OLYMPIC SPORTS (TENNIS): 20-year-old Greek tennis player Valentini Grammatikopoulou defeated South African Chanel Simmonds in the final of the Open Feminin de Dakar. This was her first title of the year and 11th overall professional title of her career, though only the second at the challenger level.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: Icelandic midfielder Arnor Ingvi Traustason, who only joined AEK on a season’s long loan during the summer, is already looking for a way out of the Athens club. In a recent interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen, the 24 year old spoke of his discontent with the current situation.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: Panathinaikos’ participation in next season’s Greek Super League took an interesting turn after lengthy discussions with the EPO which brought about a change in Article 52 of the Licensing Regulation. It means that the Greens can still be in a negative net position and still participate in the league, however, only if that position was improved relevant to last year.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: Larissa’s recent run of good form continued on Saturday with a slender 1-0 home win over Apollon Smyrni in a closely-contested Matchday 11 SuperLeague clash at the AEL FC Arena, while Lamia were held 1-1 at home by battling Kerkyra, who ended the game with nine players. **HIGHLIGHTS**
CYPRIOT SOCCER (FIRST DIVISION): APOEL were the big winners of the Cypriot El Clasico prevailing 1-3 over rivals Omonia at the GSP Stadium on Friday. The Nicosia derby opened up Matchday 12 for the Cypriot League as APOEL have an upcoming Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday in Nicosia. **HIGHLIGHTS**
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: Following the failure of several top nations to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Americans have come up with a cunning plan. The USA, who also didn’t make the World Cup, are planning to host a tournament for countries which missed out on Russia. Greece are among the teams which could participate.