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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 beats Phil Taylor 7-2 to win PDC World Darts Championship – as it happened

The 27-year-old world championship debutant thrashed the retiring 16-time world champion on an extraordinary night at Alexandra Palace 10.17pm GMT Phil Taylor walks off the stage for the final time to the soundtrack of Coldplay’s Viva la Vida – a song,…

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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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Phil Taylor beats Gary Anderson to keep World Championship fairytale alive

• Michael van Gerwen sees off Raymond van Barneveld in thriller• Jamie Lewis storms into semis with Darren Webster whitewashPhil Taylor held off a spirited fightback from Gary Anderson to move closer to a dream World Darts Championship final against th…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/29/darts-pdc-world-championship-michael-van-gerwen-raymond-van-barneveld-phil-taylor-alexandra-palace

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/28/phil-taylor-keegan-brown-world-championship-darts

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…

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Beer, arrows and a hell of a Christmas party: a world darts night at Ally Pally | Andy Bull

The PDC says world championship is festive pilgrimage for fans because of ‘atmosphere created to go along with the show players put on up on the oche’It should take around 12 hours to drive from Frankfurt to London, unless you set off early and travel …

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John Henderson storms past Daryl Gurney in World Championship shock

• Scottish thrower sees off world number four ‘Superchin’ 4-2• Henderson will meet Rob Cross after Cross beat 13th seed Michael SmithJohn Henderson stunned the world number four Daryl Gurney by knocking him out of the William Hill PDC World Championshi…

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Paul Lim agonisingly close to another nine-dart finish at PDC Championships

• Lim missed a double 12, 27 years after recording the first nine-darter• Ladbrokes apologise after offensive tweet about Sky presenterPaul Lim fell agonisingly short of adding another nine-dart finish to his collection as he exited the PDC World Darts…

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Peter Wright sees off World Championship’s first Brazilian Diogo Portela

• ‘Snakebite’ finds form after health scare in November• Darren Webster to face Simon Whitlock but Kim Huybrechts outPeter Wright firmly brushed aside any fitness concerns as he beat Diogo Portela in the first round of the William Hill World Championsh…

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Adrian Lewis beaten by Kevin Münch in latest world championship upset

• German qualifier upsets former PDC world champion 3-1• Raymond van Barneveld progresses in straight setsThe No7 seed Adrian Lewis, a former PDC world champion, was dumped out by the qualifier Kevin Münch in the latest first-round shock at this year’s…

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63-year-old Paul Lim shocks Mark Webster in World Championship thriller

• Singapore’s Lim beats former BDO champion in five sets• Mensur Suljovic and Daryl Gurney reach second round63-year-old Paul Lim rolled back the years with a sensational 3-2 first round victory over former BDO world champion Mark Webster at Alexandra …

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World Championship first-round shock as world No11 James Wade defeated

• Keegan Brown, from Isle of Wight, beats Wade 3-2• Dave Chisnall, the eighth seed, was another surprise loserKeegan Brown stunned world No11 James Wade in the first round of the World Championship at Alexandra Palace. Brown, a 25-year-old from the Isl…

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James Wade: ‘You need to be different to chase something hard when everyone is laughing at you’

As he launches his latest tilt at the world championship title one of the top players in darts talks about his daily battle with the demons in his head“She was shaking like a leaf when she met me because she doesn’t go out of the house normally,” James…

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Phil Taylor beats Chris Dobey in first round of World Darts Championship

• Retiring world champion wins 3-1 after tense opening exchanges• Belgium’s Dmitri Van den Burgh knocks out England’s Stephen BuntingPhil Taylor began his final tournament with a win against Chris Dobey in the first round of the world championship at A…

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The Anti-Sports Personality of the Year awards 2017

Before the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday celebrate the best of 2017, here are our anti-heroes from the sporting world this yearThe retiring Taylor’s last year on the PDC circuit has not been without incident. There has of course…

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