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Oct 30, 2014

Bayern face Dortmund with relations at new low

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with relations between the German heavyweights seemingly at an all-time low.

The atmosphere between the clubs soured since Bayern began snapping up Dortmund players two years ago, with Mario Goetze becoming the first of a successful Dortmund team to leave for their league rivals.

Oct 30, 2014

Soccer-Bayern face Dortmund with relations at new low

BERLIN, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with relations between the German heavyweights seemingly at an all-time low.

The atmosphere between the clubs soured since Bayern began snapping up Dortmund players two years ago, with Mario Goetze becoming the first of a successful Dortmund team to leave for their league rivals.

Oct 27, 2014

Bayern’s winning streak snapped in Gladbach draw

BERLIN (Reuters) – Undefeated Bayern Munich stumbled to a 0-0 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday that ended a four-game winning streak in the league but they remain four points clear at the top.

Pep Guardiola’s team lacked the sharpness up front that they showed in the 7-1 demolition of AS Roma in the Champions League in midweek but the point gained puts the leaders on 21 points ahead of surprise package Gladbach in second.

Oct 26, 2014

Bayern see winning streak snap with draw at Gladbach

BERLIN (Reuters) – Undefeated Bayern Munich stumbled to a 0-0 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday that ended a four-game winning streak in the league but they remain four points clear at the top.

Pep Guardiola’s team lacked the sharpness up front that they showed in the 7-1 demolition of AS Roma in the Champions League in midweek but the point gained puts the leaders on 21 points ahead of surprise package Gladbach in second.

Oct 26, 2014

Soccer-Bayern see winning streak snap with draw at Gladbach

BERLIN, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Undefeated Bayern Munich stumbled to a 0-0 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday that ended a four-game winning streak in the league but they remain four points clear at the top.

Pep Guardiola’s team lacked the sharpness up front that they showed in the 7-1 demolition of AS Roma in the Champions League in midweek but the point gained puts the leaders on 21 points aheda of surprise package Gladbach in second.

Oct 24, 2014

Soccer-Nepal officials deny knowledge of FIFA-ordered audits

Oct 24 (Reuters) – Senior officials at the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) say they have no knowledge of a string of past financial audits carried out by world soccer’s governing body FIFA into potential irregularities at ANFA.

ANFA Vice Presidents Karma Tsering Sherpa and Bijay Narayan Manandhar have asked for details regarding the audits in a letter dated Oct. 22 to FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and Ethics chief Michael Garcia, seen by Reuters.

Oct 23, 2014

Olympics-IOC hopes 40-point plan will overhaul Games bids

BERLIN, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The IOC has drawn up 40 recommendations aimed at making the Games more attractive to bidders, sports and fans and will put them to a vote in December, president Thomas Bach said on Thursday.

As part of its Olympic Agenda 2020, the 40 points, which will be sent to all International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for the end-of-year session in Monaco, include some aimed at making bidding for the Games cheaper and more adaptable to the needs of the cities rather than IOC pre-requisites.

Oct 23, 2014

IOC has no concerns over Kosovo recognition

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee’s provisional recognition of Kosovo will not have political consequences despite Serbia lodging an official protest, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday.

The IOC on Wednesday surprisingly announced its recognition of the Balkan region with full membership set to follow in December.

Oct 23, 2014

Olympics: IOC has no concerns over Kosovo recognition

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee’s provisional recognition of Kosovo will not have political consequences despite Serbia lodging an official protest, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday.

The IOC on Wednesday surprisingly announced its recognition of the Balkan region with full membership set to follow in December.

Oct 23, 2014

Blast from the past as Bayern face resurgent Gladbach

BERLIN (Reuters) – When Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich travel to fellow title contenders Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday, it will be a remake of those classic 1970s encounters when both teams battled it out for domestic supremacy.

From 1969 to 1977 the two shared the league titles between then for nine consecutive seasons, creating one of the best rivalries in the history of German football, with such big names as Franz Beckenbauer, Berti Vogts, Guenter Netzer and Gerd Mueller gracing the pitch.

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