There's a special form of loathing reserved for a building that forces you to remove your shoes, wait in line, get groped, shell out for bad food and dash in a panic to an arbitrarily changed gate before canceling your flight.
Pakistan are in a strong position to claim their first Test victory over Australia in 14 years with the hosts only 80 runs ahead with just two second innings wickets remaining at stumps on day three in Sydney.
Sachin Tendulkar was back to his best with 63 off 54 balls as India coasted to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Hobart and made sure of a place in the finals of the tri-series tournament in Australia.
There will be no special security measures for Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan during his first full Australian test tour in 12 years, when he will be bidding to break Shane Warne's test wicket record.
British soccer star David Beckham says he wants to become a part of American history. The 31-year-old former captain of the English soccer team has signed a five-year, reported $250 million deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
The waning influence of the once all-conquering Williams sisters in women's tennis was pulled into sharp focus on Wednesday as Venus was forced to pull out of a second successive grand slam and Serena lost to unheralded Sybille Bammer in Hobart.