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How nine darts from the gods carried Luke Litter to Premier League glory

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Littler produced an astonishing nine-darter during the Premier League final to beat world No 1 Luke Humphries and claim the biggest win of his career so far

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Luke Littler gains revenge to secure Premier League title

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Littler became the first player to hit a nine-dart finish in the Premier League final since Phil Taylor did it twice in 2010.

Heather Knight wants more from England’s batters despite opening ODI win

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The second game of the three-match series against Pakistan is in Taunton on Sunday.

Thursday, May 23

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Luke Littler hits nine-darter as he storms to Premier League glory

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Littler beat Luke Humphries 11-7 in the final.

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Premier League Darts LIVE: Result as Luke Littler throws nine-darter to claim biggest title of career

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The 17-year-old darts sensation picked up his biggest title yet after beating world number one Luke Humphries 11-7

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Luke Littler brushes aside Michael Smith to reach Premier League final

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The 17-year-old went close to nine-dart finish on his way to victory.

England beat Pakistan in ODI opener as Sophie Ecclestone edges closer to record

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Spinner Ecclestone took three wickets to move within two of a century in ODI cricket.

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Man United boss Ten Hag reveals ‘key message’ to players ahead of FA Cup final

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Erik Ten Hag has revealed his “key message” to Manchester United players ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final.

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Novak Djokovic books last-four place at Geneva Open

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Djokovic had to save four set points on his way to victory over Tallon Griekspoor.

Paul Parker backs Adam Wharton to shine at Euro 2024 if given opportunity

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The 20-year-old joined the Eagles from Blackburn on transfer deadline day in February and has adapted quickly to the Premier League.

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Ryan Garcia seemingly confirms positive B-sample from failed drug tests

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Garcia was positive for the banned substance Ostarine in two tests in April, before his win over Devin Haney

Scottie Scheffler’s arresting officer violated body-cam policy – police chief

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Louisville Metro Police Department chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said the detective “violated policy on uniforms and equipment”.

Erik ten Hag dismisses speculation over Man Utd future to focus on FA Cup final

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United take on Manchester City at Wembley this weekend.

Erik ten Hag reveals Marcus Rashford motivation and offers Harry Maguire update

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Rashford didn’t make England’s Euro 2024 squad this week, while Maguire is battling injury

Conor McGregor ‘jealous’ of Khabib Nurmagomedov, says former UFC star Ben Askren

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McGregor was submitted by the Russian in 2018, in the biggest UFC fight of all time

Josh Taylor wants to ‘really mess’ Jack Catterall up in their rematch in Leeds

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Former undisputed super lightweight champion Taylor edged past Catterall in a controversial points victory during their first meeting in 2022.

Lucas Paqueta vows to clear his name after being charged with spot-fixing

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The Brazil midfielder is accused with “intentionally seeking to receive a card from the referee” on four separate occasions.

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Rafael Nadal handed brutal first-round draw at French Open

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Nadal will take on fourth seed Alexander Zverev at Roland Garros as Andy Murray faces Stan Wawrinka in another blockbuster first-round encounter

Rafael Nadal handed tough French Open draw against fourth seed Alexander Zverev

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The 14-time champion takes on the Italian Open winner while Andy Murray will play a familiar rival.

Lucas Paqueta: West Ham star charged by FA over alleged breaches of betting rules

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The Brazilian midfielder, who has been linked with a move to Man City, has denied the allegations and vowed to clear his name

How Diogo Dalot became Manchester United’s unlikely but welcome exception

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Dalot is the rare Man Utd player who hasn’t been injured this season but the right-back has offered so much more than just availability

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Conor McGregor disappointed by UFC 304: ‘Probably not even a pay-per-view’

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McGregor dismissed the Manchester main event – a title fight between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad

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Novak Djokovic handed Pierre-Hugues Herbert test to begin French Open defence

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Andy Murray faces Stan Wawrinka while 14-time champion Rafael Nadal takes on fourth seed Alexander Zverev.

Atalanta’s approach allowed Ademola Lookman to finally flourish on the big stage

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A Europa League final hat-trick put a seal on a career-best 15-goal campaign

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Josh Taylor promises ‘barnstormer’ rematch with Jack Catterall after initial ‘stinker’

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Taylor scored a controversial win in 2022, and both boxers are seeking a more definitive result this time

Football Governance Bill to be delayed – but general election brings bonus to fix ‘broken’ sport

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The bill to help set up a football regulator has cross-party support with the Labour Party already asserting its commitment to the legislation

Malaysian footballer ‘recovering well’ after acid attack

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Faisal Halim, 26, who suffered burn injuries on his neck, hands, chest and shoulder, is expected to be back by August

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Freddie Clarke: Gloucester’s final against Sharks almost season-defining

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Gloucester are targeting EPCR Challenge Cup final success after struggling in the Premiership.

Matthew Mott knows ‘world-class player’ Jofra Archer will make England stronger

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The fast bowler is back on the scene after being sidelined for 14 months with elbow and back injuries.

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West Ham outmanoeuvre Bayern Munich to appoint Julen Lopetegui as new manager

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The Hammers have moved to replace David Moyes with the Spaniard, who was a candidate for the Bayern Munich job this summer