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Boxing: 'Canelo' beats Turkey's Yildirim in 3 rounds

ISTANBUL  Turkish boxer Avni Yildirim was defeated by Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in the super middleweight title fight on Saturday. Alvarez forced his opponent to quit on the stool after three...

Galatasaray beat Erzurumspor to maintain league lead

ANKARA Galatasaray beat Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor 2-0 in a Super Lig week 27 match Saturday to keep a hold on their lead in Turkey's top-tier football division. Galatasaray had enough goals...

Former world rally champion Mikkola dies

ANKARA Finland’s former world rally champion Hannu Mikkola died on Saturday at the age of 78. "Hannu Mikkola, the 1983 world champion and one of Finland’s great rally names has died,"...

Anadolu Efes' Micic named MVP of week in EuroLeague

ANKARA  Anadolu Efes basketball team's Serbian star Vasilije Micic has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Round 26, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague announced on Saturday. "With a dominant performance...

LeBron James responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic on politics

ANKARA  American basketball superstar LeBron James slammed Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic for criticizing him over his political activism. "I like him a lot. He's phenomenal at what he's doing....

Real Madrid claim 1-0 victory over 10-man Atalanta

ISTANBUL Real Madrid clinched a 1-0 away win Wednesday against Italian side Atalanta in a UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match.  The home club were down to 10...

NBA: Doncic helps Mavericks defeat Hawks 118-117

ANKARA The Dallas Mavericks beat the Atlanta Hawks 118-117 with Luka Doncic leading his team to an impressive victory late Wednesday. The 21-year-old Slovenian was on fire with 28 points, 10...

Basaksehir beat 10-man Fenerbahce to reach Turkish Cup semis

ANKARA Medipol Basaksehir booked their spot in the Ziraat Turkish Cup's semifinals with a 2-1 win over Fenerbahce on Tuesday.  Basaksehir’s Chilean winger Junior Fernandes fired in a right-footed strike from...

Lewis Hamilton to stay at Mercedes 1 more year

ANKARA  British driver Lewis Hamilton has extended his contract with Mercedes for the 2021 Formula 1 season, his team announced on Monday. “The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is pleased to announce...

Tampa Bay beat Kansas City to win Super Bowl LV

ANKARA The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV for the National Football League (NFL) title Sunday that saw Tom Brady grab...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...