Sunday February 23, 2020

Nike suspends ties with Sharapova after she fails drug test

The tennis player said she had been taking meldonium for a decade for health reasons

8th March, 2016
Maria Sharapova Pic: Getty Images

Nike, the world’s largest sporting-goods maker, has suspended ties with Maria Sharapova after she failed a drug test at the Australian Open.

One of the best female tennis players of her generation, Sharapova said at a news conference Monday that she had been taking meldonium for health reasons for a decade and had not noticed when it was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency as...

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