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Apr 8, 2015

Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

By Karolos Grohmann

(Reuters) – Sergey Bubka said he would review the flagship world championships, appoint a CEO for the sport and attract new global sponsors if elected president of governing body IAAF later this year.

The former world record pole vaulter, who faces another former Olympic champion in Briton Seb Coe in a bid for the top seat, said he wanted the sport to operate more as a business.

Apr 8, 2015

Athletics-Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

April 8 (Reuters) – Sergey Bubka said he would review the flagship world championships, appoint a CEO for the sport and attract new global sponsors if elected president of governing body IAAF later this year.

The former world record pole vaulter, who faces another former Olympic champion in Briton Seb Coe in a bid for the top seat, said he wanted the sport to operate more as a business.

Apr 6, 2015

Bayern eager to carry winning momentum into German Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s treble ambitions are put to the test on Wednesday in the German Cup quarter-final when their injury-hit side travel to in-form Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bavarians, runaway leaders in the Bundesliga and through to the Champions League last eight where they face Porto later this month, are eager to repeat their 2013 treble-winning campaign as the season enters its final stretch.

Apr 6, 2015

Soccer-Bayern eager to carry winning momentum into German Cup

BERLIN, April 6 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s treble ambitions are put to the test on Wednesday in the German Cup quarter-final when their injury-hit side travel to in-form Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bavarians, runaway leaders in the Bundesliga and through to the Champions League last eight where they face Porto later this month, are eager to repeat their 2013 treble-winning campaign as the season enters its final stretch.

Apr 5, 2015

Schalke frustrated in goalless draw with Augsburg

BERLIN (Reuters) – Schalke 04′s hopes of a top four Bundesliga finish receded further after a 0-0 draw at Augsburg on Sunday left them without a victory for a third straight league game.

The Gelsenkirchen club remain in fifth place on 40 points, eight behind Bayer Leverkusen in fourth and one ahead of Augsburg, with seven matches left in the season.

Apr 5, 2015

Soccer-Schalke frustrated in goalless draw with Augsburg

BERLIN, April 5 (Reuters) – Schalke 04′s hopes of a top four Bundesliga finish receded further after a 0-0 draw at Augsburg on Sunday left them without a victory for a third straight league game.

The Gelsenkirchen club remain in fifth place on 40 points, eight behind Bayer Leverkusen in fourth and one ahead of Augsburg, with seven matches left in the season.

Apr 2, 2015

Soccer-Injuries pile up as Bayern’s Ribery out for Dortmund derby

BERLIN, April 2 (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich will be without winger Franck Ribery for their league match against Borussia Dortmund as the injuries pile up.

Frenchman Ribery was ruled out with a nagging ankle injury, joining Arjen Robben and David Alaba, out for seven weeks with a ligament tear, on the sidelines but club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the squad is big enough to compensate for the absences.

Apr 2, 2015

IOC publishes compensation policy, seeks transparency

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee published its indemnity policy for the first time on Thursday following a proposal from its ethics commission to increase transparency within the organization.

In an unprecedented move for an international sports organization, the IOC said it had approved the IOC Ethics Commission’s proposal and demand to make it public as part of its Agenda 2020 reforms process.

Apr 2, 2015

Injuries pile up for Bayern before Dortmund derby

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are struggling with a growing number of injuries but club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the squad is big enough to challenge Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s big league game.

Bayern top scorer Arjen Robben, nursing a stomach muscle injury and David Alaba, ruled out for seven weeks with a torn knee ligament, are the latest casualties as the champions prepare to travel to Dortmund.

Apr 2, 2015

Preview – Injuries pile up for Bayern before Dortmund derby

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are struggling with a growing number of injuries but club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the squad is big enough to challenge Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s big league game.

Bayern top scorer Arjen Robben, nursing a stomach muscle injury and David Alaba, ruled out for seven weeks with a torn knee ligament, are the latest casualties as the champions prepare to travel to Dortmund.

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