Besiktas forward Demba Ba has hit out at Senegal coach Alain Giresse, calling the Frenchman "a puppet" after he was left out of his country's African Nations Cup squad.
Ba, 29, was the glaring omission from Giresse's selection when the Senegal boss named his squad to challenge for the African crown in Equatorial Guinea.
With 16 goals in 20 competitive outings for his club this season, Ba expected to be called up, particularly with Newcastle United forward Papiss Demba Cisse included but struggling...
Dozens of Turkish football fans who took part in last year's mass anti-government protests went on trial on Tuesday accused of an attempted coup, in a case seen as the latest example of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on dissent.
Thirty-five fans, including members of Carsi -- a die-hard Besiktas fan group -- could face life in prison if convicted of charges of trying to "remove the government" through the use of "violence and force."
Erdogan has portrayed the mass protests denouncing...