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Boules v darts: which deserves Olympic recognition?

France wants boules on the bill when it hosts the games in 2024 and darts organisers are pushing for recognition, too. Here’s how the two sports compareFrench cultural power is fanning out across the world in a way not seen since Le Petit Caporal. Unde…

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Grand National memories, Eric Bristow and time for county cricket | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Roma riffing on Barcelona’s pain, Hearts’ advert for a Lego bus and Jackman v Warne1) Grand National weekend makes it obligatory to begin with Red Rum. Here’s his lesser watched 1974 triumph, the second of three, when …

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Brilliant, arrogant, loved and loathed – Eric Bristow ruled darts’ golden age

The Crafty Cockney, who has died aged 60, transformed a pub game into part of the nation’s sporting and cultural landscapeEric Bristow was the high emperor of darts’ first golden age: brilliant and arrogant, admired and despised, a world champion and a…

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Eric Bristow obituary

The ‘Crafty Cockney’ who was darts world champion five times between 1980 and 1986 and whose charisma attracted new legions of fans to the sportDuring the 1980s darts was in its golden age, fuelled by new sponsorship deals and lucrative television cont…

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Eric Bristow, five-time darts world champion, dies aged 60 – video obituary

Eric Bristow, otherwise known by his nickname ‘The Crafty Cockney’, has died at the age of 60. Bristow was a five-time darts world champion, including three successive titles in the mid 1980s. Post-retirement he mentored Phil Taylor, widely regarded as…

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Eric Bristow, five-times world champion, dies of a heart attack aged 60

• Londoner was one of the biggest names in 1980s darts• Crafty Cockney later mentored 14-times champion Phil TaylorEric Bristow, the five-times world darts champion, has died aged 60 after suffering a heart attack at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.Bristow, kno…

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Martin Adams: ‘Men are terrible at talking about our health, aren’t we?’

The former darts world champion discusses his battle with prostate cancer and why these days he is as happy to play for free in the local county leagues as on the biggest stageWhen you are a professional darts player called ‘Wolfie’, a former three-tim…

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‘Grid girls’: F1 follows darts by calling time on women in hotpants

F1 boss says practice of parading women in pit lane before races no longer reflects sport’s brand valuesIn 2018, in a world where powerful men are falling and every industry is rocked by allegations of sexual harassment, the use of women as decoration …

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One hundred and eighty – a darts photo essay

Photographer Alicia Canter went to the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green to sample the unique atmosphere of the BDO ChampionshipsThe BDO World Darts championships is one of the two annual world professional darts championships, the other being the…

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One hundred and eighty – a darts photo essay

Photographer Alicia Canter went to the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green to sample the unique atmosphere of the BDO ChampionshipsThe BDO World Darts championships is one of the two annual world professional darts championships, the other being the…

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Sports quiz of the week: FA Cup derbies, record breakers and Coldplay

Who lived the life? Who ruled Liverpool? And who rued a missed opportunity?• The big sports quiz of the year 2017Everton face Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup. They have met twice in the final of the competition. Which player scored twice in …

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Phil Taylor tips Rob Cross to dominate darts but throws a final warning

• Retiring legend says he lacks the energy to rule the world any more• ‘There’s a few players I wouldn’t go to the back garden and watch’In the end, it was time. Phil Taylor left the sport he dominated since the early 90s admitting he could no longer m…

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The trip that turned Rob Cross from pub player to world darts champion | Rob Smyth

In February 2016 Rob Cross drove the 170 miles from Hastings to Norwich – the trip was the first step on the journey that ended with him toppling Phil Taylor on Monday nightOn a good day, the drive from Hastings to Norwich takes around three and half h…

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Rob Cross storms to PDC darts title to deny Phil Taylor fairytale finish

• No20 seed finishes with five treble 18s then a double 16• Rob Cross takes first world title, Phil Taylor retires with 16The former electrician Rob Cross turned off “The Power” for the final time as he denied the retiring Phil Taylor a 17th world titl…

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Rob Cross storms to PDC darts title to deny Phil Taylor fairytale finish

• No20 seed finishes with five treble 18s then a double 16• Rob Cross takes first world title, Phil Taylor retires with 16The former electrician Rob Cross turned off “The Power” for the final time as he denied the retiring Phil Taylor a 17th world titl…

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Rob Cross v Phil Taylor: PDC World Darts Championship final – live!

Leg-by-leg updates from the final at Alexandra PalaceEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 5.24pm GMT When Phil Taylor announced early in 2017 that this world championship would be his last, many ventured that fate would lead him to his…

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Debutant Rob Cross stuns Michael van Gerwen to set up final with Phil Taylor

• No20 seed Cross beats defending champion in sudden-death leg• Taylor beats Jamie Lewis 6-1 in his final world championshipWorld championship debutant Rob Cross will face 16-time champion Phil Taylor in Monday’s final after the No20 seed shocked world…

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Michael van Gerwen beats Raymond van Barneveld in World Championship thriller

• Champion holds nerve to make the final four• Jamie Lewis storms into semis with Darren Webster whitewashMichael van Gerwen remains on course for back-to-back World Darts Championship titles after seeing off Raymond van Barneveld in a thriller at Alex…

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Phil Taylor beats Keegan Brown to keep World Championship darts dream alive

• Taylor will play Gary Anderson in quarter-finals after 4-0 win over Brown• Jamie Lewis, Darren Webster, Rob Cross and Dimitri Van den Bergh also winPhil Taylor kept alive his hopes of winning a 17th and final World Championship title by cruising into…

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Michael van Gerwen holds off Gerwyn Price in World Championship darts

• Defending champion survives scare to win 4-2• Dutchman faces Van Barneveld in next roundMichael van Gerwen, the defending champion, survived a scare to book his place in the quarter-finals of the PDC World Championship. He defeated Gerwyn Price 4-2 a…