From the back pages, June 20: England breeze into Champions Trophy Final with crushing semi win

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England will hope it is fifth time lucky when they attempt to win a maiden 50-over global trophy on Sunday. They roared into the ­Champions Trophy Final on the back of a ­demolition job by their bowlers and a stroll to victory by their batsmen. (The Mirror)

FIXTURES: How do you follow the greatest manager of all-time? Fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in your first five games is probably not what David Moyes would have picked, but that’s what he’s got. (The Independent)

Carroll, as we reported last night, underwent a medical and now he has signed on a six-year deal for a club record fee. Though the fee is undisclosed, it is believed that Liverpool took a significant hit on the 24-year-old whom they signed from Newcastle for £35m in 2011. (Express)

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It has been a week of upheaval at Newcastle United and the pace of change is yet to falter, with Derek Llambias, who has run the club on Mike Ashley’s behalf during one of the most turbulent periods in its history, resigning with immediate effect. (The Times)

Tom Youngs has won the fight to be the British Lions hooker for the first Test against Australia on Saturday. Youngs, 26, a former England Under 20 centre, has got the nod from head coach Warren Gatland over Wales rival Richard Hibbard and brother Ben will also be on the bench for the three-test series opener at the Suncorp Stadium. (Daily Mail)

There are days at the track when a champion racehorse announces its arrival in the big time with a single, exceptional performance, and rarer afternoons when a jockey does the same. James Doyle had not ridden a winner at the Royal meeting at 3.44pm on Wednesday afternoon. A little over 100 minutes later, he had ridden three, a treble which started with victory on Al Kazeem in the Group One Prince of Wales’s Stakes, the most prestigious race of the day. (The Guardian)

CESC FABREGAS insists Real Madrid would be ‘foolish’ to bid £100million for Gareth Bale. The Spanish giants have admitted they could go as high as that to land the Spurs winger. But Barcelona midfielder Fabregas said: “Spending £100m on Bale is foolish, I don’t know how any club could spend that amount of money.”