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Aug 15, 2015

Soccer-Mkhitaryan double as dazzling Dortmund hit four

BERLIN, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored twice as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 on Saturday to launch their season with a bang on coach Thomas Tuchel’s Bundesliga debut with the club.

Marcel Heller also found the net twice, including a spectacular 70-metre solo run for his first goal, as promoted Darmstadt 98 marked their return to the top flight after 33 years with a 2-2 draw at home to Hanover 96.

Aug 13, 2015

Doping cases must be dealt with quicker: Bubka

BERLIN (Reuters) – Doping cases in athletics need to be dealt with quicker and cheats punished with tougher sanctions, IAAF vice president Sergey Bubka said on Thursday with his sport confronted by allegations of hundreds of suspicious past tests.

“We need to see how to speed up the process between cases and decisions,” he told Reuters in an interview. “That needs to be quicker.

Aug 13, 2015

Athletics-Doping cases must be dealt with quicker – Bubka

BERLIN, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Doping cases in athletics need to be dealt with quicker and cheats punished with tougher sanctions, IAAF vice president Sergey Bubka said on Thursday with his sport confronted by allegations of hundreds of suspicious past tests.

“We need to see how to speed up the process between cases and decisions,” he told Reuters in an interview. “That needs to be quicker.

Aug 11, 2015

Champions Bayern set sights on record fourth straight title

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich have set their sights on a record fourth consecutive Bundesliga title when the league gets under way this week, with VfL Wolfsburg ready to resume last season’s hunt.

Few doubt the Bavarians, already considered by most Bundesliga coaches as the overwhelming title favourites, can do it.

Aug 7, 2015

Coach Tuchel off to winning home start with Dortmund

BERLIN (Reuters) – Former Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund were in stellar form in their home debut under new coach Thomas Tuchel in their demolition of Austria’s Wolfsberg for the Europa League third qualifying round as they look to bounce back from their disappointing last season.

Tuchel’s team crushed the hapless Austrians 5-0 (6-0 on aggregate) with Henrikh Mkhitharyan scoring a hat-trick and setting up another goal and the Ruhr valley club looking in fine form for the Bundesliga start next week.

Aug 7, 2015

Soccer-Coach Tuchel off to winning home start with Dortmund

BERLIN, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Former Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund were in stellar form in their home debut under new coach Thomas Tuchel in their demolition of Austria’s Wolfsberg for the Europa League third qualifying round as they look to bounce back from their disappointing last season.

Tuchel’s team crushed the hapless Austrians 5-0 (6-0 on aggregate) with Henrikh Mkhitharyan scoring a hat-trick and setting up another goal and the Ruhr valley club looking in fine form for the Bundesliga start next week.

Aug 3, 2015

Rio water quality on agenda as IOC leaves for Brazil

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The water quality for competitors at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be on the agenda when the International Olympic Committee travels to Brazil for talks this week, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Bach is leaving for the Brazilian city later in the day to attend celebrations marking the one year countdown to the Games on Aug. 5 and said pollution would be discussed with Rio 2016 officials.

Aug 3, 2015

Olympics-Rio water quality on agenda as IOC leaves for Brazil

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The water quality for competitors at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be on the agenda when the International Olympic Committee travels to Brazil for talks this week, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Bach is leaving for the Brazilian city later in the day to attend celebrations marking the one year countdown to the Games on Aug. 5 and said pollution would be discussed with Rio 2016 officials.

Aug 3, 2015

Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of soccer’s governing body, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Blatter would ordinarily have been re-elected for another eight-year term as a procedural matter at the ongoing IOC Session in Malaysia, along with more than a dozen other members, but would be required to stand down when he left FIFA at the end of February.

Aug 3, 2015

Soccer-Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Reuters) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of soccer’s governing body, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Blatter would ordinarily have been re-elected for another eight-year term as a procedural matter at the ongoing IOC Session in Malaysia, along with more than a dozen other members, but would be required to stand down when he left FIFA at the end of February.

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