BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich won and moved to the verge of a record-extending seventh straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, while rival Borussia Dortmund blew a two-goal lead and drew at Werder...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew made three new call-ups Friday to replace the Bayern Munich trio of Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich took a swipe at Germany coach Joachim Loew on Wednesday for the manner and timing of his move to prematurely end the international careers of three of the club's...
BERLIN (AP) — In a continuing shake-up of Germany's national team following its woeful World Cup campaign, coach Joachim Loew on Tuesday axed the experienced trio of Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng...
Coach Joachim Loew leaves Boateng out of Germany squad
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew has left Jerome Boateng out of the squad for upcoming games against Russia and the Netherlands.
"I'm convinced that a break would also do him good," Loew said on Friday. "I told him that we also have a lot of alternatives for his position, especially with younger players."
Boateng said on Twitter he had "a very good and trusting conversation" with Loew and they decided he would have a break "to continue to work on my fitness in Munich."
Bayern recovers to crush Hoffenheim 5-2, keeps 16-point lead
BERLIN (AP) — Sandro Wagner scored his first goal for Bayern Munich to wrap up a 5-2 win over his former team Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
League top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scored one and set up another as Bayern stayed on track for another title - a record-extending sixth straight - with a 16-point lead.
Bayern beats defending champ Dortmund 2-1 in German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich held off a spirited comeback to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at home and knock the defending champion out of the German Cup on Wednesday.
Bayern defender Jerome Boateng opened the scoring early with a header from the rebound after Niklas Suele's initial effort came off the crossbar.
Arturo Vidal had already struck the crossbar amid a host of chances for Bayern.
Tolisso leads Bayern over Anderlecht 2-1 in Group B
BRUSSELS (AP) — Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday in Group B of the Champions League.
After a lethargic first half, Bayern — which had already advanced to the last 16 — went ahead in the 51st minute with a lightning attack that left Robert Lewandowski with a simple tap in after Tolisso's assist.
Germany defender Boateng ruled out of England friendly
BERLIN (AP) — Germany defender Jerome Boateng has been ruled out of Friday's friendly against England because of muscular problems, and Toni Kroos' participation is in doubt.
The German soccer federation says Boateng's omission is a "precaution" cleared with coach Joachim Loew, and that the Bayern Munich defender may yet play in the team's friendly against France in Cologne the following Tuesday.
Bayern held again in 1st game since firing coach Ancelotti
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich's crisis deepened Sunday as it was held to a 2-2 draw at Hertha Berlin in its first Bundesliga game since firing Carlo Ancelotti as coach.
Bayern, which was mauled 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday, let slip a two-goal lead for the second successive German league game and now finds itself five points behind leader Borussia Dortmund after just seven rounds.
Germany recalls Boateng, Sane for World Cup qualifiers
BERLIN (AP) — Jerome Boateng and Leroy Sane were recalled by Germany on Friday as it bids to wrap up World Cup qualification against Northern Ireland next week.
World champion Germany, which has eight wins from eight games in Europe Group C, will seal its place at next year's tournament in Russia if it can secure a point against second-placed Northern Ireland in Belfast on Oct. 5.
How Bayern claimed its 5th straight Bundesliga title
BERLIN (AP) — No team had ever won the Bundesliga more than three times in a row before Bayern Munich extended it to four last year.
Now make that five.
As expected, the Bavarian powerhouse extended its record with its fifth straight title Saturday, beating Wolfsburg 6-0 away to wrap up its 27th German championship overall with three games to go.
How did Bayern do it and what makes the club so dominant in Germany?
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is optimistic that defenders Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng will be able to overcome injuries in time to face Real Madrid in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Bayern, which needs to overturn a 2-1 defeat from last Wednesday's first leg in Munich, is confident Robert Lewandowski will be able to play after the Poland striker took a full part in training on Sunday.
Bayern winger Ribery loses bid to be fit to face Arsenal
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has lost his race to be back in time from a thigh injury to face Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Bayern says Ribery took part only in running exercises on Monday is too soon after he strained a muscle at the back of his right thigh in training on Jan. 31.
Defender Jerome Boateng is also out of the round-of-16 first leg in Munich as he recovers from a chest injury.
Germany leaves without Neuer, Brandt for San Marino
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss the World Cup qualifier against San Marino after feeling unwell shortly before the team's departure on Wednesday.
Neuer's club, Bayern Munich, later said in a statement that the goalkeeper was examined and diagnosed with a viral infection. He was told to rest for a few days.
The German soccer federation said midfielder Julian Brandt also stayed home, down with the flu.
Ilkay Gundogan returns to Germany squad for qualifiers
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ilkay Gundogan will return for Germany after nearly a year out with various injuries for World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland.
The Manchester City midfielder last played for Germany in a friendly against France on Nov. 13, the night of multiple attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
Gundogan missed the European Championship in France.
Striker Mario Gomez and defender Jerome Boateng are also back after injuries at the European Championship.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Germany's failure to beat France in the semifinal of the European Championship exposes its lack of strength in depth with young players failing to bridge a generation gap after its World Cup win.
Left back Philipp Lahm, central defender Per Mertesacker and record goal-scorer Miroslav Klose all retired after Germany's 2014 World Cup win in Brazil, leading to a noticeable drop in the side's quality, evident from the very first qualifying games for...