Category Archives: Sports

Defending champs Basaksehir start new season with loss

Reigning champions Medipol Basaksehir on Monday started the 2020-2021 Turkish Super Lig season with a shocking defeat at the hands of newly promoted Atakas Hatayspor, according to Anadolu Agency. Atakas Hatayspor beat Istanbul’s Medipol Basaksehir 2-0 in their season opener game at Gaziantep Kalyon Stadium. Selim Ilgaz broke the deadlock in the 36th minute for

Besiktas beat Trabzonspor 3-1 at away game

Besiktas defeated Trabzonspor 3-1 in a Turkish Super Lig match on Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency. The Black-Eagles scored the opener with Tyler Boyd’s goal in the 29th minute at the Medical Park Stadium. In the 64th minute, Bernard Mensah scored his teams’ second goal from the penalty spot, while Jeremain Lens found a goal

Dominic Thiem wins men’s singles title at 2020 US Open

Dominic Thiem won the men’s singles title at the 2020 US Open in New York, beating Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s epic final, according to Anadolu Agency. The Austrian player came back from a two-set deficit to defeat his German opponent 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) at Arthur Ashe Stadium, with the No. 2 seed

First-ever “Fight Night” professional boxing event held in Azerbaijan

For the first time, Azerbaijan played a host to the “Fight Night” professional boxing event sanctioned and controlled by Azerbaijan Professional Boxing Federation and organized by Baku Fight Lab, a promotion company engaged in arranging professional boxing fights in Azerbaijan and abroad, and promotion of Azerbaijani boxers worldwide. The event brought together 16 Azerbaijani professional

Carlsen and Nakamura tie for first in champions showdown

The big rivalry of the summer between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura was reignited in the final day of Champions Showdown: Chess9LX, according to FIDE. The duo famously played a marathon match in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational in August, which came down to the wire and was decided in an Armageddon

Tennis: Naomi Osaka wins US Open women’s title

Japan’s Naomi Osaka won the US Open after defeating Victoria Azarenka in the women’s final, according to Anadolu Agency. Osaka beat Azarenka from Belarus 1-6, 6-3 and 6-3 in New York to claim her third Grand Slam title. The 22-year-old previously won the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open titles.   Source: Azerbaijan State

Azerbaijani shooter wins fourth qualification round of European Cup 25m

Azerbaijan`s Ruslan Lunev has won the fourth qualification round of the European Cup 25m in the Danish city of Aarhus. He scored 580 pts. Lunev qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after winning the 2019 European Championship in Bologna, Italy.   Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency