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    BRITISH SNOOKER ACE O SULLIVAN CONVERTS TO ISLAM: REPORT Agence France Presse, 9/28/03 LONDON - Former world snooker champion Ronnie O Sullivan has ditched
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      BRITISH SNOOKER ACE O'SULLIVAN CONVERTS TO ISLAM: REPORT
      Agence France Presse, 9/28/03

      LONDON - Former world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has ditched
      Roman Catholicism to become a Muslim, the player's mother told a
      British newspaper published Sunday.

      "Ronnie is a lot better in himself since he converted. I hope it will
      steady him," his mother Maria told The Sunday Times.

      O'Sullivan overcame a troubled childhood, in which his father was
      jailed for murder and his mother for tax offences, to win snooker's
      world championship in 2001. Despite his precocious talent, the 27-
      year-old has battled drink and drug addiction as well as depression.

      O'Sullivan's mother said British boxer Prince Naseem Hamed, a born
      Muslim, helped her son convertÂ…

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