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

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

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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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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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