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Fallon Sherrock falls just short of more darts history on Premier League debut

• Sherrock draws 6-6 with Glen Durrant in Nottingham• ‘That was the toughest game I’ve ever had,’ says DurrantFallon Sherrock narrowly failed to create more history as she drew 6-6 with Glen Durrant at the Premier League in Nottingham.The 25-year-old, …

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Fallon Sherrock falls just short of more darts history on Premier League debut

• Sherrock draws 6-6 with Glen Durrant in Nottingham• ‘That was the toughest game I’ve ever had,’ says DurrantFallon Sherrock narrowly failed to create more history as she drew 6-6 with Glen Durrant at the Premier League in Nottingham.The 25-year-old, …

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Fallon Sherrock: ‘All the hate just makes me more determined’ | Donald McRae

The 25-year-old on becoming the first female dartist to win a match at the PDC world championship, internet trolls, life as single parent and coping with her new-found fame“Every little bit of hate just gees me on to do better and prove them all wrong,…

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Lisa Ashton: ‘I don’t want special treatment as the first woman on the men’s darts tour’

Four-time women’s world champion qualified for the PDC tour by a tiny margin and she celebrated with tea and a takeawayThe Barnsley Metrodome is not exactly the first place you think of when it comes to the twists and turns of women’s sport. But on Sat…

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Lisa Ashton creates history as first woman to win PDC Tour card

• Women’s world No 1 claims 12th and final spot• Ashton can now compete on full PDC circuitLisa Ashton has become the first woman to win a PDC Tour card at the qualifying school in Wigan. The 49-year-old, who is the women’s world No 1, claimed the 12th…

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Delusions, chaos and a shot at a new life at Q-School, darts’ dream factory | Jonathan Liew

At a Wigan leisure centre hundreds of hopefuls, from ex-pros to chancers, face a gruelling race to claim a place on the PDC tourThe little girl in the blue leotard grips her mother’s hand tightly, but her gaze is elsewhere. She is spellbound, perhaps e…

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Wayne Warren beats Jim Williams to become oldest BDO world champion

• Warren, 57, wins 7-4 after trailing 2-0 at O2 Arena• ‘This is a dream and might be my last chance,’ says winnerWayne Warren won an all-Welsh final to become the oldest BDO world champion with a 7-4 victory over Jim Williams at the O2 Arena.The 57-yea…

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BDO world darts championships failing to find their target

Event at the O2 Arena is losing its appeal with prize money slashed and spectators staying awayOn Thursday afternoon in the Indigo at the O2 Arena, two men appeared at the British Darts Organisation World Championship filled with enthusiasm for the day…

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Sports quiz of the week: goals, gifts, gaffes and a garden fence

Who dominated the decade? Who is acing it? Who lost his way? How did cricketer Rory Burns injure his ankle before England’s match against South Africa?Playing cricket Playing football Playing touch rugby Playing the drums It’s the FA Cup third round th…

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Peter Wright’s romantic tale from darts nearly man to world champion | Jonathan Liew

Peter Wright’s triumph on returning to darts after a string of dead-end jobs will remain one of the year’s great storiesAlmost everything is different. For one thing the BBC graphic bills him as English, not Scottish. The throwing motion is not taut an…

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Peter Wright beats Michael van Gerwen to win his first PDC world title

• Scot denies his world No 1 opponent 7-3 in final• Underdog won three successive sets in title chargePerhaps we should have believed Peter Wright when he told us that this time things would be different. Perhaps, knowing what we do now, we should have…

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Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright: PDC world darts championship final – live!

Leg-by-leg updates from the final at Alexandra PalaceWright ‘ready’ to shock defending championSend your thoughts to Rob by email here 7.14pm GMT The tournament stats are almost identical: both are 44 per cent on the doubles, with MvG averaging 98.14 …

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Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright: PDC world darts championship final – live!

Leg-by-leg updates from the final at Alexandra PalaceWright ‘ready’ to shock defending championSend your thoughts to Rob by email here 7.14pm GMT The tournament stats are almost identical: both are 44 per cent on the doubles, with MvG averaging 98.14 …

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Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright: PDC world darts championship final – live!

Leg-by-leg updates from the final at Alexandra PalaceWright ‘ready’ to shock defending championSend your thoughts to Rob by email here 7.14pm GMT The tournament stats are almost identical: both are 44 per cent on the doubles, with MvG averaging 98.14 …

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Peter Wright ‘ready’ to shock Michael van Gerwen and win first PDC world title

Wright has lost all seven major finals against DutchmanVan Gerwen: ‘When Peter plays me, he blows it up’Peter Wright insists he is “ready” to be world champion and put his poor record in finals behind him by shocking Michael van Gerwen in Wednesday’s P…

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Fallon Sherrock pulls out of women’s BDO world darts after prize money is cut

• ‘Unexpected changes to event’ behind Sherrock’s withdrawal• Men’s and women’s events in London hit by poor ticket salesFallon Sherrock will not take part in the upcoming BDO women’s world darts championship after “unexpected changes to the event”, he…

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‘Iceman’ Price apologises after losing cool in heated world darts semi-final

• Gerwyn Price says sorry on Twitter after storming out• Welshman had refused to shake victor Peter Wright’s handGerwyn Price has apologised for his conduct during defeat to Peter Wright in their PDC World Championship semi-final. Scottish veteran Wrig…

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‘Iceman’ Price apologises after losing cool in heated world darts semi-final

• Gerwyn Price says sorry on Twitter after storming out• Welshman had refused to shake victor Peter Wright’s handGerwyn Price has apologised for his conduct during defeat to Peter Wright in their PDC World Championship semi-final. Scottish veteran Wrig…

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Peter Wright gets final fling while Gerwyn Price pays for trash talk

• No handshake after Scot wins world darts semi-final 6-3• Michael van Gerwen and Nathan Aspinall also meet in last fourThere were no handshakes. Peter Wright raised both arms to the Alexandra Palace crowd in triumph, his night’s work blissfully comple…

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Fallon Sherrock earns place in all 2020 World Series of Darts events

• Sherrock: ‘I can’t wait to play on the World Series next year’• Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall through to semi-finalsFallon Sherrock has been rewarded for her historic achievements at the PDC World Championship with a place in all of next year’s Wo…