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Turkish football icon Emre hangs up his boots

ISTANBUL Emre Belozoglu, one of Turkey’s most famous football players, announced his retirement on Saturday.  The 39-year-old Fenerbahce captain ended speculation about his future in an emotional letter sent to Anadolu...

COVID-19: UEFA allows 30% of stadium capacity for fans

ANKARA The UEFA Executive Committee confirmed to open the stadiums up to 30% capacity for its organizations on Thursday, after months-long restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic. European football's governing body said:...

Bundesliga: Leipzig draw with Dortmund in goal bonanza

ISTANBUL Borussia Dortmund halted Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig's six-match winning streak on Tuesday evening, grabbing a 3-3 draw at Signal Iduna Park.  Julian Weigl and Brandt put Dortmund 2-0 up at...

Coronavirus:Japan lifts relegation in football for 2020

ANKARA No teams will relegate to a lower division in the Japanese football leagues for the 2020 season. The J.LEAGUE said on its website on Thursday that it lifted...

Football: Diabate joins Turkey's Trabzonspor

ISTANBUL  England's Leicester City confirmed Friday that Fousseni Diabate joined Turkish football club Trabzonspor. "Leicester City can confirm that attacker Fousseni Diabate has signed a permanent deal with Turkish Super Lig...

NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns’ mother dies due to coronavirus

ISTANBUL  The mother of Minnesota Timberwolves basketball star Karl-Anthony Towns died as a result of the coronavirus, the team announced on Monday. "Jackie was many things to many people - a...

Football: Spanish forward Negredo joins La Liga's Cadiz

ANKARA Spain’s newly promoted club Cadiz confirmed Thursday that Alvaro Negredo joined their side from the UAE's Al-Nasr. "Alvaro Negredo is our first signing for #LaLigaSantander," the Spanish club said on...

Football: Monaco call Onyekuru back from Galatasaray

ANKARA French Ligue 1 club Monaco have called Henry Onyekuru back from a loan stint with Galatasaray. Onyekuru's loan to Galatasaray ended June 30. The Turkish club said Onyekuru did not attend...

Karsiyaka beaten, no undefeated teams in Turkey league

ANKARA Fenerbahce Beko cruised to victory over Besiktas Sompo Sigorta 84-80 in a hard-fought game to gain their sixth win of the season in ING Basketball Super Lig on Sunday. Besiktas...

Real Madrid, Juventus eliminated from Champions League

ANKARA European football giants Real Madrid and Juventus were eliminated Friday from the UEFA Champions League.  Real Madrid was beaten 2-1 by Manchester City in the second leg of the Round...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...