From the back pages, April 30: QPR confirm Harry Redknapp will stay on

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QPR have confirmed that Harry Redknapp will stay at Loftus Road next season. It was originally believed the club would make a decision within 48 hours, but the board have given Redknapp their backing despite being relegated to the Championship. (The Express)

There has not been a night anything like this one at Villa Park all season for the home team and the star of this extraordinary show was their lavishly talented striker Christian Benteke, whose hat-trick felt like a turning point in the story of woe that has been Aston Villa. (The Independent)

Tottenham are ready to splash out £6.5 million for Blackpool’s young attacker Thomas Ince - as they start planning for next season. (The Mirror)

Patrice Evra has slated Arsenal fans for booing Robin van Persie — and sniped: He was right to leave you. (The Sun)

Floyd Mayweather Jnr could fight in the UK within the next two years, according to his manager. The world’s No 1 pound-for-pound boxer defends his WBC welterweight title against Robert Guerrero in Las Vegas on Saturday night. (Daily Mail)

A veteran basketball player has become the first openly gay man to play a major professional team sport in the United States. Jason Collins, 34, who turned out for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards this season, made the revelation in Sports Illustrated magazine. (Times)

A 38-man British and Irish Lions squad will finally be unveiled on Tuesday after an intense 11th-hour debate over the potential inclusion of Jonny Wilkinson. It is understood the last two remaining places in the tour party heading for Australia boiled down to an elimination contest between Wilkinson, Owen Farrell and their England colleague Billy Twelvetrees, with the unlucky loser consigned to the standby list. (The Guardian)