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Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

MOSCOW: Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box. The former world number one and five-time Grand…

Sharapova to face Muguruza in Madrid exhibition

MADRID: Banned five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will face French Open winner Garbine Muguruza on a half clay-half grass court exhibition in Madrid on December 2. Sharapova is not free to compete on the WTA Tour until at least…

ITF hits back at Sharapova criticism

LONDON: The International Tennis Federation (ITF) hit back on Thursday at criticism over its handling of Maria Sharapova's drugs ban for meldonium. The administrator of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme denied it had sought a four-year ban…

Mixed martial arts: Celebrities bet on UFC investment

NEWS YORK: UFC, the US-based mixed martial arts juggernaut, said Friday that more than 20 top celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment have piled in as investors. Among the league's new investors are tennis star sisters…

Sharapova appeal verdict set for October

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Tuesday it would deliver an appeal verdict on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova in early October.