Ayo Akinola to miss U20 World Cup, replaced by Julian Araujo

Soccer 05/22/19, 14:33

Toronto forward Ayo Akinola will miss the Under-20 World Cup because of an ankle injury and has been replaced on the U.S. roster by LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo.Araujo has played in five games for the Galaxy this season. His addition to the roster was announced Wednesday by the U.S. ...

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 ...

Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

Europe 03/23/19, 11:57

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship.The dpa news agency reports the biggest protest Saturday was in Munich, where 40,000 people marched under the motto "save your internet."Thousands of others took ...

Snow is extra man for Leverkusen in 3-2 win at Hannover

Soccer 03/10/19, 15:17

Bayer Leverkusen got a helping hand from the snow in its 3-2 win at Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday.Hannover's Genki Haraguchi was denied an almost certain goal — with Leverkusen 2-0 ahead — when he rounded the goalkeeper and shot toward the empty net only for the orange ball ...

Stuttgart routs Hannover 5-1 in Bundesliga relegation fight

Soccer 03/03/19, 11:58

Two Bundesliga teams offered contrasting examples in the value of switching — or keeping — coaches midseason in a relegation fight on Sunday.Stuttgart, which stuck with Markus Weinzierl as coach despite just two points in eight games without a win, routed Hannover 5-1.Hannover had been hoping for a change of ...

4 teams battling relegation in Germany

Soccer 01/31/19, 09:15

The Bundesliga is a bit upside down this season.Instead of Bayern Munich running away with the title while several teams fight against relegation, there is excitement at the top of the standings while four teams trail well below the rest at the bottom.Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and even Borussia Moenchengladbach ...

Dortmund moves 9 points ahead of Bayern in Germany

Soccer 01/26/19, 11:48

Borussia Dortmund stretched its Bundesliga lead over defending champion Bayern Munich to nine points on Saturday after thrashing Hannover 5-1.Dortmund captain Marco Reus, back after an ankle injury, scored one, set up another and missed what seemed a certain goal as his team turned up the pressure on Bayern, which ...

Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

Europe 01/15/19, 05:39

A strike by security staff at eight German airports on Tuesday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers.The ver.di union called on staff at airports including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen to walk off the job between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time (0100 and 1900 ...

Flights suspended at German airport after car incident

Europe 12/29/18, 13:02

Flights were suspended at Hannover airport in central Germany on Saturday after a man drove a car through a gate and onto the apron where planes park and are loaded, authorities said.Hannover police said on Twitter that officers stopped the car and overwhelmed the man. Federal police were investigating whether ...

Bayern pressures Dortmund with 4-0 rout in Hannover

Soccer 12/15/18, 11:46

Bayern Munich put some pressure on Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund by routing Hannover 4-0 on Saturday.Bayern's away victory and helped the six-time defending champion close the gap behind Dortmund to six points ahead of the leader's home game against Werder Bremen later Saturday.Joshua Kimmich got Bayern off to a flying ...

Penalty, red card and VAR as Mainz draws with Hannover

Soccer 12/09/18, 12:20

Mainz scored a late penalty and had an injury-time goal ruled out through VAR in a 1-1 draw with struggling Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday.Hannover finished with 10 men as Oliver Sorg was shown a second yellow card in the seventh minute of injury time.Hannover striker Hendrik Weydandt gave ...

Gladbach reclaims 2nd in Bundesliga despite early Wood goal

Soccer 11/25/18, 14:41

Borussia Moenchengladbach reclaimed second place in the Bundesliga on Sunday with another fine attacking display in a 4-1 rout of Hannover.Only league leader Borussia Dortmund has scored more goals (35) in 12 rounds so far, as 'Gladbach took its tally to 30 despite starting on the wrong foot.Hannover's Bobby Wood, ...

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

Europe 11/14/18, 15:05

German automaker Volkswagen will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards, the company said Wednesday.Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen said Wednesday that it would begin local production of electric-powered vehicles at its facilities in Emden and Hannover in ...

Stuttgart fires coach Korkut after lackluster start

Soccer 10/07/18, 06:38

Stuttgart has fired coach Tayfun Korkut and his assistants Ilija Aracic and Steven Cherundolo after the side's poor start in the Bundesliga.Losing to previously bottom Hannover 3-1 on Saturday left Stuttgart last in the league after seven games.Former Germany defender Andreas Hinkel was to take over on an interim basis.Korkut ...

Bundesliga fans protest commercialization with silence

Soccer 09/25/18, 16:23

Bundesliga games kicked off to uncustomary silence on Tuesday as fans protested against inconvenient kick-off times, increased ticket prices and the general commercialization of the game.Following through on an "atmosphere boycott" that was announced before the games, Werder Bremen fans stayed silent for the first 18 minutes and 30 seconds ...

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