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
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.
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
The World Championship has provided drama on the oche, mayhem – and fancy dress – in the crowd and shown a sport hitting 180, writes Jack Pitt-Brooke
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
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.
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.
Martin Adams prevailed after a thrilling duel with BDO World Championship debutant Dean Winstanley to secure his third title in last night's final at Frimley Green.