READ all about this and find out what other top sport stories are making the headlines in the UK’s nataional press today - Sunday, July 10, 2011.
NEWS OF THE WORLD: Furious Lewis Hamilton blasted his McLaren team after another cock-up left his hopes of British Grand Prix glory in tatters. ALSO: On an historic day for British sport England’s women did their bit - by crashing out of the World Cup on penalties.
SUNDAY TIMES: Lewis Hamilton launched a stinging attack on his McLaren team after qualifying a lowly 10th for his home grand prix at Silverstone tomorrow. ALSO: Samir Nasri has agreed to join Manchester City in a move that will more than double the French international’s weekly wage to £185,000.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Lewis Hamilton said he feared he had “run out of miracles” after a disastrous qualifying session left his starting in 10th position for this afternoon’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. ALSO: Paul Scholes believes the self-serving attitude of England players has been the cause of the national team’s underachievement in the past decade.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Claire Rafferty and Faye White last night became the latest names to endure England’s familiar World Cup penalty agony. ALSO: The stiff upper lip is a peculiarly British thing, and McLaren are a very British team, but the notion of taking defeat with equanimity was wearing decidedly thin here yesterday.
OBSERVER: McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh admitted yesterday his team were not in a position to challenge for the Formula One world championship after a poor qualifying session for the British Grand Prix left Lewis Hamilton a lowly 10th on the grid and his British team-mate Jenson Button a disappointing fifth at Silverstone. ALSO: It took the best part of five matches to separate England and Sri Lanka. At the end of it there were just 10 balls and 16 runs between them.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Roman Abramovich has signalled he is ready to bankroll a sensational £80million swoop for Luka Modric AND Carlos Tevez. ALSO: Lewis Hamilton admitted he may have “run out of miracles” after being left down in 10th place for today’s British Grand Prix by another bad day for McLaren.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Manchester United will tell Inter Milan’s Holland midfielder Wesley Sneijder to drop his £250,000-a-week pay demands if he wants to become their latest signing. ALSO: Lewis Hamilton’s season of discontent plunged to new depths yesterday, leaving the 26-year-old former world champion to warn: ‘We have run out of miracles.’
SUNDAY MIRROR: Manchester City hit back last night after being accused of insulting behaviour by Bayern Munich. ALSO: Inter Milan’s board will meet on Tuesday to sanction the sale of Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United.
PEOPLE: Carlos Tevez is running out of options in his bid to leave Manchester City. ALSO: Cesc Fabregas is inching closer to a dream return to Barcelona but Arsene Wenger has cut up rough over rebel Samir Nasri.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Arsenal are trying to hijack two Liverpool deals for Stewart Downing and Jose Enrique. ALSO: Paul Scholes last night blasted ‘selfish’ England stars who treat the national team as a stepping stone to joining a bigger club and said that was why he quit international football.