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    Maria Sharapova Announces Failed Drug Test

    Her lawyer says it was “an honest mistake.” The tennis star, 28, has revealed that she tested positive at January’s Australian Open for meldonium, a drug recently added to the World Anti­-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances. The five­-time Grand Slam winner had been prescribed the drug since 2006 but didn’t notice that it had been added to WADA’s prohibited list, emailed to her in December. Nike has already suspended Sharapova’s endorsement contract, but she’s accepting responsibility and hoping to be “given another chance to play this game.”

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