From the back pages, July 19: Late England wickets boost Australia in another see-saw Ashes encounter

From the back pages
From the back pages

England had their pockets emptied late in the day at Lord’s by Australia’s very own Artful Dodger – Steve Smith. The part-time leg spinner with the boyish looks used his nimble fingers to spin a web for England’s batsmen to fall into and turn a fascinating first day of the second Test on its head. (The Mirror)

MANCHESTER CITY have tonight sealed a £22.4million move for striker Stevan Jovetic. The Fiorentina ace, 23, is heading to the Etihad on a £120,000-a-week deal.(The Sun)

Gonzalo Higuain has dropped a stunning transfer bombshell after claiming new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign him. (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho subtly reminded Wayne Rooney today that he could not afford to be second choice at Manchester United in a season before a World Cup finals – and reiterated that Juan Mata and David Luiz would not be allowed to leave Chelsea this summer. (The Independent)

AMERICAN Zach Johnson grabbed a first-round lead at the British Open, hitting a five-under 66 on day one at Muirfield. (The Express)

Out-of-touch Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy may seek the help of leading sports psychologist Dr Bob Rotella after his wretched opening-round of 79 at Muirfield. (The Telegraph)

The rain held off, France finally gained its stage win thanks to the unheralded Christophe Riblon, and Chris Froome was docked 20 seconds for illegal feeding in the final kilometres after an attack of hypoglycaemia. (The Guardian)