From the back pages, July 15: England beat Australia by 14 runs in first Test and take huge step to retaining Ashes

From the back pages
From the back pages

James Anderson secured victory for England by 14 runs in the first Investec Ashes Test in a gripping encounter against Australia at Trent Bridge. Tireless Anderson (five for 73) bowled 13 successive overs on an agonising final morning, his burst of three wickets for six runs helping to give him 10 in the match. (Daily Mail)

Cook revealed afterwards that he was “99.9 per cent certain” that Brad Haddin had nicked what turned out to be the match-winning delivery from James Anderson, a view that was upheld when Hot Spot showed a faint edge on Haddin’s bat. (Telegraph)

You would not want to play poker with Stuart Broad, but you might want to with Brad Haddin. On Friday afternoon, Broad, indifferent and inscrutable, stood his ground after an edge to Haddin that almost left a gash in the ball. At 2.25pm yesterday, however, Haddin imparted his own edge, far subtler, to a ball from James Anderson, and immediately imparted a sense that the jig was up. (The Times)

Athletics was left in shock after it was revealed that Tyson Gay, the world’s fastest 100m runner this year, Asafa Powell and four other Jamaican athletes had tested positive for banned substances. (Guardian)

Chris Froome extended his overall lead in the Tour de France with an impressive stage 15 win. The Team Sky rider conquered Mont Ventoux in an impressive display of grit - 46 years since British rider Tom Simpson died on the same route. (The Mirror)

LUIS SUAREZ last night revealed just why Brendan Rodgers faces a tough task in persuading him to stay at Liverpool. Boss Rodgers says he is in “constant communication” with his controversial striker and is hopeful of keeping Real Madrid, Arsenal or Chelsea’s interest at bay. (The Sun)

SHAHID KHAN, the tycoon who made his £1.7billion fortune from car bumpers, breezed into Fulham yesterday facing a potential crash for the first time in his life. (The Express)

Manchester United are prepared to back new manager David Moyes to the hilt in the summer transfer market and have not ruled out going after a “stellar player”. The club’s chief executive Ed Woodward insists the resources are there to recruit top-drawer talent and said they are “absolutely” able to compete for players in the £60million-£70million bracket. (The Independent)