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Sep 27, 2014

Schalke stun Dortmund 2-1 in Bundesliga derby

BERLIN (Reuters) – Schalke 04 beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in their Bundesliga Ruhr valley derby on Saturday to confirm their improving form after a bad start to the season.

Joel Marip and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored for Schalke, who host Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for the visitors.

Sep 27, 2014

Soccer-Schalke stun Dortmund 2-1 in Bundesliga derby

BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Schalke 04 beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in their Bundesliga Ruhr valley derby on Saturday to confirm their improving form after a bad start to the season.

Joel Marip and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored for Schalke, who host Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back for the visitors.

Sep 27, 2014

Legends, sandals and sweat, Spartathlon ticks all boxes

ATHENS (Reuters) – From a daring attempt by a group of friends to one of the most iconic endurance races in the world, the 246-km Spartathlon has defied the downturn in Greek sports, drawing record numbers as ultra marathons become more popular.

In a country that has seen international events wiped off the calendar amid a ravaging economic crisis, this race has captured the imagination of runners the world over making it a rare example of how to succeed in difficult financial times.

Sep 27, 2014

Athletics-Legends, sandals and sweat, Spartathlon ticks all boxes

ATHENS, Sept 27 (Reuters) – From a daring attempt by a group of friends to one of the most iconic endurance races in the world, the 246-km Spartathlon has defied the downturn in Greek sports, drawing record numbers as ultra marathons become more popular.

In a country that has seen international events wiped off the calendar amid a ravaging economic crisis, this race has captured the imagination of runners the world over making it a rare example of how to succeed in difflcult financial times.

Sep 25, 2014

Soccer-Dortmund eye Schalke derby for redemption

BERLIN, Sept 25 (Reuters) – There are few things that can lift the spirits of Borussia Dortmund fans, and help them forget a stuttering start to the Bundesliga, like a win over Ruhr valley rivals Schalke 04.

So that is exactly what coach Juergen Klopp’s team will look to deliver on Saturday given Dortmund’s failure to sparkle in the German league so far.

Sep 24, 2014

Late Immobile goal rescues draw for Dortmund

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund staged a late comeback from two goals down to draw 2-2 with troubled VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday as they continued their stuttering start to the Bundesliga season.

The visitors, who had sacked sports chief Fredi Bobic hours earlier, looked to be cruising to their first win of the campaign when Daniel Didavi struck twice early in the second half for a two-goal cushion.

Sep 24, 2014

Soccer-Late Immobile goal rescues draw for Dortmund

BERLIN, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund staged a late comeback from two goals down to draw 2-2 with troubled VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday as they continued their stuttering start to the Bundesliga season.

The visitors, who had sacked sports chief Fredi Bobic hours earlier, looked to be cruising to their first win of the campaign when Daniel Didavi struck twice early in the second half for a two-goal cushion.

Sep 22, 2014

Heavyweights stutter as newcomers shine in Bundesliga start

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – The Bundesliga order looks to have been turned upside down with promoted Paderborn in the lead, followed by Mainz 05 and Hoffenheim while traditional heavyweights struggle at the start of the season after four games.

For fans across Germany, who had largely been expecting another Bayern Munich title romp like last season, the current situation is a pleasant surprise.

Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Heavyweights stutter as newcomers shine in Bundesliga start

Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Bundesliga order looks to have been turned upside down with promoted Paderborn in the lead, followed by Mainz 05 and Hoffenheim while traditional heavyweights struggle at the start of the season after four games.

For fans across Germany, who had largely been expecting another Bayern Munich title romp like last season, the current situation is a pleasant surprise.

Sep 18, 2014

Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes

BERLIN (Reuters) – German teams scored a point — or more accurately, seven — in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich certainly had the better of English champions Manchester City throughout their clash, although they needed a 90th minute goal from former City player Jerome Boateng to win that Group E opener 1-0.

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