Russia's Maria Sharapova has won her first title since May 2015 after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the final of the Tianjin Open.
The European Handball Federation (EHF) has announced that three Russian players failed drugs tests at the Women's Under-19 European Championships in Slovenia last month.
A 26.4 per cent increase in positive doping cases was recorded for 2016 in comparison with similar data for 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Annual Report has revealed, although this was partly due to the addition of meldonium as a banned substance.
Maria Sharapova is expected to make her first Grand Slam appearance in over 18 months after being handed a a wildcard invitation for the US Open today.
Russia's Pavel Batushev has been banned for four years by the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) after a positive test for meldonium.
Organisers of the Rogers Cup in Toronto have announced that Russia's Maria Sharapova has been given a wildcard entry to the tournament in August.
Maria Sharapova has vowed to "rise up again" after being told she would not be getting a French Open wildcard.
Liam Morgan: Players right to criticise Sharapova wildcards as Russian prepares for return from drugs ban
In the German city of Stuttgart on Wednesday (April 26), a certain high-profile Russian tennis player will return to competitive action after serving a 15-month drugs ban.
Maria Sharapova has criticised the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for not doing more to inform her that meldonium had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, as she prepares to make her comeback later this month.
French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli has supported calls for players returning from doping suspensions to be denied wildcards to participate in tournaments.
Maria Sharapova will return to competitive action on a tennis court at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart following her 15-month drugs ban.
The updated World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List for 2017 has come into force today amid unprecedented warnings.
Powerlifter Ruza Kuzieva has failed a doping test for meldonium, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced, but she will escape a ban due to the question marks over the substance.
Ukraine’s Olga Abramova has been banned for one year by the International Biathlon Union (IBU) following a positive test for controversial substance meldonium.
Maria Sharapova is set to resume her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador when her doping ban draws to a close in April.