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Nike suspends contract with Maria Sharapova over drugs test

Nike has suspended its relationship with Maria Sharapova after the five-time Grand Slam tennis champion admitted failing a drug test, the BBC reports.

The company said it was “saddened and surprised” at her admission that she tested positive for a banned substance at the Australian Open in January.

“We have decided to suspend our relationship with Maria while the investigation continues,” it said.

“We will continue to monitor the situation.”

Ms Sharapova’s relationship with Nike stretches back to when she was 11 years old.

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