Despite double, Bayern coach Kovac waiting for assurances

Soccer 05/25/19, 17:41

Niko Kovac is the first to win a domestic double in Germany as a player and coach, yet it may not be enough to keep his job as Bayern Munich coach.Kovac, whose side defeated Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday, a week after clinching the Bundesliga title, ...

Bayern beats Leipzig 3-0 in German Cup final to seal double

Soccer 05/25/19, 15:06

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help his side complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Kingsley Coman grabbed the other as Bayern claimed a record-extending 19th cup win to make up ...

Bayern’s history meets upstart Leipzig in German Cup final

Soccer 05/24/19, 08:23

Their histories, and lists of achievements, couldn't be more different.Bayern Munich has won 54 major titles, while Leipzig has none. Bayern has been around for 119 years, Leipzig 10.Luckily for Leipzig, though, those numbers won't mean much when the two teams meet in the German Cup final on Saturday.Bayern won ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tens of thousands rally against nationalism before EU votes

Europe 05/19/19, 10:53

Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament.Marches in Germany were held under the banner of "One Europe for Everyone: Your Voice Against Nationalism" in cities including Berlin, Cologne, ...

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 ...

Despite title chances, Bayern coach Kovac’s future uncertain

Sports 05/17/19, 08:11

Despite leading Bayern Munich to the verge of two titles, Niko Kovac's future as coach remains up in the air.Bayern can clinch the Bundesliga title at home against Eintracht Frankfurt — Kovac's former team — on Saturday, one week before the team's German Cup final against Leipzig in Berlin.But with ...

Tyler Adams recovered from adductor injury

Sports 05/16/19, 15:11

American midfielder Tyler Adams has recovered from an adductor injury that has sidelined him for more than a month and could play in RB Leipzig's Bundesliga finale this weekend.The 20-year-old is available for Saturday's match at Werder Bremen, Leipzig said Thursday.Adams joined RB Leipzig in January from the New York ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bayern beats Bremen 3-2 to reach German Cup final

Soccer 04/24/19, 17:32

Robert Lewandowski sent Bayern Munich into the German Cup final by scoring twice in a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen on Wednesday, including the winner in the 80th minute.Bayern built a seemingly comfortable 2-0 lead after Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 36th minute by turning in a header from ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bremen v Bayern, Hamburg v Leipzig in German Cup semifinals

Soccer 04/07/19, 14:35

Bayern Munich will play at Werder Bremen, and Hamburger SV will host Leipzig, in the semifinals of the German Cup.Sunday's draw dealt Bayern a trip to Bremen just days after they play each other in the Bundesliga in Munich on April 20.The teams met in the 2010 final with Bayern ...

Jovic seals late Frankfurt win at Schalke

Soccer 04/06/19, 11:13

Luka Jovic scored in the ninth minute of stoppage time for Eintracht Frankfurt to consolidate its Champions League qualification place with a 2-1 win at Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday.The Serbian striker held his nerve to score despite furious protests from the home side over a decision made through ...

Berhalter shifting Adams to right back, Yedlin to midfield

Sports 03/18/19, 21:33

New U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced an intriguing position change after his first training session with the full American player pool Monday, moving Tyler Adams to right back and DeAndre Yedlin to wide midfield.Yedlin, at 25, is among the veterans retained after the failure to qualify for last year's World ...

Germany makes 3 new call-ups to replace dropped Bayern trio

Soccer 03/15/19, 08:43

Germany coach Joachim Loew made three new call-ups Friday to replace the Bayern Munich trio of Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.Loew promoted Hertha Berlin defender Niklas Stark, Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann and Werder Bremen midfielder Maximilian Eggestein from the under-21 team for the upcoming friendly against Serbia on ...

Tedesco in trouble as Schalke loses 4-0 to Duesseldorf

Soccer 03/02/19, 12:15

Schalke's miserable season continued Saturday with a 4-0 defeat at home to promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga in what could turn out to be coach Domenico Tedesco's last game in charge.Coming at the end of a turbulent week — director Christian Heidel announced his resignation and the club brought ...

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