From the back pages, August 11: Dominant Chris Rogers strikes first Test century

From the back pages
From the back pages

Chris Rogers scored his first Test century as Australia started to control the fourth Test on day two.ogers defied a seaming Chester-le-Street wicket, and an initially-inspired Stuart Broad, to help Australia to 222 for five - a deficit of 16 runs - when bad light stopped play just before 6pm. (Mirror)

Stuart Broad said England were totally confused by the decision to reprieve Australian batsman Chris Rogers despite him appearing to be out twice. (Daily Mail)

The double double remains on. Part one of repeating Mo Farah’s feat from London is complete, the 10000m World title that had previously eluded him achieved with a compelling victory, fittingly achieved exactly a year to the day he won the second of his two Olympic golds. (The Independent)

Britain’s World Championship campaign got off to disappointing start on the opening morning of competition in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium when Steve Lewis crashed out of the pole-vault qualifying round. (The Telegraph)

WAYNE ROONEY took a thinly disguised dig at David Moyes last night, as his deteriorating relationship with Manchester United threatened to hit rock-bottom. (The Express)

It was billed as the Dublin Decider but what exactly was being decided nobody was quite sure. ‘Best British team whose name starts and ends with the same letter’ was one suggestion, although the promoters who attracted a near full house to the Aviva Stadium probably only had hype and ticket sales on their names when they came up with such a grand title. (The Times)

Troy Deeney scored a second-half hat-trick as Watford demolished Bournemouth at Vicarage Road and sent a strong message to their Championship promotion rivals. (The Guardian)