Wayne Mardle

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Michael Van Gerwen: beat Michael Smith became world champion at the  William Hill World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace, London. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA

I haven’t even overcome the first week in January, and already my inbox is flooded with “be your best self”, “19 ways to become a better you” and “be (...)

Justin Pipe during day seven of the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Justin Pipe has denied trying to put his opponent off by coughing on stage at the William Hill World Championship. Pipe saw off Bernie Smith in his f(...)

“Snakebite” Peter Wright, whose hairstyle is that of a permanently surprised cockatoo. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

“Let’s play darts” is a catch-cry that first originated in a bygone era of the sport, pre-schism, vocally embraced by the audience at a venue, to sign(...)

Michael van Gerwen is looking to double his world championship tally and confirm his status as the most dominant force in darts. Photograph: Getty/Nathan Stirk

Michael van Gerwen is arguably the most dominant sportsman in the world, yet he is not world champion of his own sport. That paradox dominates the bui(...)