From the Back Pages, May 26: ‘Nico Rosberg and I aren’t friends,’ reveals Lewis Hamilton

From the back pages
From the back pages

The two Mercedes team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton barely acknowledged one another as they stood in front of Prince Albert’s royal box on the finish line in Monaco, moments after Rosberg had built upon the controversial pole position he had taken the previous afternoon to beat Hamilton by 9.2sec. (The Independent)

Nico Rosberg has won the Monaco Grand Prix for the second year in a row after leading from the front. (The Mirror)

England were “terrible” in crushing defeat by Sri Lanka, admits Eoin Morgan. Stand-in captain is brutally honest about his side’s performance as they are bowled out for a meagre 99 in second ODI at Chester-le-Street. (The Telegraph)

Agony turned to elation for Rory McIlroy as he claimed the PGA Championship crown at Wentworth just four days after announcing his split from fiancée Caroline Wozniacki. (The Times)

Ruud Gullit believes Wayne Rooney was one of the players at Manchester United who ‘seriously failed’ last season. (Daily Mail)

For the first time Rotherham United fans can say the New York Stadium is a Championship venue, a fact so good they may like to say it twice. The club that only six years ago were resurrected by the lighting tycoon Tony Stewart and given a bright new home after years of bleak struggle have recorded back-to-back promotions to return to the second tier of English football. Fittingly, even in this final they had to fight back, coming from two goals down to prevail in a penalty shootout. (The Guardian)

WEST HAM are on the verge of completing a move for former Birmingham striker Mauro Zarate. (The Express)