Health, wellness & sport

Sharapova's 15-Month Doping Ban

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Just goes to show that if you are a sporting professional and you are using performance enhancing drugs you will be caught and Shamed!
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LONDON (AP) Maria Sharapova will be eligible to return to competitive tennis in April after her two-year doping ban was reduced to 15 months on Tuesday by a sports court that found the Russian star bore no ''significant fault'' for her positive drug test and did not intend to cheat.
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Why are so many good athletes resorting to doping? How can kids look up to these people if they are frauds?
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In a 28-page ruling , the CAS panel found that Sharapova bore ''some degree of fault'' but ''less than significant fault'' in the case that has sidelined one of the world's most prominent and wealthy female athletes.

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She can take time to focus on her modeling career which I am sure she makes more money doing anyway. The time will pass like it was nothing and she will come back stronger and more determined.
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The Switzerland-based arbitration panel said they had 'found that Ms Sharapova committed an anti-doping rule violation and that while it was with 'no significant fault', she bore some degree of fault, for which a sanction of 15 months is appropriate.
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Sharapova first tested positive for meldonium in January during the Australian Open, where she lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. The court upheld an earlier decision that stripped Sharapova of the ranking points she earned by making it to the quarterfinals, as well as any prize money.

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Cheater!! cheater pumpkin eater!! That's how I feel about her. The nerve of her talking bad abut Serena Williams!!
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Sharapova said she was not aware that meldonium, also known as mildronate, had been included on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned substances from Jan. 1, 2016.

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The international Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced tennis star Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban to 15 months.
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Everyone is doing it they just had to make a high profile name the example. This will wake everyone up and slow it down for a few years but it will not stop it.
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Maria Sharapova has had her two-year doping ban reduced to 15 months on appeal, allowing the Russian to return to tennis in time for the French Open next year.
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Whats the big deal about the reduction? She is still labeled a doper. That will be hard to shake off.
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