Eric Bristow: The Crafty Cockney - a darts pioneer
Eric Bristow, the five-times world darts champion who has died aged 60, was a pioneer of the sport. Bristow died after collapsing at the Echo Arena in Liverpool where the PDC Premier League was being held. Fans sang his name as a big screen carried a picture of the Londoner, the self-styled "Crafty Cockney" who raised the profile of darts with a cocky swagger in his heyday and was a key figure in forming the PDC. Bristow helped transform darts from a pub game to one that fills huge arenas.
Farewell to sport's unlikely revolutionary
Phil Taylor might look an unlikely revolutionary and an unlikely sporting hero. But the 16-time world darts champion from Stoke is his sport's royalty, the face of its establishment and the guts of its popular appeal.
Farewell to a footballing nomad and 'absolute gentleman'
Ray Wilkins, who has died aged 61, was one of the most enduring and popular figures of the modern footballing generation. The former Chelsea and England captain who also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Paris St Germain, Glasgow Rangers, QPR and Crystal Palace and worked as a coach, manager and TV football pundit, has been praised for being a lovely gentleman as tributes poured in for him following his death.