World of Sport: Welbeck injured for ‘months’, Froome out of Vuelta a Espana, Serena wins again

Thursday’s sport headlines from across the globe...

Football - Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will be “out for a period of months” after having knee surgery - BBC

Cycling - Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is out of the Vuelta a Espana with a fractured bone in his foot. The Team Sky leader will not start Thursday’s 12th stage = Daily Mail

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The Los Angeles City Council has voted to pursue a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, after officials in Boston withdrew the Massachusetts capital from contention - Independent

Tennis - Serena Williams kept her calendar Grand Slam dream alive by surviving an early scare to defeat Holland’s Kiki Bertens in straight sets at the US Open - Daily Express

Boxing - Floyd Mayweather Jnr will hang up his gloves after his bout with Andre Berto on September 12 and is adamant nobody will come close to matching his career - Daily Mirror

Formula One - Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso are set to start the Italian GP from the back of the grid after both McLaren drivers were hit with fresh engine penalties - Sky Sports

Rugby Union - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named a strong team to face England in Saturday’s final World Cup warm-up game against England - BBC