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Phil Taylor

Darts: Nine-dart finish propels Lewis to maiden title

Phil Taylor was only here as a spectator, but the legend of the greatest player in history lived on as his former protégé, Adrian Lewis, won the Professional Darts Corporation's Ladbrokes.com World Championship for the first time here last night. Lewis, another product of the Potteries hotbed that has produced a succession of world-class players, beat Scotland's Gary Anderson 7-5 in a final of the highest quality.

Darts: Lewis takes revenge for mentor’s defeat to set up

Prince Harry was in the crowd here last night and today the historic venue will witness the coronation of a new king. Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis will both make their debuts in tonight's final as they chase the £200,000 prize on offer to the winner of the Professional Darts Corporation's Ladbrokes.com World Championship.

Darts: The Power and the glory

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Imperious Taylor puts Dutch prodigy in place

Phil Taylor was in ominous form as he dismantled the Dutch prodigy Michael van Gerwen with a 4-0 victory at the Ladbrokes.com World Championship at Alexandra Palace on Saturday. Van Gerwen was expected to provide the multiple world champion with serious opposition and even though he had a 99 average, the 19-year-old was powerless to stop Taylor, who produced a scintillating display and managed a 102 average.

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