SPORTS journalists need no reminder that the rest of the world considers them to be lucky bleeders who earn a living from not having to pay to get into the football. And for having a loose relationship with factual accuracy.
Adrian Lewis produced one of the mostmemorable displays in PDC World Championships history as he landed a historic nine-dart finish en route to lifting the title with a 7-5 win over Scotland's Gary Anderson. The 25-year-old from Stoke, schooled in the game by 15-times winner Phil Taylor, racked up the first nine-darter in a world final as he lifted his first PDC crown.
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PHIL TAYLOR hailed "the proudest day of my life" after he produced two nine-dart finishes to beat James Wade and win the Whyte and Mackay Premier League Darts title.
DARTS fans could win the chance to challenge champions Eric Bristow and Keith Deller in an up-coming competition.
MARTIN Adams won his second BDO world title with a 7-5 victory over Dave Chisnall in a thrilling 2010 Lakeside final.
MARTIN PHILLIPS and Martin Adams will clash in the BDO World Championship semi-finals after winning their last-eight clashes.
DAVE CHISNALL staged a dramatic fightback to send defending champion Ted Hankey tumbling out of the BDO World Championship at Frimley Green.
PHIL TAYLOR won the PDC World Championship final with a 7-3 victory over Simon Whitlock at Alexandra Palace.
PHIL Taylor remains on course for his 15th world title after sweeping aside his former apprentice Adrian Lewis in the quarter-finals of the Ladbrokes.com World Championship.
PHIL TAYLOR remains on course for his 15th world title after sweeping aside his former apprentice Adrian Lewis in the quarter-finals of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship.
PHIL TAYLOR'S bid for a 15th Ladbrokes.com World Championship title gathered pace as he breezed past Steve Hine.
THREE-TIMES world champion John Part eased to a 3-0 win over Holland's Toon Greebe at the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship.
Colin Osborne picked up his first Players Championship win of 2009 with a 6-2 defeat of Scotland's Gary Anderson at the Barnsley Metrodome.
ON THE subject of darts, it must be said, I am something of a novice – though I do know a famous name when I hear it, and the one that's just been uttered has provoked a genuine double-take. Did I hear correctly? Could it be that this once-humble pub sport is played, at top level, by some far more highbrow types than I realised?
FAVOURITE Gary Anderson suffered a stunning 5-3 quarter-final defeat at the hands of ninth seed Tony O'Shea at the BDO World Professional Darts Championships.
IT IS perhaps the unlikeliest of government-approved pursuits.
TOP SEED Gary Anderson moved into the last eight of the BDO World Darts Championship following a thrilling 47-minute clash against Welshman Robert Hughes which he claimed 4-2.
TOP seed Gary Anderson moved into the last eight of the BDO World Championship after a thrilling 47-minute clash against Welshman Robert Hughes which he claimed 4-2.
THIRD seed Martin Adams scraped through to the second round of darts' BDO World Championship with a 3-2 win against unseeded debutant Dave Chisnall at Frimley Green.
PHIL Taylor has already confirmed his legacy as the greatest darts player in history by winning his 14th world title, but his obsessively professional approach to the sport ensures that he is already plotting title No15.