Listen to the Darts Show podcast on: Spotify | Apple | CastboxFollowing the Grand Slam, the tungsten stays at the Ricoh Arena with three days of Players Championship Finals action and then the final qualifier for the World Championship.Sky Sports Darts will keep you across all the action as the season reaches its climax. As well as all the action, The Darts Show podcast will catch up with all the players, discuss the talking points and get expert opinion from former world no 1 Colin Lloyd.Follow the action from the Grand Slam with all nine days covered on Sky Sports Arena – and if you are out and about updates via our live blogs and @SkySportsDarts for regular updates Friday Michael Smith ended a run of 10 consecutive final defeats and a two-year wait for a PDC title by beating Jermaine Wattimena to win day one of the Winter Series.A little less than 48 hours after his latest final defeat, alongside Rob Cross for Team England at the World Cup of Darts, Bully Boy finally made his return to the winner’s circle, beating Wattimena 8-6 in Tuesday’s final in Coventry.Smith had started fast, averaging more than 100 in three of his first four matches to reach the last eight where he ended a career-best run to the quarter-finals for Conan Whitehead. Bully Boy then produced a superb performance to beat Jose De Sousa in the semi-final. TuesdayMichael Smith 8-6 Jermaine Watimena Michael Smith lifted the title on the opening day of the Winter Series – his first title in two years Winter SeriesNovember 10-14 Live Grand Slam of Darts November 16, 2020, 1:00pmLive on – Advertisement – Wednesday Quarter-FinalsJermaine Wattimena 6-3 Vincent Van der VoortBrendan Dolan 6-0 Damon HetaJose De Sousa 6-3 Peter WrightMichael Smith 6-2 Conan Whitehead PDC Winter Series – Winners
RIO DE JANEIRO: Sao Paulo’s opening match of the Brazilian Serie A season at Goias was postponed after the hosts reported 10 positive coronavirus cases. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) suspended Sunday’s clash just minutes before its scheduled kick-off at the Serra Dourada stadium in Goiania. In a statement, the CBF said the decision was based on a need to “preserve the health of the players”. It did not set a new date for the fixture. Goias said tests were conducted on their players, coaching staff and employees last week on Thursday, in line with CBF guidelines. However, an error by the laboratory responsible for handling and processing the samples meant a new round of tests had to be conducted on Friday, for which the results only became known on Sunday afternoon. Goias said eight first-team players were among those to test positive. The 2020 Brazilian Serie A season started on Saturday, three months later than originally planned because of the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world with more than three million confirmed infections and 101,000 deaths. IANSAlso Watch: Nagaon DC’s Surprise Visit At District Hospital
“That exposure to the kids, and the different outfits and other regalia, I think it’s going to be really good for our kids to see that there is a lot of people out there that do live this lifestyle. When you become a dancer, the idea is that you live a life of sobriety. It’s good for the kids to see that.” She also argues the powwow is instrumental in giving Peace Region communities an insight into Aboriginal culture they might not normally get. “It’s important for the community to see Aboriginal people in a different way, and actually really get to experience what our culture is really about. It’s so much more than people think and it’s not anybody’s fault that they have those thoughts. The reality is, if you don’t get any exposure to a different side of Aboriginal people, then you take what you see.” The event runs from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16 at the Taylor Ice Centre, with grand entries at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. There will be food vendors, and those attending are encouraged to bring chairs, and dress modestly. This is a drug and alcohol-free event, and anyone is welcome – and encouraged – to join. Advertisement President Connie Greyeyes explains that at a traditional powwow all dancers are given an honourarium, but in a competition format, there are prizes in each category. “Just the competition brings in three times more dancers and competition drumming brings a lot of drummers. I think we’re going to have a huge powwow this year,” adding that competitors are coming from as far as New Mexico this year.Judges look at several aspects of dancer’s performance, including how they dance and carry themselves, and their outfits. There are categories for dancers from eight years old to 55 plus, or the “Golden Age”, as well as buckskin dancers, who don’t compete and receive an honourarium instead.- Advertisement -Thundering Spirit from Enoch, Alberta is returning to be the host drum this year, instead of taking part in the competition. Part of the decision to switch formats this year stemmed from a desire for local Aboriginal youth to see some “top notch” dancers. Part of being a powwow dancer is committing to living a sober lifestyle, which Greyeyes hopes will be a good influence on youth.Advertisement “When somebody comes down to the powwow, you can’t help but feel good, because all of those dancers are there dancing for you,” says Greyeyes.