"There is no nightlife in Sivas. There are only a few shops where my players can buys drinks but I'm in contact with the shop owners, so I am informed as soon as one of my players buy drinks and I warn him."
-- Bulent Uygun, the coach of Sivasspor, explains his team's unexpected climb to the top of the Turkish league. If the club from the central Turkish city of Sivas in the icy Anatolian heartland remains on top it will end a 24-year run of titles by Istanbul clubs. (Reuters)