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Maria Sharapova through to second round in Rome

Maria Sharapova through to second round in Rome

Sharapova did not comment on Tuesday's announcement. Thirty minutes later, she will take the court for her second-round match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Her ranking rose enough during her return that she can participate in qualifying for the next major tournament, Wimbledon. Sharapova stunned the sporting world a year ago when she stood up in a Los Angeles hotel to say that she had failed a doping test for meldonium - a drug that she said she had "legally" taken throughout her career to ...


Maria Sharapova denied French Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova denied French Open wildcard

She has served her doping suspension and returned to the game but she did violate the anti-doping code. She might be very disappointed, but it's my mission to protect the game, and to protect the high standards of game played without any doped on the result'.



Mourinho: Man United have been phenomenal at times

As is so often the way in modern football, if a belting goal goes in from a set piece, we can be certain there will be fan footage of the event. I retain the fact we have competed. "It's not easy to keep a clean sheet against Celta". United goalie Sergio Romero also had to come up with a hard save, tipping a Pione Sisto shot over the crossbar in the 59th.


Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is a go for Game 1 against Warriors

Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is a go for Game 1 against Warriors

Game 1 of the conference finals is Sunday at Golden State. The Warriors and the Spurs met three times in the regular season with the Warriors winning the first two games by an average of 25.5 points before the Spurs won the latest meeting by 110-98 back on March 29.



WTA chief criticises reasoning for Maria Sharapova's French Open wildcard snub

French Open organisers had "no grounds to penalise" Maria Sharapova by denying her a wildcard entry to the tournament, says the Women's Tennis Association . "Nevertheless, while wild cards can be awarded to players returning from injury, this cannot be the case for those coming back from doping bans". But despite that great performance she now ranks at 211 which is the way to low for the automatic qualification for the tournament.


Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics

Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics

I expect at least two huge games from Thomas, but at some point the Cavaliers will aim to shut him down like the Wizards attempted to. Love averaged 23.7 points and 13 rebounds in three games against the Celtics this season and Lue feels the matchups will be more in Love's favor in this round, but Love maintains he's not overly concerned.