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Turkey beats Spain to win U-20 European title in basketball

Turkish men’s basketball team has won the FIBA U-20 European Championship with a 65-57 victory over Spain on July 20.

Cedi Osman scored 20 points and was subsequently named in the all-tournament team, as Turkey edged out Spain in the final minute of the gold medal game to be crowned champions for the first time in the history of the competition.

Serbian team wins silver medal at Balkan championship

IZVORANI - The Serbian national team won a silver medal at the Youth Boys Balkan Volleyball Championship in Izvorani, after defeating the host team of Romania 3-2 (20-25, 25-12, 19-25, 25-11, 15-11) in the final round on Sunday.

Wozniacki plays down title talk, but aims to break jinx in Istanbul

Caroline Wozniacki says she is happy to be in Istanbul and will try to end her jinx in Turkey at the WTA Istanbul Cup.

The Danish tennis player has made several visits to Turkey as part of her commercial deal with the national flagship carrier, but her playing campaigns in Istanbul have been less than impressive.

WTA Istanbul Cup returns after three-year break

The seventh edition of the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup, the most important women’s tennis tournament in Turkey, starts with the first round games July 14.

Tennis: Bogdan, Cadantu win BRD Bucharest Open doubles final

Romania's pair Elena Bogdan and Alexandra Cadantu won the 250,000-dollars WTA BRD Bucharest Open doubles final on Sunday, after beating Cagla Buyukakcay (Turkey)/Karin Knapp (Italy) 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.

Meireles sports his Blue Mosque tattoo during World Cup training

Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles has shown his newest tattoo, featuring the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, during a recent training for his team’s upcoming game at the World Cup in Brazil.

The former Chelsea and Liverpool player now calls Turkey his home, as he plays for Turkish football giants Fenerbahçe. 

54th cycling race through Serbia starts

POZAREVAC - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic announced the start of the 54th cycling race through Serbia in Pozarevac on Thursday, noting that the competition under the slogan "Along the paths of freedom of our ancestors" offers an opportunity to learn more about the tradition of the Serbian army, which made a significant contribution to the Allies' victory in World War One.

Roberto Mancini parts ways with Galatasaray after less than a season in charge

Italian coach Roberto Mancini has left Turkish giants Galatasaray by mutual agreement after less than a season in charge, the club announced on June 11.

"Our relationship with the coach Roberto Mancini and his contract of
employment, which was signed on 1 October, 2013, has been terminated by
mutual agreement," the club said in a statement.

Greece and Turkey draw 5-5 in rematch – 84 years later

By Ioanna Fotiadi

“The longest soccer game in the world” is how one foreign website described the rematch, 84 years in the offing, between Lailapas, a team based on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, and Turkey’s Karsiyaka.

Mandic takes gold at tournament in Austria

INNSBRUCK - Olympic champion Milica Mandic has taken a gold medal in the women's under 73kg event at the Austrian Open Taekwondo Championships in Innsbruck.

Thus, the Serbian athlete secured on Sunday another 10 points for the world rankings and strengthened her position ahead of the World Taekwondo Grand Prix that will take place in China in July.

US down Turkey 2-1 in World Cup tune-up

The United States continued their World Cup preparations with a 2-1 triumph over Turkey on June 1.