READ all about it and find out what other top sport stories are making the headlines in the UK’s national newspapers today - Saturday, September 29, 2012.
Daily Star: Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Wayne Rooney he is no longer the main man at Manchester United. Also: Anton Ferdinand yesterday broke his silence over the John Terry race row.
The Guardian: Jose Maria Olazabal was well enough versed in the Ryder Cup before arriving at Medinah to comprehend the fluctuations which make it so epic. Also: Brendan Rodgers has questioned whether Stewart Downing has the necessary “fight” for a Liverpool team he believes can qualify for the Champions League.
The Independent: The first tee box on the Friday morning of the Ryder Cup has become one of the great set-pieces of the sporting canon. Also: At the end of a difficult week for Chelsea, Roberto Di Matteo insisted yesterday he is not worried about how the club is seen from the outside.
The Sun: Unhappy Spurs stars held showdown talks with Andre Villas-Boas over his training and tactics. Also: Rory McIlroy`s all-conquering run came to a shuddering halt as Europe were blitzed on the first day of the Ryder Cup.
Daily Express: Anton Ferdinand yesterday insisted: “Footage doesn`t lie” as he broke his silence after John Terry was found guilty by the FA of using racist language towards him. Also: Europe were left to regret leaving Ryder Cup iron man Ian Poulter out of the second session last night.
The Times: It was honours even after an enthralling first morning`s play in the 39th Ryder Cup yesterday. Also: Roberto Mancini has reacted to criticism of Manchester City`s disappointing start by declaring that his team will retain the Barclays Premier League title this season.
Daily Mail: Europe made a disastrous start to the afternoon fourballs at the Ryder Cup yesterday as Paul Lawrie and Peter Hanson suffered a 5&4 thrashing. Also: Nani has moved a step closer to the Old Trafford exit after an incident which left with him landing a blow on a young Manchester United team-mate.
Daily Mirror: Graeme McDowell showed his Ryder Cup class again to draw Europe level with the USA after the morning foursomes. Also: Steve Kean quit Blackburn last night - tired of back-stabbing and fan anger.
Daily Telegraph: It took just two holes for the 39th Ryder Cup to burst into life as Rory McIlroy became embroiled in a row with Jim Furyk. Also: John Terry and Chelsea head to Arsenal today knowing a chorus of disdain awaits.