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Nike Stands Behind Maria Sharapova Following Her Two-Year Tennis Ban! See What Her Other Sponsors Had To Say!

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Well, at least Maria Sharapova still has SOME support left!

On Wednesday, Nike and a few other popular brands came out in defense of Maria following her two-year ban from the International Tennis Federation for drug use.

Related: Maria Former Tennis Coach Defends Her!

The messages of allegiance comes on the heels of the ITF's findings which suggest the athlete didn't intentionally break any rules when she failed a drug test back in March; Ms. Sharapova has also come forward to say that she plans to appeal the harsh sentence.

Given the evidence and Maria's public apologies, Nike released the following statement in support of the star:

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Taylor Swift Takes Athleisure To The Next Level With A Sexy, Strappy Sports Bra In Los Angeles!

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Taylor Swift makes workout gear look sexy!

Yass, Taylor Swift!!

The pop singer was serving up the fashion with her workout gear on Tuesday!

Strutting her way through her errands in Los Angeles, the beautiful blonde flashed her lean legs in Lululemon leggings. Of course, we have no shame in admitting we were also focused on her cleavage!

Related: Justin Bieber Sings Along To This Sad Taylor Song!

Tay teased her strappy Victoria's Secret sports bra underneath a baggy Brandy Melville hoodie. Dayum!

A Burberry backpack, Nike sneakers, and tousled bun put the finishing touches on her athleisure outfit.

The 26-year-old is taking a break from music right now, so we'd totally support her if she wanted to model more looks like this in the future!

[Image via FameFlynetpictures.]

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Nike Terminated Their Contract With Johnny Manziel WAY Before His Recent Scandals Broke — Find Out Why!

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This all must have been a long time coming…

Johnny Manziel is currently making headlines for refusing to enter rehab, but it sounds like his downfall has been in the works for a while.

That's because it was just revealed on Wednesday that Nike dropped the 23-year-old quarterback sometime after the 2015 NFL season, despite only just partnering with him in 2014!

Related: Nike Suspends Contract With Maria Sharapova Over Drug Test

Nike spokesman Brian Strong confirmed they fired the athlete way back on March 11 of last year, almost immediately after he finished rehab the first time.

As you may recall, Johnny's manager Drew Rosenhaus also dropped the former Cleveland Browns QB on Tuesday, and now we understand why — he wasn't making any money!

All of this combined with his pending domestic abuse case must be taking its toll on Johnny Football…

Get well soon, Johnny.

[Image via Johnny Manziel/Instagram.]

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Nike & Porsche Distance Themselves From Maria Sharapova After Failed Drug Test — Details Here!

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On Monday, Maria Sharapova admitted to failing a drug test during this year's Australian Open.

Despite explaining that she's been taking Meldonium — a non FDA-approved drug — for 10 years for health issues, Maria was still "provisionally suspended" starting on March 12 by the International Tennis Federation.

Well there's more bad news for the blonde beauty as Nike, Porsche, and TAG Huer are all distancing themselves from the athlete in light of the findings.

Related: O.J. Simpson Reportedly LAUGHED When He Heard About LAPD Finding Knife At Former Home!

Nike is one of the athlete's bigger deals as she signed a deal with them back in 2010 worth $70 million over eight years. The athletic company released a statement regarding their decision saying:

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Nike Reportedly Cutting Ties With Manny Pacquiao Over Anti-Gay Comments!

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Talk about a step in the right direction!

While Adidas made history this past week by vowing to never fire a spokesperson if they come out of the closet, it looks like Nike has decided to make a move towards equality of their own.

That's because after Manny Pacquiao's controversial statement that gay people are worse than animals, we're hearing the athletic apparel company is about to cut ties with the MMA fighter!

Related: Manny's Apology Isn't Any Better Than His Initial Comments

Apparently, Nike doesn't want to associate themselves with such a homophobic athlete, even if he is at the top of his field! YAY!!!

But if you're not going to take our word for it, Manny's Gym Training line has already been removed from the website entirely — though for now he is still on their Instagram page…

Do U think Nike is serious about coming out as pro-LGBT??

[Imag Manny Pacquiao/Instagram.]

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Kendall & Kylie Jenner Show Off Their Personal Taste In Winter Style While Out And About

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Kendall and Kylie go out on separate occasions.

'Tis the season for coats and jackets!

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner showed off their outerwear in separate locations on Tuesday.

Kenny was spotted casually strolling down a street in West Hollywood in Nike leggings, a cropped high-neck top, and print knit Sass & Bide coat.

Related: Kendall Poses In LOVE Magazine

In the evening, her younger sister hit up Mastro's steakhouse in Beverly Hills in leather pants and a Led Zeppelin bomber jacket.

She must love rock music just as much as sister Kim Kardashian West!

If you could raid one sister's closet, would it be Kendall's or Kylie's???

[Image via Pacific Coast News Online/WENN.]

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