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Sep 15, 2015

Bayern ready to step on the gas against Olympiakos

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – German champions Bayern Munich will be stepping on the gas against Olympiakos in their Champions League group stage opener in Piraeus on Wednesday, hoping to kick off their European campaign with a performance worthy of a title contender.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, in his third season in charge and still chasing his first European crown with the Germans, was unhappy with his team’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, pledging for a quicker, more focussed game against the Greek champions.

Sep 15, 2015

Soccer-Bayern ready to step on the gas against Olympiakos

Sept 15 (Reuters) – German champions Bayern Munich will be stepping on the gas against Olympiakos in their Champions League group stage opener in Piraeus on Wednesday, hoping to kick off their European campaign with a performance worthy of a title contender.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, in his third season in charge and still chasing his first European crown with the Germans, was unhappy with his team’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, pledging for a quicker, more focused game against the Greek champions.

Sep 3, 2015

Los Angeles bid is ‘new start’ for all, says LA mayor

BERLIN (Reuters) – Los Angeles’ 2024 summer Olympics bid will be a new start for the United States as it attempts to land the first summer Games since 1996 and put the disappointment of Boston’s failed effort behind it, the city’s mayor said on Thursday.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC), which had picked Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington earlier this year, was under mounting pressure to deliver an American bid after the Massachusetts capital pulled out in late July over financial concerns.

Sep 3, 2015

Olympics-Los Angeles bid is ‘new start’ for all, says LA mayor

BERLIN, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Los Angeles’ 2024 summer Olympics bid will be a new start for the United States as it attempts to land the first summer Games since 1996 and put the disappointment of Boston’s failed effort behind it, the city’s mayor said on Thursday.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC), which had picked Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington earlier this year, was under mounting pressure to deliver an American bid after the Massachusetts capital pulled out in late July over financial concerns.

Sep 2, 2015

No slip-ups allowed for Germany as Poland await

BERLIN (Reuters) – World champions Germany are in the unusual position of having to win their upcoming two Euro 2016 qualifiers if they are to remain on track for the tournament in France next year.

The Germans, who take on group leaders Poland in Frankfurt on Friday before travelling to Glasgow to face Scotland three days later, are eager to rediscover their consistency after a wobbly start.

Sep 2, 2015

Soccer-No slip-ups allowed for Germany as Poland await

BERLIN, Sept 2 (Reuters) – World champions Germany are in the unusual position of having to win their upcoming two Euro 2016 qualifiers if they are to remain on track for the tournament in France next year.

The Germans, who take on group leaders Poland in Frankfurt on Friday before travelling to Glasgow to face Scotland three days later, are eager to rediscover their consistency after a wobbly start.

Aug 29, 2015

Two-goal Mueller marks Bayern milestone in style

BERLIN (Reuters) – Thomas Mueller celebrated his 200th Bundesliga match by netting twice as Bayern Munich eased past Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 to go top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, their third win in three matches this season.

A dazzling run by Douglas Costa, after a perfect 40-metre pass from Xabi Alonso, saw the Brazilian power past Roberto Hilbert before he cut the ball into the box for Mueller to score in the 26th minute.

Aug 29, 2015

Soccer-Two-goal Mueller marks Bayern milestone in style

BERLIN, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Thomas Mueller celebrated his 200th Bundesliga match by netting twice as Bayern Munich eased past Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 to go top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, their third win in three matches this season.

A dazzling run by Douglas Costa, after a perfect 40-metre pass from Xabi Alonso, saw the Brazilian power past Roberto Hilbert before he cut the ball into the box for Mueller to score in the 26th minute.

Aug 29, 2015

Rio 2016 organizers ‘extremely concerned’ over sick sailor

BERLIN (Reuters) – Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were “extremely concerned” after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there.

Heil, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital for several infections, said he was convinced they were caused by the polluted waters, piling more pressure on organizers to secure the safety of the athletes at next year’s Olympic sailing, swimming and triathlon events.

Aug 29, 2015

Olympics-Rio 2016 organisers “extremely concerned” over sick sailor

BERLIN, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Organisers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were “extremely concerned” after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there.

Heil, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital for several infections, said he was convinced they were caused by the polluted waters, piling more pressure on organisers to secure the safety of the athletes at next year’s Olympic sailing, swimming and triathlon events.

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