Cult club Union Berlin promoted to Bundesliga for 1st time

Soccer 05/27/19, 17:04

Union Berlin players were hoisted high and carried around their stadium after securing promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time on Monday.A scoreless draw at home to Stuttgart in the second leg of their playoff was enough for the Köpenick-based club, which finished third in the second division. Union ...

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 ...

Osaka withdraws from Stuttgart semi with ab strain

Tennis 04/27/19, 11:26

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals because of an abdominal injury on Saturday.Osaka said she began to feel the injury before her quarterfinal on Friday, when she came back from 5-1 down in the third set to beat Donna Vekic of Croatia."I wanted to wait to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Frankfurt grabs 4th in Bundesliga, Champions League beckons

Soccer 03/31/19, 13:50

Eintracht Frankfurt could be playing in the Champions League next season.Luka Jovic scored again and set up another goal as Frankfurt beat relegation-threatened Stuttgart 3-0 Sunday to move fourth in the Bundesliga.Frankfurt, which is enjoying its best league campaign, took advantage of Borussia Moenchengladbach's 3-1 defeat at Fortuna Duesseldorf on ...

For Borussia Dortmund, it’s the Bundesliga or bust

Soccer 03/07/19, 05:50

For Borussia Dortmund, it's the Bundesliga or bust.After such a promising start to the season, only the league title remains in reach for Dortmund — although Bayern Munich is closing in ominously for a record-extending seventh straight title.After squandering what was once a nine-point lead, Dortmund can ill afford any ...

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 ...

Bremen’s European hopes hit by 1-1 draw with Stuttgart

Europe 02/22/19, 16:56

Werder Bremen's European hopes were damaged by a 1-1 home draw with Stuttgart in the Bundesliga Friday.Bremen had been hoping to get closer to Wolfsburg, which occupies the last Europa League qualifying position in sixth spot, but had to be content with a move up to ninth.Steven Zuber fired Stuttgart ...

Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

Europe 02/21/19, 08:06

A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million).The Stuttgart state court ...

Stuttgart denied again as Leipzig wins 3-1 in Bundesliga

Soccer 02/16/19, 11:49

Stuttgart's hopes of a reprieve after another week of turbulence went unanswered as Leipzig won their game 3-1 to consolidate fourth place in the Bundesliga on Saturday.Danish forward Yussuf Poulsen scored twice to help Leipzig move one point below Borussia Moenchengladbach and stay six clear of Wolfsburg, which defeated Mainz ...

Bremen routs Augsburg 4-0 in Bundesliga to keep party going

Soccer 02/10/19, 15:07

Werder Bremen continued its birthday celebrations with a 4-0 rout of Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.Bremen, which marked its 120th anniversary as a club on Monday, followed up its dramatic penalty shootout win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup on Tuesday with its biggest league win of the ...

Hundreds protest in Germany against ban on older diesel cars

Business 02/02/19, 12:57

German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars.Stuttgart, a German auto industry center, on Jan. 1 became the first major German city to introduce a large-scale ban on driving older diesel cars with looser emissions ...

Lewandowski scores as Bayern keeps pace with Dortmund

Soccer 01/27/19, 11:57

Robert Lewandowski made up for missing a penalty by scoring in a 4-1 win for Bayern Munich over Stuttgart on Sunday, ensuring his side kept pace with his former team Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.Lewandowski rounded Ron-Robert Zieler to score his 12th goal of the season in the 84th minute, ...

Bayern signs France defender Benjamin Pavard for next season

Sports 01/09/19, 06:10

Bayern Munich has signed France defender Benjamin Pavard from Bundesliga rival Stuttgart for next season.The Bavarian team says the 22-year-old Pavard, who played six games at right back to help France win the World Cup, will join on July 1.Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Pavard has singed "a five-year ...

Stuttgart captain’s father dies in stadium after game

Sports 12/15/18, 15:12

Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner's father died suddenly after the side's 2-1 Bundesliga win at home over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.The club says it is mourning Herbert Gentner and its thoughts are "fully with the Gentner family in these difficult hours."Christian Gentner initially gave interviews on the pitch after the game. ...

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 ...

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