FIA DUMPS F1'S NEW QUALIFYING RULES TO RETURN TO LAST YEAR'S FORMAT
FORMULA One's governing body formally approved on Monday a decision to ditch its new qualifying format and revert to last year's version from this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said its World Motor Sport Council had voted in favour of the change which will apply for the remainder of the championship.
F1 teams and fans had declared the live elimination format used in the first two races in Australia and Bahrain to be a failure.
THUNDER THRASH LAKERS IN BRYANT'S LAST AWAY GAME IN THE NBA
KEVIN Durant showed no mercy to Kobe Bryant in his penultimate game in the NBA on Monday as the Oklahoma City Thunder trounced the Los Angeles Lakers 112-79.
Bryant, playing his final game on the road before he retires after today's home game at the Staples Centre, was given a torrid send-off by the Thunder's star players.
Durant, who finished with 34 points, said he had been motivated by the memory of Bryant's ruthless approach to Michael Jordan when the NBA icon was approaching retirement.
FERGUSON HAPPY FOR WILLETT DESPITE BETTING ON SPIETH FOR US MASTERS
DANNY Willett's astonishing Masters triumph cost Alex Ferguson £8,000 (S$15,000) but the legendary former Manchester United manager was still happy to congratulate the shock champion.
Ferguson, who jetted out to Augusta to watch all four days of the tournament, had backed Jordan Spieth to win and appeared on course to cash in as the American established a comfortable lead in the final round on Sunday.
But the defending champion collapsed over the last holes, with a disastrous 12th proving especially costly as the unheralded Willett charged up the leaderboard to become the first Englishman to win the Masters in 20 years.