Robert Thornton

Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor ease through to Grand Slam quarter-finals
Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor remain on course to meet in the Grand Slam of Darts semi-finals after wins in the last 16 on Wednesday night.
Nov 16, 23:42
Jeff Smith in action during the BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships on January 10, 2015
BDO trio Jeff Smith, Jamie Hughes and Danny Noppert progress at Grand Slam
BDO players Jeff Smith, Jamie Hughes and Danny Noppert all earn victories on Tuesday night to progress through to the last 16 of the Grand Slam of Darts.
Nov 15, 23:56
James Wade of England celebrates winning his first round match against Darren Webster of England during the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on Day Six at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2013
Result: James Wade whitewashes Gary Anderson at European Championship
Gary Anderson is out of the European Championship after suffering a 6-0 whitewash at the hands of James Wade.
Oct 28, 23:42
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen powers to World Grand Prix title
Michael van Gerwen wins the World Grand Prix with a 5-2 win over Gary Anderson in Dublin.
Oct 8, 21:48
Robert Thornton of Scotland in action during his third round match against Wes Newton of England on day twelve of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 27, 2013
Result: Robert Thornton, James Wade out of World Grand Prix
Defending champion Robert Thornton is out of the World Grand Prix after losing to Stephen Bunting, while James Wade also bows out in Dublin.
Oct 3, 00:16
Mensur Suljovic celebrates angrily after beating Jermaine Wattimena at Alexandra Palace on December 20, 2015
Mensur Suljovic keen to repeat heroics at World Grand Prix
Mensur Suljovic admits that he is targeting another extended run at the World Grand Prix after reaching the semi-finals in Dublin 12 months ago.
Sep 29, 19:39
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis ease through in World Matchplay
Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis progress through to the World Matchplay quarter-finals with comfortable wins on Tuesday night.
Jul 19, 23:06
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen edges out Phil Taylor in Rotterdam
Michael van Gerwen secures top spot in the Premier League with a 7-5 victory over Phil Taylor in front of his home supporters in Rotterdam.
May 12, 21:56
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen eases past Raymond van Barneveld in Premier League
Michael van Gerwen maintains top spot in the Premier League with a 7-2 victory over Raymond van Barneveld in Manchester.
May 5, 21:31
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen regains top spot in Premier League
Michael van Gerwen moves back to the top of the Premier League table with a 7-1 victory over James Wade in Birmingham.
Apr 28, 22:21
Phil Taylor of England celebrates winning his first round match against Jyhan Artut of Germany on Day Two of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2014
Result: Phil Taylor maintains undefeated streak in Premier League
Phil Taylor eases to a 7-2 win over Robert Thornton in Bournemouth to retain first place in the Premier League table.
Apr 21, 22:23
Adrian Lewis of England celebrates winning a set during the quarter final match between Adrian Lewis of England and Michael Van Gerwen of Netherlands on December 29, 2012
Result: Adrian Lewis hits nine-darter in win over James Wade
Adrian Lewis hits a nine-darter in his 7-5 victory over James Wade in their Premier League match in Belfast.
Apr 14, 22:28
Phil Taylor of England celebrates winning his first round match against Jyhan Artut of Germany on Day Two of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2014
Result: Phil Taylor secures Premier League wins over Gary Anderson, James Wade
Phil Taylor opens up a three-point lead in the Premier League table with wins over Gary Anderson and James Wade in Sheffield.
Apr 7, 22:33
Dave Chisnall of England in action during his second round match on day eight of the 2013 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace on December 21, 2012
Result: Michael Smith, Dave Chisnall eliminated from Premier League
St Helens duo Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall are out of the Premier League after losing their matches in Cardiff on Thursday night.
Mar 31, 22:41
Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands in action during his quarter-final match Clinton Bridge of Australia against during day two of the Sydney Darts Masters on August 30, 2013
Result: Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor held to draws in Premier League
Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor are both held to draws on week eight of the Premier League in Liverpool.
Mar 24, 22:38
Phil Taylor of England celebrates winning his first round match against Jyhan Artut of Germany on Day Two of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2014
Result: Phil Taylor fights back to earn Premier League draw with Michael van Gerwen
Phil Taylor stages a comeback from 5-1 down to earn a 6-6 draw with Michael van Gerwen on week seven of the Premier League in Glasgow.
Mar 18, 09:29
Phil Taylor of England celebrates winning his first round match against Jyhan Artut of Germany on Day Two of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor ease to Premier League wins in Nottingham
Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor remain top of the Premier League table after routine victories in Nottingham on Thursday night.
Mar 10, 23:34
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen continues relentless form in Premier League
Michael van Gerwen records a 7-2 win over Peter Wright in Exeter to move to the top of the Premier League.
Mar 3, 22:17
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen breaks world record for televised average in Premier League
Michael van Gerwen registers a world record average for a televised match in a 7-1 victory over Michael Smith in the Premier League.
Feb 25, 21:08
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor secure victories in Premier League in Dublin
Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor both record victories on week three of the Premier League in Dublin.
Feb 18, 22:22
James Wade of England celebrates winning his first round match against Darren Webster of England during the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on Day Six at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2013
Result: James Wade stuns Michael van Gerwen in Premier League opener
World number one Michael van Gerwen suffers a surprise 7-4 defeat to James Wade on the opening night of the 2016 Premier League.
Feb 4, 22:04
Michael Smith of England celebrates winning his first round match against Mensur Suljovic on December 22, 2014
PDC announces 2016 Premier League lineup
The PDC reveals the 10 players that will feature in the 2016 Premier League, with a debut being handed to world number eight Michael Smith.
Jan 3, 21:24
James Wade of England celebrates winning his first round match against Darren Webster of England during the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on Day Six at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2013
Result: James Wade into second round, Robert Thornton suffers early exit
James Wade eases through to the second round of the World Championship, but Robert Thornton is out after losing to Alan Norris.
Dec 21, 23:00
Andy Hamilton of England in action during his quarter final match against Phil Taylor of England on day twelve of the 2013 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace on December 28, 2012
Result: Joe Murnan edges out Andy Hamilton at World Championship
Former finalist Andy Hamilton is out of the World Championship after losing 3-2 to Joe Murnan at Alexandra Palace.
Dec 20, 17:39
Gary Anderson of Scotland celebrates winning his semi-final match against Dave Chisnall of England during the Betway Premier League at The 02 Arena on May 21, 2015
Gary Anderson, Michael van Gerwen to play qualifiers in World Championship draw
Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen will face qualifiers in the opening round of the 2016 PDC World Championship.
Nov 30, 10:59
Gary Anderson of Scotland celebrates winning his semi-final match against Dave Chisnall of England during the Betway Premier League at The 02 Arena on May 21, 2015
Gary Anderson beats Phil Taylor at Players Championship Finals
Gary Anderson wins a last-leg decider against Phil Taylor to move through to the second round of the Players Championship Finals.
Nov 28, 10:14
Terry Jenkins of England throws in his match against Co Stompe of Holland during Day 10 of the 2012 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 27, 2011
Gary Anderson exits World Series of Darts Finals
Gary Anderson is out of the World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow after losing 6-5 to Terry Jenkins.
Nov 22, 00:04
Jeff Smith in action during the BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships on January 10, 2015
Michael Smith suffers early exit from World Series of Darts Finals
World number eight Michael Smith suffers an opening-round defeat to Mark Webster at the World Series of Darts Finals.
Nov 21, 17:22
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Michael van Gerwen targets "special" World Series of Darts win
World number one Michael van Gerwen admits that it would be "special" if he can continue his recent success by winning the World Series of Darts Finals.
Nov 21, 12:24
Phil Taylor of England celebrates winning his first round match against Jyhan Artut of Germany on Day Two of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2014
Result: Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld reach Grand Slam of Darts semi-finals
Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld will meet in the Grand Slam of Darts semi-finals after winning their last-eight matches on Friday night.
Nov 13, 22:58
James Wade of England looks dejected during his semi final match against Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands on day fourteen of the 2013 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace on December 30, 2012
Result: Gary Anderson, James Wade exit Grand Slam of Darts
Gary Anderson and James Wade both suffer defeats in the last 16 at the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton.
Nov 11, 23:16
Raymond van Barneveld of the Netherlands celebrates winning a set during his quarter final match against Stephen Bunting on January 2, 2015
Raymond van Barneveld edges into last 16 at Grand Slam of Darts
Raymond van Barneveld edges past Larry Butler to earn his place in the last 16 of the Grand Slam of Darts.
Nov 9, 22:50
Phil Taylor of England celebrates winning his first round match against Jyhan Artut of Germany on Day Two of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2014
Phil Taylor eases to win in opening Grand Slam of Darts match
Phil Taylor begins the defence of his Grand Slam of Darts trophy with a 5-0 win over Martin Phillips in his opening group game.
Nov 7, 16:27
Robert Thornton of Scotland in action during his third round match against Wes Newton of England on day twelve of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 27, 2013
Robert Thornton suffers first-round defeat at European Championship
Robert Thornton, who won the World Grand Prix earlier this month, loses to John Henderson in the first round of the European Championship.
Oct 30, 17:26
Robert Thornton of Scotland in action during his third round match against Wes Newton of England on day twelve of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 27, 2013
Result: Robert Thornton stuns Michael van Gerwen in World Grand Prix thriller
Robert Thornton beats Michael van Gerwen in a thrilling World Grand Prix final in Dublin.
Oct 10, 22:13
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen, Robert Thornton to meet in World Grand Prix final
Michael van Gerwen and Robert Thornton will meet in Saturday's World Grand Prix final after beating Mark Webster and Mensur Suljovic respectively.
Oct 9, 22:29
Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
Result: Michael van Gerwen remains on course to defend World Grand Prix title
Defending champion Michael van Gerwen reaches the semi-finals of the World Grand Prix with a comfortable win over Jamie Lewis.
Oct 8, 22:58
Ian White of Great Britain throws against Robert Thornton of Great Britain during day three of the 2012 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 17, 2011
Result: Gary Anderson stunned by Ian White at World Grand Prix
World champion Gary Anderson is out of the World Grand Prix after losing 3-1 to Ian White in Dublin.
Oct 7, 22:47
Phil Taylor of Britain reacts as he takes part in the PDC World Championship darts final against Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands on January 1, 2013
Result: Phil Taylor, James Wade dumped out of World Grand Prix
Phil Taylor and James Wade, who have won 13 of the 17 World Grand Prix tournaments between them, both lose during the opening round in Dublin.
Oct 5, 23:22
Jockey Robert Thornton celebrates victory after winning The Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle on Katchit at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11, 2008 in Cheltenham, England.
Injury forces Robert Thornton into retirement
Jockey Robert Thornton is forced to retire from horse racing after failing to fully recover from a fall at Chepstow last year.
Sep 24, 10:10


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