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Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador after doping ban expires

Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador after doping ban expires

Sharapova, 29, had admitted using meldonium for 10 years to help treat illnesses, a heart issue and a magnesium deficiency.

Maria Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next year, claims RTF President

Maria Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next year, claims RTF President

Sharapova has been allowed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to play in exhibition matches before her ban expires.

Maria Sharapova to face Garbine Muguruza in Madrid exhibition

Maria Sharapova to face Garbine Muguruza in Madrid exhibition

Sharapova is not free to compete on the WTA Tour until at least April 2017.

Maria Sharapova has no plans of coming to Kremlin Cup, says Russian tennis chief

Maria Sharapova has no plans of coming to Kremlin Cup, says Russian tennis chief

The Russian player is now eligible to officially return back to tennis courts starting April 26 next year.

Maria Sharapova to play exhibition event in Las Vegas

Maria Sharapova to play exhibition event in Las Vegas

Maria Sharapova`s initial 24-month ban for testing positive for meldonium was cut to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last Tuesday.

Weekly sports roundup, October 3-9: From money minting MS Dhoni biopic to India's shock defeat to South Korea

Highlights of the week were India reclaiming number one spot in ICC Test ranking and India suffering a rare defeat in kadaddi.

Maria Sharapova may be granted wild card at 2017 French Open

Maria Sharapova may be granted wild card at 2017 French Open

The Russian player is now eligible to officially return to tennis courts starting April 26 next year.

WADA made 'mistakes' with meldonium ban: Andy Murray

WADA made 'mistakes' with meldonium ban: Andy Murray

Sharapova had her two-year tennis ban for doping reduced to 15 months by the Lausanne-based CAS.

Maria Sharapova doping: CAS reduces ban on Russian star to 15 months from 24

Maria Sharapova doping: CAS reduces ban on Russian star to 15 months from 24

Sharapova openly admitted she had been taking meldonium for 10 years to help treat illnesses, a heart issue and a magnesium deficiency.

Maria Sharapova awaits CAS decision on doping ban

Maria Sharapova awaits CAS decision on doping ban

She has 35 WTA singles titles and more than $36 million in career earnings.

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".