Barry Hearn

Snooker doesn't need Ronnie O'Sullivan, says supremo Hearn

England's Ronnie O'Sullivan. Photo: AFP

World Snooker supremo Barry Hearn has insisted the success of the recent Masters tournament shows the sport can flourish without Ronnie O'Sullivan - although he would welcome the return of the world champion.

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013, 4:39am

Promoter Barry Hearn says Hong Kong can help revive 'dead sport' of table tennis

Barry Hearn

International sports promoter Barry Hearn has challenged Hong Kong to become a major player in turning table tennis into a million-dollar glamour sport.

Hearn launched the Ping Pong World Championships in London last weekend, aiming to make his version of table tennis more "rock and roll" and turn it into a global TV spectator event.

13 Jan 2013 - 6:37am

Master promoter Hearn puts new spin on 'ping pong'

Russia's "Magic" Max Shmyrev celebrates with his trophy. Photo: SMP

Maverick sports promoter Barry Hearn likes to make statements as loud as Hong Kong's Noon Day Gun and his sporting events create as much smoke.

13 Jan 2013 - 6:38am