From the back pages, May 7: High five! Ronnie O’Sullivan bows out with World Snooker Championship victory

Ronnie O’Sullivan lifted the Betfair World Championship trophy for a fifth time tonight after banishing his demons to secure Crucible glory. (The Mirror)

Monday, 6th May 2013, 10:24 pm

Chris Froome will lead Team Sky’s charge in the Tour de France, according to team principal Sir Dave Brailsford. (The Independent)

Andre Villas-Boas believes Chelsea are still in “turmoil” 14 months after his departure and says that the managerial changes since he left reassure him that his sacking was no reflection of his own abilities as a head coach. (Express)

They still don’t like Mondays but Sunderland at least made their point to boost their survival bid. It is 18 games since they won on a Monday night and for long spells against fellow strugglers Stoke City, Paolo Di Canio’s team looked destined to lose for the second week running. Behind to an early Jon Walters goal and handicapped by the dismissal of Craig Gardner for a wild lunge at Charlie Adam, Sunderland appeared to be heading for a loss which would have given rivals Wigan Athletic significant encouragement before their meeting with Swansea City tonight. (Daily Mail)

There are days when the sound of the ball coming off Laura Robson’s strings is pitch perfect. Her thumping dismissal of Agnieszka Radwanska, last year’s Wimbledon finalist, from the Mutua Madrid Open yesterday was one of those occasions, rare as they have been recently. (The Times)

Uefa’s financial fair play regulations face a legal challenge in the European courts after a players’ agent argued the rules will unfairly restrict the amount of money he can earn. Daniel Striani, an agent registered in Belgium, has lodged a formal complaint with the European commission against the rules, which require clubs in European competitions from 2011 to move towards breaking even financially. (The Guardian)

Robin Van Persie knew he was leaving Arsenal to win trophies with Manchester United. The Dutch striker scored 25 goals as United clinched the Premier League title in his first season at the club. And RVP insists he was always sure he would be lifting silverware at Old Trafford from the day he decided to quit the Gunners. (The Sun)