Ryder Cup player Rafa Cabrera Bello joins field for Irish Open at Portstewart

Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello has become the latest player to confirm his participation in next month’s Irish Open at Portstewart. The world number 28, who was part of the European 2016 Ryder Cup team, has finished in the top 10 in four of his past five appearances at the event. The 33-year-old was joint runner-up…

Champions Trophy 2017: Ben Stokes the best player in the world – Graeme Swann

Media playback is not supported on this device England all-rounder Ben Stokes is currently the best player in the world, says former spinner Graeme Swann. Stokes hit an unbeaten 102 to lead England to a 40-run win on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method at Edgbaston, which eliminated Australia from the Champions Trophy. “Of all the moments Stokes…

Harrington injured while coaching a player

Padraig Harrington has withdrawn from the St Jude Classic in Memphis after suffering an unusual elbow injury. The three-time major winner expects to be out of action for 12 days after he was struck on the elbow by an amateur player he was coaching. Harrington, 45, has revealed the wound required six stitches and will…

Mark Selby: World champion named Player of the Year at snooker awards

Media playback is not supported on this device World Champion Mark Selby claimed three accolades at the annual snooker awards, including Player of the Year. The Leicester man, 33, also collected the journalists’ and fans’ Player of the Year honours in London. Selby beat John Higgins on Monday to claim back-to-back World Championship titles and…

Younus becomes first Pakistan player to 10,000 Test runs

Younus Khan became the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 Test runs, reaching the landmark shortly after tea on the third day of the first Test against West Indies in Jamaica. The 39-year-old is the 13th batsman to break the 10,000-run barrier. Younus, playing his 116th Test, will retire from internationals after the three-match series…