(Reuters) – New York Mets All-Star closer Jeurys Familia has been suspended for the first 15 games of the 2017 Major League Baseball season after being arrested for alleged domestic violence last October, the league said on Wednesday.
FUNCHAL (Reuters) – Madeira renamed its airport in honor of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday – although it is a new statue of the four-times world player of the year that is likely to grab the headlines.
HELSINKI (Reuters) – A nerveless and haunting short program by Evgenia Medvedeva kept the Russian teenager on track to become the first skater since American Michelle Kwan in 2001 to win back-to-back women’s titles at the world championships on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Grand Prix promoter Bobby Epstein says it would make sense for Formula One’s new American owners Liberty Media to buy some circuits as part of their long-term strategic plans for the sport.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The president of world chess’s governing body said on Wednesday that an attempted “revolution” to oust him by falsely announcing his resignation had failed, and that he would serve out his full term and might even stand for re-election.