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Greece eyes FIFA-UEFA ‘memorandum’ for Super League overhaul

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.

Greek government seeks to avert north-south feud

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.

ND ousts popular soccer veteran from European Parliament group

Ruling New Democracy has struck lawmaker and popular soccer veteran Theodoros Zagorakis from its European Parliament group over comments criticizing a recommendation by the Professional Sports Commission to relegate clubs PAOK and Xanthi.

Zisis returns to AEK to lead it to triumph at Peristeri

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.

PAOK and Xanthi threatened with drop for breaking ownership rules

PAOK has not enjoyed its return to the top of the Super League on Monday as it is threatened with the ultimate punishment for allegedly bending ownership rules. The response by the Thessaloniki club and its fans was explosive.

NBA All-Star starters announced, Giannis, LeBron to captain

The NBA announced the All-Star starters for the 69th All-Star Game that will be held on February 16.

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James will be the captains for their teams as they received the highest vote turnouts in their respective conferences.

Hard work pays off for Reds and Greens

Olympiakos and Panathinaikos had to work hard to score home wins for the Euroleague on Friday, against opposition that in other seasons would not have troubled them so much.

EuroLeague: Barcelona stun Fenerbahçe Beko in Istanbul

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.

Greek financial police raid soccer federation

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.

From Washington to Benghazi, East Med Brinkmanship Builds

In the Great Game over East Mediterranean gas, the US is strengthening security ties with Greece while Athens and Ankara court opposing sides in the military fight for Tripoli.

Kyrgios keeps calm to outlast Tsitsipas at ATP Cup

Australian Nick Kyrgios outlasted world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(7) 6-7(3) 7-6(5) after an intense duel to seal the tie for the hosts against Greece at the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Tsitsipas records first win of the year, over Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas was clinical as he picked up his first win of the season at the ATP Cup in Brisbane on Sunday against a temperamental Alexander Zverev of Germany, who was almost reduced to tears due to problems over his serve.

Fenerbahçe ends four-match losing streak after beating Olympiacos

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.

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