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Maria Sharapova

Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

1 year, 8 months ago
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 make comeback after doping ban in Stuttgart

1 year, 9 months ago
BERLIN: Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova will return to competitive action following a 15-month doping ban at the Stuttgart Grand Prix in April, the Russian said on Tuesday. The Florida-based Sharapova was originally banned…

Sharapova to resume as UN goodwill ambassador in April

1 year, 11 months ago
Maria Sharapova will be allowed to resume her role as a United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador when her drug suspension ends in April, the body said on Thursday. Five-times grand slam champion Sharapova became an ambassador for the UN…

Sharapova to face Muguruza in Madrid exhibition

1 year, 11 months ago
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

2 years, 12 days ago
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…

Maria Sharapova targets April return after doping ban reduced

2 years, 14 days ago
LAUSANNE: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova hailed the reduction of her two-year doping ban on Tuesday as one of the "happiest days" of her life, immediately targeting a return to action in April 2017. The Court of Arbitration for Sport…

Mixed martial arts: Celebrities bet on UFC investment

2 years, 17 days ago
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

2 years, 1 month ago
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.

Sharapova to miss Olympics after CAS ruling pushed to September

2 years, 3 months ago
MOSCOW: Maria Sharapova will miss next month's Rio Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday decided to defer its decision on the Russian multiple grand slam champion's appeal against a two-year doping ban until…

Nike to continue with Sharapova, lifts suspension

2 years, 4 months ago
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: The US sports goods firm Nike has announced to resume its sponsorship of Maria Sharapova, insisting the banned Russian star had not intentionally committed a doping offence.