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Apr 20, 2015

Olympics-SportAccord chief launches scathing attack on IOC

April 20 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president is blocking plans by a sports federations umbrella group to set up its own multi-sports events, SportAccord President Marius Vizer said on Monday in a scathing attacking on the IOC.

International judo federation president Vizer, whose SportAccord organisation represents Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations and organisers of multi-sports games, said Bach interfered with the autonomy of sports bodies.

Apr 20, 2015

Bayern hope Pep-talk will boost confidence for Porto

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are on a mission with coach Pep Guardiola firing up his injury-hit team as they seek to reverse a 3-1 deficit against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.

    The five-times European champions, who have reached the final three times since 2010, find themselves in the unusual position of having to come from behind.

Apr 20, 2015

Soccer-Bayern hope Pep-talk will boost confidence for Porto

BERLIN, April 20 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich are on a mission with coach Pep Guardiola firing up his injury-hit team as they seek to reverse a 3-1 deficit against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.

The five-times European champions, who have reached the final three times since 2010, find themselves in the unusual position of having to come from behind.

Apr 19, 2015

Dortmund seal deal for Tuchel to succeed Klopp

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund have named Thomas Tuchel to succeed Juergen Klopp as their manager on a three-year-deal, the Bundesliga club said on Sunday, ending a frantic week for the former European champions

Tuchel, who managed Mainz 05 for five seasons between 2009 and 2014, will take up the post from July 1 after Klopp surprisingly announced on Wednesday that he would be ending his seven-year tenure at the club.

Apr 19, 2015

Soccer-Dortmund seal deal for Tuchel to succeed Klopp

BERLIN, April 19 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund have named Thomas Tuchel to succeed Juergen Klopp as their manager on a three-year-deal, the Bundesliga club said on Sunday, ending a frantic week for the former European champions

Tuchel, who managed Mainz 05 for five seasons between 2009 and 2014, will take up the post from July 1 after Klopp surprisingly announced on Wednesday that he would be ending his seven-year tenure at the club.

Apr 19, 2015

Dortmund name Tuchel as Klopp’s successor

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund have named Thomas Tuchel to succeed Juergen Klopp as their manager on a three-year-deal, the Bundesliga club said on Sunday.

Tuchel, who managed Mainz for five seasons between 2009 and 2014, will take up the post from July 1 after Klopp announced on Wednesday that he would be ending his seven-year tenure at the club.

Apr 19, 2015

Soccer-Dortmund name Tuchel as Klopp’s successor

BERLIN, April 19 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund have named Thomas Tuchel to succeed Juergen Klopp as their manager on a three-year-deal, the Bundesliga club said on Sunday.

Tuchel, who managed Mainz for five seasons between 2009 and 2014, will take up the post from July 1 after Klopp announced on Wednesday that he would be ending his seven-year tenure at the club.

Apr 18, 2015

Second-string Bayern edge closer to Bundesliga title

BERLIN (Reuters) – Injury-ravaged Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday, shrugging off a string of absences and their midweek Champions League defeat at Porto to close in on the Bundesliga title.

Sebastian Rode scored in the 38th minute and Hoffenheim’s Andreas Beck added an own goal in stoppage time as Bayern, with youngsters Mitchell Weiser and Gianluca Gaudino in the lineup, opened a 13-point lead over second-placed VfL Wolfsburg, in action against Schalke 04 on Sunday, with five matches left.

Apr 18, 2015

Soccer-Second-string Bayern edge closer to Bundesliga title

BERLIN, April 18 (Reuters) – Injury-ravaged Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday, shrugging off a string of absences and their midweek Champions League defeat at Porto to close in on the Bundesliga title.

Sebastian Rode scored in the 38th minute and Hoffenheim’s Andreas Beck added an own goal in stoppage time as Bayern, with youngsters Mitchell Weiser and Gianluca Gaudino in the lineup, opened a 13-point lead over second-placed VfL Wolfsburg, in action against Schalke 04 on Sunday, with five matches left.

Apr 16, 2015

Hamburg hope to be fifth time lucky with Labbadia

By Karolos Grohmann

(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.

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