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Racists & Sexist Comments: Ilie Nastase Defies International Tennis Federation Ban

Ilie Nastase defied an International Tennis Federation ban to take centre stage again as Britain’s Fed Cup tie with Romania finished with snubbed handshakes, a delivery of flowers and defeat. The disgraced 70-year-old swaggered back into the Tenis Club IDU on Sunday even though he had been sacked as captain after making appalling racist and…

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Maria Sharapova To Appeal Following 2-Year Ban For Failing Drugs Test

  5-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation for using a prohibited drug. She was banned after testing positive for meldonium at January’s Australian Open. Read here if you missed. According to BBC, the 29-year-old who had earlier revealed that she had been using the drug…

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Nike Suspends Maria Sharapova’s Endorsement Deal After She Confessed To Doping

  Former Wimbeldon champion, Maria Sharapova tested positive for Meldonium (a prohibited medical substance) after competing in the Australian Open in January. The 5-time Grand Slam champion admitted to testing positive during a press conference at Los Angeles where she confessed to being caught out by tennis’ anti-doping operation on Monday night. 28-year-old Sharapova who…

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