Spencer’s anti-doping case set for May 15

KINGSTON (Reuters) – Reigning Commonwealth Games 400 meters hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer’s anti-doping hearing will begin May 15 in Jamaica, the panel overseeing the case said on Wednesday.

Baseball: Mets’ Familia banned after domestic violence arrest

(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.

Soccer: Ronaldo Airport overshadowed by dodgy statue

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.

Figure skating: Medvedeva on track to emulate Kwan

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.

Motor racing: Timberlake follows Swift as F1 Austin crowd-puller

LONDON (Reuters) – Singer Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headline act for this year’s U.S. Formula One Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in October.

Motor racing: U.S. GP boss says F1 should own some circuits

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.

Surf League offers $5,000 for season’s biggest wipeout

(Reuters) – Five bruised and battered surfers are vying for a $5,000 cash prize for the season’s most spectacular wipeout, to be presented at the Big Wave awards in California next month.

Defiant world chess head says ‘revolution’ to oust him has failed

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.