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Feb 5, 2015

Dortmund in fight for survival against Freiburg

BERLIN (Reuters) – Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund could never have imagined that Saturday’s league clash against strugglers Freiburg will be key in their battle to avoid relegation.

But even the former European champions’ most hardcore fans woke up to the danger ahead when Dortmund lost 1-0 to visitors Augsburg on Wednesday to stay firmly in last place after their 11th loss in 19 games.

Feb 5, 2015

Dortmund lose to 10-man Augsburg as crisis deepens

BERLIN (Reuters) – Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by 10-man Augsburg on Wednesday to continue their spectacular implosion and remain firmly anchored to the foot of the standings.

The 2011 and 2012 Bundesliga champions completely lacked ideas in front of a sold-out 80,000 crowd and were easily outmuscled by European hopefuls Augsburg for whom Raul Bobadilla netted the winner in the 50th minute to seal his club’s first ever win over Dortmund.

Feb 3, 2015

Ten-man Bayern Munich earn 1-1 draw against Schalke

BERLIN (Reuters) – Ten-man Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich battled to a 1-1 draw at home to Schalke 04 on Tuesday as they struggled to bounce back from last week’s heavy defeat at VfL Wolfsburg.

Arjen Robben headed the hosts in front after 67 minutes as Bayern, who suffered their first league setback with a 4-1 loss at second-placed Wolfsburg on Friday, dug deep after Jerome Boateng gave away a penalty and was sent off in the 17th minute.

Feb 3, 2015

Olympic changes won’t affect track and field – Bubka

BERLIN (Reuters) – Athletics will retain its prominent position despite changes to the Olympic programme that could see fewer events but more sports, IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka said on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian, who won a pole vault gold medal in the Games, six consecutive world championships and set 35 world records, is taking on Britain’s Sebastian Coe in a race to become the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Feb 3, 2015

Athletics-Olympic changes won’t affect track and field – Bubka

BERLIN, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Athletics will retain its prominent position despite changes to the Olympic programme that could see fewer events but more sports, IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka said on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian, who won a pole vault gold medal in the Games, six consecutive world championships and set 35 world records, is taking on Britain’s Sebastian Coe in a race to become the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Jan 28, 2015

Pole vault legend Bubka to run for top IAAF job

BERLIN (Reuters) – Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka announced on Wednesday he is running for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, taking on Briton Sebastian Coe in a battle between two of the sport’s greats.

Bubka, who won an Olympic gold medal, six consecutive world championship titles and set 35 world records, wants to lead the International Association of Athletics Federations when President Lamine Diack steps down later this year.

Jan 28, 2015

Athletics-Pole vault legend Bubka to run for top IAAF job

BERLIN, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka announced on Wednesday he is running for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, taking on Briton Sebastian Coe in a battle between two of the sport’s greats.

Bubka, who won an Olympic gold medal, six consecutive world championship titles and set 35 world records, wants to lead the International Association of Athletics Federations when President Lamine Diack steps down later this year.

Jan 26, 2015

Bayern’s Guardiola in no rush for contract extension

BERLIN (Reuters) – German champions Bayern Munich have repeatedly signalled their desire for a contract extension with coach Pep Guardiola but the Spaniard seems in no rush to sign a deal past 2016.

Guardiola led Bayern to the domestic league and Cup double in his first season in charge last year but any talk of a contract extension past his original three years will happen later in the year.

Jan 22, 2015

Soccer-German Bundesliga sees double-digit growth in 2013/14

BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The Bundesliga posted record turnover of 2.45 billion euros ($2.83 billion)for 2013/14, up by more than 12 percent, marking uninterrupted growth for the 10th straight season, the German football league (DFL) said on Thursday.

Turnover was up from 2.17 billion euros in 2012/13 and has more than doubled from a decade ago when it stood at just over one billion.

Jan 15, 2015

Olympics-IOC hopeful bid reform will trigger 2024 Games interest

BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee launched a newly-created invitation phase for potential bid cities for the 2024 summer Games on Thursday, confident the reformed process will trigger more interest in hosting the Olympics.

So far Germany with Hamburg or Berlin, Rome and Boston have declared their intentions to bid for the showpiece but Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi said on Wednesday more would come.

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