Gary Anderson takes on the winner of Mark McGrath v Scott Kirchner

World Darts Championship 2014 schedule: Robert Thornton vs Andrew Gilding, Simon Whitlock vs Darren Webster plus Gary Anderson

A full schedule of the Darts World Championship on Saturday 20th December 2014

Phil Taylor faces Jyhan Artut

World Darts Championship 2014 Friday 19 December schedule: Phil Taylor vs Jyhan Artut, Peter Wright vs Gerwyn Price

A full schedule of the Darts World Championship on Friday 19th December 2014

Lyoto Machida in action

Dan Hardy column: A preview to Lyoto Machida vs CB Dolloway at UFC Fight Night

This week, British UFC welterweight and UFC commentator, Dan Hardy, looks ahead to UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dolloway

Michael van Gerwen was pushed all the way in his 3-1 victory over Joe Cullen

PDC Darts World Championship 2014: Michael van Gerwen survives tricky opener but Wes Newton falls at the first hurdle in shock exit

Newton faced qualifier Cristo Reyes who had beaten Christian Perez earlier in the night and the final match went to sudden death before confusion struck

Reigning darts world champion Michael van Gerwen

PDC Darts World Championship 2014 schedule: Michael van Gerwen vs Joe Cullen, John Part vs Keegan Brown and Wes Newton all in action

A full schedule of the Darts World Championship on Thursday 18th December 2014

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Lewis Hamilton becomes the first motor racing star to win the award since Damon Hill in 1996

Sports Personality of the Year 2014: Lewis Hamilton admits he has achieved a 'dream' after beating Rory McIlroy to award

Even Hamilton admitted his surprise at beating the golfer who he said 'had such an incredible year' by over 80,000 votes

Lewis Hamilton becomes the first motor racing star to win the award since Damon Hill in 1996

Sports Personality of the Year 2014: Lewis Hamilton beats Rory McIlroy to collect prestigious award and cap brilliant year

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Sports Personality of the Year 2014: How can you compare levels of sporting genius?

Hamilton, McIlroy or Bale? Objectivity will go out of the window at tonight’s Sports Personality of the Year,  writes Kevin Garside

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Dan Hardy column: Junior dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic is important to the UFC heavyweight picture as a whole

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