Sport Usain Bolt claims he devoured 1,000 Chicken McNuggets a day during the Beijing Olympics

View from the Sofa: Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, Channel 4

The Short Fringe, 10/08/10

- A sophisticated lunch at the Apex International Hotel to launch the 30th year of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards started well but descended into chaos when water pistols (ready loaded) were handed out to guests. Coffee was never served.

Darts, golf and a nap in the afternoon: Wayne's new 'boring' world

Sam Wallace gets a glimpse of life and routine under Capello's strict regime

Media Diary: Lembit-watchers had advance warning of Laws's downfall

Poignant and depressing though David Laws' resignation on Saturday night certainly was, at least it was less a shock than it might have been. The pre-emptive warning came on Saturday afternoon when a former colleague waded into the debate with a contribution headlined: "Opik: No question of Laws resigning". Ah well – we Lembit-watchers thought on seeing this – that's that for the ascetic member for Yeovil. It was Lembit who insisted Charles Kennedy would survive until the moment he resigned; Lembit who then became Mark Oaten's campaign manager (quite an accolade given that he was the only Lib Dem MP to back him); and Lembit, the seer of seers, who then switched allegiance to Simon Hughes. The sadness is that had Lembit only clung on his Montgomeryshire seat on 6 May he'd have been in line to replace Danny Alexander as Scottish Secretary ... and might from there have replicated the Alexander book by swiftly ascending to Cheek Secretary to the Treasury. But now what for the asteroid paranoiac? Lembit, it seems, has been hired by a gambling syndicate to go through the cards in difficult handicaps. His job, as you may have guessed, will be to tip all but one of the field.

Darts: Phil Taylor hits historic two nine-dart finishes

Phil Taylor hailed "the proudest day of my life" after he produced two nine-dart finishes to beat James Wade and win the Whyte and Mackay Premier League Darts title.

Dom Joly: How alcohol caused an Almaty upset

Weird World Of Sport: After a curious series of events, it seems I am now the Kazakh darts champion

When the locals bought their local

The Star Inn in Salford was to close – then its customers stepped in

Minor British Institutions: Darts

Like many minor British institutions, this one used to be a lot bigger. Within living memory, almost every public house in Britain offered a darts board, with the design – doubles, trebles, bullseye and so on – and construction (of sisal) being more or less standard by the end of the 19th century.

Darts: Adams grinds his way to world title

Martin Adams claimed his second BDO World Championship as he edged a tenacious Dave Chisnall 7-5 in the final at Frimley Green last night.

Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'I still let my demons get the better of me'

The Brian Viner Interview: As he prepares to take centre stage at the Masters, the three-time world champion explains how he has learnt to deal with a complex life away from the baize, and why the sport he loves must evolve or die

Darts: The Power and the glory

Phil Taylor is set to make £2m this year after winning his 15th world title. Paul Newman on how he's taking darts to the big time

Robin Scott-Elliot: FA Cup lacking in glitter but darts remains pure gold

View From The Sofa: World Darts, FA Cup Third Round/BBC, Sky, ITV

Darts: Rampant Taylor marches on to world title number 15

49-year-old sweeps aside Australian outsider Simon Whitlock in PDC final

Darts: Whitlock waves his wand

Van Barneveld beaten in a thriller as Australian faces Taylor in first PDC final

Sport in brief: Quins fightback denied as Monye try ruled out

Rugby Union: Sale pulled clear of the Guinness Premiership relegation zone with a dramatic 21-16 win over Harlequins last night, their third in 20 days at the Londoners’ expense.

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