Formula 1 betting favourite Jenson Button moved 12 points clear at the top of the drivers' championship by securing a fine victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
It was the Brawn GP driver's third success in the first four races of the season following his successes in Australia and Malaysia.
Last week's winner of the Chinese Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel, finished an impressive second with Jarno Trulli, who started from pole position, having to settle for third.
Lewis Hamilton, who made a fine start in Sakhir, eventually finished fourth just ahead of Rubens Barrichello while Ferrari claimed their first points of the season thanks to Kimi Raikkonen's sixth.
The final two drivers to pick up points were Timo Glock, who led the race before the first round of pit stops, and eighth-placed Fernando Alonso.
After all the bad weather in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, the race was comparatively incident-free, with the only driver failing to finish being Kazuki Nakajima.
It was another disastrous race for Felipe Massa, who finished 14th, while BMW-Sauber's miserable start to the season continued as Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica were the last two drivers to finish.
Olympic champion Samuel Wanjiru won the men's London marathon in a new course record time of two hours five minutes, nine seconds with German Irina Mikitenko victorious in the women's race.
British athlete Mara Yamauchi finished second with Russian Liliya Shobukhova third.
In football, Everton defender Phil Jagielka will miss next month's FA Cup Final against Chelsea after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday's home defeat to Manchester City.
The former Sheffield United star, who has been one of Everton's best performers this season and scored the winning penalty in last weekend's semi-final win against Manchester United, faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp blamed the award of a controversial penalty for his side's 5-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
Spurs had stunned the title-chasing Red Devils by racing into a 2-0 half-time lead in Saturday's Old Trafford encounter courtesy of goals by Darren Bent and Luka Modric.
But after goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was adjudged to have brought down Spurs old-boy Michael Carrick in the 57th minute and Cristiano Ronaldo converted a highly debatable spot-kick, the floodgates opened and Spurs were soundly beaten.
In cricket, New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has admitted that he may retire from Test cricket rather than jeopardise his future in the shorter forms of the game.
The 30-year-old has suffered with a number of injuries in recent times and had considered giving up bowling as an alternative way of prolonging his career.