ENGLAND'S plans to take down Australia with giant fast bowlers lie in ruins as the hosts win the pace war.
JOSE Mourinho admits he does not consider Chelsea to be among the favourites to win the Champions League.
GRAEME Swann denies his team is scared of Mitchell Johnson and claims Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar was quicker.
WORLD champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed a Formula One rule change where double points are splashed out at the season finale.
CROATIA may lose Mario Mandzukic and Australian-born Joe Simunic for the World Cup with FIFA set to hear disciplinary proceedings against the two.