Pele, Marcelo and Tony O’Shea: Diogo Portela on flying the flag for Brazilian darts, worshiping Ronaldo and growing up with a Real Madrid legend

Diogo Portela is a trailblazer. Based in Barnes after growing up in Rio de Janeiro as an aspiring footballer, he became the first Brazilian to reach the PDC World Darts Championship when he took on Peter Wright at Alexandra Palace last December. He lost but impressed those who watched him

“People pay subscriptions and licensing fees to hear articulate insight”: Garth Crooks on football punditry and his playing career

Tottenham supporters will surely have fond memories of Garth Crooks as he helped them secure back-to-back FA Cup success in the eighties, which also included an equalising goal in the 3-2 victory over Manchester City in the 1981 final. Crooks was also part of the Spurs squad who lifted the 1984