From the back pages, May 9: Advantage Chelsea and Arsenal in race for Champions League as Tottenham’s 23-year winless streak at Stamford Bridge goes on

CHELSEA 2 TOTTENHAM 2: Spurs twice fought back from a goal down to earn a point against Chelsea and keep their top-four dreams alive... just. The home side took the lead after 11 minutes when Oscar headed on a Gary Cahill flick but Emmanuel Adebayor brought Spurs level 15 minutes later with a looping shot from 20 yards. Ramires scored what looked to be the winner just before the break when he latched on to a Fernando Torres through ball but Gylfi Sigurdsson finished off a delightful move 10 minutes from time to equalise for the visitors. (Daily Mail)

Surrey and South Africa have suffered a major blow as Graeme Smith has been told to have an ankle operation that will rule him out for “a few months”. Smith will fly home for surgery after only a handful of matches in his new role as the captain of Surrey, and the injury also seems certain to rule him out of South Africa’s quest for the Champions Trophy next month – when he had been due to play under the captaincy of AB de Villiers. (The Guardian)

David Beckham has paid a glowing tribute to his former boss and Alex Ferguson, who he describes as a ‘father figure’. (The Sun)

A week after successfully appealing against a suspension from the game for using a supplement containing a banned substance, Vijay Singh has revealed that he is suing the PGA Tour in the US for damaging his reputation. (The Times)

Wayne Rooney has told team-mates he wants to sign for Bayern Munich this summer. The Manchester United striker has grown increasingly frustrated with his role at Old Trafford. (The Mirror)

“After you.” “No, after you.” “No, I insist, after you.” This is the merry dance which Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho are leading each other as both try to engineer an exit strategy that will not cost them money. (The Independent)