Soccer-Besiktas out of Europe after CAS upholds ban (Reuters)

* Two-year ban on Fenerbahce upheld on Wednesday * Tromso and APOEL to replace Besiktas and Fenerbahce in group stages * Dismissal of appeals adds to woes of Turkish sport (Adds UEFA statements, details, background) By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Turkish club Besiktas have been excluded from the Europa League this season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a UEFA-imposed one-year ban from European competition for match-fixing, CAS said on Friday. …

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