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Antetokounmpo scales new heights at All-Star game

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.

Olympiakos concedes late equalizer to Dynamo

Olympiakos will need to win in Ukraine next week, or at least snatch a 3-3 draw, if it is to go through to the round of 16 of the Europa League, after conceding a late equalizer to Dynamo Kiev for a 2-2 first-leg score in Piraeus on Thursday.

Greek government condemns basketball team's walkout

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.

Suspect in referee assault to present defense on Monday

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.

Merciless Monfils hands Tsitsipas lesson in Sofia

Gael Monfils doled out another lesson in outstanding tennis, winning 93 percent of points on his first serve, as he reached the semi-finals of the Sofia Open on Friday with a 6-3 7-6(5) win over Greece's emerging talent Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas struggles past stubborn Struff

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.

Manolo Jimenez at AEK, Vol. 3

Manolo Jimenez, the Spanish coach who led AEK to its first league title in 24 years last summer, is back at the helm of the Athens club for a third time.

Antetokounmpo stars as Bucks dominate Nets

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]

Antentokounbo says Tsitsipas will soon become new 'Greek freak'

Greece's homegrown NBA All-Star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, predicted that tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas will soon become the new "Greek freak" as his career takes off following his impressive appearance at the Australian Open last month.

Galatasaray sign Mitroglou on loan from Marseille

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.

NSI: Bulgarians' Trips Abroad Increase 4.2% YoY in December 2018

In December 2018, Bulgarians made 478,400 trips abroad, 4.2% more than in the same month of the previous year, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. An increase was registered in the trips to Serbia, Turkey, Macedonia, Romania, Germany and Greece.

Tsitsipas to face Nadal for a place in the final

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]

Tsitsipas follows up Federer upset by reaching first Slam semifinal

 Lest anyone get the idea that Stefanos Tsitsipas's upset of Roger Federer was a fluke, the 20-year-old from Greece followed it up by beating No. 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at the Australian Open on Tuesday to become the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since 2007.

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