Moon of Liberty Sportsround – 08 August 2017


Sportsround – Sports News Digest on 08 August 2017 at 7.20pm

tvnz – Canterbury Crusaders win the Super Rugby crown defeating the Lions in the final – Alexander Zvarev beats big serving Kevin Anderson to win the Washington Open

BBC Sport – American Torie Bowie takes the women’s 100m, Favourite Elaine Thpmoson fails to medal.

The Elitist – Rugby League round-up from both sides of the World

Cricbuzz – Moeen Ali the hero as England wrap up 3-1 series win over South Africa at Old Trafford – Dave Chisnall wins round 18 of the Players Darts Championship, his first title of 2017. – Austrlaian Kyle Anderson claims maiden title in round 17 of the Players Darts Championship

The Elitist – India put 600 runs on the board again to thrash Sri Lanka and go 2-0 up

New Vision Uganda – Uganda thrash Zimbabwe in the final round of the African Gold Cup Rugby Union tournament

Sports Star Live – Sam Querry claims Los Cabos ATP title in Mexico

BBC Sport – Netherlands claim the Women’s Euro 2017 soccer title beating Denmark 4-2 

BBC Sport – GB’s Callum Hawkins an excellent fourth Kenya’s Geoffrey Karui wins the men’s marathon.

BBC Sport – Arsenal win the Community Shield beating Chelsea on penalties

Running Magazine – Ethiopia’s Almaz Anaya dominates the Women’s 10000m

Eurosport – Luvo Manyonga wins the Long Jump title for South Africa

BBC Sport – Notts beat the T20 Powerplay record

BBC Sport – Justin Gatlin stuns the world to beat Usain Bolt

The Elitists Echo – Saturday Soccer round up of the #MoonSoccer13. Opening day wins for Forest, Southport & Queen of the South

The Sun – Burnley friendly abandoned after crowd trouble

BBC Sport – Mo Farrah wins the first medal of the 2017 World Championships

Nottingham Post – Notts County manager Kevin Noaln calls his team ‘rabbits in headlights’ after opening day loss to Coventry




Moon of Liberty Darts – Players Championship 17 & 18


PDC Darts

Players Championship Final Round 17 – K Anderson v Painter


Kyle Anderson claimed a maiden title in the 17th Round of the Players Championship in Barnsley. He faced Kevin Painter in the final who was in his first main circuit tournament final for four years. Anderson began with a bang taking out 148 to break in the first leg and then went on to claim another break to take a 3-0 lead. 

Anderson then held again and went one away from a whitewash missing the third dart in an attempt to take out another 148 but was able to return and hit double 14 with his next dart. Painter avoided a whitewash by finishing off an impressive 128 to put himself finally on the board. He held to make it 5-2 and prolong the contest but that was as far it it went as Anderson won the eighth leg to wrap up the 6-2 victory over The Artist.

It ended the perfect day for the Australian who earlier in the day hit a perfect nine dart finish in he last 16 in his win against Ronny Huybrechts. 

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Player Championship Final Round 18 – Chisnall v North


It was third time lucky in 2017 for Dave Chisnall who claimed his first tour title of 2017 in Round 18 of the Players Championship. Having lost two finals this year experience was the key as he faced Swindon’s Richard North. North had never been in a final before but showed few nerves as he moved into a 3-1 lead early on.

Chisnall broke back with a 107 checkout to make it 3-3 and then held twice more to move within one of the title at 5-4. North was not done however and took the match all the way with a brilliant 144 finish under pressure. North had a finish to win it but could not take out 155, allowing Chisnall in to hit double 10 for the victory.

The tour moves down under next for tournaments in Australia and New Zealand. 

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PDC Darts Results

Players Championship 17 Final (Best of 11 legs)At the Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley

Kyle Anderson (Australia) 6Kevin Painter (England) 2

Players Championship 18 Final (Best of 11 legs)At the Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley

Dave Chisnall (England) 6Richard North (England) 5


Moon Of Liberty Darts – Perth Darts Masters



Perth Darts Masters

Michael Van Gerwin broke his duck on Australian soil after a comfortable 11-5 win over Dave Chisnall in the Perth Darts Masters. Van Gerwin had beaten Peter Wright comfortably in the semi-final while Chisnall averaged 104 in beating Ray Van Berneveld. Van Gerwin started fast taking five legs in a row to take a 5-1 lead. Chisnall broke to get back to 5-3 but from that point Mighty Mike moved away. Van Gerwin took the next three including hitting an 11 dart leg to make it 8-3. From that point there was no coming back, Chisnall could only take one more leg before Ven Gerwin hit the 11 legs required to win. Chisnall is still waiting for his first televised ranking title. For Van Gerwin, it breaks the Aussie hoodoo after his defeat against Phil Taylor last week in Sydney and moves him ahead of Gary Anderson in terms of number one seeding for the next group of events.

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Perth Darts MastersAt The Perth Convention & Exhibition Center, Perth, Western Australia


Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 11 – Peter Wright (Scotland) 5

Ray Van Barneveld (Holland) 8Dave Chisnall (England) 5


Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 11Dave Chisnall (England) 4


Moon Of Liberty Darts – Sydney Darts Masters



Sydney Masters – The Power is back on down under

Phil Taylor extended his unbeaten run in Australia to 24 games as he retained the Sydney Darts Masters for the fourth year in a row in what this year was, a rare victory of World number 1 Michael Van Gerwin. Mighty Mike opened with an 11 darter but Taylor won three legs in a row to open a 4-2 lead. the game ebbed and flowed until Taylor surged to take three more legs in a row at a critical stage to establish a 10-7 advantage needing only one more. Van Gerwin broke once to get back to 10-9 but could not break a second time with Taylor sealing the match with double 16. The next big tournament is in Perth, could the power be using time away from Europe to find some top form heading into the latter part of the season and towards the World Championship?





Sydney Darts MastersAt The Star Casino, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Semi-Finals – Best of 21 Legs

Phil Taylor (England) 11Dave Chisnall (England) 4

Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 11Peter Wright (Scotland) 6

FINAL – Best of 21 Legs

Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 9Phil Taylor (England) 11


Moon Darts – Unibet Masters



Unibet Darts Masters

Van Gerwin beats Chisnall after surviving last leg semi

Michael Van Gerwin took the first title of the 2016 season by defeating ST Helens’ Dave Chisnall 11-6 in the final. Van Gerwin got off to a great start racing into a 5-0 lead and although Chisnall steadied the ship a little later on there was no looking back as MVG went on to average 99 and retain a standard Chisnall on the day could not live with. It was still a good week for Chisnall but he could not repeat the comeback where he overcame an 8-0 deficit against Robert Thornton in the first round.

The Dutch star rode his luck earlier in the day after surviving an outstanding semi-final against Phil Taylor when Taylor has 6 darts to win the match and failed to take them in which both men averaged over 103, but Van Gerwin took full advantage to go on and dominate Chisnall to retain the Masters title he won last year and throw down a marker that he will be the one to beat for the rest of the season.




Unibet Darts Masters at The Arena MK, Milton Keynes

Results (From the Quarter Finals)

Quarter Finals (Best of 19)

James Wade (England) 10 – Kim Huybrechts (Belgium) 5

Dave Chisnall (England) 10 – Vincent Van Der Voort (Holland) 4

Phil Taylor (England) 10 – Peter Wright (Scotland) 9

Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 10 – Michael Smith (England) 3

Semi Finals (Best of 21)

James Wade (England) 6 – Dave Chisnall (England) 11

Phil Taylor (England) 10 – Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 11

FINAL (Best of 21)

Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) 11 – Dave Chisnall (England) 6


Michael Van Gerwin (Holland) wins the 2016 Unibet Master Darts