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COVID-19: England suspends professional football

ANKARA All professional football matches in England have been called off until at least April 3 due to the spread of the coronavirus in the country.According to statements issued...

Lokomotiv Moscow winger Farfan contracts coronavirus

ANKARA  A Lokomotiv Moscow player was infected with the novel coronavirus, the football club said Saturday. "Jefferson Farfan has tested positive for coronavirus. We wish Jeff a speedy recovery! Get better...

Football: Besiktas beat Antalyaspor in Super Lig

ANKARA Besiktas edged Antalyaspor in Saturday's top-tier Super Lig match. Croatian defender Domagoj Vida got things going for Besiktas with a early header. The Black Eagles doubled the lead in minute 11...

Former Spain star Villa to retire at end of season

ANKARA  Former Spain forward David Villa, 37, will retire from football at end of this season, the player said on Wednesday. "After 19 years as a professional, I have decided to...

Anadolu Efes superstar Larkin named MVP for 4th time

ANKARA Turkey's Anadolu Efes superstar Shane Larkin earned the most valuable player (MVP) honor for four straight rounds in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague on Saturday. "For a fourth consecutive round, the...

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

ANKARA Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who retired in 2014 after 30 years, has died, the league announced Wednesday evening. Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage on Dec. 12 and underwent emergency...

NBA: Doncic leads Dallas to victory with triple-double

ANKARA Dallas Mavericks defeated Cleveland Cavaliers 131-111 on Sunday evening, thanks to another triple-double posted by their young star Luka Doncic. The Slovenian sensation posted his second straight triple-double with 29...

Football: Sivasspor stunned but among title contenders

ANKARA Demir Grup Sivasspor were upset over Monday's 1-0 away loss to Fraport TAV Antalyaspor in a Turkish Super Lig match but still are four points behind leaders Trabzonspor,...

Turkey cancels Presidential Cycling Tour over COVID-19

ANKARA Turkey canceled its Presidential Cycling Tour due to risks relating to the novel coronavirus. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Cycling Federation President Erol Kucukbakirci said the next year's race would be...

Football games in Hungary suspended over COVID-19 fears

ANKARA The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) on Tuesday postponed all football matches as the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to spread across the country.  "Due to the current,...

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Turkish president, Italian premier speak over phone

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the phone, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate on Tuesday.  During the phone...

Turkish, Greek military delegations begin NATO talks

ANKARA A NATO technical meeting between Turkish and Greek military delegations began Tuesday at the alliance headquarters to discuss methods for reducing risks of incidents...

Top Turkish diplomat meets with Libyan vice premier

ANKARA  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday met with Libya’s deputy prime minister. Cavusoglu said on Twitter that he had a "productive meeting" with Ahmed...

Controversial law-breaking UK bill passes 1st hurdle

LONDON A controversial British bill passed its first legislative hurdle on Monday with a vote of 340-263, a margin of victory of 77.Thirty MPs from...

Libya: 24 migrants die as boat sinks off Libyan coast

GENEVA At least 24 people died when a rubber boat carrying irregular migrants sank Tuesday on the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, according to the International...