After botched promotion, Hecking is Hamburg’s latest coach

Soccer 05/30/19, 07:57

After years of mismanagement, Hamburger SV is hoping experienced coach Dieter Hecking can lead the club back to the Bundesliga - and keep it there.Hecking, respected across the league for his work at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg and Nuremberg, signed a one-year deal with Hamburg this week, though both sides hope ...

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 ...

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 — ...

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 ...

4 children, 1 adult killed in German house fire

Europe 03/02/19, 05:02

German firefighters say that five people, including four children, have been killed after a blaze ripped through their home in the southern city of Nuremberg.Firefighters told the dpa news agency they received an emergency call at 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) Saturday and when they arrived at the scene of ...

Dortmund’s Pulisic out with thigh injury from Tottenham loss

Soccer 02/18/19, 14:02

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic tore a thigh muscle fiber during the 3-0 Champions League defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday.Pulisic will miss Dortmund's league game at Nuremberg on Monday and is doubtful for its home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.Pulisic, on loan from Chelsea after completing a 64 million ...

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 ...

Update: Attorney decries comparison to Nazi defense

U.S. 01/07/19, 16:43

The Latest on the case of police officer charged in a fatal Tennessee shooting (all times local):3:20 p.m.The attorney for a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man says Nashville's district attorney "functionally declared war" on the city's police when he claimed the defense is relying ...

Duesseldorf stuns Dortmund 2-1 as leaders fall to 1st defeat

Soccer 12/18/18, 16:47

Promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf stunned Borussia Dortmund with a 2-1 win on Tuesday, dealing the leader its first Bundesliga loss of the season.Goals from Dodi Lukebakio and Jean Zimmer in either half cut Dortmund's lead to six points over Borussia Moenchengladbach, which earlier defeated Nuremberg 2-0.Bayern Munich is three points further ...

3 women stabbed in German city, unclear if attacks linked

Europe 12/14/18, 05:47

Three women have been stabbed and wounded in the German city of Nuremberg, police said Friday as they investigated whether the incidents were connected.There was no immediate word on what weapon was used in Thursday evening's attacks. Police said there was no indication of any link to terrorism.The stabbings took ...

Sancho dedicates Dortmund derby-winning goal to grandmother

Soccer 12/08/18, 14:49

Jadon Sancho pointed to the sky after scoring Borussia Dortmund's winning goal for a 2-1 victory over the club's biggest rival, Schalke, on Saturday.Then came the tears.Sancho dedicated the goal to his recently deceased grandmother after becoming Dortmund's youngest goal-scorer in the Ruhr derby, Germany's biggest, at age 18.Schalke supporters ...

School children among 40 injured in head-on crash of buses

Europe 11/15/18, 09:39

Police say 40 adults and children have been injured, five of them "very seriously," in a head-on collision involving two public buses in southern Germany.A spokesman for Bavarian police said the people injured in the Thursday crash outside Nuremberg included school children, but he couldn't immediately say how many.Firefighters stand ...

Leipzig routs promoted Nuremberg 6-0 despite missed penalty

Soccer 10/07/18, 14:14

Nuremberg goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow saved a penalty but that didn't make up for the six goals he had already conceded as his team lost 6-0 at Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Sunday.With more than an hour gone, Tim Leibold was sent off as the last defender for bringing down Timo ...

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