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Dec 20, 2014

Disastrous Dortmund end year with loss at Bremen

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund completed their spectacular implosion this season, losing 2-1 at struggling Werder Bremen on Saturday, their 10th defeat in 17 league games sending them into the winter break in 17th place, just a point off the bottom.

Talented teenager Davie Selke scored Werder’s first goal in the third minute and last season’s Bundesliga runners-up never recovered, their leaking defence and lack of attacking ideas proving costly.

Dec 20, 2014

Soccer-Disastrous Dortmund end year with loss at Bremen

BERLIN, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund completed their spectacular implosion this season, losing 2-1 at struggling Werder Bremen on Saturday, their 10th defeat in 17 league games sending them into the winter break in 17th place, just a point off the bottom.

Talented teenager Davie Selke scored Werder’s first goal in the third minute and last season’s Bundesliga runners-up never recovered, their leaking defence and lack of attacking ideas proving costly.

Dec 19, 2014

Billion-dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

BERLIN (Reuters) – The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organized with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion.

The legacy left by Russia’s first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little or no post-Games use, a massive overhaul of infrastructure at the Black sea resort and a record price tag that triggered changes for future Olympics.

Dec 19, 2014

Olympics-Billion-dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

BERLIN, Dec 19 (Reuters) – The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organised with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion.

The legacy left by Russia’s first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little or no post-Games use, a massive overhaul of infrastructure at the Black sea resort and a record price tag that triggered changes for future Olympics.

Dec 18, 2014

Germany end title drought with sparkling run in Brazil

BERLIN (Reuters) – It had been 18 years since Germany last won an international title and the pressure on the football powerhouse to finally deliver on promises was immense at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Germans could not have scripted a better scenario for their fourth World Cup victory in July, soaking up setbacks and injury bad luck along the way to crown a decade of unsuccessful attempts with the most important silverware of all.

Dec 18, 2014

Newsmaker: Germany end title drought with sparkling run in Brazil

BERLIN (Reuters) – It had been 18 years since Germany last won an international title and the pressure on the football powerhouse to finally deliver on promises was immense at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Germans could not have scripted a better scenario for their fourth World Cup victory in July, soaking up setbacks and injury bad luck along the way to crown a decade of unsuccessful attempts with the most important silverware of all.

Dec 18, 2014

Soccer-Germany end title drought with sparkling run in Brazil

BERLIN, Dec 18 (Reuters) – It had been 18 years since Germany last won an international title and the pressure on the football powerhouse to finally deliver on promises was immense at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Germans could not have scripted a better scenario for their fourth World Cup victory in July, soaking up setbacks and injury bad luck along the way to crown a decade of unsuccessful attempts with the most important silverware of all.

Dec 11, 2014

In-form Augsburg out to break Bayern unbeaten run again

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Surprise package Augsburg are out to snap leaders Bayern Munich’s unbeaten Bundesliga run this season, hoping to repeat last season’s feat.

Augsburg, far less illustrious than their fellow Bavarian opponents, have quietly crept up the table with a winning run of their own, having claimed three points in their last four games.

Dec 11, 2014

Soccer-In-form Augsburg out to break Bayern unbeaten run again

Dec 11 (Reuters) – Surprise package Augsburg are out to snap leaders Bayern Munich’s unbeaten Bundesliga run this season, hoping to repeat last season’s feat.

Augsburg, far less illustrious than their fellow Bavarian opponents, have quietly crept up the table with a winning run of their own, having claimed three points in their last four games.

Dec 9, 2014

Kosovo earns Olympic recognition, Serbia furious

MONACO (Reuters) – Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, rubber-stamping the Balkan region’s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but angering Serbia, who accused the IOC of political bias.

The region, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after NATO went to war to halt the massacre and expulsion of Albanians by Serbian forces waging a two-year counter-insurgency under late strongman Slobodan Milosevic, became the 205th member of the IOC

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