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Klopp's hardest test

ImageFive 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.

Europa League

Five star Gladbach, de Bruyne leads Wolfsburg to spirited win

Both in desperate need of a Europa-League win, Wolfsburg and Gladbach picked up three points in two goal-rich victories. Wolfsburg worked hard to overcome Krasnodar 4-2, while Gladbach eventually won 5-0.

Formula One

Injured Schumacher making progress, doctor says

Michael Schumacher could recover within three years, says a French doctor treating the former Formula One champion. The German driver is making progress, albeit slowly, 10 months after a devastating ski accident.


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.

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.


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.