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Turkish football match postponed over COVID-19 cases

The football match between Adanaspor and Beypiliç Boluspor scheduled for Nov. 30 was postponed after dozens of players tested positive for coronavirus on Nov. 28.

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) confirmed on its website that the second-tier 1st league game was postponed.

Turkish rhythmic gymnastics team win European title

Turkey's women's national rhythmic gymnastics team won the 2020 European title on Nov. 28, the team's first-ever medal in the competition.

"Historic! Turkey win their first-ever medal at a European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships after defeating Ukraine to the 3 hoops, 2 pairs of clubs gold!," Turkish Olympic Committee tweeted.

Anadolu Efes extend winning streak in EuroLeague

Anadolu Efes defeated Serbian side Crvena Zvezda 75-64 in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 11 game on Nov. 26. 

Playing at Belgrade's Aleksandar Nikolic Hall, Efes' Shane Larkin was the highest scorer of the game with 18 points and five assists.

Adrien Moerman finished with 17 points and nine rebounds and Krunoslav Simon added 11 points.

Galatasaray upset fans, drawing with 10-man Kayserispor

Galatasaray drew with 10-man Hes Kablo Kayserispor 1-1 in a Turkish Süper Lig match in Istanbul on Nov. 23.

Galatasaray, the home team of the week 9 game, were awarded a penalty kick in the 62nd minute as Norwegian right back Martin Linnes was fouled in the area.

After a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) check, the referee showed the penalty spot.

Turkish pentathlete becomes European champion

Turkish pentathlete İlke Özyüksel bagged a gold medal on Nov. 20 in the Modern Pentathlon U24 Junior European Championships in Drzonkow, Poland.

"I'm very happy to have achieved such success during the coronavirus [pandemic]. Although it was the beginning of the season, we achieved our best," Özyüksel told Anadolu Agency.

Turkish sprinter finishes second in Diamond League

Turkish sprinter Yasmani Copello Escobar finished second in the men's 400-meter hurdle in the season's first race in the Diamond League. 

The 33-year-old Cuban native finished the race in 49:04 seconds.

Norwegian Karsten Warholm broke the tape in 47:10 seconds.

In the men's 200-meter race, Turkey's Ramil Guliyev finished fifth in 20.80 seconds.

Fenerbahçe football team announce 2 COVID-19 cases

One player and a technical staff member at Fenerbahçe tested positive for COVID-19, the Super Lig club announced on Aug. 13. 

The Turkish club said treatment began for those infected.

The team did not disclose the identities of the infected but said they have been isolated at home.

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No virus in re-tests at Fenerbahçe football club

In a second test for COVID-19, a player and a technical staffer at the Fenerbahce football club who tested positive earlier this week have just returned a negative result, the Turkish Super Lig club said on Aug. 14.

The Istanbul team added that despite the second test finding no infection, the two individuals remain in isolation at home.

Turkish swimmer aims to get medal at Para World Contest

A teenager born without a right arm and left leg started swimming for rehabilitation and succeeded in becoming a national swimmer by overcoming his fear of water.
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