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Nike suspends ties with Sharapova after failed drug test

7 years 9 months 3 days ago Tuesday, March 08 2016 Mar 8, 2016 March 08, 2016 3:13 AM March 08, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press, WBRZ
By: AP, Joe Hagan

LOS ANGELES- Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she failed a drug test at the Australian Open.
A five-time major champion and 7th-ranked player in the world says she tested positive for meldonium, which she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. Meldonium became a banned substance this year.

Less than 24 hours after Sharapova's announcement, Nike announced it would be suspending its contract with the Russian tennis star during the investigation.
Sharapova could face a lengthy ban from the International Tennis Federation, possibly ending her season and preventing her from competing for Russia at the Rio Olympics.

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