harlequins into third place with a victory. But they only had three penalties from Freddie Burns to show for their night's work as they lost by 32 points to nine.