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Maria Sharapova handed Madrid Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova handed Madrid Open wildcard

Sharapova hasn`t played on tour since testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

Russia banned from London World Athletics Championships: IAAF

Russia banned from London World Athletics Championships: IAAF

The ban had already been extended in March and then June 2016, preventing Russia`s athletes from competing at the Rio Olympics.

Maria Sharapova set to end 15-month doping ban with comeback at Stuttgart GP

Maria Sharapova set to end 15-month doping ban with comeback at Stuttgart GP

The Florida-based Russian was originally banned for two years after testing positive for meldonium at last year`s Australian Open.

WWE legend Brock Lesnar suspended for one year for failing drug test — VIDEOS INSIDE!

WWE legend Brock Lesnar suspended for one year for failing drug test — VIDEOS INSIDE!

It was his return bout after a five-year absence in UFC, and has since got back to WWE. He famously took on Bill Goldberg on November 20.

Six Beijing Games medallists among nine more positive re-tests

The IOC said all athletes tested positive in the re-test off their samples which it stores for a decade.

Athletics: Tribunal doubles doping ban against Rita Jeptoo

The world sports tribunal said there were aggravating circumstances including Jeptoo`s "deceptive and obstructive" behaviour, which warranted doubling the original ban against the 2014 Chicago and Boston Marathon winner.

Maria Sharapova appeal verdict set for early October

Maria Sharapova appeal verdict set for early October

The original ruling had been expected by July 18, with Sharapova hoping a successful appeal would allow her to spearhead the Russian tennis team in Rio.

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia bids to avoid ban as IOC reports new test failures

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia bids to avoid ban as IOC reports new test failures

Russia is a sporting powerhouse whose absence from Rio would create the biggest crisis in decades for the Olympic movement.

Summer Olympic 2016: Maria Sharapova awaiting CAS approval for Rio participation

Summer Olympic 2016: Maria Sharapova awaiting CAS approval for Rio participation

Two weeks ago Sharapova was reported to have filed an appeal with the CAS in Switzerland`s Lausanne against her two-year suspension

Two-year Doping ban: Nike stands by Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova, lifts suspension

Two-year Doping ban: Nike stands by Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova, lifts suspension

Nike said Wednesday`s decision was taken after acknowledgement by the International Tennis Federation tribunal that she had not deliberately broke doping rules.

Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis superstar to appeal 'unfairly harsh' two-year doping ban

Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis superstar to appeal 'unfairly harsh' two-year doping ban

Sharapova slammed the ITF for spending "tremendous amounts of time and resources trying to prove I intentionally violated the anti-doping rules" before adding that "the tribunal concluded I did not".

Spain's Marta Dominguez stripped of 2009 world steeplechase title

Spain's Marta Dominguez stripped of 2009 world steeplechase title

Marta Dominguez was accused of doping in 2013 when abnormalities were found in her blood passport dating back to 2009.

US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence

US sprinter Justin Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence

Repeatedly branded as a drug cheat following his return from a dope-related ban, American sprinter Justin Gatlin made an attempt to win over critics on Sunday by releasing letters that reveal the extent of his co-operation with US anti-doping investigators.

Justin Gatlin has the right to compete, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Justin Gatlin has the right to compete, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Olympics chief Thomas Bach said on Friday he favoured life bans for drug cheats, lamenting that current laws made such hardline measures impossible to execute.

''I am more than two bans'', confident Justin Gatlin says

''I am more than two bans'', confident Justin Gatlin says

To many, sprinter Justin Gatlin will forever be the bad guy of track and field: a drug cheat forced to serve not one but two doping bans.

Former All-Star Jose Valverde gets 80-game doping ban

Former All-Star Jose Valverde gets 80-game doping ban

 Dominican right-handed relief pitcher Jose Valverde, a three-time All-Star hurler, was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Friday for a positive doping test.

France finally reap Olympic reward for Tyson Gay doping

France finally reap Olympic reward for Tyson Gay doping

France were on Saturday belatedly awarded bronze medals for the men`s 4x100m relay at the 2012 Olympics after the United States were disqualified due to Tyson Gay`s doping ban.

Mo Farah stands by coach unless doping accusations confirmed

Mo Farah stands by coach unless doping accusations confirmed

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah declared on Saturday he would stay with his coach Alberto Salazar unless there was clear evidence that the American was involved in doping.

Left-arm spinner Reza Hasan files appeal against doping ban

Left-arm spinner Reza Hasan files appeal against doping ban

Left-arm spinner Reza Hasan has filed an appeal against the two-year ban slapped on him for returning positive in a dope test by Pakistan Cricket Board.

Usain Bolt blasts tainted Tyson Gay's return

Usain Bolt blasts tainted Tyson Gay's return

Sprint sensation Usain Bolt has blasted Tyson Gay’s return to track and field, saying the American should have been banned for life for doping.