James Wade defeated Jamie Lewis to move into the second round

World Darts Championship 2014: Jame Wade cruises into second round after seeing off Jamie Wilson but Paul Nicholson crashes out

Dave Chisnall is also through having beaten Ryan de Vreede 3-0

A disappointed Lindsey Vonn, with her right arm strapped up, leaves the course at Val d’Isère after crashing in the Super-G

Lindsey Vonn's World Cup record bid on hold after Super-G crash

American must wait before she clinches her 62nd victory

The Wealdstone Raider holds up a placard reading

The Wealdstone Raider admits 'I love the darts' as YouTube sensation makes appearance at the World Darts Championship

Gordan Hill has taken time out of his Christmas charity Number one campaign to visit the Alexandra Palace for a night at the darts

Phil Taylor celebrates his first round victory over Jyhan Artut

World Darts Championship 2014: Subdued Phil Taylor overcomes off-stage troubles to see off Jyhan Artut

Taylor's mother has been seriously ill but the 16-time world champion was able to record a comprehensive 3-0 victory, with Peter Wright and Andy Hamilton also triumphing

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

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

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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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David Coulthard a winner again at Caribbean's 'crazy racing'

Former F1 driver shows he still has what it takes to win annual competition, where motorsport's elite, and Matt Majendie, compete in anything from trucks to go-karts

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

Hamilton secured the F1 title in a nail-biting finale by beating his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi

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File photo of Lewis Hamilton celebrating becoming World Champion after victory in the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he was made favourite to become the first motor racing winner of Sports Personality of the Year since Damon Hill

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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