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Fenerbahce out amid fixing probe

Updated: August 24, 2011, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Turkish champion Fenerbahce was removed from the Champions League because of an ongoing match-fixing investigation and replaced by runner-up Trabzonspor.

Turkey's Football Federation said it withdrew Fenerbahce on the eve of the group-stage after holding emergency meetings Wednesday. Fenerbahce is suspected of fixing matches to win the title last season.

Trabzonspor finished second in the league last year but had been eliminated by Benfica in Champions League qualifying ...

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