From the Back Pages, July 12: Bastian Schweinsteiger set to join Manchester United as Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms deal has been reached

From the back pages
From the back pages

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Bastian Schweinsteiger will join Manchester United this summer. (Daily Mail)

England completed a dominant victory over Australia late on the fourth day in Cardiff, winning by 169 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the Investec Ashes series, as Michael Clarke’s side crumbled for the second time in the match. (The Times)

During Roger Federer’s semi-final victory against Andy Murray, the Royal Box was packed with sporting legends: Sir Alex Ferguson, Sachin Tendulkar, Thierry Henry, Bjorn Borg. Even by their standards, though, this was quite a storyline. The greatest player in the history of the game, producing arguably his finest Wimbledon performance at the age of 33. (The Telegraph)

MARIO BALOTELLI has been omitted from Liverpool’s squad for their tour to the Far East and Australia – but contract rebel Raheem Sterling will be expected to travel. (The Express)

Chris Froome had previously described the challenging opening week of this year’s Tour de France as “a series of Classics” to be negotiated before what he considers the race proper begins upon entering the Pyrenees. He is understandably pleased after emerging from the first eight stages injury-free, looking superior to his main rivals and with the yellow jersey on his shoulders after a series of attritional stages in which the garment has at times seemed cursed. (The Guardian)

Serena Williams took the 2015 Wimbledon women’s title with a straight-sets win over Garbine Muguruza. (The Mirror)

Manchester United and Torino have confirmed that Italy defender Matteo Darmian has joined United on the same day that the Premier League club agreed a deal to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich. (The Independent)

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