From the Back Pages, November 25: Australia captain Michael Clarke charged over Jimmy Anderson sledge

From the back pages
From the back pages

Michael Clarke has been charged by the ICC after he was captured telling James Anderson to “get ready for a broken ******* arm” as Australia closed in on victory in the first Ashes Test. (The Guardian)

Michael Clarke promised no let-up in the hard-edged approach that helped Australia to crush England by 381 runs in an ill-tempered climax to the first Ashes Test at the Gabba. (The Times)

FURIOUS manager Andre Villas-Boas last night apologised to Tottenham fans for a performance that left him “ashamed and embarrassed”. (Express)

Other teams might have drifted out of this game, disheartened and aggrieved at Wayne Rooney’s early reprieve from the referee and his subsequent seizing of responsibility. Rooney could have been sent off after eight minutes of this match and went on to make the most of his good fortune, setting up a 2-1 lead which should have been enough for Manchester United. (The Independent)

Wayne Rooney has hit out at Sky commentator Martin Tyler on Twitter after Manchester United were held at Cardiff. (The Mirror)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers upset after Daniel Sturridge injuries sustained during England duty force him to leave striker on the bench against Everton. (The Telegraph)

To rematch or not to rematch? That is the question after one of the most exciting and controversial fights in the modern annals of British boxing. (Daily Mail)