Bundesliga club Mainz have sacked their coach, Martin Schmidt, following a disappointing season that saw them flirt with relegation. There was no immediate word on a successor.
Although not all of the games were sold out, organizers of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship are delighted with the attendance figures. The DEB plans to use the profit earned to invest in its youth program.
Sweden has won the ice hockey world championships for the 10th time with a 2-1 victory over 2016 champions Canada. Sunday's final in the German city of Cologne was settled by a penalty shootout.
Real Madrid ended a five-year La Liga title drought when they clinched their 33rd Spanish league triumph on the final day of the season on Sunday. A 2-0 win at Malaga left Real three points clear of Barcelona in second.
After winning his fifth Bundesliga title, Robert Lewandowski can add another achievement to his list. More than 40 percent of the 1,000+ DW users who voted backed the Polish striker.
Alexander Zverev claimed his maiden Masters title when he upset world number two Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 at the Italian Open on Sunday. The 20-year-old German will break into the top 10 for the first time.
Juventus became the first team to win Serie A six times in a row when they beat Crotone 3-0 on Sunday. The victory wrapped up the Italian league title with one game to spare.
A year after dropping to the second tier, Stuttgart and Hannover have confirmed their return to the top flight. Eintracht Braunschweig will navigate a relegation playoff against Wolfsburg this week.
The 2016-17 Bundesliga season offered some memorable moments but also included a large number of flops. Standards in the German top flight are slipping, writes DW sports reporter Andreas Sten-Ziemons.
Luca Waldschmidt's heroics mean the Bundesliga's only side never to be relegated will go into their 54th consecutive year in the top flight. Coach Markus Gisdol has offered a glimpse at his blueprint for the future.
US-based Turkish basketball star Enes Kanter has been refused entry into Romania after his passport was canceled. The 25-year-old blamed his anti-Erdogan political views for the repeal of his Turkish travel document.
World champions Canada staged a sensational third period comeback to beat Russia 4-2 on Saturday. They will play Sweden for a third straight title in Sunday's final.
Novak Djokovic overcame having to play twice in a day and romped into the Rome Masters final with a 6-1 6-0 drubbing of Dominic Thiem. The Serb will play German rising star Alexander Zverev in Sunday's showpiece.
Bundesliga Matchday 34 in pictures
After a glittering career spanning 15 years in which Philipp Lahm won all there is to win, the Bayern Munich and former Germany captain bowed out in a 4-1 win over Freiburg.
The 54th Bundesliga season came to a rip-roaring climax, with plenty of late drama. Here are five things that resonated from the 34th and final matchday.
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