GP circus moves to Monaco
By BRENDAN DELFINO
AFTER the tragedies of last week's San Marino Grand Prix, fans are fearing another single car/driver combination dominating the rest of the championship - this time Michael Schumacher in the Bennetton-Ford.
As a result of one of the horrendous accidents experienced at Imola last week, the driver of primary threat to the German's championship hopes was killed - former champ Ayrton Senna.
The next round is Monaco and as overtaking is a near impossibility there anyway, Schumacher's lack of opposition shouldn't change the outcome of the race.
This Sunday the circus will be in sunny Monte Carlo for the fourth round. Driver safety at the track is high as its tight chicanes and hairpins keep speeds exceptionally low.
Prime Sport will be running the event live from 9pm and if you haven't adjusted your reception of the channel yet to the English option, then you better get cracking on those Mandarin lessons.
It's FA Cup final time and our good buddies at TVB have finally woken up that live sport is more interesting than another boring rerun of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
And Manchester United fans will certainly need a straitjacket if the champs don't keep one up on the under-dogs Chelsea.
English speakers can tune into Pearl this Saturday at 9.45 pm while those preferring Cantonese dialogue can turn over to Jade at around the same time (or a bit earlier if you want the pre-match babbling).
On to basketball, the NBA play-offs continue this week as the Chicago Bulls look set for yet another win which will give them the crown for the fourth year running (and even higher sales of their garment accessories in Hong Kong!).
Having already disposed of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls now face Patrick Ewing's New York Knicks. Catch the action on Prime tonight at 7 pm.
Flipping through this week's listings, On The Box has noticed that Prime are running a little Australian rugby league this Friday at 9 pm. The programme is only an hour long so we presume it's highlights.
But it might be interesting to see if it can compete with Australian TV's great coverage of both Australian Rules and rugby league every Saturday from 12 noon.