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Why sports fans should like pro wrestling

Sports fans are often quite snobby about professional wrestling. “It’s just fake fighting!” is the familiar refrain. “Why don’t you watch MMA instead? That’s real.” Well, the lines are becoming increasingly blurred. Brock Lesnar and Da...

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Ashes ‘old guys’ ready to return to action

A full Ashes round-up and set of musings will follow, I promise, but in the meantime all hail Darren Gough, former England fast bowler, ex-Strictly Come Dancing champion, and now humanitarian. “I woke up early this morning and the footage … ...

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A curse on cricket

I was too depressed to write this earlier, and even now I’m feeling horribly sad. There are new betting allegations in cricket, this time involving “spot-betting” rather than match-fixing, and centring on the Pakistan side currently...

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Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor prepares once more for battle

Phil Taylor’s answers are just as methodical as his darts: thoughtful, measured, precise. When he says something you can be very sure he means it and has chosen his words with intent. The 15-time champion of the world has just … Continue rea...

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Phil Taylor wins World Matchplay

Phil Taylor won his 11th World Matchplay title at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens tonight, beating Raymond van Barneveld by 18 legs to 12. Though van Barneveld led 3-2 at the first interval, with all the legs going with throw, Taylor broke … ...

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World Matchplay Darts – Days 5 and 6: Power surge

Yes, yes, OK, Phil “The Power” Taylor, you’re the best darts player there has ever been, we KNOW this. He’s still looking unbeatable, which is odd considering how much Barrie Bates pushed him last night in their first-round ma...

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England women support Breast Cancer Care

Their performance on the pitch may have been a little lacklustre, but kudos to the England women, who have been supporting charity Breast Cancer Care today. The picture shows Beth Morgan, Danielle Wyatt and Laura Marsh (photo taken ahead of … ...

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World Matchplay Darts Day 3 – Calm after the storm

A less exciting evening at the Winter Gardens tonight, with all four games finishing very swiftly after yesterday’s extended duke-outs. The biggest upset was perhaps the first match of the night, when plasterer Steve Brown beat world number fiv...

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