Ronnie O'Sullivan rallied from the brink of defeat to beat Ding Junhui in a final-frame decider and reach the last eight of the Masters in Milton Keynes.
Barry Hearn, credited with playing a big part in the commercial success of darts and snooker, says being awarded an OBE for his services to sport is "a great honour".
Neil Robertson sunk the final pink to beat Judd Trump in a marathon final-frame decider and clinch his third UK Championship title after midnight in Milton Keynes.
Judd Trump withstood a strong comeback from Ricky Walden to book his place in his first UK Championship quarter-final since 2014.
Team Europe took a slender 3-2 lead over USA on a nerve-jangling opening night of Mosconi Cup action at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
After a decade of dominating the Mosconi Cup, Team Europe bring USA into their backyard with the sole aim of regaining the title at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.