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Feb 10, 2015

Dortmund’s Reus extends deal to 2019

BERLIN (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus signed a surprise two-year contract extension with the Bundesliga club until 2019 on Tuesday, ending persistent speculation about a move to Spain or England at the end of the season.

Reus, who had an injury-plagued 2014 when he also missed the World Cup which Germany won, looked to be on his way out after Bayern Munich revealed he had a buyout clause in his contract, angering Dortmund.

Feb 10, 2015

Soccer-Dortmund’s Reus extends deal to 2019

BERLIN, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus signed a surprise two-year contract extension with the Bundesliga club until 2019 on Tuesday, ending persistent speculation about a move to Spain or England at the end of the season.

Reus, who had an injury-plagued 2014 when he also missed the World Cup which Germany won, looked to be on his way out after Bayern Munich revealed he had a buyout clause in his contract, angering Dortmund.

Feb 10, 2015

Bayern plan China tour as Bundesliga eyes Asian expansion

BERLIN (Reuters) – German champions Bayern Munich will tap into a growing demand for their brand in Asia with a tour of China in July as the Bundesliga looks to accelerate growth in the world’s most populated continent.

Bayern, who last year opened an office in the United States eyeing the American market, are Germany’s richest club with a turnover of more than half a billion euros in the previous season.

Feb 10, 2015

Soccer-Bayern plan China tour as Bundesliga eyes Asian expansion

BERLIN, Feb 10 (Reuters) – German champions Bayern Munich will tap into a growing demand for their brand in Asia with a tour of China in July as the Bundesliga looks to accelerate growth in the world’s most populated continent.

Bayern, who last year opened an office in the United States eyeing the American market, are Germany’s richest club with a turnover of more than half a billion euros in the previous season.

Feb 6, 2015

Games-European Games will convince sceptics, attract top athletes

Feb 6 (Reuters) – The inaugural European Games this year will convince sceptics of their rightful place on the sports calendar and the event will eventually attract top track and field athletes and swimmers missing this time, officials said on Friday.

The first such Games for Europe, which unlike other continents did not have a continental event like the Asian or Pan-American Games, will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 12-28.

Feb 5, 2015

Dortmund in fight for survival against Freiburg

BERLIN (Reuters) – Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund could never have imagined that Saturday’s league clash against strugglers Freiburg will be key in their battle to avoid relegation.

But even the former European champions’ most hardcore fans woke up to the danger ahead when Dortmund lost 1-0 to visitors Augsburg on Wednesday to stay firmly in last place after their 11th loss in 19 games.

Feb 5, 2015

Dortmund lose to 10-man Augsburg as crisis deepens

BERLIN (Reuters) – Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by 10-man Augsburg on Wednesday to continue their spectacular implosion and remain firmly anchored to the foot of the standings.

The 2011 and 2012 Bundesliga champions completely lacked ideas in front of a sold-out 80,000 crowd and were easily outmuscled by European hopefuls Augsburg for whom Raul Bobadilla netted the winner in the 50th minute to seal his club’s first ever win over Dortmund.

Feb 3, 2015

Ten-man Bayern Munich earn 1-1 draw against Schalke

BERLIN (Reuters) – Ten-man Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich battled to a 1-1 draw at home to Schalke 04 on Tuesday as they struggled to bounce back from last week’s heavy defeat at VfL Wolfsburg.

Arjen Robben headed the hosts in front after 67 minutes as Bayern, who suffered their first league setback with a 4-1 loss at second-placed Wolfsburg on Friday, dug deep after Jerome Boateng gave away a penalty and was sent off in the 17th minute.

Feb 3, 2015

Olympic changes won’t affect track and field – Bubka

BERLIN (Reuters) – Athletics will retain its prominent position despite changes to the Olympic programme that could see fewer events but more sports, IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka said on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian, who won a pole vault gold medal in the Games, six consecutive world championships and set 35 world records, is taking on Britain’s Sebastian Coe in a race to become the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Feb 3, 2015

Athletics-Olympic changes won’t affect track and field – Bubka

BERLIN, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Athletics will retain its prominent position despite changes to the Olympic programme that could see fewer events but more sports, IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka said on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian, who won a pole vault gold medal in the Games, six consecutive world championships and set 35 world records, is taking on Britain’s Sebastian Coe in a race to become the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

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