The year in sport 2018: PDC Darts

Been cracking. Darts has, this year.  Okay the PDC World Championship final wasn’t the best we’ve seen, but the two and a bit weeks before were filled with plenty of tasty tungsten. The Ally Pally saw upsets aplenty, with the expansion of the tournament from 72 to 96 players — including Lisa

“It’s a publicity stunt. I don’t think it’s fair to ask women to play against men” — Former world number one Linda Duffy discusses women’s inclusion in PDC World Championship

The movement towards gender equality in sport — consisting of equal opportunity, pay and the evaporation of existing stigma — is an ongoing process. It’s easy to state intention, but what are those in influential positions actually doing to promote this progression? December’s PDC World Championship will, for the first time, guarantee two

“I have to actually pinch myself”: Barry Hearn on changing lives, the BDO and the role of golf in darts’ meteoric rise

If boxing was Barry Hearn’s first love, and snooker was where he first made his name as a pioneering innovator, it is darts where his influence has been most evident in recent years. Since taking charge of the Professional Darts Corporation in 2001, a derided pub game has become a marketable