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EuroLeague: Anadolu Efes beat Real Madrid 76-60

ANKARA Turkish basketball powerhouse Anadolu Efes defeated Spain’s Real Madrid on Thursday in a fourth round match of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Anadolu Efes forward Krunoslav Simon and center Bryant Dunston...

NBA: Reigning champs Lakers lose in season opener

ANKARA  The latest NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers were beaten by rivals Los Angeles Clippers 116-109 on Tuesday as the 2020-21 NBA season has begun. Clippers' duo Paul George and Kawhi...

Trabzonspor draw with Basaksehir 2-2 in thrilling match

Trabzonspor drew with Istanbul Basaksehir 2-2 in an exciting Turkish Super Lig football match on Monday. Neither team was able to break the deadlock in the first half at Istanbul's...

Lewis Hamilton wins Formula 1 title for sixth time

ANKARA  Mercedes team's driver Lewis Hamilton secured the 2019 Formula 1 title Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix with a second-place finish at the Circuit of the Americas. Teammate Valtteri Bottas...

NBA: Jokic hits game winner against Timberwolves in OT

ANKARA Denver Nuggets' Serbian player Nikola Jokic hit the game winner against Minnesota Timberwolves in over time to bring fourth consecutive victory to his team on Sunday. Jokic continued his game...

Football: Finland, Sweden qualify for EURO 2020

ANKARA The Finnish and Swedish national football squads secured their place in UEFA EURO 2020 by beating their opponents Friday evening. Finland managed to book their tournament finals debut, defeating Liechtenstein...

Bayern Munich narrow gap at top in Bundesliga

ISTANBUL German reigning champs Bayern Munich closed the gap at the top of the Bundesliga to a point with the leader Borussia Monchengladbach. The leader Borussia Monchengladbach were defeated by Union...

Turkish athlete bags gold medal at JUDOWN competition

ANKARA A Turkish athlete on Sunday won gold medal in an international judo championship organized for sportspeople with down syndrome. Talha Ahmet Erdem faced Corte Diogo of Portugal at the final...

Coronavirus forces football leagues to alter seasons

ANKARA A growing number of countries decided to cancel domestic football matches Thursday as the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe.  Top-tier U.S. football league Major League Soccer...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...