From the Back Pages, January 27: Lance Armstrong: I would probably cheat again in similar circumstances

From the back pages
From the back pages

More than two years since Lance Armstrong’s television interview with Oprah Winfrey, the disgraced seven-times Tour de France winner has said that, if he were in the same position as he was 20 years ago, he would again dope to win bike races. (The Guardian)

Bradford will face either Sunderland or Fulham in the next round of the FA Cup as reward for their fourth-round heroics at Chelsea. (The Independent)

John Carver is to continue in his role as Newcastle United’s interim manager for the remainder of the season with the club taking a calculated gamble in delaying the appointment of a permanent successor to Alan Pardew until the summer. (The Times)

Sir Alex Ferguson raked in more than £2million last year from his role as a global ambassador for Manchester United. (The Mirror)

Real Madrid could face the same transfer ban imposed on Barcelona after FIFA opened an investigation into their signing of under age players. (Daily Mail)

BRENDAN RODGERS has ruled out Mario Balotelli being sold by Liverpool before the transfer window closes. (The Express)

England face an injury crisis in their midfield after two more centres, Brad Barritt and Luther Burrell, arrived at their Six Nations training camp with knee and concussion problems respectively. The pair had been pencilled in to start against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Feb 6. (The Telegraph)