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Manchester Utd joins leaders Liverpool with 33 points

ISTANBUL Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 2-1 on Friday to move level on points with the English Premier League leaders Liverpool.  Anthony Martial scored the opener for the Red Devils on...

COVID-19: Besiktas head says he is in good health

ANKARA The chairman of Turkish football club Besiktas, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus for a second time on Wednesday, said he is in good health. “First of all, I...

Liverpool lead Premier League as matchweek 16 starts

ANKARA Week 16 in the English Premier League is set to start on Monday as Liverpool are still the league leaders despite Sunday’s 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at...

Tennis: Roger Federer withdraws from Australian Open

ANKARA   Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has withdrawn from the 2021 Australian Open while his recovery from surgery on his knee still remains. “In the end Roger ran out of time...

Afghan cricketer crowned as T20 Player of Decade

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan's iconic young sensation Rashid Khan was named Men’s T20I Player of the Decade by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday. Emerging from the rocky grounds of eastern...

Superbike: Turkey's Razgatlioglu eyes 2021 world title

ISTANBUL  Turkish motorcyclist Toprak Razgatlioglu targets the 2021 title in the FIM World Superbike Championship next year. PATA Yamaha's Razgatlioglu told Anadolu Agency on Monday that they made a flying start...

Mavericks crush Clippers, set halftime lead record

ANKARA The Dallas Mavericks trounced the Los Angeles Clippers 124-73 in Sunday's NBA game with a halftime lead record. The Mavericks led the game with a fantastic 77-27 advantage when the...

2 Manchester City players test positive for COVID-19

ANKARA English Premier League side Manchester City Friday announced that Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, and two club staffers had contracted the novel coronavirus. “All four personnel will now observe a period...

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim banned for 5 matches

ANKARA Galatasaray's manager Fatih Terim has been banned for five matches, the disciplinary board of the Turkish Football Federation confirmed on Thursday. He was banned over his unsportsmanlike conduct against the...

Trippier suspended for 10 weeks over betting breaches

ANKARA The English football governing body has suspended Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier for ten weeks, and fined £70,000 ($94,660) for breaking betting rules. According to the Football Association, the 30-year-old...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...