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Football: Ghanaian midfielder Boateng leaves Besiktas

ANKARA Turkish Super Lig club Besiktas announced Thursday that Kevin-Prince Boateng has left the team.  The Black-Eagles said that Boateng, whose contract with the club has expired, said goodbye to head...

Turkey qualifies for FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021

ISTANBUL  Turkey qualified for the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021 as one of the five best second-place teams, the Turkish Basketball Federation announced Saturday. Turkey moved to the finals with a second-place...

Japanese football head tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA  The head of Japan's football body tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. According to the Tokyo-based Kyodo News agency, Kozo Tashima, 62, was infected with the...

NBA: Mitchell's 57 not enough for Jazz against Nuggets

ISTANBUL Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 57 points Monday as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Utah Jazz 135-125 in overtime in the first round game of the playoffs. Canadian guard Jamal...

Turkish Super Lig: Besiktas draw 1-1 with Antalyaspor

ANKARA Besiktas drew 1-1 with Fraport TAV Antalyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig game on Saturday. Cyle Larin's goal gave a 1-0 lead to home team in the 33rd minute at...

Football: Lille draw with Nice at away game

ISTANBUL Lille on Sunday drew with Nice 1-1 in an away game in the French Ligue 1. Both sides were unable to break the deadlock in the first half at Nice's...

NBA: 2 Brooklyn Nets players test positive for COVID-19

ANKARA Two Brooklyn Nets players DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an NBA insider late Monday. “Two Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for the coronavirus...

Football: Bayern Munich inches closer to title

ANKARA  Germany's Bayern Munich bagged a valuable away win Saturday against Bayer Leverkusen as the Bavarian powerhouse inched closer to the 2020 Bundesliga title. Bayer Leverkusen took the lead at BayArena...

Turkish Super Lig club reports 2 coronavirus cases

ANKARA  Turkish Super Lig club BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor said on Friday that two people, including a football player, tested positive for the coronavirus. Malatyaspor said on Twitter that a player and...

Ajax defender diagnosed with heart condition

ISTANBUL Ajax defender Daley Blind has been diagnosed with a heart muscle inflammation. After suffering from dizziness during the UEFA Champions League match against Valencia on Dec. 10, the 29-year-old was...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...