Unloved Leipzig aims to break Bayern's hold on Bundesliga

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — When one club has won the league title seven years in a row, you might expect fans of other teams to cheer on any viable challenger. Not so in Germany. The...

Germany is hungry again ahead of Euros, says Tah

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Watch out for Germany at the European Championship. After the humiliation of group-stage elimination at the 2018 World Cup as reigning champion, defender J...

Keeper warns Euro hosts to prepare for Finnish fan invasion

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Stock up on beer. The Finns are coming. That’s the message from Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky as his country prepares to play at soccer's European Cham...

Leipzig top in Germany at halfway stage, but Bayern revived

Is this the season when Bayern Munich's seven-year hold on the German title ends? A poor start and a humiliating 5-1 loss to Frankfurt cost Niko Kovac his job as Bayern coach and gav...

Russia accuses doping whistleblower of modifying key data

Russia is blaming the World Anti-Doping Agency's star witness for modifying key laboratory data. His lawyer says that's nonsense. The Russian Investigative Committee, a major law en...

US goalkeeper Zack Steffen follows in Tim Howard's footsteps

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Zack Steffen is the new Tim Howard. Sort of. The United States national team goalkeeper admired Howard growing up and now he’s being mentored by him in Eur...

Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted

Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The...

Despite doping ban, Russian athletes prepare for Olympics

Despite another doping ban, many Russian athletes will still be competing at the next Olympics. The sanctions handed down by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday mean there won't b...

Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. ...

Gladbach beats Bayern 2-1 to stay top of Bundesliga

MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Surprise Bundesliga leader Borussia Mönchengladbach showed it's a serious title contender by beating Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday with a last-gasp penalty. ...

Surprise German league leader Gladbach fired up for Bayern

MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Borussia Mönchengladbach is trying to turn back the clock to the 1970s. That was the decade when Gladbach was an unstoppable force in what was then We...

No contact lens? No problem for Leverkusen keeper Hradecky

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Any goalkeeper can have a hard time against Bayern Munich. It’s harder if you can’t see the ball. Bayer Leverkusen keeper Lukas Hradecky dislodged a contac...

Embolo scores 2 to lift Gladbach back to top of Bundesliga

MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Borussia Mönchengladbach took back the top spot in the Bundesliga on Sunday after Breel Embolo scored two goals and set up another in a 4-2 win against Freiburg. ...

Messi celebrates, Liverpool frustrated in Champions League

Another day to celebrate for Lionel Messi. Another frustrating day for Liverpool against a familiar opponent. Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona with a goal and two assists in...

Bayern’s struggles put Hansi Flick in the spotlight

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The turmoil at Bayern Munich has finally led to assistant extraordinaire Hansi Flick being put in charge. Never mind that Flick hasn’t been a full-time hea...