U.S. sports leagues move to add Sharapova drug to banned list

Mildronate (Meldonium) medication is pictured in the pharmacy in SaulkrastiBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) – Several major U.S. sports leagues are pushing to add the drug that led to a positive test for Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova to their banned list, but in many cases they will need player approval before they can hit that goal. Sharapova, who last week revealed she had tested positive for the banned drug meldonium at the Australian Open in January, is facing suspension of up to four years by the International Tennis Federation. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) added meldonium to its banned substance list on Jan. 1 after concluding it improves blood flow and boosts exercise capacity.

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