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Champions League

Dortmund and Leverkusen close in on the knockout stages

ImageBoth German clubs in Champions League action on Wednesday night are within a point of qualification for the knockout stages, although Dortmund will be keen to keep their one hundred percent record in tact.


Huub Stevens named as new Stuttgart coach

Dutchman Huub Stevens has been named as the next head coach at Bundesliga club, VfB Stuttgart. Stevens will start in the role immediately after the resignation of Armin Veh on Monday.


Hamburg take derby spoils, Augsburg win

Sunday's games weren't pretty, but Hamburg and Augsburg secured vital points. The Hamburg defeated their Northern German rivals Bremen, while Augsburg beat rock-bottom Stuttgart.


Max Eberl explains the secrets behind Gladbach's success

Famous in the 1970s, Borussia Mönchengladbach are now finally starting to re-establish themselves in the Bundesliga. DW spoke to Max Eberl, Gladbach's sporting director, about the team's turnaround.


Cricketer Phillip Hughes in 'critical' condition after being struck by ball

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes is in intensive care after being struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic cricket match in Sydney. The player has already been operated on, says the hospital.

Ice Hockey

Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Tikhonov dies

Russian ice hockey has suffered an 'irreplaceable' loss with the death of legendary coach Viktor Tikhonov. The bench boss of the 'Big Red Machine' passed away at the age of 84.


Federer win seals first Swiss Davis Cup

A straight-sets win by Roger Federer over France's Richard Gasquet has given Switzerland its first-ever David Cup title. It was the only major silverware still missing from the 17-time Grand Slam winner's resumé.

Formula One

Ferrari sack short-lived F1 boss Mattiachi, appoint Arrivabene

Ferrari has sacked Formula One team boss Marco Mattiachi after barely half a season in the post, appointing Maurizio Arrivabene from sponsor Philip Morris. The 2014 clear-out at Sebastian Vettel's next team continues.

Formula One

Opinion: Worthy winner, worrying F1 season

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg delivered a title scrap so enthralling that it almost diverted fans' attention from the series' more deep-rooted ills. A challenging winter break beckons for F1, argues DW's Mark Hallam.


'Masterly Magnus' Carlsen defends chess world championship

Norwegian ace Magnus Carlsen has retained his chess crown in Sochi at Viswanathan Anand's expense. The match-up was a re-run of last year's final, with Anand providing a sterner test in the challenger's role.


Degenkolb: 'I can win the world title'

John Degenkolb is symbolic of a new-generation of professional road cyclists. The 25-year-old German isn't just talented and marketable. He also has a clear stance against doping, as he says in interview with DW.