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Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case and pays 2m euros fine

Former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria has agreed to pay 2m euros (£1.76m) to settle a tax case in Spain, according to Spanish authorities. He will plead guilty to two charges of fraud relating to image rights during his ...

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Maria Sharapova: French Open tournament director Guy Forget expects wildcard controversy

The decision on whether to give Maria Sharapova a French Open wildcard will cause controversy when announced, tournament director Guy Forget says. Sharapova, 30, has played in three events since her 15-month ban for using meldonium ended in April. A ...

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Stuttgart Open: Maria Sharapova through to semi-finals with victory over Anett Kontaveit

Maria Sharapova continued her fine form after returning from a doping ban with a straight-set victory over qualifier Anett Kontaveit to progress to the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open. The Russian, playing her first tournament since a 15-month suspension, beat ...

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Maria Sharapova: Russian beats Roberta Vinci on return from doping ban

Maria Sharapova won on her return to action after a 15-month doping ban as she beat Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Open. The Russian, who was suspended last March after testing positive for meldonium, beat the ...

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WTA chief Steve Simon defends Maria Sharapova wildcards

Maria Sharapova v Roberta Vinci Date: Wednesday 26 April Venue: Stuttgart Open Coverage: Live commentary from 17:30 BST on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Maria Sharapova’s wildcard entry into the Stuttgart Open has ...

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Maria Sharapova: Five-time Grand Slam champion 'has day job back' after ban

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova says she has got her “day job back” as she prepares to return to tennis after a 15-month ban. Sharapova was banned for two years last June after testing positive for meldonium, but the ...

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Maria Sharapova: Banned tennis player to miss Rio Olympics

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will miss the Rio Olympics after her doping appeal was postponed until September by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). She was given a two-year suspension in June after testing positive for the ...

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Maria Sharapova files appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport over two-year ban

Maria Sharapova has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) after being banned from tennis for two years for using a prohibited drug. Sharapova, who tested positive for meldonium at January’s Australian Open, was last week suspended by ...

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Maria Sharapova, others could avoid meldonium sanctions

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Maria Sharapova announces she failed a doping test at the Australian Open during March presser. Maria Sharapova’s road to Rio may have gotten a little clearer Tuesday. The Russian tennis star — one of 172 athletes to ...

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Sponsors begin to drop Maria Sharapova

They’ve just ditched a girl named Maria. Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer and German sports car manufacturer Porsche dropped their sponsorship of Maria Sharapova Tuesday, a day after apparel giant Nike dropped the the 28-year-old Russian tennis star. Their departures ...

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