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Apr 16, 2015

Soccer-Hamburg hope to be fifth time lucky with Labbadia

April 16 (Reuters) – Former Bundesliga champions Hamburg SV appointed their fifth coach this season when they unveiled Bruno Labbadia on Wednesday, hoping he can steer them past northern rivals Werder Bremen on Sunday and into the playoff spot.

Anchored in last place in the Bundesliga on 25 points with just six games remaining, Hamburg are desperate for points to maintain their unique record of being the only team never to have played in the second division since the top league was created in 1963.

Apr 16, 2015

Fatigue, injuries take toll on Bayern Munich

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s surprise 3-1 Champions League loss to Porto was the price the five-time European champions paid for a string of injuries and a tired squad that has not stopped playing, club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

The Bavarians, chasing a treble of domestic and European titles, travelled with only 15 in-field players to Portugal for their quarter-final first leg leaving injured Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger and David Alaba, among others, behind.

Apr 16, 2015

Soccer-Fatigue, injuries take toll on Bayern Munich

April 16 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s surprise 3-1 Champions League loss to Porto was the price the five-time European champions paid for a string of injuries and a tired squad that has not stopped playing, club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

The Bavarians, chasing a treble of domestic and European titles, travelled with only 15 in-field players to Portugal for their quarter-final first leg leaving injured Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger and David Alaba, among others, behind.

Apr 14, 2015

Bayern count injuries but confident against Porto

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich may be missing some of their biggest names when they travel to Porto for the first leg of their Champions League last eight on Wednesday but the Germans are confident they have enough firepower to defend their favourites tag.

Chasing a second treble after 2013, Bayern will be without Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger among others but they know their season will not be a success if they do not advance in the Champions League.

Apr 14, 2015

Soccer-Bayern count injuries but confident against Porto

BERLIN, April 14 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich may be missing some of their biggest names when they travel to Porto for the first leg of their Champions League last eight on Wednesday but the Germans are confident they have enough firepower to defend their favourites tag.

Chasing a second treble after 2013, Bayern will be without Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger among others but they know their season will not be a success if they do not advance in the Champions League.

Apr 9, 2015

Soccer-Gladbach look to shake off Cup exit as Dortmund await

April 9 (Reuters) – Borussia Moenchengladbach must put an embarrassing German Cup last eight exit to third-tier Arminia Bielefeld behind them if they are to stay on track for a Champions League spot next season when they take on Borussia Dortmund.

Gladbach have been playing a sensational season and are in third place on 50 points, two ahead of in-form Bayer Leverkusen.

Apr 8, 2015

Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Sergey Bubka said he would review the flagship world championships, appoint a CEO for the sport and attract new global sponsors if elected president of governing body IAAF later this year.

The former world record pole vaulter, who faces another former Olympic champion in Briton Seb Coe in a bid for the top seat, said he wanted the sport to operate more as a business.

Apr 8, 2015

Athletics-Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

April 8 (Reuters) – Sergey Bubka said he would review the flagship world championships, appoint a CEO for the sport and attract new global sponsors if elected president of governing body IAAF later this year.

The former world record pole vaulter, who faces another former Olympic champion in Briton Seb Coe in a bid for the top seat, said he wanted the sport to operate more as a business.

Apr 6, 2015

Bayern eager to carry winning momentum into German Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s treble ambitions are put to the test on Wednesday in the German Cup quarter-final when their injury-hit side travel to in-form Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bavarians, runaway leaders in the Bundesliga and through to the Champions League last eight where they face Porto later this month, are eager to repeat their 2013 treble-winning campaign as the season enters its final stretch.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-Bayern eager to carry winning momentum into German Cup

BERLIN, April 6 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s treble ambitions are put to the test on Wednesday in the German Cup quarter-final when their injury-hit side travel to in-form Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bavarians, runaway leaders in the Bundesliga and through to the Champions League last eight where they face Porto later this month, are eager to repeat their 2013 treble-winning campaign as the season enters its final stretch.

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