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Scotland's Gary Anderson celebrates his win during the PDC World darts final against Phil Taylor of England at the Alexandra Palace in London, England

Darts: Gary Anderson seizes unlikely triumph with PDC World Darts Championship win

Scot was 16-1 shot at the start of PDC World Championship but rose to the occasion to shock Taylor

Scotland's Gary Anderson celebrates his win during the PDC World darts final against Phil Taylor of England at the Alexandra Palace in London, England

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The Flying Scotsman beat Phil Taylor to win first title

Gary Anderson

Darts: Gary Anderson celebrates first PDC World Championship title after beating Phil Taylor in epic final

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Mitchell Johnson pictured on the third day
the ashesPREVIEW Australian fast bowler says he 'lost that bit of aggression' at Edgbaston
Sport
Mitchell Johnson has only fitfully struck fear into the home batsmen
PREVIEW The fast bowler is key to Australian chances in this series
Sport
Steve Finn, recalled for England in the third Test, returned to form spectacularly at Edgbaston
He was man-of-the-match in the third Test at Edgbaston following his recall to the England side
Sport
Ashton Agar after hitting 98 for Australia at Trent Bridge in the 2013 Ashes series
INTERVIEW At Trent Bridge two years ago he hit 98 on debut. Richard Edwards tracks down the spinner intent on returning to the Aussie fold
Sport
Alastair Cook would have dreaded his key bowler picking up an injury more than any other player
COMMENT Stuart Broad will be on his own without his mate to turn to. Can he cope? Yes, of course, says Nick Knight
Sport
Adam Lyth has the backing of the England selectors despite scoring just 72 runs in the Ashes so far
Yorkshire’s Lyth has managed just 72 runs in six innings this series, with a highest score of 37
Sport
Jonny May (fifth from left) trains with other England World Cup squad members at Pennyhill Park yesterday
rugby world cupGloucester wing, dropped during the Six Nations, has been stand-out performer in training camp according to coach
Sport
Centre hopeful Sam Burgess
England coach will trim World Cup squad this week
Sport
George North has not played since suffering from concussion playing for Northampton
North has not played since he was knocked out playing for his club Northampton in March
Sport
Andy Murray speaks to media ahead of the Citi Open in Washington
tennisCiti Open: The Scot will face Russia's world No 53 Teymuraz Gabashvili in Washington DC
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FOOTBALLPresenter jumps in ice bath whilst wearing a suit and other evidence the broadcaster might be cracking up on the eve of a new season
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Cristiano Ronaldo mid-way through his makeover in his undercover stunt in the streets of Madrid
VIDEOIt’s been seven months in the making but the Real Madrid forward has finally released the full version of his time in disguise
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Adidas respond to criticism of new shirt
Sport
The Barcelona forward has been in Gabon to promote the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Sport
Adam Peaty on his way to 100m breaststroke gold at the World Swimming Championships in Russia
swimmingWorld Championships 2015: The 20-year-old from Uttoxeter produced a superb finish
Sport
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athleticsDoping crisis: Lamine Diack suggests that revelations are merely an attempt by some competitors to 'redistribute' medals
Sport
An analyst prepares a sample for testing in the anti-doping laboratory which tested athlete's samples from the London 2012 Games
ANALYSISDoping crisis explained
Sport
FOOTBALLCristiano Ronaldo has bought agent Jorge Mendes a whole Greek island as a wedding present
Sport
West Ham and Werder Bremen in pre-season action
VIDEOGerman football fans just got even better
Sport
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After the wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, elephant populations are finally recovering
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Nice guy Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

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Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

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Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
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Vegetarian food gets a makeover

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