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Champions League

Bayern leave Roma in ruins, Schalke leave it late to win

ImagePep Guardiola's side delivered one of the most remarkable European performances to beat Roma 7-1 in Italy, but Schalke had to work much harder for their three points at home.


Bayer Leverkusen to repay millions in sponsorship money

A Cologne court has ordered Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen to give back millions of euros to a former sponsor that has since gone bankrupt. The club should have known Teldafax was insolvent at the time, the court said.


Klopp's hardest test

Five losses in eight Bundesliga matches and just two points away from the drop zone: Borussia Dortmund are in trouble. It's time for Jürgen Klopp to step up to the plate, writes DW's Olivia Gerstenberger.


Schalke's Di Matteo draws good reviews

Many have tried - and failed. Depending on your perspective, coaching Schalke is the most difficult or the most interesting job in the Bundesliga. But the latest aspirant Roberto Di Matteo may just be up to the job.


Bayern meet Pope Francis in the Vatican

A delegation from Bayern Munich has enjoyed an audience with Pope Francis at the home of the Catholic Church. The pontiff praised the team for a "wonderful game" on Tuesday against AS Roma.


Pistorius starts jail term for culpable homicide of girlfriend

Paralympic sprinting star Oscar Pistorius has begun his five-year jail sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. While the victim's family has said justice had been done, some say the sentence was too lenient.


Royals and Giants slug it out in baseball's World Series

On Tuesday, Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants in the first game of baseball's biggest showdown. While the Royals hope to win their first title in 29 years, the Giants are on the brink of making history.

American Football

In Denver, Manning breaks NFL touchdown pass record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has broken the all-time record for touchdown passes in the NFL, surpassing the previous mark, set by Brett Favre. Manning's record came in his team's win against the 49ers.


Runners choke to finish contaminated Beijing Marathon

Thousands of runners have battled thick smog to take part in the Beijing Marathon. Some athletes donned masks as air pollution soared toward 14 times the maximum recommended level.


Klinsmann under fire for 'damaging' comments on US League

Former German national coach Jürgen Klinsmann is taking heat for suggesting players returning from Europe to play soccer in America could lose form. The US league president called the comments "incredibly damaging."


Hills the focus in next year's Tour de France

The 2015 Tour de France will involve three countries and lots of mountains, organizers announced Wednesday, unveiling the route of the 102st edition of the race. Next year's action begins in the Dutch city of Utrecht.


Will the Olympics ever return to Germany?

After a number of failed campaigns to host the world's biggest sports event, the Olympics seem destined to never return to Germany. But, the country's Olympic association hasn't given up hope yet.