Led by American James “Airline” Gist, Panathinaikos took the first game of a best-of-five series in the Greek basketball league finals, beating Olympiakos, 59-56 on May 22.
The Thessaloniki soccer team PAOK is asking a court to overturn a three-point deduction for fan hooliganism that cost it a spot in the Champions League.
For the ninth consecutive year, Panathinaikos and Olympiakos will face each other in the Greek basketball league final tourney after blowing away semi-final contenders.
Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou has kept his place on the World Cup Squad despite three forwards being dropped from the preliminary lineup.
Panathinaikos won the Greek league playoffs for the second Champions League berth despite a 1-0 away loss to PAOK on May 17. Zvonimir Vukic scored for PAOK.
Panathinaikos sealed its place in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League after the Athens club held on for a 1-1 draw against Atromitos to win the Greek league playoffs.
Striker Kostas Mitroglou has been named in Greece’s preliminary World Cup squad, while injured-plagued defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos was not included
PAOK’s soccer team, which was penalized three points for fan hooliganism, erased it with a 3-0 victory over Atromitos in Greek Super League play.
Panathinaikos and PAOK tied 1-1 in their Greek league soccer playoff on May 4 but the game was overshadowed by more violence and fan arrests.
Greek national soccer team coach Fernando Santos said he will not return to lead the team after next month’s World Cup in Brazil after a four-year run.