I enjoyed the Malaysia Grand Prix, it had a little bit of everything. The newly-laid track surface generated plenty of grip and it felt as hot on the grid as I can ever remember at a GP, the heat literally radiating up through the soles of your shoes at 56 degrees Celsius.It was an event which Lewis Hamilton largely dominated, both he and his car were so dialled in it was pure poetry in motion. I made the comment that it looked the best balanced car I had ever seen, and certainly in the Pirelli era. His economy of motion on the steering wheel was a pleasure to see, a driver at one with his car and the racing line. A man about to significantly regain the championship lead with five races to go. Hamilton lights the fuse after blow-outLets get into the contentious issues. The start looked like it was going to be delayed when Carlos Sainz had technical issues on the grid. There was a clear pause before the lights came on but calm wise heads in race control read it well and everything was fine.With the powerful slipstream effect on the 650+ metre charge to the tight apex of Turn One inevitably several drivers who fancied themselves on the podium arrived in a cluster. Nico Rosberg was busy moving about slipstreaming Hamilton and covering off others, and Sebastian Vettel saw a gap down the inside of Max Verstappen.It was reminiscent of Verstappens move in Spa, in principle fair enough but carrying a high risk of contact and damage approaching a tight apex from a narrow angle. And so it proved to be with Rosberg turned around and Vettel out of the race. Sebastian Vettel runs into Nico Rosberg at the start of the Malaysia GP The Stewards do make allowances for the first few corners of a GP with inevitably close action, but with many camera angles and copious amounts of car data they decided to penalise Vettel, who was in their office making an impassioned plea for over an hour, with a three-place grid drop in Suzuka this coming weekend. I called it marginally a racing incident live, but only he could be found at fault in that contact and it transpires he cost Rosberg a victory.Rosberg had the first of his good fortune for the afternoon when there was little or no damage and nobody else hit him while facing the oncoming and unsighted pack, even though three of them ran into each other in the concertina.Virtual Safety Cars followed, including for Romain Grosjeans once again brakeless Haas. Theyll need to have that sorted before the unyielding Suzuka in a few days time. Meanwhile, Red Bull split the strategy of its two drivers who nonetheless ended up disputing turns 4/5/6/7/8 brilliantly side-by-side. I can only assume they have told young Max that if he crashes into his team-mate or doesnt follow instructions hell be immediately swapped back into the Toro Rosso because, like Ricciardo, his manners are exemplary when in team combat. It was the race deciding moment as they would later pit in tandem during a Virtual Safety Car and strategies would be aligned with Ricciardo getting first service and a new set of tyres compared with Maxs scrubbed ones.It was a fight for victory, although Im not convinced there was too much racing going on, because of Lewis engine blow up. Yet again.When he got out of the car, full of adrenaline and disappointment, Lewis words to the media were incendiary suggesting someone didnt want him to win the title. He later clarified he meant the man above or any higher power. Lewis Hamilton struggles to understand why his Mercedes engine is the only one that fails after his engine blew while leading the Malaysia GP Mercedes reassure pained HamiltonThe must-have F1 accessory these past three seasons has been a Mercedes engine, and Lewiss point is accurate, seven of the eight cars supplied have been super reliable this season and only his keeps having problems. He even quoted off the top of his head the number of 43 engines supplied. I can understand his anger and confusion.Could it be installation problems? Very unlikely because there have been different failures and given the experience, processes and data this would show up quickly.How about driving style? With the latest seamless shift gearboxes it is impossible to miss a gear or over-rev on downshift. If hes bouncing off all the kerbs and putting extra load through the transmission and power plant it would be clear to see in the data. I refer back to my earlier comment about his fluidity on Sunday.So how about sabotage? Ive been to Brixworth in Great Britain where the engines are largely designed, created and relentlessly tested. It is hugely impressive, hundreds of highly-qualified people with the best equipment creating a world-dominating hybrid engine. They didnt show me the department focussed on controlled destruction of specific engines though.So lets imagine a James Bond-like set up in a German hillside where someone has a red button to press if Hamilton is looking a bit handy. Except no instruction or data can be passed from pit to car, only ship to shore. They would have to instruct Lewis to change a setting.The engine did P3, qualifying and most of the race. So how about about software which can blow the engine up after a predetermined time? All cars must be run through the standard FIA engine control units (supplied by McLaren) and all data and software is available to the FIA in the greatest detail. Lewis Hamilton’s engine fails while leading the Malaysia GP If Mercedes were to be determining international sports results in such a way it would be right up there with Olympic doping and Volkswagens dieselgate. People would need to be involved, and in time they move on or get fired, then often get competitive or angry, and alcohol can loosen tongues in the greatest of confidence. Somehow this would surface, and all their good work would be undone along with being banned from all Motorsport in global disgrace, with an avalanche of legal actions from competitors to gamblers and everyone in between.Do the conspiracy theorists think Mercedes want Rosberg to win that badly while throwing away many constructors points and a race victory to Red Bull?Of course not but Lewis is having some cruel luck, a little like 2007 when he could have been champion. It is bizarre that only his car is failing at the moment but he has the best engine engineers currently in F1 trying to find out why. Theyd better hope its not a batch problem such that his remaining new engine forced through in Spa is also a hand grenade, otherwise more engine grid penalties loom. Malaysia GP driver ratings Who starred in Sepang and who had a shocker Conversely, Rosberg had the rub of the green. Having survived Turn One intact he later launched a rugby tackle style pass on Kimi Raikkonen in Turn Two which miraculously left them both still in the race fighting for third place. His 10-second penalty was relatively easily overcome and he leads the championship by nearly victorys worth of points with five to go including some traditionally very challenging events such as Suzuka and Sao Paulo.Opinions are like noses, everybody has one, and some were exasperated that Rosberg was penalised for hitting Kimi, while others were outraged that he was not given a stronger penalty. Thats why we love live sport, it gets the juices going, and if we were all like-minded the world would be a dull place.I do like the lad Ricciardo both on and off the track, hes my idea of how a racing driver should be. Honorable mentions too for the one-stopping Valtteri Bottas in 5th and Jolyon Palmer scoring his first and very important F1 point in 10th, along with Fernando Alonsos storm from the back of the grid once more. Also See: Mercedes reassure pained Hamilton Malaysia GP driver ratings Hamilton lights fuse after blow-out Get a NOW TV Sky Sports pass Alec Burks Jersey . The Marlies centre set up three goals, including the game-winner, as Toronto cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Barons in American Hockey League action. Dante Exum Jazz Jersey . Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game on TSN Jets at 6:30pm ct/7:30pm et. 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Moving the franchise away from Donald Sterling and to new ownership might require a lengthy fight, but its one Parsons thinks is worthwhile. "This is an issue thats actually bigger than just the Clippers, bigger than just the NBA in my judgment," Parsons said. "The whole world is kind of watching how, frankly, we as a country navigate our way through this crisis. So if I can help, Im happy to try." The NBA chose Parsons, a former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, as interim CEO of the Clippers on Friday. Parsons will oversee the management of the franchise and represent it at owners meetings while the league tries to force Sterling to sell following his lifetime ban for making racist remarks. With Sterling barred from anything to do with the team or league, and team President Andy Roeser on an indefinite leave of absence, the league and Clippers worked together to find someone to lead the organization along with coach Doc Rivers. Parsons, who is black, met with Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday and accepted the position Thursday. He had gotten to know Silver, then the deputy commissioner, when Time Warner owned the Atlanta Hawks, and he supports what Silver is trying to do now in his first crisis since replacing David Stern in February. "Hes a good man and hes trying to do the right thing and hes trying to do it in the right way, and he could use some help," Parsons said during a phone interview. Parsons is currently a senior adviser at Providence Equity Partners and sits on the board of directors for the Commission on Presidential Debates. He has also been on President Barack Obamas economic advisory team. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, where he played basketball, Parsons earned a law degree from Albany Law School in 1971 and became a staff lawyer for New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller.ddddddddddddHe moved to Washington when Rockefeller was appointed vice-president, and also worked closely with President Gerald Ford. Parsons left the legal field in 1988 to become president, then chairman and CEO of Dime Bancorp, Inc. He was Time Warner chairman and CEO from 2002-08, then chairman of Citigroup from 2009-12. Silver said in a statement that Parsons "will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization." "Dicks credentials as a proven chief executive speak for themselves and I am extremely grateful he accepted this responsibility," Silver added. The owners advisory/finance committee has already held two conference calls since Silver banned Sterling, fined him $2.5 million and said he would urge owners to force Sterling to sell the franchise he has owned since 1981. That would require Sterling to be charged with violating the leagues constitution and bylaws, followed by a three-fourths vote of owners after a hearing. Sterlings estranged wife, Shelly, wants to keep her 50 per cent ownership stake in the team, her lawyer said Thursday, and Silver said so far the ban only applies to Donald Sterling. While that potential fight goes on, the Clippers are trying to stay focused on the playoffs following their most successful regular season ever. They are tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder entering Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series. 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