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snooker

1. a game played on a billiard table with 15 red balls, six balls of other colours, and a white cue ball. The object is to pot the balls in a certain order
2. a shot in which the cue ball is left in a position such that another ball blocks the object ball. The opponent is then usually forced to play the cue ball off a cushion
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Gary Hart's pace should have sounded alarm bells in the Blades' defence only minutes before his lightning break from his own half set up Brighton's opener in first-half injury time.
A lightning break by Sligo was suitably decorated when full forward Ken Killeen blasted the ball past a hesitant Peter Burke in the Mayo goal.
"But I remembered from that experience that they were a side who liked to play at their own leisurely pace and then hit you with a lightning break. If we really hit them hard instead, but kept our discipline and composure, I was convinced we could do it."
CLIFTONVILLE boss Paddy McLaughlin was relieved to leave the Loughshore Hotel Arena with three points after watching the Reds Skipper Chris Curran, making his first start of the season, grabbed the crucial winner on the hour following a lightning break involving Ronan Doherty and Ryan Curran.
From the resulting 12th minute corner, Birmingham produced a lightning break that ended with Mahoney crossing from the left and Mrabti seeing his well-struck shot brilliantly saved by Maenpaa.
Derek Knight's ace produced a lightning break to enjoy himself, bowling along in front as earlybird rival Affleck Bolt missed the kick.
And, it was Gordon again that went close to breaking the deadlock seven minute before the interval, reacting quickly to meet a Curtis Allen cross, but his header fizzed over the top, Defender Nigel Birney was only inches away from giving the Glens the lead after the restart when he met a Kane cross only to see his header flash wide Then, a lightning break involving Conor Pepper and Allen, resulted in the striker firing a shot agonisingly wide, much to the relief of O'Neill.
Anderson equalised in the 53rd minute with a stinging first-time shot from 20 metres and completed West Ham's comeback in the 57th when he buried the ball into the top right corner from 13 metres to cap a lightning break by the visitors.
Mark Taylor opened the scoring after a lightning break involving Harry Bruce, David Grant and Chris Ogilvie.
Following the horrendous weather conditions, and severe delays, play over the par-71 Valderrama course had been reduced to 54-holes, and because of another over two-hour thunder and lightning break, play was called off and will resume today.
Firmino's 20th goal of the season to open the scoring was a lightning break of 10 seconds and six touches of the ball from keeper Loris Karius to the Brazilian's finish.
"After the lightning break the guys felt with the weather getting cooler, the wicket got faster in the evening, and that continued through the innings, so I don't think the guys quite settled in the later half."