Barry Hearn

Steve Davis of England smiles during his match against Mark King of England during the Betfred.com World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre on April 20, 2010
Steve Davis announces retirement
Steve Davis calls time on a snooker career that saw him clinch 28 rankings titles, six of which were World Championships.
Apr 17, 14:54
Karren Brady in a promotional still for The Young Apprentice
Karren Brady hits out at Olympic Stadium critics
West Ham United's vice-chairwoman Karren Brady insists that the club should be 'congratulated' for securing a deal to move into the Olympic Stadium.
Apr 16, 13:38
Referee, Michaela Tabb looks on ahead of the semi final match between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump during the Semi Final match of the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 4, 2013
Referee reaches settlement with World Snooker over sex discrimination case
Referee Michaela Tabb agrees an out-of-court settlement with World Snooker after accusing the body of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Sep 8, 14:01
Genoa head coach Fabio Liverani prior to kick-off against Udinese on September 24, 2013
Fabio Liverani: 'Leyton Orient have the quality to stay up'
Leyton Orient manager Fabio Liverani insists that his side have the "quality" to beat the League One drop after defeat to Rochdale left them two points from safety.
Apr 22, 16:12
Amir Khan hits Paul McCloskey during the WBA Light-Welterweight Championship fight between Amir Khan and Paul McCloskey at MEN Arena on April 16, 2011
On this day: Amir Khan defends world title against Paul McCloskey
On this day in 2011, Amir Khan successfully defended his WBA light-welterweight title against Paul McCloskey in Manchester.
Apr 16, 08:00
Carl Frampton in action during his IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight match against Raul Hirales on May 26, 2013
Carl Frampton beats Chris Avalos: Twitter reacts
Sports Mole picks out some of the best Twitter reaction to Carl Frampton's victory over Chris Avalos.
Mar 1, 11:06
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Joe Perry during their second round match in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 26, 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'Welsh Open venue in Cardiff is like a shopping mall'
Ronnie O'Sullivan criticises the venue of the Welsh Open by describing the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff as like a "shopping mall".
Feb 17, 09:23
Kim Huybrechts of Belgium celebrates beating Paul Nicholson of England during Day 12 of the 2012 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2011
Stephen Bunting, Kim Huybrechts handed Premier League wildcards
Stephen Bunting and Kim Huybrechts are handed wildcards for the 2015 Premier League that gets underway next month.
Jan 4, 23:32
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn speaks to the press during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 29, 2013
Barry Hearn backs new Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti
Barry Hearn backs new Leyton Orient owner Francesco Becchetti to take the club forward after selling his 90% stake.
Jul 12, 07:19
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn speaks to the press during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 29, 2013
Barry Hearn sells stake in Leyton Orient to Italian businessman
Sports promoter Barry Hearn completes the sale of his majority stake in Leyton Orient to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti.
Jul 8, 00:14
Stephen Lee at the table during the Masters against Mark Selby on January 18, 2012
Stephen Lee's appeal against 12-year ban to begin in January
Snooker player Stephen Lee will reportedly begin his appeal against a 12-year ban for match-fixing in January.
Dec 18, 11:50
Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
Ronnie O'Sullivan backtracks on match-fixing claims
Ronnie O'Sullivan retracts his claim that several snooker players have been guilty of match-fixing.
Sep 19, 16:43
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn speaks to the press during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 29, 2013
Leyton Orient fail in legal bid to challenge Olympic Stadium tenancy
Leyton Orient fail in their legal bid to challenge the tenancy of the Olympic Stadium, which will become the home of West Ham United in 2016.
Sep 19, 15:04
 A general view of the Olympic Stadiumon July 21, 2013
Barry Hearn wants West Ham United, Leyton Orient ground share
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn expresses his desire to see his club given the chance to share the Olympic Stadium with West Ham.
Sep 18, 15:45
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn speaks to the press during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 29, 2013
Barry Hearn asks Ronnie O'Sullivan to explain match-fixing claims
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn asks Ronnie O'Sullivan to explain his recent comments that match-fixing is rife within the sport.
Sep 17, 16:31
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn speaks to the press during the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on April 29, 2013
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn: 'We will catch all cheats'
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn insists that all cheats will be caught after Stephen Lee was found guilty of match-fixing.
Sep 17, 11:11
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua: 'Turning professional is the right decision'
Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua says that he has made the right decision in turning professional.
Jul 25, 15:46
Ali Carter on December 4, 2012
Ali Carter diagnosed with testicular cancer
Two-time World Snooker Championship finalist Ali Carter announces that he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Jul 1, 10:53
Brisbane Road
Barry Hearn targets Leyton Orient promotion
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn says that the club will be aiming to win promotion to the Championship next season.
Jun 13, 15:34
London Olympic Stadium
Leyton Orient fail with Olympic Stadium review
Leyton Orient see their application for a judicial review into West Ham United's move to the Olympic Stadium rejected.
Apr 26, 18:30
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Barry Hearn complains to BBC for cutting short snooker coverage
Barry Hearn complains to the BBC for cutting short the live coverage of Ronnie O'Sullivan's victory over Marcus Campbell.
Apr 22, 12:40
Brisbane Road
Barry Hearn to offer free Leyton Orient season tickets
Barry Hearn announces an initiative to give away 1,500 free Leyton Orient season tickets.
Apr 18, 14:58
Olympic Stadium
Leyton Orient apply to High Court over West Ham Olympic Stadium bid
Leyton Orient apply to the High Court for a judicial review to stop West Ham United from moving into the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
Mar 6, 10:36
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan to announce comeback?
Ronnie O'Sullivan will reveal his future plans during a press conference on Tuesday, with many expecting an announcement about his return to professional snooker.
Feb 23, 14:47
Olympic Stadium
West Ham United's Olympic Stadium faces further delays
West Ham United reportedly face a further wait to be made sole tenants at the Olympic Stadium due to a protracted appeals process.
Feb 19, 05:46
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan set World Championship deadline
Barry Hearn issues Ronnie O'Sullivan a February 28 deadline to decide whether or not he will defend his World Snooker Championship title in April.
Jan 21, 20:15
Mark Selby at the table during the 2012 UK Snooker Championship
BBC retain snooker rights until 2017
The BBC retains the rights to the World Snooker Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters.
Jan 10, 00:50
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan withdraws from professional snooker tour due to personal problems
Ronnie O'Sullivan will miss the rest of the snooker season after pulling out due to personal problems, says tour chairman Barry Hearn.
Nov 6, 14:15
Brisbane Road
Barry Hearn: 'Leyton Orient could change name'
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn reveals that the club could change their name if they are successful in a bid to share the Olympic Stadium with West Ham United.
Oct 6, 07:25
London Olympic Stadium
Leyton Orient want West Ham ground share
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn expresses his desire to share the Olympic Stadium with West Ham United.
Jul 18, 13:56
London Olympic Stadium
Leyton Orient consider West Ham United ground share
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn says that the club would consider sharing the Olympic Stadium with West Ham United.
May 31, 07:28
David Haye
Frank Maloney condemns David Haye, Dereck Chisora plans
Frank Maloney says that a fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora, fighting under another country's licence in Britain, could "kill" British boxing.
May 7, 03:29
Dereck Chisora
Barry Hearn warns against David Haye, Dereck Chisora bout
Barry Hearn says that promoters should be discouraged from promoting a bout between David Haye and Dereck Chisora following their brawl in Munich.
May 7, 00:18
Mark Allen
Mark Allen to face disciplinary action
Barry Hearn reveals that Mark Allen is likely to face disciplinary action for comments that he made against Cao Yupeng.
Apr 23, 13:37
London Olympic Stadium
Barry Hearn slams West Ham Olympic Stadium bid
Barry Hearn calls West Ham's Olympic Stadium bid "fundamentally flawed".
Apr 5, 21:37
London Olympic Stadium
Barry Hearn: Olympic Stadium "not fit for football"
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn says that the Olympic Stadium is "not fit for football".
Mar 28, 10:43
London Olympic Stadium
Barry Hearn: 'Olympic Stadium not fit for football'
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn slams the design of the Olympic Stadium.
Feb 16, 12:50
London Olympic Stadium
Leyton Orient apply for Olympic Stadium tenancy
Leyton Orient submit an application to the Football League for permission to move to the Olympic Stadium following the conclusion of the next year's Games.
Oct 18, 13:42
London Olympic Stadium
Leyton Orient to challenge West Ham for stadium tenancy
Leyton Orient plan to bid for tenancy of the Olympic Stadium.
Oct 12, 07:12
White Hart Lane
Boris Johnson denies Spurs 'bung' accusations
London Mayor Boris Johnson denies accusations of offering Tottenham Hotspur a £17m 'bung'.
Sep 30, 07:16