James Cahill stuns home favourite Liang Wenbo in Yushan World Open

Blackpool's James Cahill stunned home favourite Liang Wenbo with a 5-1 victory at the Hong Rui Ma Yushan World Open in China.

The 22-year-old Cahill only gained a place in the event as one of the leading players from the Q School ranking list, but breaks of 61, 52 and 57 saw off world number 19 Liang.

World champion Mark Williams fired superb breaks of 94 and 77 in the final two frames to beat Germany's Lukas Kleckers 5-4.

Ali Carter, the 2016 World Open champion, celebrated his return to the event with a 5-0 whitewash against Rory McLeod.

Defending champion Ding Junhui battled through 5-4 against former world number three James Wattana, while there were also wins for Neil Robertson, Marco Fu, Stephen Maguire, Robert Milkins, Ryan Day and Ricky Walden.

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You can back the Sporting Life Accumulator at 75/1 on Saturday1

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Following another win last weekend, we have a four-fold accumulator in the EFL enhanced to a huge 75/1 by title sponsors Sky Bet.

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Thursday's racing preview

David Clough makes Kirkland Forever his best bet at Brighton and has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Check out today's Paper Talk3

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Juventus want Marcus Rashford while Eden Hazard set to sign a new Chelsea contract - get all the back-page gossip from today's newspapers.

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Roaring Lion to run in QEII

John Gosden has confirmed Roaring Lion will drop to a mile for Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.

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Talking Points: Electric Avenue?

David Ord takes a close look at Thursday's action with a couple of interesting rides for Barry Geraghty and a cracking novice hurdle at Carlisle.

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