Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sport in Short

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sport in Short

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GOLF Rory McIlroy wants fellow Irishman Padraig Harrington to captain Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.

Harrington (pictured) was one of Thomas Bjorn's five vice-captains as Europe regained the Ryder Cup with a crushing 17.5-10.5 points win at Le Golf National in Paris on Sunday.

"I've always thought Padraig would be a good captain in the United States," McIlroy said.

"He's won a lot of golf tournaments over there, he's won a PGA Championship."

The fall-out from the Americans' defeat has seen the squad. I am keen to develop my game in all three formats and am confident that Grace Road is the best place for me to do that."

BOXING Amir Khan's next fight is set to be in February, with either Kell Brook or Manny Pacquiao the most likely opponent.

"It's either Brook or Pacquiao," said the Bolton boxer's promoter Eddie Hearn. …

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