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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.

Maria Sharapova could return in January, says Shamil Tarpishchev

Maria Sharapova could return in January, says Shamil Tarpishchev

Former world number one Sharapova was suspended following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium during January`s Australian Open.

Sponsors missing from action in war on doping: Whistleblower

Sponsors missing from action in war on doping: Whistleblower

Nike is also not alone in sponsoring athletes who have had positive doping tests.

Russia Doping: A chronology of major events

Russia Doping: A chronology of major events

The CAS ruling effectively meant that Russian athletes, who were applying to compete in 2016 Rio Games, will not be going to the Olympics.

Maria Sharapova out of Rio Olympics as CAS delays doping decision

Maria Sharapova out of Rio Olympics as CAS delays doping decision

"Sharapova and ITF have agreed to defer the CAS decision until September 2016," said a CAS statement. 

Maria Sharapova: Russian's lawyer blasts WADA chief over 'annual income' comment

Maria Sharapova: Russian's lawyer blasts WADA chief over 'annual income' comment

Sharapova was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation earlier this month after admitting in March she had taken the banned medication meldonium.

Reunion with Ivan Lendl is a smooth transition for Andy Murray

Reunion with Ivan Lendl is a smooth transition for Andy Murray

After flying in from the United States on Monday evening, Lendl seemed to be making an instant impact, directing Murray`s practice session on Tuesday morning and then watching his match from the courtside seats.

Maria Sharapova appeals two-year doping ban to CAS

Maria Sharapova appeals two-year doping ban to CAS

Russian superstar Maria Sharapova has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against her two-year doping ban, CAS confirmed on Tuesday.

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".

Angry Maria Sharapova will appeal two-year doping ban

Angry Maria Sharapova will appeal two-year doping ban

Sharapova, 29, tested positive for the controversial banned medication meldonium during January`s Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova handed two-year ban for doping

Maria Sharapova handed two-year ban for doping

Sharapova's suspension was back-dated to 26 January 2016.

Serena Williams surpasses Maria Sharapova to become world's highest paid sportswoman

Serena Williams surpasses Maria Sharapova to become world's highest paid sportswoman

Sharapova earned $21.9 million over the past 12 months, down almost $8 million from the previous year, Forbes said.

Defiant Russia name dope-tainted Maria Sharapova in 2016 Rio Olympics tennis squad

Defiant Russia name dope-tainted Maria Sharapova in 2016 Rio Olympics tennis squad

The former world number one was suspended from competitions as of March 12 after testing positive for banned substance Meldonium.

Maria Sharapova may never play again after positive doping test: Russian tennis chief

Maria Sharapova may never play again after positive doping test: Russian tennis chief

Athletes use Meldonium to strengthen endurance to physical strains during training sessions as well as for easing emotional, nervous and psychological stresses at competitions.

Anti-doping panel to hear Maria Sharapova's meldonium case in London

Anti-doping panel to hear Maria Sharapova's meldonium case in London

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova will appear in front of an anti-doping panel in London on Wednesday after taking the banned drug meldonium.

Meldonium count in Maria Sharapova's blood sample exceeds permissible levels: Russian Sports Minister

Meldonium count in Maria Sharapova's blood sample exceeds permissible levels: Russian Sports Minister

Sharapova was temporarily suspended from tennis competitions as of March 12. She received a letter of notification about a positive doping test on March 2.

Maria Sharapova drug confession: Sania Mirza backs Russian, says it was gutsy of her to make announcement

Maria Sharapova drug confession: Sania Mirza backs Russian, says it was gutsy of her to make announcement

In her defense, Sharapova said she has been taking the medicine mildronate since 2006 for a magnesium deficiency.

Vladimir Putin defends Maria Sharapova, says banned drug meldonium not `doping`

Vladimir Putin defends Maria Sharapova, says banned drug meldonium not `doping`

Since tennis star Maria Sharapova admitted last month that she tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open.

WADA makes meldonium U-turn, could affect Maria Sharapova ban

WADA makes meldonium U-turn, could affect Maria Sharapova ban

Sharapova`s lawyer John Haggerty accused WADA on Wednesday of "poorly" handling the issue and said they were now "trying to make up for it".