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Mar 26, 2014

Bayern wrap up fastest Bundesliga title triumph

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title in record time by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday thanks to goals from Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze and Franck Ribery with seven games left in the campaign.

Last season’s treble winners claimed their 23rd Bundesliga crown with a 10th straight away victory, stretching their winning streak to a staggering 19 consecutive league games and their unbeaten run to 52 league matches – all Bundesliga records.

Mar 25, 2014

Champions Bayern breaking more records under Guardiola

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – When former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola agreed last year to join Bayern Munich this season, the Bavarian club was in the middle of challenging for three trophies.

A few months later his predecessor Jupp Heynckes crowned his retirement with the first German club treble of domestic league and cup titles and the Champions League.

Mar 25, 2014

Soccer-Bayern wrap up fastest Bundesliga title triumph

March 25 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title in record time by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday thanks to goals from Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze and Franck Ribery with seven games left in the campaign.

Last season’s treble winners claimed their 23rd Bundesliga crown with a 10th straight away victory, stretching their winning streak to a staggering 19 consecutive games and their unbeaten run to 52 league matches – all Bundesliga records.

Mar 25, 2014

Soccer-Champions Bayern breaking more records under Guardiola

March 25 (Reuters) – When former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola agreed last year to join Bayern Munich this season, the Bavarian club was in the middle of challenging for three trophies.

A few months later his predecessor Jupp Heynckes crowned his retirement with the first German club treble of domestic league and cup titles and the Champions League.

Mar 20, 2014

Alpine skiing – Olympic champion Hoefl-Riesch retires at 29

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Olympic combined champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany ended her Alpine skiing career on Thursday, quitting a month after adding a third gold medal to her collection.

The four-times Olympic medallist told reporters in Munich that she initially thought of skiing for one more season after winning gold and silver at the Sochi Winter Games last month.

Mar 20, 2014

Alpine skiing-Olympic champion Hoefl-Riesch, 29, retires

March 20 (Reuters) – Olympic combined champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany ended her Alpine skiing career on Thursday, quitting a month after adding a third gold medal to her collection.

The four-times Olympic medallist told reporters in Munich that she initially thought of skiing for one more season after winning gold and silver at the Sochi Winter Games last month.

Mar 20, 2014

Bayern hoping to seal championship at Mainz

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich have had a hand on the Bundesliga title for months and could make their status as champions official at Mainz 05 on Saturday.

Holding a 23-point lead at the top of the table and with nine games left, another Bayern victory this weekend and no wins from Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 would seal the trophy for the Bavarians.

Mar 20, 2014

Soccer-Bayern hoping to seal championship at Mainz

March 20 (Reuters) – Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich have had a hand on the Bundesliga title for months and could make their status as champions official at Mainz 05 on Saturday.

Holding a 23-point lead at the top of the table and with nine games left, another Bayern victory this weekend and no wins from Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 would seal the trophy for the Bavarians.

Mar 20, 2014

‘Moaning’ fans dampen Dortmund delight at Europe progress

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s scrappy Champions League triumph over Zenit St Petersburg was good news for a team struggling for form on the domestic front but “moaning” from a success-spoilt home support has left many players fuming.

Last season’s runners-up reached this year’s quarter-finals after a 2-1 home loss against the Russians on Wednesday gave Dortmund a 5-4 aggregate victory but the lacklustre performance received a muted response in the often noisy stadium.

Mar 20, 2014

Soccer-’Moaning’ fans dampen Dortmund delight at Europe progress

March 20 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s scrappy Champions League triumph over Zenit St Petersburg was good news for a team struggling for form on the domestic front but “moaning” from a success-spoilt home support has left many players fuming.

Last season’s runners-up reached this year’s quarter-finals after a 2-1 home loss against the Russians on Wednesday gave Dortmund a 5-4 aggregate victory but the lacklustre performance received a muted response in the often noisy stadium.

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