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Schweinsteiger apologizes over online video outburst

ImageBayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologized to Borussia Dortmund after an online video showed him ridiculing Bayern's rivals. A BVB player has also spoken out.


Vincenzo Nibali - the victorious 'shark'

Sicilian Vincenzo Nibali is the first Italian to win cycling's most prestigious event, the Tour de France, in 16 years. His career has been a steady decade-long rise to the top of professional cycling.

Formula One

Ricciardo wins action-packed Hungarian GP, Rosberg fourth

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has won the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Australian bested Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes to capture his second victory of the season in a dramatic race.


World Cup-winning Löw confirms he'll chase Euro 2016

World Cup-winner Joachim Löw will keep coaching Germany’s national team rather than seek new challenges. Media had speculated that he might have sought a fresh position after winning soccer’s greatest prize.


Badstuber's back and on track, but the destination remains unclear

Holger Badstuber returned from a long injury absence last Friday. With a lot of work ahead, the question remains as to whether he'll be the same player.


Ginter adds depth to Borussia Dortmund

Freiburg's Matthias Ginter has ended a great deal of speculation and moved to Dortmund for a reported 10 million euros, signing a deal until 2019. The young defender's "fantastic potential" gives BVB much-needed depth.


Lahm's successor: The elusive right back spot

With recent Germany captain Philipp Lahm retiring from international duty, an heir to the right back's throne must be found. The upcoming Bundesliga campaign boasts a number of candidates.

International football

Germany captain Philipp Lahm retires from national team

Philipp Lahm has retired from international football, just days after leading Germany to its fourth World Cup title. The decision by the 30-year-old Bayern Munich player caught the country by surprise.

World Cup

2014 World Cup: Names for the future

There were quite a number of players who surprised at the World Cup. We've picked out a handful of those who are returning home having enhanced both their reputation and their transfer value.

World Cup

2014 World Cup: Names of the past?

Brazil was a place for footballing heroes in 2014, particularly if you were German, but it also turned out to be a forgettable journey for some players who just couldn't stand the heat - noteably captains.

World Cup

Germany's World Cup win is a victory for reality over fairy tales

It took 24 years for reunified Germany to win the World Cup. German football and the German national team changed enormously and unforeseeably during that time. And as Jefferson Chase points out, so did Germany itself.


Latest Bundesliga transfers

The World Cup may be over but behind the scenes, transfer deals are being done as Bundesliga clubs prepare for the season ahead by bringing in new recruits. Keep up with the latest moves here.


Kiyotake's move to Hannover a gamble of safety

After 1. FC Nürnberg's relegation last season, the club's Japanese playmaker Hiroshi Kiyotake has agreed a deal to join Hannover 96 on a four-year contract for a fee of around 4 million euros.


Authorities question whether prosthetic gives long-jumper Rehm advantage

Amputee long-jumper Markus Rehm is a German champion. But sporting officials are asking whether his prosthetic leg gives him an unfair advantage, and his participation in the European Championships is in question.

World Cup

German politicians mull stripping Russia of World Cup

German lawmakers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative party are questioning whether Russia should be stripped of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The debate follows the downing of an airliner in east Ukraine.


German football association's logo under threat

Weeks after Germany emerged victorious from the World Cup, the country's highest football body is embroiled in a legal battle over its logo that could cost it millions in lost revenue.


Kroos departure a predictable end to Bayern chapter

Toni Kroos has ended speculation to finally join Spanish giants Real Madrid on a six-year contract. A transfer was long in the making, but is the reality of his departure really that remarkable?

National Team

Germany coach Löw on the search for new assistant

The World Cup festival has cooled down, and Joachim Löw has switched his focus to the next challenge - emulating Spain's triumph as undisputed world and European champions. Now he's on the hunt for a new number two.

Social Media

The best moments of the World Cup on Twitter

The 2014 World Cup has broken records on social media, inspiring memes that have been shared by millions around the world. Following Germany's win, we take a look at some of the record-breaking events and popular memes.