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Europa League

Clinical Everton down Wolfsburg

ImageWolfsburg failed to open their Europa League account after losing 4-1 on the opening matchday against Everton. Wolfsburg played well but only managed a goal right at the end, with the game well out of reach.

Europa League

Gladbach draw opener after poor second half

Despite taking the lead, Borussia Mönchengladbach drew 1-1 in their opening game of the 2014/15 Europa League after a disappointing performance in the second half.

Champions League

Fab five: The stars of Champions League matchday one

Three German clubs came out smelling like roses, while the other lost in Monaco. The midweek action had no shortage of star performers on the Champions League first matchday. DW's Ross Dunbar picks his fabulous five.

Champions League

Schalke hold Chelsea to draw, Bayern leave it late to beat Manchester City

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar returned to the Schalke team to fire an injury-hit Royal Blues to a well-earned draw against Chelsea. Bayern, meanwhile, took all three points against Manchester City with an injury-time winner.


Josef Zinnbauer named as new Hamburg coach

Josef Zinnbauer has been appointed as the new head coach at Bundesliga side Hamburg. The decision by one of Germany's biggest and oldest clubs to opt for the Bundesliga debutant comes as somewhat of a surprise.


Dortmund, Bayern win at home; Gladbach embarrass Schalke

The third matchday of the German Bundesliga started slow but finished with a bang: Bayern and BVB won at home, Gladbach battered Schalke, Cologne kept their clean-sheet record, and Mainz showed no mercy in Berlin.


Bad luck Badstuber: new injury will require surgery

Holger Badstuber, who recently received a warm welcome back in the Bayern Munich ranks after a 20-month injury absence, will have to go under the knife again. The team predicts he'll miss three months.


Jens Voigt breaks UCI hour record in Grenchen

German cyclist Jens Voigt has covered 51.115 kilometers in an hour at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen. The German bettered the previous mark of 49.7 km set by Ondrej Sosenka of the Czech Republic in 2005 in Moscow.

European Championships

Intrigue and controversy ahead of EURO 2020 announcement

On Friday morning, UEFA will decide on which cities will host which games in the EURO 2020 tournament. Ahead of the vote, there are plenty of questions that still need to be answered though.


Felix Magath sacked at Fulham

Former Bundesliga-winning coach Felix Magath has been relieved of his duties at Fulham. Having failed to save the club from relegation from English football's top tier, he started this season with a string of losses.


NFL player Dwyer arrested on domestic violence charges

Another American Football player, Jonathan Dwyer, has become embroiled in allegations of domestic violence. Dwyer was arrested in Phoenix; the Arizona Cardinals suspended him from all team activities.


Nowitzki given European Championship green light for Germany

Dirk Nowitzki's participation in the 2015 European Championship is no longer in doubt. The Dallas Maverick's star has revealed he can play for Germany in Berlin.


USA trounce Serbia to win basketball World Championship

It took five minutes for Mike Krzyzewski's Dream Team to find their rhythm in the final of the World Basketball championship against Serbia. After that, there was no looking back as the USA defended their world title.

World Cup

German women qualify for 2015 World Cup after 4-1 win over Russia

The German women's national team has qualified for the 2015 World Cup after beating Russia 4-1 in a qualifier. Three goals from Celia Sasic wrapped up the win and the trip to Canada for Silvia Neid's side.


Behind the scenes with Dirk Nowitzki

Basketball player Dirk Nowitzki is one of the most famous German athletes in the world. A new documentary film shows how a tall kid from a small German city became a superstar in the United States.


'I don't want to die in the mountains'

He's famous for being the first person to climb the world's 14 highest peaks without oxygen: Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner has turned 70. He spoke with DW's climbing expert ahead of his birthday.