From the Back Pages, July 1: Leicester City sack Nigel Pearson over ‘fundamental differences’

From the back pages
From the back pages

Leicester City have sacked Nigel Pearson as their manager with the Barclays Premier League club blaming “fundamental differences” for their decision. (The Times)

Heather Watson scrapped, sweated and swore her way into the second round of Wimbledon after ­saving three match points against Caroline Garcia in a thrilling victory to ensure a continued British pre­sence in the ladies single draw. (The Telegraph)

Sometimes your luck is simply in. For James Ward, the fascinating question is how much he has left. That’s not to say he needed any help to beat Luca Vanni – his serve was never broken and beyond the first set, which he lost on a tie-break, this match was magnificently one-sided. (Daily Mail)

FARA WILLIAMS says the risky mix-and-match selection policy manager Mark Sampson uses can steer England into the Women’s World Cup final. (The Express)

Mo Farah, fighting for his reputation after his coach, Alberto Salazar, became embroiled in doping allegations, has insisted he is “100% clean” and challenged his doubters to prove otherwise. (The Guardian)

Andy Murray lost his cool in 105-degree heat on Centre Court as he was given a first-round Wimbledon scare by Mikhail Kukushkin. (The Mirror)

Radamel Falcao to Chelsea: Former Manchester United striker ‘signs contract’ to join Blues and is told to meet up with squad on pre-season tour (The Independent)

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