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Football: Medipol Basaksehir get first Super Lig win

ANKARA - Defending Turkish Super Lig winners Medipol Basaksehir earned their first league win Saturday in the 2020-21 football season beating Trabzonspor 2-0 in week five's away match. The Istanbul...

Ugandan athlete wins 2020 World Half Marathon

KAMPALA, Uganda  - Ugandan athlete Jacob Kiplimo bagged a gold medal at the 2020 World Half Marathon in Poland on Saturday. The 19-year-old long distance runner finished the race in...

AC Milan win Inter derby, Ibrahimovic scores brace

ANKARA Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals on Saturday as AC Milan won the derby against fierce rivals Inter Milan 2-1 in the Italian league. In the 13th minute,...

Turkish basketball coach Kunter tests COVID-19 positive

ANKARA A Turkish basketball head coach in France, Erman Kunter tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday. "My father's COVID-19 test made this morning in France was positive! But thank...

Turkish motorcycle racer Razgatlioglu wins in Portugal

ISTANBUL Turkish motorcycle racer Toprak Razgatlioglu won the first race in the 2020 MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship's Portuguese Round on Saturday. PATA Yamaha team's Razgatlioglu got his first pole position...

Tennis: Wimbledon 2021 may be closed to live audiences

ISTANBUL Next year's Wimbledon Tennis Championships may be held behind closed doors next year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organizers of the event announced Friday. Sharing three possible scenarios,...

Football: Argentina’s Zabaleta announces retirement

ANKARA Argentine right-back Pablo Zabaleta on Friday announced his retirement from football at the age of 35. Zabaleta has played for San Lorenzo, Espanyol, Manchester City and West Ham United during...

Football: Aston Villa stun Liverpool with 7-2 rout

ISTANBUL Aston Villa hammered Liverpool 7-2 in an English Premier League match Sunday. Playing at Birmingham's Villa Park, English forward Ollie Watkins scored a hat-trick to lead his team to victory. John...

Football: Bayern Munich beat Hertha Berlin in thriller

ISTANBUL Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin with a 4-3 score in matchday three of the German Bundesliga. The home team's Robert Lewandowski produced four goals in the 40th, 51st, 85th and...

Football: Basel forward Kemal Ademi joins Fenerbahce

ISTANBUL Turkish football club Fenerbahce confirmed on Sunday that Basel forward Kemal Ademi had moved to the Istanbul side. Fenerbahce said it had secured an agreement in principle for Ademi to...

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Ireland to enter highest level of COVID-19 restrictions

LONDON Ireland will impose Level 5 coronavirus restrictions nationwide for six weeks, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said Monday, becoming the first EU country to return...

Thai anti-government rallies widen beyond Bangkok

JAKARTA, Indonesia Thousands of people across Thailand joined protests Monday demanding that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha step down.    The rallies, organized by the pro-democracy group...

Boat accidents kill over 70 in DR Congo in 2 weeks

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo More than 70 people have died in boat accidents in two weeks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local...

US imposes Iran sanctions on Chinese firms, individuals

WASHINGTON The US imposed Monday sanctions on six Chinese entities and two individuals for doing business with Iran's Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.   "The international...

Somali premier announces new cabinet

GAROWE, Somalia  Somalia's new prime minister announced his new Cabinet on Monday evening in the capital Mogadishu.  Speaking at the presidential palace flanked by his new...