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Bulgaria will have to close part of its national stadium for European Championship qualifiers against England and the Czech Republic because of fan racism.
UEFA issued the order, saying Bulgarian fans were racially abusive during a 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic and a 3-2 loss to Kosovo last month.
Bulgaria hosts England on Oct. 14 and the Czech Republic on Nov. 17.
In a post on Twitter in Greek and German, Germany's new ambassador in Athens, Ernst Reichel, announced his arrival.
Reichel, who said "Hello Greece!" in both Greek and Germany, previously served as Germany's ambassador to Ukraine and as the head of the German Foreign Ministry's office for Southeastern Europe and Turkey.
In hoops, Giannis Antetokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie. In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he'd never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
The reigning NBA MVP was shocked. "It was really heavy," Antetokounmpo told The Associated Press. "I thought it would be lighter."
Olympiakos captain and Greece's midfield linchpin Costas Fortounis has suffered a serious knee injury that rules him out of action for an estimated six months. He will be operated next weekend.
The influential midfielder suffered a rupture on his cruciate ligament and is going to undergo an operation on July 20. He is expected to return to action for Olympiakos after Christmas.
An owl peers up from its nest in a sanctuary for injured animals in Kalohori, west of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Saturday. The sanctuary is run by a team of volunteers and is currently accommodating more than 300 animals ranging from swans and roe deer to hedgehogs and swallows. [Nikos Arvanitidis/ANA-MPA]
In a barren Athens parking lot, young Pakistanis get in position for a game of cricket. On one end of the dust-covered concrete is a trash can; on the other, a pile of rocks. That is their pitch, and those are its wickets.
In football-loving Greece, cricket is an alien concept. But for its migrants from Pakistan, one of the world's most cricket-crazy nations, it is a way of life.
Greece's new prime minister has promised Angela Merkel in a phone call that he would quickly implement a reform program, the German chancellor said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a news conference with Finland's prime minister, Merkel also said she agreed with euro zone finance ministers that no change was needed to Greece's bailout program.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a shock first-round defeat at Wimbledon Monday as he was ousted 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-7(8) 6-3 by lowly ranked Italian Thomas Fabbiano. A year ago, the seventh-seeded Greek needed just 91 minutes to beat the Italian in the third round. "Somehow, I didn't manage to get even close to that level that I played last year.
Greece center back Costas Manolas has transferred from Roma to Napoli in a deal worth 36 million euros that should boost the southern club's Serie A title credentials.
Roma announced the transfer on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Manolas joins Kalidou Koulibaly in what could become one of the top center back pairings in the Italian league.
Romania lost to defending champions Germany 2-4 (2-1) in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 football championship in Italy and San Marino on the Renato Dall'Ara Stadium in Bologna on Thursday. Scoring for the winners were Nadi Amiri (21', 90'+ 4') and Luca Waldschmidt (51' - penalty, 90'), while George Puscas scored the goals for Romania (26' - penalty, 44').
Greek sports is mourning the passing of wrestler Babis Holidis, winner of two medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games.
He died on Wednesday at the age of 62 years.
The Kazakh-born diminutive athlete had won bronze both in Los Angeles and in Seoul and was one of the most decorated wrestlers in the sport's history in Greece. He competed in four Olympics.