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‘Ashamed’ Raymond van Barneveld retires from darts with immediate effect

• Former world champion was due to quit at end of year• ‘I don’t want the pain any more. I’m relieved. I’m done’The five-times world champion Raymond van Barneveld has announced his immediate retirement from the sport after playing the final Premier Le…

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‘Ashamed’ Raymond van Barneveld retires from darts with immediate effect

• Former world champion was due to quit at end of year• ‘I don’t want the pain any more. I’m relieved. I’m done’The five-times world champion Raymond van Barneveld has announced his immediate retirement from the sport after playing the final Premier Le…

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Mike Watterson obituary

Sports promoter who brought snooker’s World Championship to the Crucible in SheffieldThe sports promoter Mike Watterson, who has died aged 76, helped to transform snooker and darts in the 1970s and 80s into major televised sports enjoyed by millions. H…

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‘It has always been there’: darts star Deta Hedman reveals racist abuse

• The 59-year-old was sent abusive email after world final defeat• ‘The first line of the email said: “Go kill yourself”’The former world No 1 Deta Hedman has revealed that she was sent racist and offensive abuse in an email after her loss in this year…

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‘It has always been there’: darts star Deta Hedman reveals racist abuse

• The 59-year-old was sent abusive email after world final defeat• ‘The first line of the email said: “Go kill yourself”’The former world No 1 Deta Hedman has revealed that she was sent racist and offensive abuse in an email after her loss in this year…

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Michael van Gerwen takes aim at ‘horrible’ Brexit after PDC win

• Dutchman says drop in pound is costing him prize money• Three-times winner not gunning for Phil Taylor’s recordNever let it be said darts players are unconcerned with political matters after Michael van Gerwen used the occasion of his third PDC world…

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Michael van Gerwen coasts past Michael Smith to win World Darts Championship

• Van Gerwen prevails 7-3 after exploiting Smith’s nerves• Defeat of Smith takes Dutchman to third world titleThe eyes bulged, the fists pumped and Michael van Gerwen’s lips pursed as he let out a booming whoop. The Dutchman celebrated his third PDC Wo…

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Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith: PDC World Darts Championship final – live!

PDC World Darts Championship final from Alexandra PalaceThe Recap: sign up for our weekly email of editors’ picksAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 7.44pm GMT Related: Van Gerwen ready for ‘phenomenal’ world darts final with Micha…

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Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith: PDC World Darts Championship final – live!

PDC World Darts Championship final from Alexandra PalaceThe Recap: sign up for our weekly email of editors’ picksAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 7.44pm GMT Related: Van Gerwen ready for ‘phenomenal’ world darts final with Micha…

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Van Gerwen ready for ‘phenomenal’ world darts final with Michael Smith

• Dutchman bids to win third world title at Alexandra Palace• England’s Smith: ‘I’m one step from fulfilling my dream’Michael van Gerwen is determined to make sure the hard work he has put in to reach his fourth PDC World Darts Championship final ends …

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England’s Michael Smith to face Michael van Gerwen in PDC world final

• Van Gerwen seeks third title after easy semi-final win• Smith, seeded 10th, on target 6-3 to reach first finalMichael van Gerwen will attempt to win a third PDC World Championship title after sweeping aside Scotland’s Gary Anderson 6-1 in their semi-…

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Nathan Aspinall flying high after making PDC world darts semi-finals

• Nathan Aspinall 5-1 Brendan Dolan• Gary Anderson 5-2 Dave ChisnallAlexandra Palace debutant Nathan Aspinall said he is getting “better and better” after booking his place in the PDC World Darts Championship semi-finals.The 27-year-old from Stockport…

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Darts keeps dreaming big but its spirit remains rooted in Alexandra Palace

While the PDC world championship offers a glimpse of new horizons, brand tweaks and the next generation of players, stereotypes are hard to avoidAs Dimitri Van den Bergh makes his way on stage after a raucous, fist-bumping entrance-walk, he starts to d…

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James Wade fights back against Keegan Brown to progress in PDC World Darts

• Defending champion Rob Cross also makes last 16• Seeded Mervyn King and Kyle Anderson knocked outNinth seed James Wade produced a fine comeback to beat Keegan Brown 4-3 and secure his place in the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship.Englishma…

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Fifth seed Daryl Gurney crashes out of PDC world darts at hands of Jamie Lewis

• Gurney latest big name to depart after 4-3 defeat in third round• Alan Norris, the 25th seed, loses 4-3 to Ryan JoyceThe fifth seed, Daryl Gurney, became the latest big name to be dumped out of the PDC World Darts Championship on Saturday, as Jamie L…

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Gerwyn Price beaten by Nathan Aspinall as PDC world darts shocks continue

• Aspinall rallies to shock Welsh No 6 seed• Devon Petersen sends Ian White home earlyGerwyn Price became the latest high-profile casualty at the PDC world darts championship on Friday, letting a 2-0 lead slip as he lost to the world No 73, Nathan Aspi…

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‘I wanted to hurt him’: Wade accused of intimidation at darts world championship – video

James Wade has apologised after he said he ‘wanted to really hurt’ Seigo Asada during their PDC darts world championship match. The world No 9 secured the victory with a 3-2 comeback over Japan’s Seigo Asada. When speaking after the match  on Wedn…

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James Wade apologises for telling Seigo Asada he ‘wanted to really hurt him’

Wade’s outburst came after a comeback 3-2 win over Asada‘No one is more upset than I about what happened’James Wade has apologised for saying he “wanted to really hurt” Seigo Asada following his PDC darts world championships victory over the Japanese q…

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The 2018 world of sport in viral videos

From astonishing tricks to unlikely goalkeepers, via both irate and elated athletes, here is a selection of some of the most popular videos of the yearThe amazing world of sport: watch more of the good, the bad and even the downright ugly  Continu…

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James Wade accused of intimidation in PDC world darts win over Seigo Asada

• ‘I wanted to really hurt him in his face,’ said Wade after 3-2 win• Mardle: ‘That’s thuggish behaviour. There’s no place for that’James Wade was accused of thuggish behaviour after saying he wanted to hurt Seigo Asada in his nailbiting win over the J…