Thursday’s sport headlines from across the globe...
Football - Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will be “out for a period of months” after having knee surgery - BBC
Cycling - Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is out of the Vuelta a Espana with a fractured bone in his foot. The Team Sky leader will not start Thursday’s 12th stage = Daily Mail
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to pursue a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, after officials in Boston withdrew the Massachusetts capital from contention - Independent
Tennis - Serena Williams kept her calendar Grand Slam dream alive by surviving an early scare to defeat Holland’s Kiki Bertens in straight sets at the US Open - Daily Express
Boxing - Floyd Mayweather Jnr will hang up his gloves after his bout with Andre Berto on September 12 and is adamant nobody will come close to matching his career - Daily Mirror
Formula One - Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso are set to start the Italian GP from the back of the grid after both McLaren drivers were hit with fresh engine penalties - Sky Sports
Rugby Union - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named a strong team to face England in Saturday’s final World Cup warm-up game against England - BBC