Germany's 'golden generation' primed for World Cup defense

BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew is brimming with confidence just over three weeks before what he calls the country's "golden generation" begins its World Cup defense against Mexico. ...

Kovac and Frankfurt stun Bayern 3-1 to win German Cup final

BERLIN (AP) — Niko Kovac stunned his future employer by leading Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday. The Frankfurt coach, who has ...

Niko Kovac hopes to deny Bayern in cup final before joining

BERLIN (AP) — Niko Kovac faces his future employer as his Eintracht Frankfurt side takes on Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday. It will be Jupp Heynckes' last game - f...

Holstein Kiel dreaming of fairy-tale ascent to Bundesliga

With a stadium too small for the Bundesliga, Holstein Kiel nevertheless dreams of playing in Germany's top division for the first time. Five years after securing promotion from the f...

Hamburger SV relegated amid chaotic scenes in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV was finally relegated from the Bundesliga amid chaotic scenes on Saturday. The only ever-present since the league was founded in 1963, "der Dino" went down...

Dortmund still battling for Champions League qualification

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund can end what has been a deeply frustrating season on a positive note by clinching Champions League qualification on the final day on Saturday. The las...

Hamburg, Wolfsburg's relegation scrap postponed to final day

BERLIN (AP) — Postponed. Hamburger SV's and Wolfsburg's scrap for Bundesliga survival was put back to the final day of the season after both fell to heavy defeats in the penultimate round on Saturday....

Hamburg has 2 games to stave off 1st Bundesliga relegation

BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV has two games to stave off its first relegation from the Bundesliga. Demotion seemed almost certain two weeks ago, but the team has bounced back with wins ...

WORLD CUP: Scoring machine Lewandowski powers Poland revival

Poland's hopes at the World Cup depend on Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich forward scored 16 goals in 10 games — a European qualifying record — to propel Poland to its first Wor...

Mainz beats Leipzig 3-0 to leave Bundesliga relegation zone

BERLIN (AP) — Mainz struck a major blow in its fight for Bundesliga survival with a 3-0 win over Leipzig on Sunday. Pablo De Blasis' first-half penalty put Mainz on track for its sev...

WORLD CUP: Germany faces reality check before title defense

BERLIN (AP) — Germany coasted through World Cup qualifying with 10 wins out of 10 and a European record 43 goals. Then the problems began — and a reality check. The World Cup holders...

Cologne relegated, Hamburg stays alive in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) — Cologne was finally relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday, and Hamburger SV boosted its chances of an unlikely escape with a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg. Lucas Hoeler scor...

Bayern faces future coach as Niko Kovac's Frankfurt visits

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich will get a good look at its next coach when Eintracht Frankfurt visits for a rehearsal of the German Cup final on Saturday. But Niko Kovac would rather no...

James still has point to prove at Bayern Munich

MUNICH (AP) — James Rodriguez was all fired up. The Bayern Munich midfielder pumped his arms urging the fans for more support after taking the lead against Real Madrid in the Champio...

Madrid beats Bayern 2-1 away to take control of semifinal

MUNICH (AP) — Real Madrid substitute Marco Asensio scored a second-half winner on Wednesday to end Bayern Munich's unbeaten record at home this season and give his side a 2-1 win in the first leg of t...