English clubs on the rise again in Champions League

Sports 03/14/19, 10:39

John W. Henry broke his six-week Twitter silence to celebrate."Sweet," the Liverpool owner wrote. "Four for England!"Liverpool's 3-1 win at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, which prompted Henry's celebratory tweet, ensured Premier League clubs filled four of the eight Champions League quarterfinal berths for the first time since the 2008-09 season. ...

Klopp’s Liverpool wins 3-1 in Munich to knock Bayern out

Soccer 03/13/19, 17:03

Sadio Mane scored twice to send Juergen Klopp's Liverpool into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the second leg of the last-16 on Wednesday.Mane opened the scoring with a delicate finish in the 26th minute and added Liverpool's third in the 84th by heading ...

Bayern swagger is back as Klopp returns with Liverpool

Europe 03/10/19, 20:03

Confident after finally reclaiming the lead in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich again turns its attention to the Champions League, where it hopes to finish the job at home against Juergen Klopp's Liverpool on Wednesday.The teams drew 0-0 in the first leg of their last-16 match at Anfield and five-time European ...

Bayern hits Wolfsburg for 6 to seize lead from Dortmund

Soccer 03/09/19, 11:51

Bayern Munich seized the Bundesliga lead from Borussia Dortmund with a 6-0 demolition of Wolfsburg on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski scored twice to become the league's all-time top-scoring foreign player with 197 goals. The Poland international's former club, Dortmund, had a hard-fought 3-1 home win against Stuttgart.Both Bayern and Dortmund have 57 ...

Lewandowski becomes Bundesliga’s top-scoring foreign player

Sports 03/09/19, 11:42

Robert Lewandowski has become the outright top-scoring foreign player in Bundesliga history after taking his goal tally to 197.The Poland forward scored in either half of Bayern Munich's 6-0 rout of Wolfsburg on Saturday to surpass Peru veteran Claudio Pizarro's total of 195 goals.The 30-year-old Lewandowski went into the match ...

Bayern takes swipe at Germany coach over dropped players

Soccer 03/06/19, 08:17

Bayern Munich took a swipe at Germany coach Joachim Loew on Wednesday for the manner and timing of his move to prematurely end the international careers of three of the club's players.Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels were all informed Tuesday that they were no longer in Loew's plans, ...

Germany striker Serge Gnabry extends contract at Bayern

Sports 03/05/19, 06:08

Bayern Munich striker Serge Gnabry has extended his contract with the Bundesliga team for another three years through June 2023.Gnabry, who switched to the Bavarian powerhouse in 2018 after a loan spell at Hoffenheim, has established himself as a starter in his debut season. The 23-year-old Germany international has six ...

Lewandowski ties Bundesliga record for goals by foreigner

Sports 03/02/19, 15:24

Robert Lewandowski's double blast in Bayern Munich's 5-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday helped him tie the record for goals scored in the Bundesliga by a foreign player.The Polish forward took his tally to 195, matching Peru veteran Claudio Pizarro's mark from spells at Bayern, Werder Bremen and Cologne.Pizarro ...

Bayern coach Niko Kovac criticizes Rafinha for speaking out

Soccer 02/28/19, 10:51

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac criticized Brazilian defender Rafinha on Thursday for complaining about a lack of playing time.Rafinha, who hasn't played since Bayern's 3-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Feb. 2, made his displeasure known publicly after the 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday."Nobody can put himself over ...

Bayern’s joy short-lived, problems remain in Bundesliga

Soccer 02/25/19, 08:22

Bayern Munich's time at the top was short-lived, and its problems remain.Bayern temporarily moved into a tie for first place in the Bundesliga by beating Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday, but Borussia Dortmund restored its three-point lead on Sunday with a 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.After Bayern's match, Rafinha criticized ...

Bayern turns heat on Dortmund at top of Bundesliga

Soccer 02/23/19, 13:03

Bayern Munich increased the pressure on Borussia Dortmund with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin to move level on points with the Bundesliga leader on Saturday.Midfielder Javi Martinez, who excelled in the 0-0 draw at Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday, completed a fine week by scoring Bayern's winner ...

Liverpool, Bayern draw 0-0 in Champions League first leg

Soccer 02/19/19, 17:11

Bayern Munich still can't find a way to score at Liverpool, drawing 0-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday to go a fourth game without netting at Anfield across 48 years.By denying Bayern an away goal, Liverpool has a slight edge heading into the second leg of the round of ...

Bayern braced for Klopp reunion at Liverpool

Sports 02/17/19, 19:48

Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be.Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool.Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on Tuesday, mindful ...

Merkel defends Iran stance, urges China to join arms talks

Europe 02/16/19, 06:21

German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of U.S. criticism as she delivered a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs and urged China to join future disarmament efforts.Merkel's comments at the Munich Security Conference, ...

Update: Egypt’s president wants more action on extremism

Europe 02/16/19, 05:48

The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):11:45 a.m.Egypt's president has called on Western countries to boost efforts at tackling extremist ideology in online media and mosques.Speaking at the Munich Security Conference Saturday, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says countries must "tackle websites that are inciting hatred ...

Update: NATO chief warns about China’s 5G mobile deals

Europe 02/15/19, 12:05

The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local): 6 p.m. The head of NATO says there's growing concern about China's increasing investment in critical infrastructure systems in countries around the world and that alliance nations need to address it together. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a meeting of world leaders, top diplomats ...

Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election

Europe 02/15/19, 09:25

Far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its opponents, according to a study published Friday.The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based think tank, said it also identified online tactics ...

US: Time to expand the international coalition against IS

Europe 02/15/19, 07:39

The top Pentagon official says he foresees growing the international coalition that has been combatting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.Pat Shanahan, the acting secretary of defense, made his comment on Friday at the conclusion of a meeting in Munich of key members of the U.S.-led coalition.Shanahan said ...

Bayern drawn against 2nd division Heidenheim in German Cup

Soccer 02/10/19, 15:43

Bayern Munich's path to the German Cup final has likely been eased with a home game against second division Heidenheim in the quarterfinals.Sunday's draw also paired Schalke against Bundesliga rival Werder Bremen in the biggest game of the round, while Augsburg faces Leipzig at home and Paderborn hosts second division ...

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