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Tributes to Sid Waddell

Famous figures in sport and television pay tribute to the late darts commentator Sid Waddell, from Alnwick, who died at the weekend.

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Lewis out of Premier League Darts play-offs

Simon Whitlock eliminated World Champion Adrian Lewis Credit: ITV

Simon Whitlock knocked out reigning World Champion Adrian "Jackpot" Lewis in last night's Premier League Darts at the Newcastle Arena.

Whitlock came back from 5-2 down to win 8-6 and end Lewis' hopes of claiming a place in this year's semi-finals.

In the second match, Andy Hamilton sealed his play-off spot with an 8-1 thrashing of Kevin Painter.

Hamilton will also be joined in the semi's by James Wade, who beat Raymond van Barneveld in arguably the match of the night.

Wade played out a magnificent 7-7 draw with the Dutchman to claim the point he needed to set up a semi-final clash with Phil "The Power" Taylor.

In the evening's final game, Taylor drew 7-7 with Gary Anderson, who had already been eliminated.

Semi-final matches will take place at London's O2 Arena on May 17.

Play-off fixtures

Phil Taylor v James Wade

Simon Whitlock v Andy Hamilton


Premier League Darts comes to Newcastle

by Phil Roscoe

Some of the biggest names from the world of darts will be in Newcastle tonight as round 14 of Premier League Darts comes to the Arena.

Dutch legend Raymond van Barneveld, and current World Champion Adrian Lewis will be among the stars aiming to make this year's semi-finals.

World number one Phil "The Power" Taylor has already secured his place in the last four. He's been speaking to us ahead of tonight's big event.

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