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Doping in football? Don't act so surprised

ImageGermany's Bundesliga is facing the biggest doping scandal in its history but, already, football fans are starting to get dismissive about the issue. They definitely shouldn't, says DW sports editor Joscha Weber.


Wolfsburg win thriller with Bremen; Gladbach too much for Paderborn

All the action was in Bremen as Wolfsburg and Werder served up an eight-goal thriller. Lucien Favre's side responded to European heartache in midweek by picking up an easy 2-0 win over Paderborn.


Bundesliga: Dortmund beat Schalke, Leverkusen return to top-four

Leverkusen ground out a workmanlike win at home against Freiburg and moved up into the Champions League spots. That was thanks to Dortmund administering a 3-0 beating to local rivals Schalke.


Bayern Munich race to Bundesliga win over Cologne

Despite having the second best away record in the division, Cologne couldn't grab an unlikely point at the home of Bayern Munich. For the Bavarians, it's another step closer to the championship.

Formula One

Fernando Alonso to miss F1 season opener

Formula One team McLaren-Honda have confirmed that Fernando Alonso will sit out this year's season opening race, the Australian Grand Prix, due to a crash last month. The Spaniard will be replaced by Kevin Magnussen.


Former German basketball star Christian Welp dies aged 51

German basketball icon Christian Welp has died of a heart attack aged just 51. After he came back to Europe in 1990, the University of Washington standout helped Germany win their biggest title ever in basketball.

Women's soccer

Colin Bell extends contract with FFC Frankfurt

Former Leicester City and Mainz player Colin Bell has extended his contract as head coach of Bundesliga Women's team FFC Frankfurt. His side are still in contention for all three competitions this season.

Europa League

European football suffering from fan trouble

More riots followed in the second leg between Feyenoord and Roma. This is just the latest off-field case of violence in football in recent weeks, as the sport's image suffers further.

World War II

Unexploded WWII bomb found near Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park

An unexploded Second World War bomb was found near the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on Thursday morning. The bomb was defused safely midway through the afternoon.


Greek football suspended by government

Government officials say Greece's professional football leagues have been suspended indefinitely after riots between the country's two leading teams last weekend.


No minimum wage for amateurs

The German government has taken decisive action about its sport and the minimum wage - making a decision that should ease the worries and save plenty of clubs from debt.


Hamburg: Hooked on Olympic spirit?

Politicians, Artists and plenty of organisations want to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to Hamburg in the summer of 2024. The question is, do the ordinary residents of Germany's second-largest city feel the same?


10 things you need to know about the Cricket World Cup

With 14 teams and 49 matches, the 11th Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand has got some mind-boggling numbers to boast of. Here are 10 things you need to know about the world's biggest cricket tournament.