Fenerbahçe Get Four Players Sent Off, Ruin Their Süper Lig Hopes

Fenerbahçe needed a win today at Istanbul Basaksehir to keep their hopes alive of beating rival Galatasaray for the Turkish Süper Lig title. Instead, they earned four red cards and managed a 2-2 draw with only seven players left on the pitch. One of those reds came from a substitute, Pierre Webo, who delivered some… » 5/25/15 5:58pm 5/25/15 5:58pm

Banned Manager Hires Cherry-Picker To Let Him Watch Match

Hamit Işık is banned from entering his team’s stadium for the next nine months, but that didn’t keep the Çorum Belediyespor manager from keeping an eye on his team’s playoff game. The Turkish league skipper is suspended for a recent interaction with a referee, and the stadium itself was closed to fans due to… » 5/16/15 10:55am 5/16/15 10:55am

Mad Genius Attempts To Smuggle So Many Damn Beers Into Soccer Game

I don't know how much beer costs at a Turkish soccer game, but I imagine the prices are just as exorbitant as they are here, and so I sympathize with this man's desire to sneak his own aclohol into the stadium. I admire his ingenuity as well, as it is no small feat to design an outfit that can conceal what appears to… » 2/16/15 12:56pm 2/16/15 12:56pm

How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn't know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a… » 11/27/14 12:34pm 11/27/14 12:34pm

How To Dumbfound Two Defenders With One Dribble, By Brazil's Willian

You see this little move right here, where Willian drags the ball one way with the outside of his boot, before that lightning-quick flick of the foot in the other direction, nudging the ball in the opposite direction of where he was moving while completely freezing the two Turkish defenders? Yeah, this is an elastico. » 11/12/14 5:03pm 11/12/14 5:03pm

Finally, A Stadium Shaped Like A Crocodile

I'm as baffled as you are that it's taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we've all known architecture really needs: Turkey's Burasapor soccer team, nicknamed the "Green Crocodiles," could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the… » 4/11/14 6:42pm 4/11/14 6:42pm

Got Thanksgiving Cooking Questions? Come Chat With Some Food Types

We're pleased to be joined by Sarah Sprague of KSK, Spilly of SB Nation, and Amanda Hesser, former food editor of The New York Times Magazine and founder of Food52. Jolie Kerr, Will Gordon, and I are here, too. We're all hanging out down below in the discussion, awaiting your Thanksgiving food and drink questions. … » 11/27/13 12:00pm 11/27/13 12:00pm

Turkish Soccer Fans, Banned From Stadium, Manage To Launch Flares Onto…

Istanbul club Fenerbahçe's Europa League match last Thursday was a sight to behold. The game was played in an empty stadium as punishment for a December match in which fans hurled fireworks onto the pitch, so the team set up a large viewing screen outside. Fans launched dozens of flares attached to small parachutes… » 2/27/13 5:25pm 2/27/13 5:25pm

Holy Crap, These Dogs Interrupting A Soccer Match Are Adorable

OK, we're done. Lance Armstrong could fess up to drinking freshly-harvested stem cells, Bill Belichick could kill a hooker, Derek Jeter could fail a steroid test, and this would still be the biggest sports news of the day. A Galatasaray-VfR Aalen friendly in Istanbul was invaded by two perfect dogs doing perfect dog… » 1/14/13 3:35pm 1/14/13 3:35pm

The Portugal-Turkey Friendly Featured A Portuguese Flag Tifo Using…

While Portugal's Euro 2012 tune-up with Turkey didn't produce the expected result (Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick and Portugal lost 3-1) they can take pride in the display shown during "A Portuguesa," the Portuguese National Anthem. Thousands of tablet computers (possibly iPads, though it's difficult to… » 6/04/12 1:00pm 6/04/12 1:00pm

Deron Williams's Turkish Club Retired His Jersey After 15 Games

Let it be known that no one shall ever be issued the number 8 jersey for Beşiktaş, in tribute to the weeks and weeks of service of one Deron Williams. Hailed as a conquering hero when he arrived this summer, the end of the NBA lockout forced Williams to bid farewell to his Turkish team. He remains the biggest name… » 11/29/11 3:50pm 11/29/11 3:50pm

What The Hell? Soccer Club Sacrifies Actual Lamb On The Pitch Before…

This is Turkish side Sivasspor posing with a restrained lamb before their friendly with FK Rad Belgrade. The camera cuts away, something happens, and the Sivasspor players are covering themselves with fresh lamb's blood for luck. It worked. The Serbs were scared shitless, and the Turks won 4-1. I'm no PETA nut and I… » 8/10/11 6:25pm 8/10/11 6:25pm