From the Back Pages, July 22: Matt Prior steps away from international duty after latest England defeat

From the back pages
From the back pages

Matt Prior has stepped away from the England team for the rest of the summer due to injury. (The Mirror)

Alastair Cook admitted being in the toughest spell of his career, but insisted that he will not walk away from the England captaincy after a dreadful loss to India. (The Times)

Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football following the dismal World Cup campaign in Brazil that saw England knocked out at the group stages in their worst ever performance in the prestigious tournament. (The Independent)

AC Milan have made it clear they are keen to sell Balotelli following an up-and-down spell at the San Siro - but his wage demands could prove a stumbling block for Arsenal, with the Italian demanding £5million-a-year, after tax. (Daily Mail)

Juventus have confirmed the signing of Patrice Evra on a two-year deal from Manchester United for £1.2m, with the left-back being paid around £55,000-a-week. (The Guardian)

JORDAN HENDERSON believes that England will soon discover Steven Gerrard is irreplaceable. (The Express)

Commonwealth Games 2014: The road to Rio begins in Glasgow for Sir Bradley Wiggins. Sir Bradley Wiggins returns to track cycling in Glasgow this week with one very clear objective in mind. (The Telegraph)