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Darts: Lewis hopes to have moved out of master's shadow

Adrian Lewis has grown tired of being described as "Phil Taylor's former protégé". After taking his one-time practice partner's crown at the PDC world championship the 25-year-old hopes he will be recognised in his own right.

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: Barney 'was blackmail target'

Prosecutors have demanded a two-year prison sentence for a man charged with attempting to blackmail Raymond van Barneveld by claiming he had a sex tape of the former darts world champion and a mistress.

The Power keeps his eye on the glory

The king of darts once missed out to a princess in Sports Personality of the Year but he couldn't care less – instead he's aiming for a 15th world title

Read all about it: Tales from the bright side of life

Recession needn't mean depression – in fact, the first weeks of 2009 brimmed with heart-warming, gloom-busting stories. John Walsh unearths accounts of serendipity, misfortune overcome and downright silliness that you may have missed

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Retro delights: Darts

In the 1970’s it seemed a beer belly was a requirement for any aspiring ‘oche jockey’. Now with talk of darts becoming an Olympic sport, Chris Maume looks at its history