From the Back Pages, July 25: Lampard vows to visit memorial during New York City unveiling after drinking binge 13 years ago

From the back pages
From the back pages

Frank Lampard has promised to visit the New York memorial dedicated to victims of the September 11 terror atrocity after insisting that he did not mean to insult them during an infamous drinking binge 13 years ago. The incident has been raked up in the United States after it was confirmed that Lampard will play for New York City FC following his release from Chelsea. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool to hijack United’s £42m bid for Vidal. Transfer Talk: Latest news, rumours and gossip as Liverpool chase Chile international and Spurs eye Ron Vlaar. (The Telegraph)

Andy Carroll is facing FOUR months out of action with torn ankle ligaments. The 25-year-old striker is set for surgery in the US on Friday and will be sidelined for at least four months - ending hopes of a return to Newcastle. (The Mirror)

Louis van Gaal hailed his “fantastic” players as he began his reign as Manchester United manager with a 7-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy. (The Independent)

After a summer of discontent, England finally enjoyed a taste of sporting success yesterday. The triathlon gold medals won by Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson helped England to finish the opening day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on top of the medal table. (The Times)

Sir Bradley Wiggins’s Commonwealth career ends as it started, with a silver medal in the team pursuit. He last won one of those 16 years ago, in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. (The Guardian)

MO FARAH has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (The Express)