Kroos out of Germany squad for European qualifiers

Sports 05/22/19, 06:55

Germany will be without Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for its upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.Germany coach Joachim Loew left both of his Spain-based players - Kroos and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen - out of his squad for the games in Minsk on June 8 and ...

Dortmund signs Thorgan Hazard from Gladbach

Sports 05/22/19, 04:51

Borussia Dortmund has strengthened its squad by signing Belgium midfielder Thorgan Hazard from Bundesliga rival Borussia Moenchengladbach.Dortmund, which signed Germany defender Nico Schulz from Hoffenheim on Tuesday, says the 26-year-old Hazard has signed a contract through June 2024.Sporting director Michael Zorc says Hazard "has consistently proven his class in recent ...

Borussia Dortmund left to rue missed chance in Bundesliga

Soccer 05/20/19, 11:03

After watching Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga title for the seventh straight year, Borussia Dortmund was left to rue its missed chance.Dortmund held a nine-point lead over Bayern at one stage of the season and was league leader for 21 of the 34 rounds. After an outstanding opening half of ...

Germany: Below-par Bayern Munich still too good for the rest

Soccer 05/19/19, 08:18

Even a below-par Bayern Munich side was just too good for the rest.Bayern's record-extending seventh consecutive Bundesliga title confirmed the distance between the Bavarian powerhouse and its rivals after a season in which it failed to impress as before.For the first time in ten years the title race went to ...

Dortmund hopes for ‘small miracle’ to take title from Bayern

Soccer 05/16/19, 05:23

Despite needing a "small miracle" to win the Bundesliga title on the final day of the season, Borussia Dortmund already has its celebration party planned.Bayern Munich, which leads Dortmund by two points and has a huge advantage on goal difference, is favored to win its record-extending seventh straight title on ...

Pulisic scores in tearful home farewell to Dortmund fans

Sports 05/11/19, 12:10

Playing his last home game for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, Christian Pulisic set his team on its way to a 3-2 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf to send the Bundesliga title race to the final weekend.It was an emotional farewell for the American midfielder, who is joining Chelsea in a 64 ...

Bayern fails to clinch Bundesliga, Dortmund keeps race alive

Soccer 05/11/19, 10:52

Bayern Munich missed the chance to win the Bundesliga in a scoreless draw at Leipzig while Borussia Dortmund kept the title race alive by beating Fortuna Düsseldorf 3-2 on Saturday.Bayern, which would have secured a seventh straight title with a win, blew the first of what coach Niko Kovac called ...

Leipzig keen to spoil Bayern Munich’s 2 title parties

Sports 05/09/19, 06:30

With Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga challenge fading, Leipzig has emerged as Bayern Munich's biggest threat to a domestic double.Leipzig can stop Bayern clinching a record-extending seventh straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, two weeks before the sides meet again in the German Cup final."We want to show Bayern already on Saturday that ...

VAR under fire in Germany: ‘We’re totally on the wrong path’

Soccer 05/06/19, 10:09

Rage, confusion and disbelief: fans, players, coaches and former referees are united in their criticism of the Bundesliga's video assistant referees after another weekend of questionable decisions in Germany's top league."We're totally on the wrong path. We have to take two or three steps back to get back to the ...

Bayern Munich closer to record 7th straight Bundesliga title

Soccer 05/04/19, 11:07

Bayern Munich took another step toward a record-extending seventh straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, and the bottom three teams all lost to extend the relegation fight into another week. Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka and Franck Ribery scored for Bayern to beat last-place Hannover 3-1 at home and move five points clear ...

Dortmund on verge of giving up, but Bayern then held to drew

Soccer 04/29/19, 04:47

Just as Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre gave up on his team's title hopes, the Bundesliga race took another twist when Bayern Munich was held to a draw at Nuremberg.With three matches remaining, Bayern leads by two points as it looks for a record-extending seventh consecutive league title.Favre was desolate ...

Leader Bayern drops points in 1-1 draw at Nuremburg

Soccer 04/28/19, 13:47

Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich unexpectedly dropped points in a 1-1 draw at 17th-place Nuremberg on Sunday, leaving the title race wide open.Nuremberg could have won the game with a 90th-minute penalty kick but Tim Leibold hit the post.Bayern leads second-place Borussia Dortmund by two points — 71 to 69 — ...

Norwich follows Klopp’s path to Premier League promotion

Soccer 04/28/19, 01:03

German coaches whose ideas were formed at Borussia Dortmund are leading their free-scoring teams within reach of English league titles.While Liverpool is in a thrilling Premier League title chase, Daniel Farke's Norwich City was promoted to the top tier on Saturday with a team including several players from his and ...

Bayern title boost as 9-man Dortmund loses to Schalke 4-2

Soccer 04/27/19, 11:44

Nine-man Borussia Dortmund blew a chance to return to the top of the Bundesliga after losing at home to Schalke 4-2 on Saturday, giving a huge title boost to Bayern Munich.Second-placed Dortmund, which lost Marco Reus and Marius Wolf to straight red cards around the hour mark, remained a point ...

Dortmund keeps pace with Bayern in tight Bundesliga race

Sports 04/21/19, 14:02

Borussia Dortmund moved back within one point of Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich with a 4-0 win against Freiburg on Sunday.Dortmund went ahead in the 11th minute when 19-year-old Jadon Sancho scored from the six-yard box after a run by Marco Reus. It was Sancho's 11th Bundesliga goal this season.Dortmund added ...

Bayern extends lead in Bundesliga to 4 points

Sports 04/20/19, 11:18

Bayern Munich extended its lead in the Bundesliga to four points with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday. Niklas Sule scored in the 75th minute with Bayern's 22nd shot of the game, his effort taking a deflection off Bremen's Davy Klaassen. Bremen lost Milos Veljkovic to a second yellow card ...

Bayern returns top of Bundesliga with 4-1 win in Duesseldorf

Soccer 04/14/19, 14:06

After fighting with teammate Robert Lewandowski in training, Kingsley Coman struck again with two goals to help Bayern Munich return to the top of the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Sunday.Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka scored the other goals as Bayern reclaimed its 1-point lead from ...

Leipzig, Bremen boost hopes of European berths

Soccer 04/13/19, 11:07

Leipzig closed in on Champions League qualification, and Werder Bremen boosted its hopes of European soccer, with Bundesliga wins on Saturday.Leipzig consolidated third place after stretching its unbeaten league run to 11 games with a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg.Kevin Kampl got the home side underway with a curling shot inside ...

Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will expand US fan base

Soccer 04/12/19, 13:51

Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will help the London club expand its U.S. fan base and assist the team's campaign to combat anti-Semitism.Chelsea bought the 20-year-old midfielder from Borussia Dortmund in January for 64 million euros (then $73 million), by far a record price for an American player, then loaned him ...

Duesseldorf aims to annoy Bayern again in Bundesliga race

Soccer 04/11/19, 06:21

Though it's only playing for pride with Bundesliga survival all but secure, Fortuna Duesseldorf could yet have a major say in whether Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund wins the title.Duesseldorf took points off both opponents earlier in the season with a 3-3 draw in Munich and a 2-1 home win ...

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