Federer gets his 85th title in Istanbul Open

ISTANBUL - Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (11) win over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open.The 17-time Grand Slam winner fended off strong resistance from...

Istanbul tourism derailed by bombings

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The maze of shops comprising the exotic Grand Bazaar in central Istanbul has carpets, jewelry, souvenirs - everything...could become an issue." The splendor of Istanbul draws millions of curious visitors each year...

Life & style
Istanbul and Aegean coast: Seascapes and history

ISTANBUL - The sea of Marmara shimmered to my right, a pod of dolphins...strait, and minarets pierced my jet-lag fog on my first Istanbul evening.Walking down the main road in Istanbul's old city the next morning, I was pulled out of my...

Venus Williams gains Istanbul final

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Bulgaria's Tszvetana Pironkova 6-1, 6-3 Friday despite numerous errors on a windy day to reach the Istanbul Cup final. She will play for the title Saturday against Nicole Vaidisova...

Other sports
Venus Williams advances to Istanbul semis

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Top-seeded Venus Williams tuned up for the French Open with...victory over seventh-seeded Anna Chakvetadze on Thursday to reach the Istanbul Cup semifinals. Joining Williams in the next round of this clay-court...

Other sports
Olympic torch visits Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Mehmet Okur, who recently agreed to terms with the Utah Jazz...friendship between traditional rivals Turkey and Greece. The torch arrived in Istanbul from Kiev, Ukraine. It will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria, before reaching...

Latest: Paris police raid targets suspected mastermind

...authorities have detained eight people at Istanbul's main airport who they suspect could...Agency said Wednesday the eight arrived in Istanbul from Casablanca, Morocco, and were...eight claimed to be tourists visiting Istanbul but a hotel refuted claims they had reservations...

IOC picks Tokyo over Istanbul and Madrid for 2020 Olympics

...Fukushima nuclear crisis.Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret...eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics...questions over Spain's economic crisis and Istanbul handicapped by political unrest and the...

US women capture second consecutive world gold medal

ISTANBUL - Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second consecutive gold medal at the women's world...

US women's team routs France in world championship

ISTANBUL - Geno Auriemma had a simple plan against France ? pound the ball inside.The coach's strategy worked to near perfection...