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May 11, 2015

Schalke axe Boateng, Sam after poor run

MUNICH (Reuters) – Schalke 04 released midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng and striker Sidney Sam on Monday following the 2-0 Bundesliga defeat by Cologne which put their European place for next season at risk.

The club also suspended defensive midfielder Marco Hoeger until Saturday.

Sports director Horst Heldt had warned there would be consequences after Schalke, who reached the Champions League knockout stages this season, lost in Cologne on Sunday. They have managed only one win in their last eight league games.

May 11, 2015

Soccer-Barcelona wary of ‘crazy’ game at Bayern – Luis Enrique

MUNICH, May 11 (Reuters) – Barcelona want to avoid their Champions League semi-final, second leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday turning into a frantic encounter that could jeopardise their 3-0 first leg advantage, coach Luis Enrique said.

The Spaniards scored three times late in the game to beat Bayern last week but Enrique said he was fully aware the Germans were far from beaten.

May 11, 2015

Wrestling, taekwondo joins SportAccord exodus

MUNICH (Reuters) – The international wrestling federation (UWW) and the world taekwondo federations (WTF) on Monday pulled out of the sports umbrella organisation SportAccord until relations improve following a row with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“Our decision, which is based on our full commitment to the Olympic Movement and its leadership, implies that for the time being, United World Wrestling shall refrain to participate in the activities and games organised by SportAccord, until the relations with ASOIF has improved to the latter’s satisfaction,” UWW President Nenad Lalovic said in a statement.

May 11, 2015

Olympics-Wrestling, taekwondo joins SportAccord exodus

MUNICH, May 11 (Reuters) – The international wrestling federation (UWW) and the world taekwondo federations (WTF) on Monday pulled out of the sports umbrella organisation SportAccord until relations improve following a row with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“Our decision, which is based on our full commitment to the Olympic Movement and its leadership, implies that for the time being, United World Wrestling shall refrain to participate in the activities and games organised by SportAccord, until the relations with ASOIF has improved to the latter’s satisfaction,” UWW President Nenad Lalovic said in a statement.

May 11, 2015

Wrestling joins SportAccord exodus

MUNICH (Reuters) – The international wrestling federation (UWW) on Monday said it would not participate in any activities within the sports umbrella organization SportAccord until relations improve following a row with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“Our decision, which is based on our full commitment to the Olympic Movement and its leadership, implies that for the time being, United World Wrestling shall refrain to participate in the activities and games organized by SportAccord, until the relations with ASOIF has improved to the latter’s satisfaction,” UWW President Nenad Lalovic said in a statement.

May 11, 2015

Olympics-Wrestling joins SportAccord exodus

MUNICH, May 11 (Reuters) – The international wrestling federation (UWW) on Monday said it would not participate in any activities within the sports umbrella organisation SportAccord until relations improve following a row with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“Our decision, which is based on our full commitment to the Olympic Movement and its leadership, implies that for the time being, United World Wrestling shall refrain to participate in the activities and games organised by SportAccord, until the relations with ASOIF has improved to the latter’s satisfaction,” UWW President Nenad Lalovic said in a statement.

May 11, 2015

Soccer-Schalke axe Boateng, Sam after poor run

MUNICH, May 11 (Reuters) – Schalke 04 released midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng and striker Sidney Sam on Monday following the 2-0 Bundesliga defeat by Cologne which put their European place for next season at risk.

The club also suspended defensive midfielder Marco Hoeger until Saturday.

Sports director Horst Heldt had warned there would be consequences after Schalke, who reached the Champions League knockout stages this season, lost in Cologne on Sunday. They have managed only one win in their last eight league games.

May 11, 2015

Control, not quick goals, is key against Barca – Guardiola

MUNICH (Reuters) – Bayern Munich have no plans to go straight on the attack and score quickly against Barcelona on Tuesday as they look to overturn a 3-0 Champions League semi-final, first leg defeat, coach Pep Guardiola said on Monday.

Bayern, who have lost their last four matches in all competitions for the first time since 1991, will instead try to control possession and defend against a team that has scored 25 goals in their last seven outings.

May 11, 2015

Soccer-Control, not quick goals, is key against Barca-Guardiola

MUNICH, May 11 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich have no plans to go straight on the attack and score quickly against Barcelona on Tuesday as they look to overturn a 3-0 Champions League semi-final, first leg defeat, coach Pep Guardiola said on Monday.

Bayern, who have lost their last four matches in all competitions for the first time since 1991, will instead try to control possession and defend against a team that has scored 25 goals in their last seven outings.

May 11, 2015

Crisis-hit Bayern with mountain to climb against Barca

MUNICH (Reuters) – Bayern Munich will not only have to overturn a 3-0 Champions League semi-final first leg deficit against Barcelona on Tuesday but they will have to do it against a superb defence and in the midst of their biggest slump in years.

The injury-hit hosts face the monumental task of breaking down Barca’s mean defence, which has not leaked a goal in their last seven outings in all competitions, a club record.

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