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EuroLeague: Sasha Vezenkov named week's MVP

ANKARA Sasha Vezenkov was named this week’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague on Saturday. The forward’s stellar performance in Olympiacos’ 80-84 win against ALBA Berlin in Germany...

Atlanta Hawks players get COVID-19 vaccines

ANKARA Players of the Atlanta Hawks were vaccinated for the novel coronavirus, the NBA announced on Friday.The NBA said 14 Hawks players had received their first doses of the jab...

LeBron scores 37 as Lakers win 4th straight victory

ANKARALeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers over the Charlotte Hornets 116-105 for their fourth consecutive victory late on Thursday.LeBron played with 37 points, eight rebounds and six assists...

Olympic hammer throw champ get 2-year ban for doping

ANKARA Olympic hammer throw gold medalist Dilshod Nazarov from Tajikistan was banned for two years for doping on Thursday. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said a prohibited substance was detected in...

Inter Milan's Serie A game suspended due to coronavirus

ISTANBUL The Italian Serie A match between Inter Milan and Sassuolo was suspended because of coronavirus cases on one football team, Inter said Thursday. "FC Internazionale Milano announces that Stefan de...

Inter goalkeeper Handanovic tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA  Inter Milan's Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic tested positive for the novel coronavirus Wednesday.  "FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that the COVID-19 test that Samir Handanovic underwent this morning has come...

PSG advance to French Cup quarterfinals

ANKARA Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) eliminated Lille 3-0 Wednesday in the last 16 to qualify for the French Cup quarterfinals.  PSG took an early lead in the ninth minute as Argentine forward...

Antalyaspor to face Besiktas in Turkish Cup final

ANTALYA Fraport TAV Antalyaspor qualified for the 2021 Ziraat Turkish Cup final to meet Besiktas over Wednesday's 2-0 win against Aytemiz Alanyaspor.  In the 17th minute at Antalya Stadium, German forward...

Barcelona president wants Messi to stay at club

ANKARASpanish football club Barcelona's newly elected president on Wednesday said he will try to persuade Argentine superstar Lionel Messi to stay at the club.In his inauguration ceremony at the...

Fenerbahce win Turkish derby in EuroLeague Women

SALAMANCA, Spain Istanbul-based basketball club Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo toppled city rivals Galatasaray 91-74 in a EuroLeague Women quarterfinal match on Wednesday.Ukrainian small forward Alina Iagupova was on fire as...

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France dismisses reports of tensions with Algeria

PARIS France on Sunday dismissed reports of tensions with Algeria after Prime Minister Jean Castex abruptly called off his visit to the North African...

Peru heads to polls to elect new president

BOGOTA, Colombia Amid coronavirus measures, Peruvians went to polls on Sunday to elect a new president for the next five years.More than 25 million people...

Militants destroy 3 aid facilities in NE Nigeria: UN

LAGOS, Nigeria Five civilians have been killed and three facilities of global aid organizations destroyed in an attack by Boko Haram in a northeastern town...

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez injured

ANKARA Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez suffered a cruciate ligament injury in his knee, the Spanish football powerhouse said on Sunday.In a statement, Real...

Women protest against fashion show in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir A group of women held a protest march in the capital of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday against a...