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Bundesliga

Robben breaks Mainz hearts

ImageMainz were fantastic throughout their game against Bayern, but were left defeated after Arjen Robben scored a 90th-minute winner. Elkin Soto had given Mainz the lead but Bastian Schweinsteiger equalized.

Club World Cup

Kroos wins two in a row as Real claim Club World Cup

The German international set up Madrid's opener in an easy 2-0 win for the Spanish champions over San Lorenzo from Argentina. Kroos now has a second-successive Club World Cup after tasting success with Bayern in 2013.

Winter Sports

Vonn wins to close in on World Cup record

The American skiier took the downhill race at Val d'Isere to move to within one win of the all-time total, following her comeback win at Lake Louise. Vonn has returned to form after two years of knee trouble

FIFA

FIFA ExCo to release Garcia report in 'appropriate form'

FIFA's Executive Committee has voted to publish a report into alleged corruption compiled by its former ethics investigator. It also rejected the idea of reopening the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Formula One

Bernie Ecclestone back in Formula One driving seat

Chief executive of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone has rejoined the board which runs the commercial side of the motor sport. He stood down ahead of a bribery trial in Germany, which cost him $100 million to settle.

Bundesliga

Bayern Munich's Alaba named Austrian Footballer of the Year

Bayern Munich's star full-back David Alaba has become one of Pep Guardiola's most important players this year. He holds on to the Austrian gong and looks likely to increase his list of awards in the future.

Players

Was Reus driving with a fake Dutch license?

German footballer Marco Reus wasn't just driving without ever having taken a test, according to broadcaster WDR. When he was first pulled over by the police, he reportedly showed them a fake Dutch driver's license.

Leisure Activities

From Kahler Asten to the Zugspitze - it's time for winter sports in Germany

Winter took some time to arrive as far as the ski slopes were concerned. Now, gradually, the winter sports are getting started - with or without snow cannon.