From the Back Pages, July 19: Filipe Luis: Chelsea confirm the signing of left-back from Atletico Madrid

From the back pages
From the back pages

Chelsea have completed the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid, the Premier League club have announced. (The Independent)

Arsenal and Liverpool are the last two clubs left in the battle for Loic Remy after Spurs pulled out of the race last night. (The Mirror)

PHILIPP LAHM has decided to hang up his international boots, just days after inspiring Germany to World Cup glory in Brazil. (The Express)

There is no doubt that Rory McIlroy has the capacity to take the world of golf by the scruff of the neck. The way he hits the ball, the latent power in that small, distinctive frame, the purity of sound as he makes contact with his woods and irons: these are enough to send shivers through any of his rivals, including Tiger Woods, who struggled at Royal Liverpool on Friday. (The Times)

Tiger Woods was forced to summon up the indefatigable spirit of his previous 14 major triumphs to save him from the ignominy of missing a second successive cut for the first time in his professional career as he sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to extend his Open Championship to the weekend. (The Telegraph)

Back in what now seem to be the mists of time there was a reassurance in the sight of Jonathan Trott’s purposeful plod to the wicket at first drop. He was unflappable and utterly immersed in his own game no matter the gravity or otherwise of the situation. His, it was felt, would be a difficult spot to fill. Who could do it? Ian Bell gained the popular vote, a quality batsman for whom the time had arrived to step into the position to which most of the greats aspired. The England selectors resisted the call and instead settled for Gary Ballance, a batsman who had been on their minds for some while, even before his eventual selection in Australia. (The Guardian)

West Brom have signed striker Brown Ideye from Dynamo Kiev for a club-record £10million fee. The 25-year-old joins the Baggies on a three-year deal, having agreed personal terms before passing his medical on Friday, and can stay for a fourth if the club wish to excise that option. (Daily Mail)