From the back pages, April 16: No Glasgow finale for Sir Chris Hoy as his career reaches end of the track

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Perhaps the most fitting tribute to Sir Chris Hoy was paid by Laura Trott in the moments after the Scot had won his sixth Olympic gold medal last summer, surpassing the British record held by Sir Steve Redgrave. A few minutes earlier, Trott had won her second gold medal of London 2012, establishing her own elevated position in British sporting history. But as she stood in the centre of the Velodrome, watching as Hoy performed his lap of honour, Trott suddenly resembled an awestruck teenager. (The Times)

Sergio Agüero will not face any retrospective action from the Football Association for his two-footed tackle on David Luiz during Manchester City’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday. (The Guardian)

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone insists this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as planned, despite a series of small explosions taking place in the troubled country. (The Independent)

Wayne Rooney will join Paris St Germain in the summer according to a former adviser to the French giants. Michael Moulin, who worked with PSG in 2008, claimed on French TV that the England striker’s move had been agreed. (The Sun)

Manchester City and Arsenal are both ready to step up their interest to sign Stephan El Shaarawy in the summer. (The Express)

Plans to restructure Scottish football look to have died after St Mirren and Ross County vetoed the proposals at a Scottish Premier League meeting. (The Telegraph)

Amir Khan claims his April 27 showdown with Julio Diaz could be his last fight in Britain. Khan’s 143-pound catchweight clash with Diaz at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena is his first in the UK since his win over Paul McCloskey two years ago and he sees his future across the Atlantic. (The Mirror)

Howard Webb has been dropped from the Premier League officials’ line-up after an error-strewn performance in Sunderland’s 3-0 win against Newcastle. (Daily Mail)