Maria Sharapova

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Former President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Dick Pound speaks at a Tackling Doping in Sport 2016 conference in London. Photo: Justin Tallis/Getty Images

Meldonium, the recently banned drug taken by Maria Sharapova, was widely used within her sport, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency h(...)

Maria Sharapova claimed to have been taking meldonium for 10 years and to be unaware it was added to Wada’s prohibited-substance list. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The GAA has warned senior intercounty players that they must adhere to all revisions and updates to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) prohibited-s(...)

Maria Sharapova addresses the media regarding a failed drug test in Los Angeles. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Every once in a while when we come to sigh and lament ongoing defeat in the doping wars, somebody throws around the truism that the dopers are always(...)

Mildronate (Meldonium) medication is pictured in the pharmacy in Saulkrasti, Latvia. Photograph: Reuters

Professional golfers on the PGA Tour taking the medication that has forced the suspension of Maria Sharapova from tennis will not face any sanction fo(...)

Tennis star Maria Sharapova speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Sharapova failed a drug test at the Australian Open. Photo: Damian Dovarganes/PA

Maria Sharapova’s legal team have said they intend to seek a ban of less than a year over her positive test for meldonium. The world No7 is expected (...)

Tennis player Maria Sharapova addresses the media regarding a failed drug test at the Australian Open. Sharapova, a five-time major champion, is currently the 7th ranked player on the WTA tour. Sharapova, withdrew from this week’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells due to injury. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Expect to hear a lot more about 3-(2,2,2-trimethylhydrazinium) propionate dihydrate in the coming days, weeks and months. Like a warped version of the(...)

 Maria Sharapova:  normal course of treatment for the drug is four to six weeks and not the 10 years   she used it.   Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Over the coming weeks and months an interesting observation may be made on divergent sporting cultures and Maria Sharapova will be central to the dram(...)

Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova “showed a lot of courage” in taking responsibility for her failed drug test. The 21-time major champion said Tuesday she “hoped for the best” for Sharapova, a day after the Russian star revealed she failed a test the day she lost to Williams at the Australian Open in January. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

Serena Williams said of her great opponent Maria Sharapova that she “showed a lot of courage” in taking responsibility for her failed drug test. The (...)

Nike became the first sponsor to cut ties with Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova after she announced that she had failed a drugs test at this year’s Australian Open. The 28-year-old’s eight year deal with the sportswear giant is believed to be worth over €60 million. Photo Joe Kohen/WireImage

Last year Forbes announced Maria Sharapova as the highest earning female athlete in the world for the 11th year running. The Russian tennis player was(...)

Tennis star Maria Sharapova speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Sharapova says she has failed a drug test at the Australian Open. Photo: Damian Dovarganes

Nike and Tag Heuer have become the first major sponsors to cut ties with Maria Sharapova after the tennis star revealed she had tested positive for th(...)

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