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German footballer killed day after club's relegation
Feierabend had played for Hanover 96's youth team in a game against RB Leipzig on Saturday. Photo: DPA

Having been relegated from the Bundesliga the day before, Hanover 96 were on Sunday mourning their midfielder Niklas Feierabend after the 19-year-old was killed in a car crash.

German swims from Europe to Africa in under 3 hours
Nathalie Pohl swims in the Mediterranean. Photo: DPA

A young German woman has swum from Europe to Africa in a little under three hours, setting a new world record in the process.

Panama Papers
F1 star Rosberg 'was paid through offshore firm'
Photo: DPA

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has become the latest celebrity sportsman to be linked to the Panama Papers leak of millions of documents relating to murky offshore business dealings.

Footballers respond to racist attack with blackface photo
Photo: Deinster SV

Members of a small-town football team had a response to a racist attack on two of their teammates that's sure to prove controversial.

Yoga guru helps Germany's Euro 2016 bid
Yoga enthusiast Mario Götze in training with the national team. Photo: Annegret Hilse/dpa

In the macho world of international football, world champions Germany have taken a more spiritual approach and will again employ a yoga teacher, whose pupils include Madonna and Sting, to help prepare for Euro 2016.

Germans left fuming by England fightback
National coach Joachim Löw (r) talks to stand-in captain Sami Khedira during the 3-2 defeat to England in Berlin. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa

Germany's head coach Joachim Löw admitted he was annoyed to see the world champions squander a two-goal lead in their 3-2 defeat at home to England in Berlin.

Brussels attacks
'Terrorists don't scare Germany's Mannschaft'
Germany players warming up at training on Tuesday. From left to right: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Mario Götze, Mario Gomez. Photo: DPA

Germany's national team are veterans of terror threats and have vowed to play on regardless at a friendly against England on Saturday.

Germany-England match to go ahead in Berlin
Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger (l) and coach Joachim Löw (r). Photo: DPA

Security fears after the Brussels attacks won't get in the way of Saturday's friendly, it has been confirmed.

Refugee swimmer eyes Rio Olympics from Berlin
Syrian athlete Yusra Mardini training in a Berlin swimming pool. Photo: UNHCR/Gordon Welters

After swimming for miles to save a boat full of refugees in the Mediterranean last year, one Syrian athlete is developing Olympic ambitions in Berlin.

Careless footballer fined for leaving €75,000 behind in taxi
Photos: DPA.

As if losing his loot in a cab wasn't bad enough, striker Max Kruse now also faces a fine of €25,000 from his own team for his carelessness.

'It was unspeakably beautiful': Dortmund tribute to dead fan
Photo: DPA

Dortmund football fans showed incredible respect for one of their own when he died watching the game on Sunday. Players said they'd never seen anything like it before.

Victims of East German doping to get €10 million aid
East German athletes at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Sportsmen and women were often forced to take part in the Communist state's doping programme. Photo: DPA.

Hundreds of former athletes suffer from ailments as a direct result of being forced to take performance-enhancing drugs by the former East German government.

Kaiser pleads innocence in World Cup bribery scandal

German football legend Franz "the Kaiser" Beckenbauer on Sunday insisted he is innocent in the 2006 World Cup scandal amidst allegations of corruption, pinning any potential blame on his now deceased lawyer.

Football official given €6.7 million bribery bill
The 2006 organising committee. Fedor Radmann is second from the right. Photo: DPA

The German Football Association (DFB) is reported to have sent a bill for €6.7 million to a former official who helped organise the scandal-hit 2006 World Cup, giving him 20 days to pay.

3 football prodigies nabbed after planning casino heist
Photo: DPA

Three promising young footballers at Bundesliga club Hanover 96 are in a whole lot of trouble after their plan to rob a casino went horribly wrong.

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