PESSIMISM is the order of the day in the UK, with several Test greats saying this Ashes series is the end of an era.
CRICKETING legend Sir Ian Botham was reportedly taken to hospital in Adelaide over a health scare, but friends say those reports got out of hand.
NATHAN Lyon could make way for James Faulkner as Australia looks to exploit England's weakness on the bouncy Perth pitch.
THERE's nothing wrong with the brutality of the UFC, perhaps the problem lies with us, News Limited's Paul Kent writes.
PAPER Talk features some top drawer dead ball specials, a Brazilian model steals the show and Kagawa has his stomach pumped.