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Team Giannis's captain, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, dunks the ball against Team LeBron during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game on All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Antetokounmpo, known as the Greek Freak, scored a game-high 38 points but Team LeBron rallied in the end for a 178-164 victory.
Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing.
Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, leaving at halftime and trailing 40-25. A spokesman for the team said he was "disgusted" with the quality of the refereeing.
A 28-year-old soccer player was given until Monday to prepare his defense against the charge he was involved in the assault and injury of international referee Thanassis Tzilos last December in the central Greek city of Larissa.
The suspect, who turned himself in late last week after police issued an arrest warrant, plays for a team in Piraeus.
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague leaders Fenerbahçe Beko beat Greece's Panathinaikos OPAP 85-66 Friday at home.
Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had to fight hard before booking his place in the Sofia Open quarter-finals, securing a 7-6(5) 6-4 win over feisty German Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday having enjoyed the backing of the Bulgarian crowd.
"For the first time I play as if I was at home," said 20-year-old Tsitsipas, who reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open last month.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (c) of Greece is surrounded by the Brooklyn Nets defense in the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Monday. Antetokounmpo flirted with a triple-double as he helped his team dominate the Nets. [EPA]
Greece striker Konstantinos Mitroglou joined Galatasaray on an 18-month loan deal from French side Olympique de Marseille on the final day of the January transfer window, the Turkish club said on Thursday.
Galatasaray will pay 30-year-old Mitroglou 1.5 million euros ($1.72 million) for the 2018-19 season and 2.6 million euros for 2019-20 season, the Turkish club added.
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague leader Fenerbahçe Beko beat Greece's Olympiakos 90-75 at home on Jan. 24.
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates winning against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in the men's singles quarter final match on day nine of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday. He will now face Rafa Nadal, who kept the flag flying for the old guard with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over American Frances Tiafoe. [EPA]