Sports Digest: Greece sees off Russia in women’s Eurobasket


BASKETBALL: Greece triumphed over favorite Russia 62-58 in the women’s Eurobasket on Tuesday and has qualified to the quarterfinals, where it will face Turkey on Thursday. This was the first time ever Greece has beaten Russia in a competitive encounter.

SOCCER: Panathinaikos has turned down an offer by Al-Ain of the United Arab Emirates for its Swedish striker Marcus Berg, but the UAE team is likely to return with an improved bid and buy the player from the Athens club.

SOCCER: Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani has failed a medical at Olympiakos and will not join the Greek champion after all.