German Cup draw goes ahead despite missing teams

BERLIN (AP) — The draw for the first round of the German Cup took place Sunday despite more than a third of the entries still having to be confirmed due to coronavirus-enforced delays. ...

Hoffenheim criticizes Bayern for signing promising talents

BERLIN (AP) — Hoffenheim criticized Bayern Munich on Thursday for snapping up two of its most promising players on free transfers for its youth teams. Hoffenheim managing director Fr...

Bayern wins German Cup final to seal another domestic double

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich consolidated its domestic dominance on Saturday with another double by beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the first German Cup final to be held without fans. ...

No promotion for Bayern reserves despite winning 3rd tier

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich’s reserve team won the German third division at its first attempt on Saturday but won't be promoted due to league rules. The team coached by Sebastian Ho...

Investor betting almost $500M on 'big city club' Hertha

BERLIN (AP) — While rivals are counting the cost of the coronavirus pandemic, German soccer club Hertha Berlin is dreaming big. And spending big. “If everyone plays...

German soccer to have 2 summer transfer periods due to virus

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will have two summer transfer periods this year – the first for just one day. The German soccer federation said on Monday it was reacting to the special circums...

Stuttgart promoted with Bielefeld, Hamburg left disappointed

BERLIN (AP) — Stuttgart secured its promotion to the Bundesliga after only one season away while Hamburger SV wasted any chance of a return from Germany’s second division in the final round on Sunday....

Huge virus outbreak at abattoir adds to Schalke's troubles

BERLIN (AP) — It’s bad enough that Schalke is going through its longest ever run without a win in the Bundesliga. But the German soccer club’s chairman Clemens Tönnies is also under ...

Haaland goals secure Bundesliga runner-up spot for Dortmund

BERLIN (AP) — Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund sealed second place in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win at third-place Leipzig on Saturday. Bayern Munich, which wrapped ...

Bayern coach Flick the key to latest Bundesliga triumph

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich effectively won the Bundesliga title in November when it appointed Hansi Flick as coach. Flick restored the joy of playing to a side that was uncertain an...

Break pays off for Goretzka, Bayern's new muscular dynamo

BERLIN (AP) — Leon Goretzka took full advantage of the Bundesliga’s two-month break to emerge as the muscular driving force behind Bayern Munich’s march to yet another title. The for...

Leverkusen moves 4th with late own-goal after VAR penalty

BERLIN (AP) — Leverkusen boosted its Champions League hopes while extending Schalke’s lengthy winless run in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw on Sunday. A VAR penalty call looked to ha...

Dortmund relief as Haaland scores late to beat Düsseldorf

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga title celebrations were put on ice after Erling Haaland scored in the fifth minute of injury time for Borussia Dortmund to beat Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-0 on Satur...

Veteran doc Müller-Wohlfahrt stepping down at Bayern Munich

Long-serving Bayern Munich doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt is stepping down after some 40 years at the club. The 77-year-old Müller-Wohlfahrt will end his activities at the end ...

Bundesliga cult-coach Streich staying on at Freiburg

BERLIN (AP) — He’s not done yet. Christian Streich, the longest serving coach in the Bundesliga, is staying in charge of Freiburg after extending his yet contract again. ...