American winger Wright signs with Dutch club Venlo
Haji Wright, a 21-year-old American winger, signed a one-year contract with Venlo on Friday that gives the Dutch club an additional one-year option.
BERLIN (AP) — After years of mismanagement, Hamburger SV is hoping experienced coach Dieter Hecking can lead the club back to the Bundesliga - and keep it there.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan defeated Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to win the Nuremberg Cup final for her first WTA singles title on...
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan won the longest match of the WTA Tour season so far, overcoming Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam 7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) on Thursday...
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan beat Germany's Mona Barthel 7-6 (8), 6-1 to book her place in the Nuremberg Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Petkovic progresses at rain-soaked Nuremberg Cup
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Rain again disrupted play on the third day of the Nuremberg Cup, with home favorite Andrea Petkovic among just four players to progress from a packed first-round schedule...
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Rain disrupted play at the Nuremberg Cup on Monday, with Mona Barthel the only player to progress on the second day.
BERLIN (AP) — Just as Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre gave up on his team's title hopes, the Bundesliga race took another twist when Bayern Munich was held to a draw at Nuremberg.
Leader Bayern drops points in 1-1 draw at Nuremburg
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich unexpectedly dropped points in a 1-1 draw at 17th-place Nuremberg on Sunday in another twist in the German title race.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Nine-man Borussia Dortmund blew a chance to return to the top of the Bundesliga after losing at home to Schalke 4-2 on Saturday, giving a huge title boost to Bayern...
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Nuremberg's hopes of escaping Bundesliga relegation were dealt a blow Friday after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Schalke.
4 children, 1 adult killed in German house fire
BERLIN (AP) — German firefighters say that five people, including four children, have been killed after a blaze ripped through their home in the southern city of Nuremberg.
Dortmund sees league lead shrink after 3rd consecutive draw
Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga title hopes took another blow Monday in a goalless draw at last-place Nuremberg.
Nuremberg goalkeeper Christian Mathenia made a host of saves to deny Dortmund a first win in three league games. The Bundesliga leaders have now drawn three successive games and have seen their lead whittled down from nine points in the 15th round to three over six-time defending champion Bayern Munich.
Dortmund’s Pulisic out with thigh injury from Tottenham loss
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic tore a thigh muscle fiber during the 3-0 Champions League defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday.
Pulisic will miss Dortmund's league game at Nuremberg on Monday and is doubtful for its home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
Bayern survives Augsburg scare to close gap in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich survived a scare in winning 3-2 at Augsburg on Friday to close the gap on Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund to two points.
Kingsley Coman twice equalized before setting up Serge Gnabry's winner early in the second half, taking second-place Bayern up to 48 points before Dortmund's game at last-place Nuremberg on Monday.
5 alleged Hitler watercolors go unsold at German auction
BERLIN (AP) — Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist have failed to sell at auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes.
The Nuremberger Nachrichten newspaper reported Sunday that no bids were received on the paintings, which had starting prices of between 19,000 euros ($21,500) and 45,000 euros ($50,900).
4 teams battling relegation in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — The Bundesliga is a bit upside down this season.
Instead of Bayern Munich running away with the title while several teams fight against relegation, there is excitement at the top of the standings while four teams trail well below the rest at the bottom.
Hannover coach facing axing after thrashing from Dortmund
BERLIN (AP) — Coach Andre Breitenreiter was facing the chop after his Hannover side was thrashed by Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund 5-1 on Saturday.
Hannover is second from bottom, level on points with last-placed Nuremberg, and Breitenreiter received little support from club president Martin Kind or general manager Horst Heldt before the game.
Kind said the club needed to consider all options and "anything else would be dishonest."
The Latest: Attorney decries comparison to Nazi defense
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the case of police officer charged in a fatal Tennessee shooting (all times local):
The attorney for a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man says Nashville's district attorney "functionally declared war" on the city's police when he claimed the defense is relying on the same arguments as those used to defend Nazis at the Nuremberg trials.
Duesseldorf stuns Dortmund 2-1 as leaders fall to 1st defeat
BERLIN (AP) — Promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf stunned Borussia Dortmund with a 2-1 win on Tuesday, dealing the leader its first Bundesliga loss of the season.
Goals from Dodi Lukebakio and Jean Zimmer in either half cut Dortmund's lead to six points over Borussia Moenchengladbach, which earlier defeated Nuremberg 2-0.
Bayern Munich is three points further back ahead of its home game against Leipzig on Wednesday.
Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record
BERLIN (AP) — Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction.
The three separate stabbings took place late Thursday and all the women are still in the hospital being treated for their injuries.
German police arrest male suspect in Nuremberg stabbings
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have a man in custody suspected in the stabbing of three women in the southern city of Nuremberg.
Police said Saturday that the 38-year-old man was arrested in connection with the Friday attacks that left all three victims wounded. None are in life-threatening condition.
Further details weren't released and police said there would be a press conference on Sunday.
Wolfsburg extends Nuremberg’s winless run in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Wolfsburg won at Nuremberg 2-0 and extended the host's winless streak in the Bundesliga to nine consecutive games on Friday.
Nuremberg, which was promoted at the start of this season, was left in the relegation zone behind Stuttgart on goal difference.
Striker Daniel Ginczek scored from a pass by Maximilian Arnold to put Wolfsburg in front an hour in. Substitute Josip Brekalo rounded off the victory with a second goal in stoppage time.
3 women stabbed in German city, unclear if attacks linked
BERLIN (AP) — Three women have been stabbed and wounded in the German city of Nuremberg, police said Friday as they investigated whether the incidents were connected.
There was no immediate word on what weapon was used in Thursday evening's attacks. Police said there was no indication of any link to terrorism.
The stabbings took place in the Bavarian city's St. Johannis district. The first victim, a 56-year-old, required surgery after a man attacked her on the street and fled.
Gladbach reclaims 2nd place from Bayern in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach left it late before beating Stuttgart 3-0 to reclaim second place in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the visitors ending the game with nine men.
Florian Neuhaus set up Raffael for Gladbach's opener in the 69th minute, and then scored himself eight minutes later.
Sancho dedicates Dortmund derby-winning goal to grandmother
BERLIN (AP) — Jadon Sancho pointed to the sky after scoring Borussia Dortmund's winning goal for a 2-1 victory over the club's biggest rival, Schalke, on Saturday.
Then came the tears.
Sancho dedicated the goal to his recently deceased grandmother after becoming Dortmund's youngest goal-scorer in the Ruhr derby, Germany's biggest, at age 18.
Protesting Nuremberg fans return on time to see equalizer
BERLIN (AP) — Promoted Nuremberg drew 1-1 with Bayer Leverkusen to stay just out of the Bundesliga relegation zone amid more protests against unpopular Monday night games.
Though it was the first to be played on a Monday this season, the home fans made their displeasure known by refusing to take their places in the north stand of Nuremberg's Max-Morlock-Stadion.
Today in History for November 20th
Upstate NY museum exhibiting rare page from Gutenberg Bible
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A small upstate New York museum known for its fine arts collection is displaying two copies of late 15th century German books and a rare page from the Gutenberg Bible.
Leipzig routs promoted Nuremberg 6-0 despite missed penalty
BERLIN (AP) — Nuremberg goalkeeper Fabian Bredlow saved a penalty but that didn't make up for the six goals he had already conceded as his team lost 6-0 at Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
With more than an hour gone, Tim Leibold was sent off as the last defender for bringing down Timo Werner. But Werner, who had scored twice already for Leipzig, saw his spot kick saved in a rare moment of success for the visitors.
Today in History for September 30th
Dortmund scores 7 to deal Bayern challenge in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund finally delivered the performance its fans were waiting for, routing promoted Nuremberg 7-0 to become Bayern Munich's closest challenger in the Bundesliga on Wednesday.
Marco Reus scored twice to take his Dortmund tally to 100 as Lucien Favre's side took advantage of Bayern's draw with Augsburg on Tuesday to narrow the gap on the defending champion to two points after five games played.
Freiburg rescues 3-3 draw with struggling Stuttgart
FREIBURG, Germany (AP) — Two goals from Mario Gomez weren't enough for Stuttgart to beat 10-man Freiburg as a 3-3 draw Sunday continued the team's poor start to the Bundesliga season.
Stuttgart was seventh last season but has just one point from its first three games, level with Freiburg, after the two teams contested a hard-fought draw.
Today in History for September 15th
BUNDESLIGA 2018-19: Guide to the promoted teams
BERLIN (AP) — A look at Fortuna Duesseldorf and Nuremberg, the promoted teams preparing for their return to the Bundesliga this weekend.
Duesseldorf hosts Augsburg and Nuremberg visits Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Duesseldorf is back as second-division champion after beating Nuremberg 3-2 on the final day of last season.
Experienced coach Friedhelm Funkel stabilized the side after arriving in March 2016 and led the club to a sixth promotion in his second season.
A brief history of German neo-Nazi group NSU
MUNICH (AP) — German authorities blame the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground for a string of violent crimes including the racially motivated killing of nine men, the killing of a policewoman, two bombings and more than a dozen bank robberies over a period of almost 14 years.
BERLIN (AP) — A court in southeastern German has convicted a 22-year-old German man of murdering two women last year and sentenced him to life in prison.
The Nuremberg regional court found the man guilty on Monday and ordered him held in secure detention once he is released due to the risk of his reoffending. Prisoners serving life in Germany typically are paroled after 15 years.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Kirsten Flipkens ended Kiki Bertens' bid for a third straight Nuremberg Cup title on Friday with a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3) win in the quarterfinals.
The Belgian player rallied after losing the opening set to end Bertens' 13-match winning run after two hours and 34 minutes. Flipkens advances to a semifinal against Alison Riske of the United States. It will be Flipkens' second career clay-court semifinal.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Yulia Putintseva came from a set down to defeat top-seeded Sloane Stephens 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in a match played over two days in the first round of the Nuremberg Cup.
Their match has been suspended due to darkness at 3-3 in the final set on Tuesday, and Putintseva went on to win the tiebreaker after both traded breaks.
The Kazakh player was due to face another American, Alison Riske, in the second round later Wednesday.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Sorana Cirstea rallied to defeat home favorite Andrea Petkovic 2-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Nuremberg Cup on Tuesday.
Petkovic was 2-0 up in the second set, but the sixth-seeded Romanian fought back and won the last four points in the tiebreaker to clinch the victory after 2 hours, 45 minutes.
Cirstea next faces American Madison Brengle, who defeated compatriot Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Two-time champion Kiki Bertens began her Nuremberg Cup defense by beating Serbian qualifier Dejana Radanovic 6-1, 6-1 on Monday.
Second-seeded Julia Goerges saved a match point but was upset by Kristyna Pliskova 6-2, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (5) in 2 ½ hours.
Bertens had no difficulties as she made it 13 wins in a row at the clay-court tournament. The Dutch player next faces Carina Witthoeft or Mona Barthel.
BERLIN (AP) — Fortuna Duesseldorf defeated Nuremberg 3-2 away to win Germany's second division while Eintracht Braunschweig was relegated to the third tier on Sunday.
Kaan Ayhan's injury-time winner for Duesseldorf ensured his side finished three points ahead of Nuremberg. Both sides were already assured of promotion to the Bundesliga ahead of the final round of games.
SANDHAUSEN, Germany (AP) — Nuremberg defeated SV Sandhausen 2-0 away on Sunday to secure its return to the Bundesliga as one of the top two in Germany's second division, while Holstein Kiel secured a place in the playoff for the top flight.
Goals in either half from Hanno Behrens and Tim Leibold helped Nuremberg take top spot in the division on goal difference from Fortuna Duesseldorf, an unassailable seven points clear of third-place Kiel with one round of games remaining.
Kentucky retiree remembers post-WWII Nuremberg duty
WESTWOOD, Ky. (AP) — A brush with history and the archcriminals of all time made little impression at the time on Eulas Hamilton, who guarded the trial site of Nazi defendants during the Nuremberg war crimes trials after World War II.
Schalke beats Cologne 1-0 in 3rd round of German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Max Meyer's unusual goal was enough for Schalke to beat Cologne 1-0 in the third round of the German Cup on Tuesday.
Bastian Oczipka sent in a corner that Meyer reached and headed on with the back of his head, only to see the ball loop over Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn and go in at the far post in the 63rd minute.
Mainz came from behind to beat Bundesliga rival Stuttgart 3-1 at home after Dennis Aogo missed a penalty that would have put the visitors 2-0 up.
Hiccup for German high-speed line on 1st regular service day
BERLIN (AP) — German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has experienced an embarrassing delay on the first regular day of operations for its new high-speed rail line connecting Berlin and Munich.
A train from Munich to the German capital suffered technical trouble in Nuremberg on Sunday and had to be moved onto a slower line. It arrived in Berlin two hours later than planned.
A train carrying VIPs to Munich was similarly delayed on Friday.
German paramedic convicted of raping women in research hoax
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has sentenced a paramedic to 10 years in prison for giving women sedatives he said were for medical research and then sexually assaulting them.
German news agency dpa reported that the Nuremberg state court convicted the 41-year-old defendant Monday of seven counts of rape and 10 counts of sexually assaulting people unable to defend themselves. In all, he's accused of assaulting 23 women between 2009 and 2016.
German woman writes apology to US man who lost home to Nazis
MAPLEWOOD, New Jersey (AP) — Peter Hirschmann has often recounted his own story of fleeing Germany as a teenager to escape Adolf Hitler's persecution of the Jews, then joining the U.S. Army to fight the Nazis.
But the 92-year-old started to cry as he read a three-page letter, neatly printed in blue fountain pen, which arrived out of the blue from Nuremberg and stirred very different thoughts of his past.
Police arrest German in murder of 2 foreign women
BERLIN (AP) — A 21-year-old German man arrested over the killing of two foreign women in the southern German city of Nuremberg has confessed to the crimes, police and prosecutors said Monday.
A 22-year-old woman with Romanian and Hungarian citizenship was killed in Nuremberg on May 24. The second victim, a 44-year-old Chinese woman, was killed in the city June 5.