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Sharapova's Doping Ban Reduced

She'll be able to compete again in April 2017

(Newser) - Maria Sharapova can take part in next year's French Open despite an initial two-year ban from tennis. The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the Russian tennis star's doping ban to 15 months on Tuesday, per the Guardian , noting she "had a reduced perception of the risk"... More »

Swimmer Has Single-Finger Gesture for Doping Rival

American Lilly King, Yulia Efimova face off in Monday's finals

(Newser) - American Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and she's not about to let anyone get in her way, especially not world champion breaststroker Yulia Efimova of Russia. King made that clear in a finger-waving display worthy of Dikembe Mutombo as she disparaged the Russian for... More »

Sharapova Gets 2-Year Doping Ban

Tennis star says she'll appeal, calls ruling 'unfairly harsh'

(Newser) - Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. The ruling, announced Wednesday, can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, reports the AP . Sharapova quickly released a statement via Facebook saying she would appeal... More »

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