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Warriors granted disabled player exception for Thompson

ISTANBUL - The Golden State Warriors were granted a disabled player exception worth $9.3 million for Klay Thompson, said an NBA insider Thursday. "The Golden State Warriors have been granted...

Huge crowds bid farewell to Maradona amid clashes

BOGOTA, Colombia  - Diego Armando Maradona's funeral experienced moments of tension on Thursday when police clashed with hundreds of fans who impatiently tried to enter the “Casa Rosada,” the...

13 Turkish wrestlers contract COVID-19

ANKARA  As many as 15 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Turkey's Greco-Roman wrestling team, the Turkish Wrestling Federation announced on Thursday. Among those who tested positive are 13 wrestlers, a...

PROFILE – Diego Maradona: Football icon dies at 60

ISTANBUL Diego Armando Maradona, who is regarded as one of football's greatest players ever, died of heart failure Wednesday at the age of 60 as the world mourned him. Maradona was...

Football legend Maradona died of heart failure: Autopsy

BUENOS AIRES An autopsy of Diego Maradona, who died in Argentina on Wednesday, found the legendary football player's cause of death to be heart failure. According to local media on Thursday,...

Argentina: Tributes pour in after Maradona´s death

BOGOTA, Colombia  The football world across the globe took to social media to pay tribute to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, who died from a heart attack Wednesday.  Pele was one...

Argentine football legend Maradona dies at 60

ISTANBUL Football legend Diego Armando Maradona died Wednesday, suffering cardiac arrest at home in Tigre, Argentina. Argentine football legend underwent successful surgery on Nov. 4 for a blood clot in his...

Galatasaray upset fans, drawing with 10-man Kayserispor

ANKARA Galatasaray drew with 10-man Hes Kablo Kayserispor 1-1 in a Turkish Super Lig match in Istanbul on Monday, a disappointing result for the Lions. Galatasaray, the home team of the...

African football head banned for misconduct

ISTANBUL The head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was given a five-year ban for abusing his position, football’s world governing body said on Monday. FIFA said in a statement...

Football: Roma forward Dzeko recovers from COVID-19

ISTANBUL Edin Dzeko of Italian football club Roma tested negative for coronavirus, the footballer confirmed on Monday. "Finally, negative! I can’t wait to get back in training with my teammates and...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 2020

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...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...