Categories Archives: Darts

Top seed Durrant makes solid start

Tournament favourite Glen Durrant got his quest for a first BDO World Championship title up and running with a 3-1 win over spirited underdog Nick Kenny on day one at Frimley Green. Durrant is the BDO world No 1 and is bidding to make a first final appear

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Lewis: Illness thwarted me

Adrian Lewis has revealed that sickness scuppered his bid to win a third World Darts Championship. The 2011 and 2012 champion crashed out at the last-16 stage in a 4-3 defeat to Raymond van Barneveld to bring a disappointing calendar year to a close. R

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Anderson out to spoil MVG’s year

Former two-time World Champion Gary Anderson is more determined than ever to stop world No 1 Michael van Gerwen from winning everything in darts. Anderson says Van Gerwen “is like a little steam train” and will try to win every competition he

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Barney: Five or six more years

Raymond van Barneveld has targeted lifting a major trophy in 2017 and says he has no plans to retire from darts for another five or six years, despite fears he may quit sooner. Barney, who will be turning 50 on Premier League night in Belfast, was knocked

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Van Gerwen ‘retiring at 40’

New world champion Michael van Gerwen has claimed he plans to retire from darts aged 40. The Dutchman won the World Darts Championship last weekend for the second time, triumphing 7-3 over defending champion Gary Anderson in the final to extend his growin

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Taylor: 2017 may be last year

Phil Taylor admits 2017 could be the last year of his extraordinary darts career. The 16-time world champion needed a wildcard to make the cut for the Premier League, which starts next month, live on Sky Sports, after finishing outside the top four in the

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‘Darts should be Olympic sport’

England’s World Cup-winning former rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward believes darts should be an Olympic sport. The former British Olympic Association director of elite performance says its popularity “ticks all the boxes” for inclusion in

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Moments of the 2017 WDC

We’ve picked out some magical checkouts and momentous moments from a record-breaking 2017 PDC World Darts Championship, which saw Michael van Gerwen crowed ‘king of the oche’. The Dutchman silenced his critics by ending a three-year wait

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Half-man, half-machine

Michael van Gerwen’s prowess at the World Darts Championship has raised the bar of what to expect from any sport, and established the new champion as a trailblazer of modern times. He is more Cristiano Ronaldo than Lionel Messi. Van Gerwen, now a two-ti

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MVG: Impossible to catch Taylor

Michael van Gerwen thinks it will be impossible for him to get near Phil Taylor’s incredible record of 16 world titles. Van Gerwen was reflecting on his second Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) title on Tuesday, having struggled to get much sleep

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