From the back pages, June 17: Murray wins third Queen’s title

From the back pages
From the back pages

ANDY MURRAY won the AEGON Championship at Queen’s club for the third time after a rain delay — then shed a tear as he dedicated the title to pal Ross Hutchins. (The Sun)

For the most part it was a frustrating day in Cardiff but finally England beat the weather that had threatened to derail their Champions Trophy hopes and overcame New Zealand in a shortened match by 10 runs. The light rain arrived shortly after the toss and did not relent until mid-afternoon, allowing a 3.45pm start and a match of 24 overs a side. (The Guardian)

Some sporting careers are sprinkled with stardust. Shane Williams’ is one of those. Eighteen months after he retired from international rugby and a year since he last played in Britain, Williams will play for the Lions on Tuesday against the Brumbies in Canberra after being dramatically called up by Warren Gatland who is facing a mounting injury crisis in Australia. (The Times)

In the murky world of big ­business, corporate espionage has always been a weapon used by the unscrupulous to make sure they stay ahead of rivals, writes Steve Bates of the Sunday People. But Manchester City’s shocking ­discovery that their worldwide scouting database could have been hacked by an employee of a rival Premier League club will rock football to its core.(The Mirror)

Gareth Bale should tell Tottenham he wants to quit in order to help speed along his move to Real Madrid, according to Zinedine Zidane. (Daily Mail)

Former Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear has returned to the club as their new director of football as owner Mike Ashley looks to shake things up in response to their disappointing season last term. (The Independent)