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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday that the presidents of international soccer's governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, will be invited to Greece to help draft a "memorandum" to overhaul the country's troubled Super League.
Speaking in Parliament, Mitsotakis said that the government would not hesitate to suspend the country's championship if the problems persisted.
Fearing reactions in northern Greece that would divide the country between north and south, the government on Tuesday announced an amendment that would ensure that northern clubs PAOK Thessaloniki and Xanthi are not relegated due to a breach of Super League rules which forbids two clubs from having common ownership.
Greece legend Nikos Zisis returned to the local league on Saturday. He helped AEK beat rival Peristeri away and consolidate itself on the second spot of the Basket League.
Zisis, a gold medallist at the 2005 Eurobasket, has decided to end his career at the professional club where he made his name before spending a decade and a half abroad.
Turkey's Fenerbahçe Beko suffered a frustrating home loss to Barcelona on Jan. 17 that ended the Istanbul club's three-game winning streak in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
The Spanish team toppled Fenerbahçe 80-74.
Greek playmaker guard Kostas Sloukas led Fenerbahçe Beko with a "double-double" at the Ülker Sports and Event Hall.
Greece's financial police on Wednesday raided the headquarters of the country's soccer federation (EPO) in Athens, the federation said.
The financial police were not immediately available for comment, but an official, who declined to be identified, said they were looking into possible financial misconduct.
Turkish basketball club Fenerbahçe Beko defeated Greece's Olympiacos Piraeus 96-87 in a Round 17 game of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
The Istanbul club ended their four-match losing streak in the EuroLeague with the away victory.
Fenerbahçe's Nando De Colo was unstoppable as he played with 32 points to be the highest scorer of the game.