From the Back Pages, March 7: Katarina Johnson-Thompson breaks British record in European Indoor pentathlon victory

From the back pages
From the back pages

Katarina Johnson-Thompson won European Indoor gold AND broke Jessica Ennis-Hill’s British record - yet cried tears of disappointment, writes Alex Spink in Prague. (The Mirror)

To upstage Andy Murray in a Davis Cup match played in Scotland borders on sacrilegious but James Ward achieved the feat in one of the most tense and dramatic rubbers a British player has ever contested. (The Independent)

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has pleaded not guilty to spitting at Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse and will have his case heard on Friday night. (The Telegraph)

ARSENE WENGER has warned Arsenal’s benchwarmers that competition for the first-team is all part of the job. (The Express)

Abou Diaby set to be released by Arsenal after 42 injuries during a nine-year career. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to join the race to sign central defender Toby Alderweireld after missing out on Winston Reid. (The Telegraph)

It is the most famous total in Indian cricket history. On 25 June 1983 a battery of medium-pacers led by Kapil Dev defended 183 against West Indies in the World Cup final at Lord’s, a victory that was the catalyst for the many events that have since made India the game’s commercial behemoth. More than three decades later, it was 183 that India needed to beat West Indies and strengthen their grip on top spot in their World Cup group. They did not have to contend with Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Malcolm Marshall and Michael Holding but, on a quick and bouncy Waca surface, Jerome Taylor and his compatriots gave India an almighty scare before MS Dhoni – who else? – saw his team home with a measured unbeaten 45. (The Guardian)