BUNDESLIGA 2017-18: Guide to the 2 promoted teams
BERLIN (AP) — A look at Stuttgart and Hannover as the promoted teams prepare for the opening weekend of the Bundesliga.
Stuttgart, which won the Bundesliga in 2007, was relegated in 2016 but bounced straight back by winning the second division last season.
Bayern held by Schalke, Dortmund beats Leipzig in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Schalke as the Bundesliga leader put up another unconvincing display Saturday while Leipzig lost ground in the title race.
Robert Lewandowski fired Bayern into an early lead with his 15th goal of the season but Naldo equalized from a free kick minutes later and the home side missed a number of chances to claim the winner late on.
Midfielder Daniel Caligiuri joining Schalke from Wolfsburg
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke says it will sign midfielder Daniel Caligiuri from Bundesliga rival Wolfsburg on a 3½-year deal that will run to June 2020.
Sporting director Christian Heidel says "we were looking for a flexible player than can play on the left as well as right, and who knows the Bundesliga. We needed cover after Abdul Rahman Baba's injury and that's why we brought forward what had been planned as a summer transfer."
Bayern loans injury-prone defender Badstuber to Schalke
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich is sending injury-prone defender Holger Badstuber on loan to Schalke to get more game time.
The center-back has struggled with repeated injuries in recent years and is not in Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti's plans, having played only three games this season, starting just once.