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Olympiakos reaches its first European semifinal, as PAOK crashes out

Olympiakos is in the semifinals of the Europa Conference League, and will face Aston Villa for a spot in the final to take place in Athens, after eliminating Fenerbahce in the penalty shootout on Thursday, while PAOK lost to Club Bruges for a second time.

Istanbul to host 2027 European Games

Istanbul has been unanimously chosen as the host for the fourth European Games in 2027, the European Olympic Committees (EOC) said Wednesday.

The multi-sport event, first staged in 2015, was the fifth continental Games to be established after the Asian Games, Pan American Games, Pacific Games and African Games.

Greens recover, while Reds see winning streak end

Panathinaikos recovered from its loss to Olympiakos last week to win at Red Star Belgrade, while Olympiakos saw its winning streak snapped at Efes in Turkey.

In the first serving of this double week in the Euroleague, Olympiakos went down 85-72 at Anadolu Efes on Tuesday.

Germany to play Ukraine and Greece in last friendlies before Euro 2024

Hosts Germany will play two friendly matches against Ukraine and Greece in June days before the start of the European championships on home soil, the team said on Tuesday.

The Germans will host Ukraine in Nuremberg on June 3 before taking on Greece in Moenchengladbach four days later. Euro 2024 kicks off on June 14 with Germany facing Scotland in their first Group A match.

Bulgarian Codi Miller-McIntyre Leads EuroBasket Qualifiers

Bulgarian national Codi Miller-McIntyre scored the most points on the third day of the qualification matches for the 2025 European Men's Basketball Championship.

He contributed 23 points to Bulgaria's victory over the world champion Germany with a score of 67:62 on Sunday evening at Arena Botevgrad.

Turkish weightlifters claim gold at European Championships

 Turkish weightlifters Cansu Bektaş and Gamze Altun clinched gold medals in the women's 45-kilogram category on the first day of the European Weightlifting Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Bektaş lifted 75 kilograms in the snatch, securing Turkey's first gold medal of the championship. Meanwhile, Altun lifted 92 kilograms in the clean and jerk to claim her gold medal.

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.

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.

PAO signs Bakasetas

Greek soccer international Tasos Bakasetas arrived in Athens on Monday night to complete his transfer to Panathinaikos, which is coached by Turkish coach Fatih Terim. 

Bakasetas, who was signed from Turkish club Trabzonspor, told reporters that "it was hard to say goodbye to Trabzonspor."