From the back pages, March 23: England hit eight against San Marino with seven different scorers

England came here expecting to get a win, but will be pleased to have done it in such a manner. With an own goal and efforts from Rooney, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sturridge, Lampard, Young and two from Defoe, the visitors recorded their biggest win in over 25 years, and still could have had more. (The Sun)

Gareth Bale has handed Tottenham a potential nightmare after failing to appear for the second half of Wales’ clash with Scotland. The influential midfielder was a doubt before the game. (Daily Mail)

Mark Webber said after Friday’s practice session in Sepang that the issue of tyres is dominating matters in the new Formula One season. Tyre wear has been the talk of the pit lane in Australia and Malaysia, something that the Red Bull driver feels is overtaking all other matters of performance. (The Guardian)

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Manchester United winger Nani will be banned for just one European match following his controversial red card against Real Madrid on March 5, while Alex Ferguson has been fined £8500 for refusing to speak to the media after the game. (The Telegraph)

West Ham have insisted their 99-year lease at the Olympic Stadium is a good deal for the taxpayer after pledging to pay off the cost of the arena. The Stratford arena was £429m to build for the London Games - and around another £150m will be required to convert it into a 54,000-seater football stadium. (The Mirror)

British Basketball is to receive £7,039,840 in Olympic funding after UK Sport today confirmed the revised figures for the sports that successfully appealed against its decision to cut funding. (The Times)

The likelihood of the 2022 World Cup being moved to the winter has moved a step closer after Qatar said they were open to such a switch today. Almost as soon as the decision to hand Qatar the tournament was made, it was mooted that the tournament could be moved in order to avoid the seering summer heats which can reach 45 degrees celcius. Such a change that would have huge repercussions for all of football. (Independent)

Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has been tipped to find his midas touch once again by Andy Cole. (Express)