Phil Taylor will begin his quest for a 17th world championship title at Alexandra Palace, knowing that Michael van Gerwen is even more determined to take his crown this year.
A number of other records were broken yesterday
Phil Taylor claimed his 11th World Grand Prix title after destroying rising star Dave Chisnall 6-0 in Dublin last night.
Holland Park's Donizetti is set on an industrial farm and its hero wears a boiler suit, but the warmth of the singing still melts hearts
The once-boozy game is slimming down
Surely the argument over whether this is a sport or not can be considered redundant
Taylor won his 16th world darts title after overcoming Michael van Gerwen
Veteran rediscovers his best game to fight back and overcome young pretender Michael van Gerwen
Sid Waddell was a broadcaster who popularised and almost single-handed propelled darts into the modern sporting era. With his death at the age of 72 from bowel cancer, the sporting world has lost one of its most colourful and beloved commentators.
Darts broadcaster Sid Waddell has died at the age of 72, his manager has confirmed.
The critic without a ticket: It seemed beyond bizarre to deny the sport its biggest moment on these shores since 1066
Eugene O'Neill's tragedy about a blighted and bitter clan embroiled in internecine conflict is given a masterly treatment
Northern Irishman Allen was heavily critical of the decision to shorten the early rounds of the UK Championship, where he was a first-round victor over Adrian Gunnell on Monday.
As the furry TV superstars re-emerge from a 30-year hibernation to play Glastonbury, the man behind their greatest hits relives the pleasures and pitfalls of the glory days – and reveals how he survived 'career suicide'
You'd think that the best way to reinvigorate a career slipping into the doldrums would be to focus on quality – so it's brave of Kaiser Chiefs to go the contrary route and opt for quantity instead, with the caveat that fans pick their 10 favourite tracks from the 20 offered online, abnegating to listeners decisions about sequencing and quality.
Robbie Williams is receiving secret darts lessons from Phil Taylor to help him beat his Take That bandmates.