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Bundesliga

Schalke and Dortmund lose, Hoffenheim and Frankfurt win

ImageThe Royal Blues failed to turn their lead into three points at Hannover, who fought back resiliently to take an opening matchday win. Dortmund went down in the late kick-off, while Cologne marked their Bundesliga return.

Bundesliga

Bayern open new Bundesliga season with win

The long-awaited 2014/15 Bundesliga season opened with Bayern Munich taking on VfL Wolfsburg, and it was the defending champions who came away with the three points.

Bundesliga

All eyes on the new Bundesliga season, after Germany’s World Cup glory

The World Cup is a distant memory and the next Bundesliga season is set to begin. But what does Germany's success in Brazil mean for the domestic football scene? And is the Bundesliga ready to compete on the world stage?

Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund issues millions of new shares

Germany's second-biggest sports club, Borussia Dortmund, is narrowing the financial gap between itself and rival FC Bayern Munich. It has announced a huge capital increase and issued millions of new shares.

Bundesliga

Werder Bremen, improving the unacceptable

A decade after winning the domestic double, Werder Bremen's standards have changed substantially - and not for the better. Nowadays, surviving the German Cup first round is a bonus. But what will the Bundesliga bring?

Bundesliga

The latest Bundesliga transfers in overview

The World Cup may be over but behind the scenes, transfer deals are being done as Bundesliga clubs prepare for the season ahead. Keep up with the most recent moves here, in DW's wrap of the 2014 summer transfer period.

Germany

Berlin and Hamburg launch rival bids for 2024 Olympics

Berlin and Hamburg will go head to head next month as both cities present their concepts for the 2024 summer Olympic Games. The German Olympic Sports Association will also decide whether to bid for the 2028 summer Games.

Formula One

Ricciardo wins Belgian Grand Prix, Rosberg comes in second

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has won the Belgian Grand Prix. The Australian finished ahead of Germany's Formula One leader Nico Rosberg, who had something of a run-in with teammate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday.

Finance

Most German football clubs operate at a profit

A new survey has shown two out of three professional German football clubs are on solid financial footing. Unlike their counterparts in other European leagues, Bundesliga managers see revenues outpacing expenses.

Athletics

Disappointing European Championships campaign for German athletes

Despite a strong showing on the last day, Germany's athletes didn't do as well as expected at the European Championships in Zurich. The German Athletics Association president says that the main aim is Rio 2016 anyway.

Ebola Virus

Youth Olympics open as West Africa protests Ebola rules

Amid Ebola restrictions, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone are sitting out the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Guinea still has two athletes competing.

Sports

Mwanza: 'We would rather not expose players and fans'

As the Ebola virus continues to ravage West Africa, sport has become the latest casualty. Africa’s soccer governing body CAF has banned Guinea and Sierra Leone from hosting any matches until mid-September.

National Team

Mertesacker resigns from German national team

German defender Per Mertesacker has announced his retirement from international football, bringing to an end a 10-year run with 104 caps - and a very recent World Cup title, of course.

International football

Germany's youngsters follow pattern of sustained success

Germany's U19s have won the European Championship in Hungary, but after the seniors' 2014 World Cup win, this youth level triumph is far from surprising. Could it mark a sustained cycle of German success?