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French media praises Burak Yilmaz for leading Lille to Ligue 1 title

ANGERS, France Lille's Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz has been praised by the French media for his contribution to his team's Ligue 1 title. Daily newspaper L'Equipe reported that Lille easily beat...

North Korea withdraws from Asian qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

ANKARA The North Korean national football team on Sunday pulled out of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. "The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the withdrawal...

Spotify co-founder's offer to buy Arsenal rejected

ANKARA The head of audio streaming app Spotify said his offer to buy Arsenal has been rejected by the owners of the English football club. "This week an offer was made...

Basketball: UMMC Ekaterinburg win EuroLeague Women trophy

ANKARA Russian basketball club UMMC Ekaterinburg won the EuroLeague Women trophy after beating Perfumerias Avenida of Spain 78-68 in the final held in Istanbul on Sunday. Emma Meesseman was the highest...

F1: Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

ANKARA Red Bull-Honda's Dutch driver Max Verstappen won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 season on Sunday. Verstappen secured his first victory of...

UEFA vows to use legal measures to bar 'Super League'

ANKARA UEFA, European football's governing body, and major three leagues along with their federations warned over the "so-called Super League," and said they will take all measures "to stop this...

Formula 1 takes to the track in Italy this weekend

ISTANBUL Italy is set to host the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Formula 1 on Sunday.The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be raced over 63 laps at the...

Fenerbahce claim 1-0 narrow win over Denizlispor

ANKARA  Istanbul powerhouse Fenerbahce on Monday secured a narrow 1-0 victory over struggling Yukatel Denizlispor to jump to second place in the Turkish Super Lig. Neither side was able to break...

Istanbul Half Marathon: Kenyan athletes claim victory

ISTANBUL Kenyan runners Ruth Chepngetich and Kibiwott Kandie clinched the 16th edition of the Istanbul Half Marathon, an annual road running event that hosted thousands of athletes this year. Chepngetich, 26,...

Italy: Police raid Juventus players' house party

ROME  Italian security forces fined Juventus players for a house party as the football players violated the coronavirus measures. Sports daily Corriere dello Sport reported on Thursday that Italian carabinieri police...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug. 1, 2021

ANKARAAnadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic.Developments in Turkey, coronavirus pandemic...

122 massive fires in Turkey under control: Top official

ANKARA A total of 122 wildfires out of 129 in Turkey have been brought under control, the country's communications director said early Monday. "Of the 129...

Turkish drones help fight against forest fires

ANKARA Turkey’s domestically produced drones – Bayraktar TB2 and Aksungur – are actively taking part in efforts to put out forest fires, the head of...

Turkish president speaks over phone with Georgian, Ethiopian premiers

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Sunday held separate phone conversations with Georgian and Ethiopian prime ministers, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Georgian...

Andriy Shevchenko quits as Ukraine football team manager

ANKARA Andriy Shevchenko on Sunday stepped down as Ukraine's national football team manager. "Today, my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association came to the end," he...