Alonso 'forgot' 20 years of life
Fernando Alonso woke up from his testing accident unaware he was a Formula One driver, having forgotten the last 20 years of his life, according to reports in his native Spain.
Alonso will miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 on doctors' orders after suffering a concussion.
The 33-year-old was briefly unconscious after the 100mph crash at the Circuit de Catalunya and, according to Spanish daily El Pais, he woke up in hospital thinking it was 1995.
Asked who he was, what his job was, and what he hoped to do with his life, Alonso reportedly replied: "I'm Fernando, I drive go-karts and I want to be a Formula One driver."
Alonso apparently could not remember making his F1 debut with Minardi in 2001, or either of his world championships in 2005 and 2006.
Alonso spent three nights in hospital after his accident on February 22 when his car crashed into a wall and he suffered two blows to the head.
Irish sharpshooters turn on the power
Nine Irish players were on the scoresheet as Ireland made a spectacular start to the knockout stages of the World Hockey League in San Diego.
Lowly Trinidad & Tobago were blitzed 12-2 in a one-side quarter final which moved the Irish a major step towards qualification for the Rio Olympics next year.
Mikey Watt had the Irish ahead within a minute of tip-off at the Chula Vista stadium and, though Kwan Browne netted a couple of impressive penalty corners for the West Indian side, they were 5-2 down at the break.
Seven goals in 19 minutes of the second half brought up the dozen, with Paul Gleghorne, Stephen Dowds and Watt all claiming braces at the end of the non-contest.
Ireland now meet Canada in tomorrow's semi-final with a ticket to the next round of the Olympic elimination process guaranteed to the victors.
Contingent on results elsewhere, Irish welter Steven Donnelly can go joint No 1 in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) individual rankings in the race of Olympic places with victory in Poland tonight.
The 2014 Irish Elite champion weighed-in at 68.8kg for the Hussars of Poland ahead of his clash with Niklaus Fraz of Puerto Rico in the 69kg class.
Paddy Barnes is in joint No 1 position in the light-fly WSB rankings and Michael Conlan No 3 at bantam. The top ranked light-fly and top two ranked bantams and welters at the end of the WSB regular season next month will qualify for Rio 2016.
Barnes and Conlan will be in action for Italia Thunder on March 14 vagainst USA Knockouts in Italy.