F1 drivers unconvinced by cockpit 'shield' proposal
SOCHI, Russia Formula One's plans to introduce a transparent cockpit 'shield' could make racing more dangerous in wet conditions, Danish driver Kevin Magnussen said on Thursday.
LONDON World number one Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands won his second PDC World Darts Championship title with a 7-3 win over holder Gary Anderson at a sold-out Alexandra Palace on Monday.
The 27-year-old Van Gerwen never looked in any real danger against Scotland's Anderson during a contest that included 42 maximums of 180 - a world record for a single darts match.
"I feel absolutely over the moon. I had to find my A game," 'Mighty Mike' Van Gerwen told Sky Sports. "My average of 108 says it all - it was incredible for everyone."
An intruder who climbed on to the stage in the ninth set seemed to briefly break Van Gerwen's concentration but the Dutchman ended a three-year wait for a second world title by hitting the bullseye to seal a comfortable victory.
World number two Anderson, 46, was aiming to match Eric Bristow (1984-86) and Phil Taylor (1995-2002 & 2004-06) by becoming the third man to win three successive world titles.
"It's well deserved for Michael with the year he's had, but I've had a good three years," said Anderson. "At 2-2 I just started to drop and got punished."
(Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Larry Fine)
ZURICH Albania have been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (78,427.17 pounds) after their fans disrupted their World Cup qualifier away to Italy last month by letting off firecrackers, FIFA said on Thursday.