From the Back Pages, July 21: Rory McIlroy open to idea of being the new Woods

From the back pages
From the back pages

Rory McIlroy set himself the goal of dominating his sport over the next few years after a brilliant performance at Royal Liverpool earned him his first Open Championship yesterday. (The Times)

Rory McIlroy success at The Open earns father Gerry £100,000 as a result of 10-year bet. McIlroy senior placed 500-1 wager on his son in 2004 as mother cries tears of joy by 18th green as win is sealed. (The Telegraph)

SPARKS flew at the German Grand Prix yesterday after Felipe Massa’s car was flipped following a collision. (The Express)

James Rodriguez has been pictured in Madrid ahead of potentially completing a €90m (£71m) deal to join Real Madrid. (The Independent)

Chelsea hope to announce the return of Didier Drogba this week. Mirror Sport understands Blues boss Jose Mourinho is confident of luring the 36-year-old Ivorian back on a one-year deal, with the option of a coaching job beyond that. (The Mirror)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has no fixed transfer budget as the club prepare to challenge for the Premier League, insists executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. (Daily Mail)

Barring unforecast inclement weather a terrific Test match, played on an excellent pitch, will reach a finale on the fifth day at Lord’s on Monday, which is as it should be. Both sides are in with a chance, although from the beginning of the final innings history suggested India should be favourites, a state of affairs confirmed by the close of the penultimate day as they came at England strongly in the final hour with a burst of wickets. Three of them were for two runs in 20 balls, one of them the England captain, Alastair Cook, as the sky darkened and the shadows from the four floodlights splayed out from the players. (The Guardian)