From the back pages, March 30: FA says it has yet to find evidence of racist chanting at San Marino game

Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United
Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United

The Football Association has responded to the alleged racist abuse of Rio and Anton Ferdinand by stating that so far “we have not found any recorded evidence of the specific discriminatory chanting”. (The Guardian)

There is no greater challenge for a footballer than to be told they are playing for their future but as Arsenal approach the final straight of the marathon they hope will end with Champions League football for a 16th successive season, manager Arsène Wenger knows that now is not the time for sentiment. (The Independent)

Jt McNamara has been left paralysed after his fall at the Cheltenham Festival. But the Irish amateur jockey is reported to be in a “very positive” frame of mind. (The Express)

Manchester United will re-ignite their interest in Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara after his father revealed he is ready to quit the club.United have been keen on the Spain international for the past three years and had a £15million bid rejected 18 months ago. (Daily Mail)

Luis Suarez may be one of the most controversial men in football, but his manager believes he can also show Liverpool’s kids how to become stars. In a week when the Uruguayan was again in hot water after punching an opponent during an international, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers reckons the striker’s ­positive qualities are an example to Daniel Sturridge of the desire and commitment required to become an Anfield legend. (The Mirror)

David Moyes has given the strongest indication yet that he could remain at Everton beyond this season after revealing that he is involved in talks with Bill Kenwright, the club’s chairman, about his future. (The Times)

Andy Murray recovered from a disappointing first set against Richard Gasquet on Friday night to make his way into the final of the Sony Open. (The Telegraph)

Roberto Mancini has warned his faltering champions not to give up the battle for second place. The Manchester City boss may given up on the title as they trail neighbours United by 15 points with nine games to go. (The Sun)