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After Paul Gascoignes appearance at the Premier League, Rod Studd recalls how other stars from showbiz, sport, and even British royalty have enjoyed the darts. Paco Alcacer Jersey . The former England international footballer watched last weeks Premier League matches in Bournemouth and the eight remaining players return to action in Birmingham on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports.Gascoigne was the latest famous face to spend an evening at the darts and Sky Sports expert Studd looks back at when a prince, a TV comedian, and a Dutch football ace paid a visit to the arrows...   From spit and saw dust to champagne and star dust was how Dave Lanning, the former Sky Sports commentator, described the influence of our late, great colleague Sid Waddell. That is reflected in the variety of celebrities from all over the planet that watch darts.Prince Harry is a great supporter of darts and has twice visited the World Championship at Ally Pally. I think everyone was absolutely staggered when he first turned up in 2011. A real live Prince wanted to watch darts, it just felt remarkable. Hes a pretty down-to-earth character and everyone really enjoyed him being there. Prince Harry has made two trips to the World Darts Championship I think Adrian Lewis got pretty carried away when Prince Harry went backstage to congratulate him on his semi-final win and ended up planting a kiss on his forehead. It was all taken in good humour and I think Harry enjoyed it.Zara Phillips has also been to watch the darts on a number of occasions with husband Mike Tindall. Its now the sport of princes and princesses.   I think Adrian Lewis got pretty carried away when Prince Harry went to congratulate him and ended up planting a kiss on his forehead. Rod Studd Stephen Fry is another example of how you can find all walks of life at the darts. Hes one of the most intelligent men in the country, a Cambridge University graduate, and loves the sport.We invited him to the Premier League finals in 2010 when the lights famously went out, forcing the matches to be postponed until the following evening. Fry cancelled an evening with Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, to watch the Premier League and treat us to his commentary.   Stephen Fry was a guest commentator at the 2010 Premier League final Pop stars are also pretty keen on the darts. Last year we had some bloke from One Direction and Justin Hawkins, the lead singer from The Darkness, made the trip when he was trying to get the Christmas No 1.Darts had struggled for many years to get respect as a sport, but now a procession of professional sports people come to watch and are in awe of the skill level and competitiveness at the top level.   One Directions Niall Horan was spotted at Alexandra Palace International footballers such as Robin van Persie, Tony Kroos, a World Cup winner with Germany, and Rafael van der Vaart, who obviously did not know much about darts as he asked for a photo with Wayne Mardle, have also attended.But its not just football as champion jockey AP McCoy, snooker stars such as Ronnie OSullivan and Carl Froch, the former boxing world champion, all also come to watch. It just shows the respect that the greatest in their profession have for the darts guys.  Watch all of the Premier League Darts matches this Thursday night, from 7pm on Sky Sports 1. Also See: Mardles PL Darts predictions Sky Live: Premier League darts Fixtures/Results Prem Table Jasper Cillessen Jersey . Anthony Davis had 31 points and 17 rebounds in his seventh straight game with more than 20 points, but that was only enough to keep the Pelicans competitive into the final minutes. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State, which rebounded from a loss a night earlier in Oklahoma City and snapped a two-game skid. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Jersey . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. .com) - The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward James Neal on injured reserve Tuesday. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The mens soccer season was canceled after a demeaning scouting report on the womens team. Cross-country is under investigation for a similar strain of locker room talk.But even as scandal surrounds the Harvard athletic department, the Crimson football team remains focused on a singular goal -- the same goal, in fact, the program has had for almost a century and a half: Beat Yale.With a victory over their archrivals in the 133rd edition of The Game on Saturday, the Crimson (7-2, 5-1) would clinch a share of a fourth straight Ivy League championship for the first time in the schools history. (Harvard would win the title outright if Penn and Princeton both lose.) It would also be an unprecedented 10th victory in a row against Yale (2-7, 2-4), and it would put the seniors among their two predecessors as the winningest classes in Harvard football history.Its all coming down to the wire the last week, defensive lineman James Duberg said after practicing under the lights at Harvard Stadium. Theres absolutely a historical component to it. So theres a lot on the line.This year, more than usual.Amid a presidential election hijacked by locker room talk that fixated on womens looks and sexuality, The Harvard Crimson school newspaper reported that mens soccer players had for years been compiling a scouting report of their female counterparts that rated them on their less cerebral qualities. Athletic director Robert Scalise canceled the rest of the season, costing the team a chance at an Ivy League title; soon after, similar postings by members of the mens cross-country team led to an investigation that has not yet been resolved.Harvard coach Tim Murphy took note.Harvard kids arent good kids -- theyre great kids. But they dont walk on water, he said in his office at the Dillon Field House. And its up to us as parents and as educators to make sure they know (whats right). Because later in life, the consequences can be terminal.Asked if the football coaches addressed the scandal, if only to make sure they didnt have similar problems on their own team, Duberg said: It doesnt need to be addressed because they know were not doing anything like that. Xavi Hernandez Jersey. I can promise you thats not taking place on the Harvard football team, he said. We pride ourselves on being stand-up gentlemen. Savages on the field and gentlemen off the field.It wasnt that long ago that Yale was in a similar predicament.Last spring, basketball captain Jack Montague was expelled from school after a woman accused him of sexual assault. Montague claimed that the sex was consensual and he has sued the school over his dismissal; he was not charged, and police and prosecutors say there is no investigation.His former teammates publicly supported him, wearing warmup shirts featuring his number and nickname during their nationally televised game against Harvard. After complaints from other students, the team apologized.Football coach Tony Reno said this week he stresses to his players the importance of representing the school -- and themselves -- whether they are on the field or off.Im very proud of how our players have responded to adversity on campus, off campus and within the team, Reno said. If you really do your job as a coach, its to try and create an environment for your players to feel like the team is much bigger than themselves. And thats what weve created at Yale.The message is getting through, linebacker Darius Manora said.There is a way to conduct yourself on campus when no one is looking. And I think the guys, especially part of this program, have done an amazing job as far as making sure you are respectful of members of the community, he said.Every single play, every day we go out, we are Yale football players.---AP Sports Writer Pat Eaton-Robb contributed to this story from New Haven, Connecticut.---More AP college football: and White NFL Jerseys Cheap Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Jerseys NFL China NFL T-shirts From China Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 

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