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German named 'arse bombing' world champ
Going down with a bang. The splash diving championships 2015. Photo: DPA

German named 'arse bombing' world champ

4 hours ago

Summer went out with a bang - and a splash - in southwest Germany, where the finals of the "arse bombing“ world championship 2015 were held on Sunday.

Formula One
Rosberg 'overwhelmed' by birth of daughter
Formula One Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg with his wife Vivian. File photo: DPA

Rosberg 'overwhelmed' by birth of daughter

5 hours ago

Star Formula One driver Nico Rosberg confirmed on Monday that he and his wife Vivian are now the parents of a baby girl, saying the couple were “overwhelmed and totally in love”.

Bundesliga
Dortmund reclaim top spot with Hertha win
Borussia Dortmund celebrate scoring against Hertha Berlin. Photo:DPA

Dortmund reclaim top spot with Hertha win

8 hours ago

Borussia Dortmund reclaimed top spot in the Bundesliga from Bayern Munich on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin -- their eighth straight win under new coach Thomas Tuchel.

Footballers gone wild
Neuer's 'glass palace' angers idyllic village
Tegernsee is a famous beauty sport. Photo: DPA

Neuer's 'glass palace' angers idyllic village

2 days ago

Villagers in the picturesque Bavarian region of Tegernsee are bristling at World Cup-winning Germany goalkeeper and Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer's plan to build a huge glass villa on the shores of their beautiful lake.

Germany name squad for crunch Scotland match
Liverpool's Emre can has been called up to the Germany squad to face Scotland and Poland. Photo: DPA

Germany name squad for crunch Scotland match

3 days ago

Liverpool's uncapped defender Emre Can was on Friday called up to the Germany squad for the world champions' forthcoming key Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland.

Champions League
Bayern get lucky in Champs League draw
FC Barcelona' Sports Manager Andoni Zubizarreta draws FC Bayern Munich during the draw ceremony for the UEFA Champions League group stage on Thursday. Photo: DPA

Bayern get lucky in Champs League draw

3 days ago

Bundesliga titans Bayern Munich were celebrating on Thursday evening after a Champions League draw that made them clear favourites in their group. Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach weren't so lucky.

Man City snap up De Bruyne for €80 million
Kevin De Bruyne. Photo: DPA

Man City snap up De Bruyne for €80 million

August 27, 2015

Manchester City have signed one of the stars of last season's Bundesliga campaign. But he didn't come cheap.

Football
Augsburg confirm Baba's transfer to Chelsea
Abdul Rahman Baba. Photo: DPA.

Augsburg confirm Baba's transfer to Chelsea

August 17, 2015

Germany's Augsburg confirmed on Sunday they have sold Ghana international defender Abdul Rahman Baba to Premier League champions Chelsea for a reported fee of €19.8 million.

Guardiola shoots for Champs League final 4
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola. Photo: DPA

Guardiola shoots for Champs League final 4

August 14, 2015

Pep Guardiola wants to see Bayern Munich reach at least the last four of the Champions League in what could be his final season in charge of the German giants.

Defence Minister's day off for dressage contest
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the opening of the European Equestrian Sports Championship. Photo: DPA

Defence Minister's day off for dressage contest

August 12, 2015

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was the unexpected star at the opening ceremony of the International Equestrian Federation's European Championship on Tuesday evening, taking part in a display put on by the Germany's state stud farms.

DFB Cup
Attack on referee halts football match
A referee was hit in the head by a lighter on Monday, leading the game to be suspended. Photo: DPA.

Attack on referee halts football match

August 11, 2015

A game between VfL Osnabrück and RB Leipzig came to an abrupt end on Monday evening after a referee was hit with a cigarette lighter.

Gun attack against Berlin's Hertha BSC bus
A bullet impact in the window of the Hertha bus. Photo: DPA

Gun attack against Berlin's Hertha BSC bus

August 10, 2015

Shots were fired at the Hertha Berlin team bus on Sunday a day before the Bundesliga side play their German Cup clash at Bielefeld in an incident which overshadowed the first round of matches.

Bra stops bullet in hunting mishap miracle
No mere gun can harm a Wonderbra! Photos: DPA

Bra stops bullet in hunting mishap miracle

August 07, 2015

A woman in Mecklenberg-Western Pomerania survived being accidentally shot in a hunting accident, Gadebusch-Rehnaer Zeitung reported on Friday – because her bra somehow stopped the bullet.

Germany star scores own goal with PR gaffe
Manuel Neuer. Photo: DPA

Germany star scores own goal with PR gaffe

July 30, 2015

World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has faced a wave of derision on social media since giving a cringe-worthy interview to football magazine Kicker explaining his choice of commercial partners.

Schweini had 'no future' at Bayern: German press
Photo: DPA

Schweini had 'no future' at Bayern: German press

July 13, 2015

Manchester United fans may be delighting that they've secured a World Cup champion from one of their fiercest football rivals, but the German press view Bastian Schweinsteiger's transfer as good business on the part of Bayern Munich.

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