Sporting Digest: Darts

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The Independent Online
WORLD MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (Blackpool, Eng unless stated) First round: J Umberger (US) bt C Lazarenko 8-5; A Warriner bt R Gardner 8-6; S Burgess bt S Downs (US) 9-7; P Taylor bt T Kirby (Irl) 8-2; B Anderson bt M Manning 8-4; D Smith bt D Kelly (US) 8-2. Second round: D Priestley bt G Verrier (US) 8-4.