Fiorentina’s German international Mario Gomez has become the latest world star to set up shop in the Turkish Super League after signing a two-year loan deal with Istanbul’s Beşiktaş
Turkey’s Beşiktaş announced it has begun transfer talks with former winger Ricardo Quaresma, though the Portuguese international will not receive a warm hug on his possible return to Istanbul, as his beloved Çarşı fan group has canceled a ceremony following a deadly bomb attack in the southeast of the country
Beşiktaş, also dubbed the black eagles, say it has signed with its former winger Quaresma, who will test his Portugal national team mate, Nani, and other incoming stars playing for rivals Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray
Fenerbahçe, the Turkish giant that has undergone a facelift this summer by picking up Portuguese international Nani and Dutch star Robin van Persie from Manchester United, will return to the Champions League with a third qualifying round game against Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk, after the draw was made on July 17.
Arda Turan, the Turkish star who is set to go to Barcelona July 9 following an up to 41 million-euro contract, sets high goals at the Catalan giant, filling the last gap in his career sheet: a Champions League title
Barcelona announced July 6 the signing of Turkish international midfielder Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal for a fee that could reach 41 million euros ($45 million)
Turkey kept their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes alive with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to bottom side Kazakhstan thanks to a late Arda Turan strike in their Group A game on June 12.
Former Brazil star Zico on June 10 confirmed he will stand in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, although he admitted he may struggle to find enough support.
France’s prime minister said June 11 that he regretted a controversial trip to the Champions League final last weekend and announced he would pay back part of the cost amid howls of protest
US prosecutors have detailed evidence of corruption at the highest levels of FIFA, tainting the award of hosting rights to the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, as police investigations spread June 3 to Australia.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has resigned in a stunning capitulation to exultant critics as a US investigation reportedly draws closer to ensnaring the most powerful man in world sport.
FIFA leader Sepp Blatter said May 30 he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted football’s world body and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe’s football leaders.
Beşiktaş beat Gençlerbirliği 2-1 in the last matchday of the 2014-15 Turkish Spor Toto Super League season at Osmanlı Stadium in Ankara on May 30, completing the season in the third spot with 69 points.
FIFA's veteran president Sepp Blatter faced angry demands to resign after US indictments and arrests of top lieutenants engulfed the football supremo in crisis heading into an annual congress May 28
Fenerbahçe was determined not to go down in the title race without a fight, both literally and figuratively, as the last minutes of their 2-2 draw away at Başakşehirspor, which gave archrival Galatasaray the league title, ended with a spree of red cards and two Fener players dangerously kicking their rivals
As two leading title contenders, Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe, lost two key points each during the rare week day campaign at Spor Toto Super League, leader Galatasaray prepares to take on Gençlerbirliği
Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola have reached a crossroads after Tuesday's Champions League exit to Barcelona, with the team in need of renewal and the Spanish coach under growing pressure to deliver European silverware.
Israel’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has demanded that the notorious Beitar Jerusalem, the bad boy of Israeli football, retract recent statements that it would maintain its policy of not hiring Palestinian players because of opposition by the team’s militant fan base
The final 18 seconds of a women's under-19 European Championship qualifier between England and Norway is to be replayed after UEFA acknowledged the referee had made a mistake.
Legal and diplomatic battles in U.N. organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral victory by Benjamin Netanyahu.
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