World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn is cracking down on toilet breaks to avoid gamesmanship, having grown tired of the top stars wandering off mid-frame to spend a penny.
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Sunday 25 March 2012
Former world darts champion Jocky Wilson has died at the age of 62.
Monday 06 February 2012
The hotel on the other side of Lake Geneva cashed in on the delicious shamelessness of it. They hired out binoculars so that tourists could gawp pruriently at the Villa Diodati and its scandalous summer menage of the Shelleys; the "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" Byron, and Claire Clairmont, Mary Shelley's half-sister, who had slept with both poets and was carrying Byron's baby.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Laura Robson is taking inspiration from an unlikely source as she prepares to play her part in Britain's Fed Cup campaign in Israel this week - darts.
Monday 26 December 2011
Pit your wits against our question-master Jack Pitt-Brooke and try to figure out our fiendishly difficult festive teasers...
Monday 19 December 2011
Unfancied Englishman James Richardson sent Raymond van Barneveld crashing to a shock defeat in the first round of the PDC World Championships at London's Alexandra Palace last night.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
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.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Mark Allen booked his place in the second round of the UK Championship in York yesterday then launched an attack on World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn, during which he suggested he should leave his post.
Sunday 12 June 2011
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'
Friday 10 June 2011
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.
Friday 13 May 2011
John Martyn's valedictory recordings have a suitably weary presence that makes even such legendary laidback soporificos as J J Cale and Leonard Cohen seem positively sprightly by comparison.
Monday 11 April 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
Robbie Williams is receiving secret darts lessons from Phil Taylor to help him beat his Take That bandmates.
Friday 18 March 2011
Beatboxer supremo Beardyman describes himself as having some form of "musical Attention Deficit Disorder", a diagnosis confirmed by this debut album, on which he darts impulsively from style to style, throwing in short sketches, impressions and throwaway one-liners to keep the pot bubbling.
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Comedian and former Bullseye presenter Jim Bowen is in hospital after suffering a mild stroke.
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