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Latest Stories Sam Amick: Morrison inks one-year deal with Turkish club Besiktasupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 21:13:00

Adam Morrison has signed a one-year deal with Turkish team Besiktas, his agent Brad Ames told

Tottenham fail to cheer absent Redknappupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 06:12:00

English Premier League high-fliers Tottenham failed to offer some cheer to absent manager Harry Redknapp as they suffered their first Europa League defeat of the season, losing 1-0 to Rubin Kazan in Group A.

Turkey vs. Israel in footballupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 07:18:00

Despite tensions between the two nations, a Turkish and Israeli football club face off. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Turks beat Israeli visitors in tense Europa League tieupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 19:11:00

Some big-name clubs were in action in European football's second-tier competition on Thursday, but most attention was focused on Istanbul for the visit of little-fancied Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Ian Thomsen: Expectations tempered as players, owners meet for labor talks Mondayupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 17:16:00

What are the owners and players going to say to one another when labor negotiations resume Monday in New York? Sam Amick: NBA stars looking abroad in earnestupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 15:46:00

The NBA bargaining table is still empty, with the league's owners too busy digging their heels in to pull up a chair and the players having far too much fun exploring the overseas opportunities to sit in some meaningless meeting right now. Raphael Honigstein: Fallout from shocking Turkey match-fixing scandal continuesupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 13:21:00

The special police unit "Organized Crime" swooped at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning two weeks ago. Around 40 players, managers and officials from nine Turkish football clubs as well as three Turkish FA leaders were arrested in connection with an eight-month-long investigation into organized match-fixing. Among them was Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim, one of the most powerful and richest men in Turkey. In a second wave of arrests, another 20 men were apprehended. The police allege match rigging on an industrial scale; politicians, media and the supporters are shocked. "If only five percent of the allegations are true, it would be terrible for sport in Turkey," said Huseyin Celik, the deputy chairman of the ruling AKP party. Sam Amick: No high-level CBA talks scheduledupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 12:07:00

There will be labor-related meetings in the near future. Sam Amick: Locked-out players unlikely to follow Deron's lead overseasupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 11:09:00

Don't go buying your Euroleague Pass just yet, NBA fans. Sam Amick: Besiktas coach Ataman discusses how Williams talks went downupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 17:12:00

With the NBA lockout expected to last months and even eat into next season, Nets point guard Deron Williams has decided to explore his options in Europe. The All-Star is in talks with Turkish club Besiktas (the same team for which Allen Iverson briefly played last season), and according to coach Ergin Ataman, an agreement has been reached.

Besiktas in double swoop for Portugal starsupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 06:36:00

Faltering Besiktas have re-inforced their ranks by acquiring their second Portugal international star this week as Hugo Almeida signed Friday for the Turkish side.

Rampant Madrid hit eight past Levanteupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 05:07:00

Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored hat-tricks as Real Madrid thrashed Levante 8-0 in the first leg of their Spanish Copa del Rey last-16 tie on Wednesday. Georgina Turner: Top 10 soccer stories of 2010updated: Wed Dec 22 2010 13:32:00

1. FIFA corruption. It's been a long time since anybody thought of FIFA as a bunch of do-gooders, but this has been a damaging year for its reputation nonetheless. As Sepp Blatter's merry troupe was courted by World Cup bidders, two members (Nigeria's Amos Adamu and Tahiti's Reynald Temarii) were suspended for offering to sell their votes, and the rest of the executive committee did nothing to quell suspicions that it was standard practice by giving the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to mega-rich, risky options Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter says he wants to give soccer to the world -- though South Africa saw not a cent of the $2 billion profit that FIFA, which refuses to pay tax in host countries, made from last summer's World Cup.

Liverpool finish top despite bore drawupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 17:49:00

Liverpool have qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League as winners of Group K, despite being held to a dour 0-0 draw by Dutch side Utrecht on Wednesday.

Liverpool go through to last 32updated: Thu Dec 02 2010 17:24:00

English club Liverpool qualified for the knockout stages of Europe's second-tier Europa League on Thursday along with Paris St. Germain, Besiktas and Dynamo Kiev. Chris Mannix: Shunned by NBA, Iverson taking his stardom to Turkeyupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 22:03:00

NEW YORK -- In the end, Allen Iverson was, well, Allen Iverson. He was repentant for some of his childish behavior. But not really. He acknowledged his transition to the final phase of his NBA career would have been easier had he been more willing to accept a lesser role, but then declared that he "wouldn't put my talent behind anybody." Indeed, if Friday was the last look America gets of Iverson -- sitting in front of a handful of cameras and a surprisingly sparse group of reporters at the St. Regis Hotel, where he announced his decision to sign with the Turkish club Besiktas -- before his eventual induction ceremony in Springfield, Mass., then Iverson did not disappoint.

Turkish basketball club prepared to sign NBA star Allen Iversonupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 13:30:00

The president of Turkey's Besiktas basketball team says he has a verbal agreement to sign a $2 million contract with former NBA most valuable player Allen Iverson.

Man City cruise to victory in Salzburgupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 17:43:00

Manchester City began their Europa League Group A stage campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday.

Raul bids farewell to Real Madrid; Guti signs for Besiktasupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 14:33:00

Real Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer Raul has confirmed he is heading to either Germany or England after bidding an emotional farewell to the Spanish club.

Guti ends 24-year Real Madrid career; Raul to announce farewellupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 15:32:00

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has continued reshaping his squad ahead of the new season by allowing midfielder Guti to leave the Spanish giants, while legendary forward Raul is also set to go.

Chelsea win in Porto to finish on topupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 17:25:00

Nicolas Anelka stunned Porto for the second time this season as Chelsea finished top of Champions League Group D with a 1-0 victory in the Estadio do Dragao. Gabriele Marcotti: Midterm grades for Champions League group stageupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 14:08:00

We're halfway through the Champions League group stage, which means it's midterm report-card time for Europe's elite. In this evaluation, though, you don't get a straight grade -- you're on a curve based on how you've performed relative to expectations.

Carrick gives Man Utd win over Wolfsburgupdated: Sat Oct 03 2009 13:26:00

Manchester United came a goal behind and shrugged off the early loss of Michael Owen to injury to beat German champions Wolfsburg 2-1 for their second victory in Champions League Group B.

Manchester United players 'targeted by laser' in Turkeyupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 18:50:00

Last season's losing finalists Manchester United opened their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win away to Besiktas, while Wolfsburg beat CSKA Moscow 3-1 in Tuesday night's other Group B clash.

Bordeaux clinch French title with 1-0 winupdated: Sun May 31 2009 08:20:00

Bordeaux clinched the French league title with a 1-0 win over Caen on a dramatic final day of the season.

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