‘Crafty Cockney’ Eric Bristow - five-time world darts champion - dies suddenly at 60

Tributes have been paid to five-time world champion Eric Bristow, who has died aged 60 after suffering a heart attack.


Photo gallery: 2018 Leeds Sports Awards - all the action from the ceremony

THE city’s sporting stars were hailed at the 2018 Leeds Sports Awards.

Rob Cross, left, and Michael Smith

It’s a night of comebacks in the darts at Leeds Arena

DUTCH duo Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld delighted 8,000 darts fans at Leeds’ First Direct Arena with comeback wins in the Unibet Premier League,

Michael Smith.

Smith and Cross all set for Leeds showdown

TABLE-TOPPER Michael Smith and World Champion Rob Cross will clash as the Unibet Premier League returns to action at Leeds’ First Direct Arena tonight.

Rob Cross with the World Darts Championship Trophy. PIC: Steve Welsh/PA Wire

Unibet Premier League: ‘Voltage’ is aiming to avoid shock in Leeds

KNOWN AS ‘Voltage’, world champion Rob Cross aims to light up Leeds’ First Direct Arena tomorrow night.

Peter Wright is welcomed to Leeds Arena last year.

WIN tickets to Unibet Premier League darts – in Leeds

THE WORLD’S best darts players will be in Leeds next Thursday when the Unibet Premier League visits the First Direct Arena.

Phil Taylor has bowed out of the sport of darts after defeat in the world final.

Legend Phil Taylor bows out with darts in safe hands

THE KING is dead, long live the king. Whatever happens in 2018, the year is unlikely to witness a more remarkable sporting story than this week’s end of one legendary career and beginning of what could well be another.

James Wilson

Darts: World champion takes the Biscuit

A blistering performance from champion Michael van Gerwen ended Yorkshire’s interest in the PDC world darts championship.

On the oche: Joe Cullen will be hoping to go deep into the World Championship draw over the next few weeks (Picture: John Walton/PA Wire)

World Championship: Joe Cullen has his sights trained on darts royalty at the ‘Ally Pally’

YORKSHIRE marksman Joe Cullen is aiming to make a point on the biggest stage in world darts.


Photo gallery: Betway Premier League darts in Leeds

Check out these photos as 8,500 enjoyed Betway Premier League darts at First Direct Arena.

HE'S GOT THE POWER: Former world champion Phil Taylor ceLebrates his 7-4 win over Raymond van Barneveld in the Betway Premier League.

Darts: Phil Taylor’s tribute to Leeds after defeating Barney

AN 8,500-STRONG crowd were walking in a Taylor wonderland as a sporting legend bowed out of Leeds with a win.

Adrian Lewis.

Darts: Lewis relishing his showdown with Wade in Leeds

Fierce rivals Adrian Lewis and James Wade will go head to head in Leeds tonight, each searching for their second victory of darts’ new Betway Premier League season.

Peter Wright. Picture: Lawrence Lustig.

Darts ace Snakebite ready to rock Leeds Arena

BIG-TIME DARTS will fly back into Leeds tonight.

Peter "Snakebite" Wright

Big-time darts is back in Leeds

SNAKEBITE VERSUS the Flying Scotsman can mean only one thing - big-time darts is back in Leeds.

Phil Taylor

Darts legend Phil Taylor hoping his farewell to Leeds will be a match to remember

Phil Taylor’s Betway Premier League swansong will see the legend lock horns with Raymond van Barneveld for potentially the final time at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on Thursday.

Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen.

Darts: World-class heavyweights set for a showdown in Leeds

LEEDS WILL host a blockbuster showdown between two of darts’ all-time greats next month.

PDC title holder Michael van Gerwen. PIC: Lawrence Lustig

Darts: Six of the best expected to put on a show in Leeds

SIX PAST or present world champions will take to the oche when darts’ Premier League visits Leeds next month.

Dave Clark is preparing to walk 200 miles in aid of Parkinson's UK.

Dave Clark: Five years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, why I am facing the disease head on

In 2011 Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark was told he had Parkinson’s. Now undertakng a major fundraising challenge, the Leeds broadcaster on why he’s refusing to hide away.

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The 'voice of darts' Sid Waddell.

Sid Waddell: Working class wordsmith and oracle of darts

Sid Waddell was the ‘voice of darts’ whose unique commentary endeared him to fans. Now his son, Dan Waddell, has written about his colourful life. Chris Bond talks to him.

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Curtis Turner

Darts: Turner prizes chance to take on the big boys

TADCASTER MARKSMAN Curtis Turner is hoping to arrow in on a showdown with one of darts’ big stars.

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