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Kasselakis to address SYRIZA congress on Thursday

The leader of Greece's leftist main opposition party will open SYRIZA's 4th congress on Thursday.

Stefanos Kasselakis will address the delegates at 7 p.m.

The congress is held at the Tae Kwon Do Stadium, and will last until February 25.

Kurugliev wins gold at Romania European Wrestling Championships

Dauren Kurugliev of Greece celebrates after defeating San Marino's Myles Nazem Amine in a men's freestyle 86 kg category gold medal wrestling match during the European Wrestling Championships, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday. [AP]

Serbia lose to Croatia in water polo world championship quarters

DOHA - The Serbia men's national water polo team lost 15-13 (4-4, 5-5, 2-1, 4-3) to Croatia at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Tuesday evening.

Serbia now go to the playoffs for the 5th to the 8th positions and will first face the loser of the match between Hungary and France.

Serbia to face Greece in Davis Cup World Group 1 playoffs

LONDON - Serbia were on Thursday drawn to play Greece in the tennis Davis Cup World Group 1 playoffs, the Tennis Association of Serbia announced.

The draw ceremony was held in London.

In a statement, the Association said Serbia would host the tie against Greece from September 13 through 15.

Greece to allow fans at top league soccer matches, with strict rules

Greece will allow its top league soccer matches to be played with fans from February 13, two months after top clubs were ordered to play behind closed doors following the severe injuring of a police officer in violence during a volleyball match.

Synchronized swimmer Platanioti gets silver at Worlds

Synchronized swimming technical world champion Evangelia Platanioti achieved second place at the freestyle event at the Doha World Aquatics Championship on Tuesday.

Platanioti, who got a gold medal in the women's solo technical final in Qatar last Saturday, achieved a total of 253.2833 points, and earned second place on the freestyle category.

Serbia to be seeded in Davis Cup playoffs draw

LONDON - Serbia will be seeded in the draw for the September 13-15 tennis Davis Cup World Group 1 playoffs, the International Tennis Federation announced on its website on Tuesday.

The draw ceremony is scheduled for February 8.

The other seeds are Croatia, Sweden, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Switzerland, Hungary, Portugal, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel and Colombia.

Derby turns green, while PAOK remains on top

PAOK left it late at Peristeri but beat Atromitos, while the biggest win of this round in the Super League belonged to Panathinaikos that downed Olympiakos in the Derby of Eternal Rivals on Sunday.

The Greens, just a few days after eliminating the Reds in the Cup, defeated Olympiakos 2-0 at the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium in Turkish manager Fatih Terim's first derby win in Greece.

Tsitsipas brothers help Greece advance to Davis Cup World Group I

Stefanos and Petros Tsitsipas beat Marius Copil and Victor Vlad Cornea 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles to complete a 3-0 sweep of Romania and helping Greece to advance to the Davis Cup World Group I for the second time ever.

Greek athletes to have own A/Cs at Paris Games

Greece's Olympic delegation will have its own portable air conditioners at the 33rd Games in Paris after the hosts' decision not to install ACs in the athletes' rooms for environmental reasons.

Soccer fans in Greece will need cell phones to buy tickets

Soccer fans in Greece will have to use a state-run digital identification app on their cell phones to buy tickets for games after a security ban on supporters expires next month.

PAOK leads Super League table downing the Greens

PAOK beat Panathinaikos on Sunday and is now alone on top of the Super League table, while the Greens have slumped to third after AEK's win over OFI.

The top-of-the-table clash in Thessaloniki had PAOK win 2-1 through a pair of Kiril Despodov goals. Greece captain Tasos Bakasetas had temporarily equalized for his first goal in the green jersey.

Fatih Terim, the ‘Emperor’ of Turkish soccer, shakes up Greek league

Seeking a bonus to his storied career as a player and coach in Turkey, Fatih Terim is facing his next challenge in neighboring Greece.

The restless 70-year-old took charge of Panathinaikos at the new year and his team next plays PAOK in Thessaloniki on Sunday. The two teams currently top the Super League with 44 points from 19 matches.

Tsitsipas scores first straight-sets win to advance to 4th round

No 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand return to Luca Van Assche of France during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Friday. Tsitsipas beat the #NextGen ATP Frenchman 6-3, 6-0, 6-4, his first straight-sets win of this fortnight. He will meet No 12 Taylor Fritz, who defeated Fabian Morozsan 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.