Sports Digest: Tough day for Iraklis in soccer and basketball


SOCCER: Iraklis had three points deducted off its tally for the 2016-17 season on Wednesday for the delayed payment of dues to a former player, and is getting relegated to the second division. Levadiakos is staying up instead.

VOLLEYBALL: The Greek men’s national volleyball team made it two out of two in the Netherlands beating Austria 3-2 on Wednesday for its qualifying group of the World Championship. On Thursday it faces the host for the precious top spot in the pool.

BASKETBALL: Faros Keratsiniou has earned the last remaining spot in next season’s Basket league after beating Iraklis 86-75 on Wednesday in the A2 division play-off finals to win the best-of-five series 3-1.