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Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen fires coach Robin Dutt

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LEVERKUSEN, Germany – Bayer Leverkusen fired Robin Dutt as coach on Sunday following the side’s fifth consecutive loss. Former Leverkusen defender Sami Hyypia and the Bundesliga club’s under-19 coach Sascha Lewandowski will take over until the end of the season. “I know the team and firmly believe in them,” said the 38-year-old Hyypia, who also [...]

Bundesliga: Stuggart sign Ibisevic

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STUTTGART, Germany – Stuttgart has signed striker Vedad Ibisevic from Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim. Stuttgart says the 27-year-old Bosnian received a 4½-year contract. Ibisevic scored 18 goals in 17 games in Hoffenheim’s debut Bundesliga season in 2008 before tearing knee ligaments. He has had a lower scoring average since his comeback and netted five goals in [...]

Bundesliga: Cigerci on loan to Borussia Moenchengladbach

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MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany – Borussia Moenchengladbach has signed Germany youth international Tolga Cigerci from Bundesliga rival Wolfsburg on loan until June 2013. Borussia said in a statement Tuesday that it has an option to sign the 19-year-old midfielder to a longer deal. Moenchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl says, “We already wanted to sign Tolga in the summer [...]

Bundesliga: Marcus Sorg fired as Freiburg coach

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FRANKFURT, Germany – Freiburg says it has fired coach Marcus Sorg with the club bottom of the Bundesliga. The 46-year-old Sorg took over at the start of the season from Robin Dutt following his departure for Bayer Leverkusen. Freiburg is bottom of the standings with 13 points halfway through the season. It finished ninth last [...]

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich eyes winter champion title before break

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BERLIN – With the unofficial title of “winter champion” nearly secured before the visit of Cologne on Friday, Bayern Munich is uncharacteristically calm ahead of the year’s last weekend of Bundesliga play. Bayern is three points ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, and a vastly superior goal difference should ensure the top spot going into [...]

Bundesliga: injury plagued Hleb to leave Wolfsburg

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WOLFSBURG, Germany – Wolfsburg says it will not extend Alexander Hleb’s loan from Barcelona because of the Belarus midfielder’s injury problems. The Bundesliga side said in a statement on Tuesday that Hleb will leave the club on Dec. 31. Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath said, “this is very, very unfortunate. I would have gladly taken up [...]

Bundesliga: Stuttgart next challenge awaiting Bayern

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FRANKFURT, Germany – Bayern Munich is hoping its best players will have recovered from the flu that ruled them out of the Champions League loss against Manchester City to play in the Sunday’s Bundesliga match in Stuttgart. Bayern travels to Stuttgart seeking to protect its one-point lead over Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach. Coach Jupp [...]

Bundesliga: German football federation to appoint new president

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FRANKFURT, Germany – Wolfgang Niersbach is set to become president of the influential German football federation when Theo Zwanziger steps down in October 2012. The 61-year-old Niersbach is a former football journalist who has been the federation’s general secretary. The federation’s regional chapters and the executive board endorsed Niersbach’s candidacy on Wednesday. Zwanziger announced Friday [...]

Bundesliga: Borussia teams battling it out for top spot

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FRANKFURT, Germany – Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Goetze and Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Marco Reus will meet in a showdown of Germany’s most promising future stars when the two leading Bundesliga teams play Saturday. Dortmund and Moenchengladbach are a point above third-place Bayern Munich, which reportedly hopes to sign both of the players one day. Coming [...]

Bundesliga: Hoffenheim forwards dropped for showing up late

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FRANKFURT, Germany – Hoffenheim forwards Chinedu Obasi and Roberto Firmino have been dropped from the squad for showing up late for training. The Bundesliga club’s general manager Ernst Tanner tells Bild newspaper the two are “employees who are not badly paid but come late to work.” Chinedu is from Nigeria, while Firmino is a Brazilian [...]

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