Turkish champion Beşiktaş will have a mountain to climb in the Champions League last 16 after being drawn against German giant Bayern Munich on Dec. 11.
The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit on Dec. 10, handing the slumping Pistons their sixth straight NBA defeat just two weeks after losing to them in Boston.
LeBron James posted his third triple double of the season and 58th of his career as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 late on Dec. 9.
Vasyl Lomachenko continued his meteoric rise up the boxing ladder, retaining his WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night after challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux quit on his stool after six rounds.
Turkish footballers and fans have voiced support for Palestine after U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Turkish Super League leader Başakşehir will visit Sivasspor on Dec. 10 after being eliminated from the UEFA Europa League despite a 2-1 win against Braga at Istanbul’s Fatih Terim Stadium on Dec. 7.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for the toughest test of their Premier League title credentials so far, while new Everton boss Sam Allardyce bids to defy Liverpool’s “Fab Four” as the northwest derbies take center stage on Dec. 10.
New mum Serena Williams has accepted a place at the Australian Open and is “anticipated to return” to the tournament in January, less than five months after giving birth, organizers said on Dec. 8.
Tokyo Olympic organizers unveiled a shortlist of three official 2020 Games mascots on Dec. 7 -- from bug-eyed cartoon heroes to cuddly raccoons.