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Ex-Liverpool striker Babel signs for Besiktas
By: dt news , Posted on 03-Jan-2017
Istanbul : Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel on Tuesday signed a three year deal with top Istanbul side Besiktas, the club said in a statement.
Former Dutch international Babel, who played for Liverpool from 2007 to 2011, was a free agent after his contract with Deportivo La Coruna expired.
Besiktas said he would be paid 1.2 million euros for the rest of this season then 2.1 million euros for the next two full seasons.
The Turkish side are looking to make a serious bid to retain their Super Lig title, lying just one point behind pacesetters Basaksehir at the turn of the year.
Dharmashala : India and Australia begin the finale of a bitterly fought Test series Saturday, with home skipper Virat Kohli keen to silence attacks that even Australia's ex-skipper Michael Clarke has warned are "getting out of control". Kohli, who has been compared in the Australian press to US President Donald...Read More
London : Former Liverpool captain, coach and caretaker manager Ronnie Moran has died at the age of 83, his son Paul announced on Wednesday. "I am devastated to tell everyone on behalf of the family that my dad passed away this morning after a short illness," Paul Moran said on Twitter. Moran spent his entire playing...Read More
Paris : Roger Federer jumped four places to sixth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday, leapfrogging rival Rafael Nadal following his Indian Wells Masters triumph. Federer eliminated Nadal in the fourth round on his way to his fifth India Wells title, beating fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the final. Andy...Read More
London : Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to stay at the club, according to British media reports on Monday. The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror said Wenger will inform Arsenal's board he wants to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season. West Bromwich Albion manager Tony...Read More
Miami : Damian Lillard carried his team on his back Sunday, scoring a season-high 49 points as the Portland Trail Blazers stopped the Miami Heat 115-104 at AmericanAirlines Arena. The 26-year-old point guard from Oakland, California made 12 free throws and nine three-pointers, the same number the entire...Read More
Wellington : New Zealand's squad will remain unchanged for the third Test against South Africa in Hamilton despite the mauling the Black Caps received in Wellington, chief selector Gavin Larsen said Monday. Larsen ruled out an overhaul after New Zealand slumped to an eight-wicket loss within three days in the...Read More
Ranchi : Gritty half-centuries from Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh enabled Australia to hold out for a draw in the third Test against India Monday, leaving the four-match series tantalisingly poised at 1-1. Australia, who began their second innings 152 runs adrift of the hosts, were in deep trouble...Read More
Karachi : Pakistan's Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Sunday called for life bans on anyone found guilty of fixing, adding that an investigation into five players threatened years of work to clean up the country's image. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has provisionally suspended Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad...Read More
Kuala Lumpur : The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Sunday announced a new tournament structure, with increased prize money, as it looks to raise the sport's profile and ramp up revenues. The new tour series, which features six levels, will kick off next year and run until 2021, with at least a million...Read More
Colombo : Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath picked up two wickets as Bangladesh reached 38-2 at lunch chasing 191 to win on the fifth day of the second Test on Sunday. The hosts were all out for 319 in their second innings in Colombo after resuming on 268 for eight, with Dilruwan Perera scoring a half century in an...Read More