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Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador after ban ends

Nov 11, 2016 - 6:19 AM

UNDP was glad to learn that Maria Sharapova can return to the sport she loves sooner than expected says a spokesperson

BACK IN OFFICE. Maria Sharapova will be restored to her previous spot as UN Goodwill Ambassador once her shortened ban for meldonium use is lifted. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Federer backs Sharapova suspension: 'It's about zero tolerance'

Jun 10, 2016 - 3:55 AM

Roger Federer feels ITF made the right call in banning Maria Sharapova for two years for failing a drug test at the Australian Open

COURT OF OPINION. Roger Federer, seen with Maria Sharapova in 2006, feels it's the player's responsibility to know what they put in their bodies. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

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Jun 09, 2016 - 8:09 PM

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Nike stands by Sharapova, resumes sponsorship after doping ban

Jun 09, 2016 - 5:18 AM

Maria Sharapova gets a much need ally as she vows to appeal her two year suspension by the International Tennis Federation

RENEWED SUPPORT. Maria Sharapova is getting a boost of support from Nike after insisting she didn't dope intentionally. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Suspended Sharapova named on Russian Olympic team

May 26, 2016 - 9:55 PM

Russia has included Maria Sharapova in their Olympic tennis team despite the star player being suspended over a positive test for the banned drug meldonium

SUSPENDED. Maria Sharapova's participation in the 2016 Olympics may be compromised due to her positive test for meldonium. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Heavyweight title fight in doubt after Povetkin tests positive for meldonium

May 14, 2016 - 6:45 AM

A decision on whether the WBC heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin will proceed has not been made

CAUGHT. Former heavyweight titleholder Alexander Povetkin is the latest in a growing line of Russian athletes to test positive for meldonium. File photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian athletics hit by first meldonium cases

Mar 22, 2016 - 5:01 PM

The athletics federation did not name the 4 athletes who tested positive

BANNED. A file picture made available in September 2015 of the production of 'Mildronate' at the pharmaceutical company Grindex in Riga, Latvia, 23 November 2010. 'Meldonium', also known as 'Mildronate', is produced in Latvia and is used to treat slow blood flow or a lack of it, known as ischemia. Photo by VALDA KALNINA/EPA

UN suspends Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

Mar 16, 2016 - 12:02 AM

The United Nations discontinues its relationship with the 5 time Grand Slam champion following her failed drug test

HEAVY PRICE. Maria Sharapova continues to feel the sting of her failed drug test. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Rafa Nadal to sue over failed drug test accusations

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The 14 time Grand Slam champion says he seeks justice against those accusing him of being a drug cheat

LITIGATION. Rafael Nadal plans to fight back against claims that he faked an injury to cover up a failed drug test. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rafa Nadal fires back at drug test cover-up claim

Mar 13, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Rafael Nadal hits back at a claim that he faked an injury in 2012 to cover up a failed drugs test saying I am tired of all of this

CLEAN CLAIM. Rafael Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champ, did not take kindly to a suggestion that he had covered up a failed drug test. File photo by Ena Terol/Rappler

Sharapova lashes out at critics: 'I’m proud of how I have played the game'

Mar 12, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Sharapova disputes claims that she had been warned on 5 occasions about meldonium being added to WADA s banned list

YOU GOT SERVED. Maria Sharapova isn't keeping quiet in the face of the criticism she has received. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Tennis will survive Sharapova controversy, generation change - experts

Mar 11, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Industry insiders insist that the sport can ride out the storm

Maria Sharapova remains determined to play again after drug test fail

Mar 10, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Sharapova posted on Facebook that her inbox was full capacity of love and compassion following her announcement that she failed a drug test

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Nadal says Sharapova 'should be punished' to set an example

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:29 AM

The 14 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal lauds the sport s anti doping program saying the sport must keep a clean image

Rafael Nadal was one of several tennis players to offer opinion on Maria Sharapova's failed drug test. Photo by Christophe Karaba/EPA

Sharapova's lawyer confident of a lenient ban after failed drug test

Mar 10, 2016 - 3:36 AM

Sharapova s team begins the process of securing a penalty less than the 4 year ban she could face for failing a drug test

FACING SUSPENSION. Maria Sharapova is hoping for a shorter ban than the possible 4-year suspension she could face. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

490 athletes may have used meldonium at European Games - report

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Some 490 athletes including 13 medalists may have taken meldonium the drug responsible for tennis star Maria Sharapova s failed dope test

RAMPANT USE. Meldonium, prescribed primarily for heart issues, may have been in heavy use at the 2015 Baku Games. File photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Sharapova's doping failure an isolated case - Kremlin

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The Kremlin doesn t want Maria Sharapova s failed drug test to cast a bad shadow over Russian sports

BAD PUBLICITY. Maria Sharapova faces a possible ban after testing positive for a banned substance at this year's Australian Open. Photo by Filip Singer/EPA

How the World Anti-Doping Agency prepares yearly banned list

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Here is an explanation of how WADA comes up with the Prohibited List of substances and methods each year and where the 2016 list can be found

BANNED. A file picture made available in September 2015 of the production of 'Mildronate' at the pharmaceutical company Grindex in Riga, Latvia, 23 November 2010. 'Meldonium', also known as 'Mildronate', is produced in Latvia and is used to treat slow blood flow or a lack of it, known as ischemia. Maria Sharapova tested positive for Meldonium during the 2016 Australian Open. Photo by VALDA KALNINA/EPA

Ex-WADA boss to BBC: Sharapova 'reckless beyond description'

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:31 AM

You are taking something on a list I am sorry That is a big mistake Of course she should have known says Dick Pound WADA boss from 1999 to 2007

DOPED. Maria Sharapova is the highest profile athlete to test positive for the recently banned Meldonium. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Sharapova not alone: More Russian athletes fall victim to Meldonium

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Russia s sports minister Vitaly Mutko says he was shocked by the avalanche of positive tests for the medicine which he claims doesn t enhance an athlete s performance

FAILED. Russians athletes Alexander Markin (L) and Pavel Kulizhnikov have failed a doping test for Meldonium. File Photos by VASSIL DONEV, JEON HEON-KYUN/EPA

Sharapova business empire in doping turmoil

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Maria Sharapova whose rags to riches story was the stuff of Hollywood dreams now risks a ban of up to 4 years which could see her carefully constructed marketing empire collapse

TURMOIL. Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's empire is in turmoil in the aftermath of her announcement she tested positive for a banned substance. Photo by LUKAS COCH/EPA

Banning Meldonium is a 'human rights' violation, says drug creator

Mar 09, 2016 - 3:32 AM

The creator of the drug tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive for says it isn t a performance enhancer and banning it would prevent athletes from caring for their health

SUSPENDED. Maria Sharapova claims she took the recently-banned medication for legitimate health reasons. File photo by Lukas Coch/EPA

Serena: Sharapova ‘showed a lot of courage’ in drug confession

Mar 09, 2016 - 2:23 AM

Serena Williams gives high marks to her Russian rival for being up front and very honest in addressing her failed drug test

FRIENDLY RIVALRY. Serena Williams (R) expressed support for Maria Sharapova (L) after her failed drug test at the Australian Open. File photo by Filip Singer/EPA

Normal Meldonium course is 4-6 weeks - not 10 years, says manufacturer

Mar 09, 2016 - 1:48 AM

The manufacturer of the drug which Maria Sharapova tested positive for says the course can be repeated 2 3 times a year

DRUG CONTROVERSY. Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova shocked the sports world after admitting that she had failed a drug test at this year's Australian Open. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Pacquiao, Sharapova are not the first to fall out with Nike

Mar 08, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Look back at the athletes Nike has dropped and stuck by through controversy

UN-ENDORSED. Maria Sharapova and Manny Pacquiao are not the first athletes to fall out with Nike. Sharapova file photo by EPA, Pacquiao file photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Russia sports minister backs Sharapova after failed drug test

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko warns that there may still be some more cases after Maria Sharapova tests positive for Meldonium

SCANDAL. Maria Sharapova still has the support of the Russian sports head despite losing major endorsements. Photo by Lukas Coch/EPA

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Mar 08, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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Mar 08, 2016 - 12:02 PM

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What is Meldonium, the drug Sharapova tested positive for?

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Meldonium which is used to treat ischemia was added to the list of substances banned by the World Anti Doping Agency this year

DOPED. Maria Sharapova is the highest profile athlete to test positive for the recently banned Meldonium. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Petenis Maria Sharapova diskors, positif gunakan obat terlarang

Mar 08, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Maria Sharapova mengakui menggunakan meldonium selama 10 tahun

Petenis Maria Sharapova mengumumkan ia positif menggunakan zat terlarang dalam sebuah konferensi pers di Los Angeles, California, AS, pada 7 Maret 2016. Foto oleh Mike Nelson/EPA