Fenerbahce, Besiktas ask CAS to overturn UEFA bans
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Besiktas have asked sport's highest court to overturn European competition expulsions imposed by UEFA for match-fixing.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Fenerbahce wants its Champions League ban frozen until its appeal is completed.
Fenerbahce was scheduled to enter the third qualifying round draw on Friday, and play a first-leg match on July 30 or 31.
CAS has not set dates for hearings.
Both clubs deny wrongdoing and are challenging UEFA appeal panel rulings announced on Monday to uphold their expulsions.
UEFA judged that Fenerbahce officials fixed matches to win the 2011 Turkish league, and Besiktas fixed its 2011 Turkish Cup victory.
Besiktas qualified for the Europa League by finishing third in the Turkish league, but could enter the Champions League in place of runner-up Fenerbahce.