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Turkish World Cup hero Reçber hospitalised with coronavirus

Former Turkish national team and ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Rüştü Reçber is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his wife said.

Reçber took on hero status in Turkey as he kept goal at the 2002 World Cup, anchoring his team to the semi-finals and ultimately third place, their greatest ever performance in the tournament.    

Panathinaikos looks for Pitino's successor

Greek basketball champion Panathinaikos is looking for its next coach for when the action resumes in Greece and in Europe, after the departure of Rick Pitino back to the US.

The legendary coach is returning to the NCAA, as he has just signed a five-year contract with Iona, starting this fall.

Erdogan: Merkel and Macron will Visit Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said German and French leaders will visit Istanbul next week for talks on the migration crisis, local media quoted by the BBC reports.

Erdogan told reporters on his plane back from Brussels that he, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron "will meet in Istanbul next Tuesday", Anadolu news agency reported.

Woman athlete aims high in 2020 Paralympics

Hamide Doğangün, who has already competed twice in the Paralympics, hopes to get a medal in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo games.
Doğangün suffered from paraplegia at the age of nine after a traffic accident. Following a two-year treatment in the hospital, she was discharged in a wheelchair.

Coach firm reintroduces bus attendants after complaints

German bus operator Flixbus has decided to reintroduce attendants on local coach service brand Kamil Koç after having received complaints from consumers.

The German company last year acquired Kamil Koç, which has been on the roads for more than nine decades, and decided to eliminate the bus attendants (muavin) and removed seat numbers.

Sivasspor end Galatasaray's 8-game winning streak

Two Turkish Süper Lig title contenders met on March 8 as Demir Grup Sivasspor ended reigning champs Galatasaray's eight-game winning streak.  

In an away game in week 25 of the Turkish top-tier football league, Galatasaray drew Demir Grup Sivasspor 2-2 on March 8.

EuroLeague: Anadolu Efes' Larkin named MVP for sixth time

Turkey's Anadolu Efes superstar Shane Larkin earned the most valuable player (MVP) honor for the sixth time this season in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague on March 7.

"Shane Larkin re-wrote history books on Friday night while powering Anadolu Efes Istanbul to a 91-79 home win over Olympiacos Piraeus and earning, in the process, another MVP of the Round honor," EuroLeague said on March 7.

Turkish Süper Lig: Beşiktaş beat Ankaragücü 2-1

Turkish Süper Lig giants Beşiktaş defeated Ankaragücü 2-1 at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul in the opening match of Week 25 on March 6.

Turkish international striker Burak Yılmaz gave an early lead to his team after he scored a penalty for Black Eagles in the 6th minute of the match.

Euroleague shows not all defeats are the same

Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had two very different defeats on Thursday and Friday, as the Greens suffered a bad 31-point loss at home to CSKA Moscow, while the Reds fought hard before succumbing to leader Anadolu Efes in Turkey by 12.

CSKA beat Panathinaikos 97-66 on Thursday in Athens in what hardly seemed to be the battle between the fifth and the sixth at the table.

Galatasaray ease past Gençlerbirliği in Turkish league

Turkish Super Lig title contenders Galatasaray thrashed Gençlerbirliği 3-0 on March 1 to gain their eighth consecutive victory in the league.

Dutch defender Ryan Donk struck the opening goal to give his team an early lead in the third minute of the match.

Colombian forward Radamel Falcao doubled his team's lead in the 33rd minute and the first half ended 2-0 for the home team.

Başakşehir to face Copenhagen in Europa League last 16

Turkey's Medipol Başakşehir will take on Denmark's FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 stage, according to the draw at the union's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Feb. 28.

The first legs in this phase will be held on March 12 with second legs on March 19.

Başakşehir paired with FC Copenhagen for the first time in history.

Greek PM, Merkel discuss Turkey, migrants' moves towards Greek borders

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the situation in Turkey and the movement of migrants towards Greek borders during a call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the prime minister's office said.

Mitsotakis briefed Merkel over Greece's initiatives, it said. [Reuters]

British cyclist wins Tour of Antalya

British cyclist Max Stedman won first place in the overall standings of the Tour of Antalya on Feb. 23.

The fourth and final stage was held on a 136-kilometer (84-mile) track between the resort town of Side and the city of Antalya.

Tim Merlier, 23, who rides for the Alpecin-Fenix Cycling Team, won the fourth stage in two hours, 57 minutes and 31 seconds

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