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Nov 9, 2015

IOC’s ethics commission recommends provisional suspension of Diack

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission recommended the provisional suspension of Lamine Diack as an honorary member of the IOC on Monday.

Diack, who was an IOC member from 1999 to 2013 as head of athletics world governing body IAAF and became an honorary member in 2014, is being investigated by French authorities on suspicion of corruption and money laundering.

Nov 9, 2015

Athletics-IOC’s ethics commission recommends provisional suspension of Diack

BERLIN, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission recommended the provisional suspension of Lamine Diack as an honorary member of the IOC on Monday.

Diack, who was an IOC member from 1999 to 2013 as head of athletics world governing body IAAF and became an honorary member in 2014, is being investigated by French authorities on suspicion of corruption and money laundering.

Nov 7, 2015

Goal addicts Bayern thrash Stuttgart, Wolfsburg lose

BERLIN (Reuters) – Champions Bayern Munich demolished VfB Stuttgart 4-0 on Saturday with all the goals coming in the first half as they increased their lead to eight points and stayed on course for a record fourth consecutive title on a day of red cards in the Bundesliga.

Bayern, who drew 0-0 last week at Eintracht Frankfurt after a league record 10 successive wins since the start of the season, hit top form once more and Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa put them 2-0 ahead after 17 minutes.

Nov 7, 2015

Goal addicts Bayern thrash Stuttgart, Wolfsburg lose

BERLIN (Reuters) – Champions Bayern Munich demolished VfB Stuttgart 4-0 on Saturday with all the goals coming in the first half as they increased their lead to eight points and stayed on course for a record fourth consecutive title on a day of red cards in the Bundesliga.

Bayern, who drew 0-0 last week at Eintracht Frankfurt after a league record 10 successive wins since the start of the season, hit top form once more and Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa put them 2-0 ahead after 17 minutes.

Nov 7, 2015

Soccer-Goal addicts Bayern thrash Stuttgart, Wolfsburg lose

BERLIN, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Champions Bayern Munich demolished VfB Stuttgart 4-0 on Saturday with all the goals coming in the first half as they increased their lead to eight points and stayed on course for a record fourth consecutive title on a day of red cards in the Bundesliga.

Bayern, who drew 0-0 last week at Eintracht Frankfurt after a league record 10 successive wins since the start of the season, hit top form once more and Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa put them 2-0 ahead after 17 minutes.

Nov 5, 2015

Schalke out to get season back on track in Ruhr derby

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Schalke 04 have picked the biggest stage in German football to get their Bundesliga campaign back on track as they head to in-form Borussia Dortmund on Sunday for the Ruhr valley derby.

Separated by only a few kilometres, the two clubs enjoy the fiercest rivalry in German football and Sunday’s game should also be heated as fourth-placed Schalke look for their first win in three league games to stay in touch with the top spots.

Nov 5, 2015

Bayern at full throttle in bid for sixth European crown

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 5-1 demolition of Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday is a reminder that the Germans are holding nothing back in their pursuit of a sixth European crown.

“We cannot play to draw,” said captain Philipp Lahm. “We have to be stepping on the gas all the time.”

Nov 5, 2015

Soccer-Bayern at full throttle in bid for sixth European crown

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s 5-1 demolition of Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday is a reminder that the Germans are holding nothing back in their pursuit of a sixth European crown.

“We cannot play to draw,” said captain Philipp Lahm. “We have to be stepping on the gas all the time.”

Nov 4, 2015

Pressure mounts on German FA chief as World Cup scandal widens

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Pressure on German Football Association (DFB) chief Wolfgang Niersbach increased considerably on Wednesday after tax raids a day earlier on the world’s largest soccer federation in relation to a World Cup 2006 payment to FIFA stunned the nation.

On Tuesday more than 50 police and tax investigators raided the DFB headquarters as well as Niersbach’s and other officials’ private homes in search for evidence that could back up suspicions by the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office the president, during his time as World cup 2006 organising committee Vice President, and two former committee colleagues did not pay tax on a controversial transfer to FIFA in 2005.

Nov 4, 2015

Soccer-Pressure mounts on German FA chief as World Cup scandal widens

Nov 4 (Reuters) – Pressure on German Football Association (DFB) chief Wolfgang Niersbach increased considerably on Wednesday after tax raids a day earlier on the world’s largest soccer federation in relation to a World Cup 2006 payment to FIFA stunned the nation.

On Tuesday more than 50 police and tax investigators raided the DFB headquarters as well as Niersbach’s and other officials’ private homes in search for evidence that could back up suspicions by the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office the president, during his time as World cup 2006 organising committee Vice President, and two former committee colleagues did not pay tax on a controversial transfer to FIFA in 2005.

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