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May 28, 2015

Dortmund eye fitting Klopp era finale with German Cup win

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund want a fitting farewell for coach Juergen Klopp and his success-laden seven-year stint when they take on VfL Wolfsburg in the German Cup final on Saturday.

Klopp, who had announced his departure months ago, led Dortmund to the German league titles in 2011 and 2012, the German Cup in 2012 as well as two German Super Cups in 2013 and 2014.

May 27, 2015

Winter sports federations drop out of SportAccord

BERLIN (Reuters) – Winter Olympics sports federations (AIOWF) on Wednesday left SportAccord, suspending any collaboration with the umbrella organization in the latest fallout following a row with the International Olympic Committee, AIOWF said.

In a letter to SportAccord President Marius Vizer, seen by Reuters, AIOWF President Gian Franco Kasper said the decision had been taken with a “great majority.”

May 27, 2015

Olympics-Winter sports federations drop out of SportAccord

BERLIN, May 27 (Reuters) – Winter Olympics sports federations (AIOWF) on Wednesday left SportAccord, suspending any collaboration with the umbrella organisation in the latest fallout following a row with the International Olympic Committee, AIOWF said.

In a letter to SportAccord President Marius Vizer, seen by Reuters, AIOWF President Gian Franco Kasper said the decision had been taken with a “great majority.”

May 26, 2015

Germany give Mueller, Kroos a rest after long year

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s World Cup winners Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos have been rested for matches against the United States and Gibraltar next month, coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday.

The pair had played a combined total of 131 matches for club and country, including the 2014 World Cup, Loew said.

May 26, 2015

Soccer-Germany give Mueller, Kroos a rest after long year

BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – Germany’s World Cup winners Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos have been rested for matches against the United States and Gibraltar next month, coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday.

The pair had played a combined total of 131 matches for club and country, including the 2014 World Cup, Loew said,

May 26, 2015

IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organization SportAccord has been left in tatters.

A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord President Marius Vizer on the IOC has essentially ended with the complete isolation of SportAccord, an umbrella organization for some 100 sports federations.

May 26, 2015

Analysis – IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organisation SportAccord has been left in tatters.

A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord President Marius Vizer on the IOC has essentially ended with the complete isolation of SportAccord, an umbrella organisation for some 100 sports federations.

May 26, 2015

Olympics-IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organisation SportAccord has been left in tatters.

A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord President Marius Vizer on the IOC has essentially ended with the complete isolation of SportAccord, an umbrella organisation for some 100 sports federations.

May 23, 2015

Hamburg face relegation playoff, Paderborn, Freiburg go down

BERLIN (Reuters) – Former European champions Hamburg SV beat Schalke 04 2-0 on Saturday to avoid direct relegation from the Bundesliga and snatch a playoff spot for the second consecutive year as Paderborn and Freiburg went down.

Surprise package Augsburg secured fifth place and will play in the Europa League after coming from a goal down to crush 10-man Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1.

May 23, 2015

Soccer-Hamburg face relegation playoff, Paderborn, Freiburg go down

BERLIN, May 23 (Reuters) – Former European champions Hamburg SV beat Schalke 04 2-0 on Saturday to avoid direct relegation from the Bundesliga and snatch a playoff spot for the second consecutive year as Paderborn and Freiburg went down.

Surprise package Augsburg secured fifth place and will play in the Europa League after coming from a goal down to crush 10-man Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-1.

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