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Mar 3, 2015

Doping-Past sins put German football in doping spotlight

BERLIN, March 3 (Reuters) – German football was thrown into turmoil after a doping commission said the use of banned substances in the sport as well as in cycling in the 1970s and 80s was more than just individual athletes stepping over the line.

For decades the country sought to investigate East Germany’s systematic doping before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 but there were indications doping was also present in West German sports.

Mar 2, 2015

Whirlwind Wolfsburg storm past Werder 5-3

BERLIN (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg dazzled their way past hosts Werder Bremen 5-3 on Sunday, fighting back from a goal down three times and scoring three goals in five minutes to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to eight points.

In a hugely entertaining game, Dutchman Bas Dost and Daniel Caligiuri scored two apiece as the Wolves maintained their sparkling form with a sixth win in seven games, keeping them in second place on 50 points, a club record after 23 matches.

Mar 1, 2015

Soccer-Whirlwind Wolfsburg storm past Werder 5-3

BERLIN, March 1 (Reuters) – VfL Wolfsburg dazzled their way past hosts Werder Bremen 5-3 on Sunday, fighting back from a goal down three times and scoring three goals in five minutes to cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to eight points.

In a hugely entertaining game, Dutchman Bas Dost and Daniel Caligiuri scored two apiece as the Wolves maintained their sparkling form with a sixth win in seven games, keeping them in second place on 50 points, a club record after 23 matches.

Mar 1, 2015

‘Batman and Robin’ lead late Dortmund goal flurry

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund needed ‘superhero’ help from Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score three times in eight minutes late on for a 3-0 home win over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday and claim a fourth straight Bundesliga win.

Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up squandered a dozen chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask with Marco Reus donning another mask of the superhero’s sidekick Robin.

Feb 28, 2015

Late Dortmund flurry earns fourth successive win

BERLIN (Reuters) – Fast-improving Borussia Dortmund notched their fourth straight Bundesliga win after scoring three times in eight minutes late on to earn a 3-0 home victory over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up had squandered a dozen scoring chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask.

Feb 28, 2015

Soccer-Late Dortmund flurry earns fourth successive win

BERLIN, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Fast-improving Borussia Dortmund notched their fourth straight Bundesliga win after scoring three times in eight minutes late on to earn a 3-0 home victory over Ruhr Valley rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead in the 78th minute, after last season’s runners-up had squandered a dozen scoring chances, and the Gabon international celebrated by donning a Batman mask.

Feb 27, 2015

Exclusive: Nepal officials urge FIFA for full probe of own chief

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) vice presidents are calling for world soccer’s governing body to launch a fully- fledged probe into their own president Ganesh Thapa before his self-imposed four-month suspension runs out next week.

FIFA said on Nov. 4 that Thapa had willingly stepped down from all his positions for 120 days after the sport’s ruling body said it would look into allegations of misconduct.

Feb 27, 2015

Soccer-Nepal officials urge FIFA for full probe of own chief

Feb 27 (Reuters) – All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) vice presidents are calling for world soccer’s governing body to launch a fully- fledged probe into their own president Ganesh Thapa before his self-imposed four-month suspension runs out next week.

FIFA said on Nov. 4 that Thapa had willingly stepped down from all his positions for 120 days after the sport’s ruling body said it would look into allegations of misconduct.

Feb 26, 2015

Ruhr valley derby key for Dortmund, Schalke future

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund host Schalke 04 in their Ruhr valley clash on Saturday there is more at stake than just bragging rights in what is Germany’s biggest derby.

Both teams are eager to get their seasons back into full swing with Schalke eyeing a Champions League spot for next season and Dortmund still battling to avoid relegation.

Feb 26, 2015

Soccer-Ruhr valley derby key for Dortmund, Schalke future

Feb 26 (Reuters) – When Borussia Dortmund host Schalke 04 in their Ruhr valley clash on Saturday there is more at stake than just bragging rights in what is Germany’s biggest derby.

Both teams are eager to get their seasons back into full swing with Schalke eyeing a Champions League spot for next season and Dortmund still battling to avoid relegation.

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