Raymond van Barneveld ended his old rival Phil Taylor's hopes of furthering his legacy at the World Darts Championship on Friday. Defending champion Phil Taylor crashed out of the PDC World Championship with a defeat by Michael Smith. Smith capitalised on an. Kevin Painter totted up the price of defeat in a world championship final 12 years ago and groaned: “Phil Taylor cost me at least £1million.”. MOST READ NEWS Previous. Story of the final. He said a number of TV appearances had been cancelled along with several exhibition events, including some which were to have been staged for charity. Man, 34, killed in Essex petrol station drive-by shooting is named as an electrician and bodybuilder 'with a Real Housewives of Cheshire star Ester Dee 'accidentally' spills out of her plunging red jumpsuit TWICE at her launch bash David Beckham watches on with daughter Harper as son Brooklyn signs copies of his first book Darts ace and Coronation Street fan Phil Taylor joins the cast". Winnie Harlow pokes fun at a pal as she playfully 'fat shames' a passenger on her boat in Instagram video Johanna Konta poses with new celebrity friends Darcey Bussell and Ellie Goulding - after Judy Murray warned Iggy Azalea looks strained as she leaves Hollywood restaurant Tony Anderson, defending Taylor, said the player had suffered considerably in his professional and private life since being convicted in March. Do you have something to say?