BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga with a record-setting 6-0 rout of Mainz on Sunday, more than answering Borussia Dortmund's challenge a day earlier.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich has all the momentum in the Bundesliga after winning 5-1 at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as the six-time defending...
Colombia coach Queiroz wants to follow Pekerman’s legacy
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's new coach Carlos Queiroz says he'll try to build on the legacy of his predecessor Jose Pekerman, and immediately identified midfielder James Rodriguez as "the heart of the team."
The Portuguese coach said Thursday that his two top goals for Colombia will be winning the next Copa America and taking the national team past the quarterfinals at the World Cup 2022.
Coman seals Bayern’s German Cup progress in extra time
BERLIN (AP) — Kingsley Coman sent Bayern Munich into the German Cup quarterfinals with an extra-time winner for a 3-2 victory at Hertha Berlin on Wednesday.
Despite dominating the game, Bayern was facing the prospect of penalties in front of some 75,000 fans at Berlin's Olympic Stadium until Hertha's defense failed to deal with a bobbling ball and Coman headed in from close range in the 98th minute.
Bayern enduring its worst Bundesliga season in 7 years
Bayern Munich is putting together its worst Bundesliga performance in seven years.
A 3-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday was Bayern's fourth so far this campaign — as many as it had all of last season. Bayern hasn't lost so many games by the 20th round since Borussia Dortmund last won the title in 2012.
James entering decisive days at Bayern with future unclear
MUNICH (AP) — Leon Goretzka's emergence at Bayern Munich is bad news for James Rodriguez.
James, as he is known, watched from the bench Friday as Goretzka - playing in the Colombian's favored No. 10 position - scored two goals in Bayern's 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim.
"We did everything right with this decision," Bayern coach Niko Kovac told Eurosport. "We've stumbled onto something."
Many of Bayern’s international players return after losses
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac was hoping the international break would revitalize his players after four games without a win.
But the team's German contingent return following losses in the Netherlands and France, Robert Lewandowski's ill-luck with Poland continued with losses to Portugal and Italy, and Thiago Alcantara lost with Spain against England.
Only two of Bayern's internationals - James Rodriguez of Colombia and Renato Sanches of Portugal - picked up victories.
Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie injured against Bayern
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie was injured in the Bundesliga game against Bayern Munich and had to be helped leaving the pitch on Saturday.
The 20-year-old American received an unintentional kick in the leg from James Rodriguez as he won possession from the Colombian star. While the free kick was awarded, McKennie was unable to continue and he was replaced by Nabil Bentaleb in the 54th minute.
Tolisso injury overshadows Bayern’s 3-1 win vs Leverkusen
BERLIN (AP) — Corentin Tolisso scored with a snap shot before injuring his knee in Bayern Munich's 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The France midfielder equalized for Bayern after Wendell put the visitors ahead with a retaken penalty. But Tolisso had to go off before the break after colliding with Kevin Volland.
Tolisso immediately clutched his right knee as he fell down, and needed help leaving the field as he made way for James Rodriguez.
WORLD CUP DRAW: Guide to 8 teams in Pot 2 featuring Spain
MOSCOW (AP) — A guide to the teams in Pot 2 in Friday's draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia:
Reached the quarterfinals four years ago in Brazil and has the talent to do it again.
This will be Colombia's second straight appearance after sitting out for 16 years. Qualifying was a struggle this time. Colombia waited until the last match to make it to Russia.
James stars for Bayern Munich in Bundesliga win at Schalke
BERLIN (AP) — James Rodriguez starred on his first Bundesliga start for Bayern Munich, scoring one goal and playing a role in the others for a 3-0 win at Schalke on Tuesday.
James, who switched from Real Madrid in the offseason, earned a penalty and then scored in the first half, before brilliantly setting up Arturo Vidal to wrap up the win in the second.
BUNDESLIGA 2017-18: Bayern eyes record 6th straight title
BERLIN (AP) — With the Bundesliga set to resume this weekend, it's unlikely that any team will challenge Bayern Munich's dominance and prevent the side from extending its league record to six straight titles.
After capturing the world's attention with his stunning goal for Colombia against Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup, no limits could be set for James Rodriguez.
Now, three seasons later, he's leaving Real Madrid under a cloud of frustration, deemed surplus to requirements at the Spanish side and looking for a second chance in a loan spell at Bayern Munich.
MADRID (AP) — Defender Yerry Mina scored twice to lead Colombia to a 4-0 win over 10-man Cameroon in an international friendly in Madrid on Tuesday.
The loss for Cameroon comes five days before it plays its first match of the Confederations Cup in Moscow against Chile.
James Rodriguez, who is likely leaving Spanish champion Real Madrid this summer, scored Colombia's opener at Alfonso Perez Coliseum.
MADRID (AP) — Reserves who would be starters in a lot of other teams have been crucial to keeping Real Madrid afloat in the Spanish league and Champions League.
The likes of Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, James Rodriguez, and Alvaro Morata have ensured Madrid has stayed on a roll.
They didn't lose any points on Wednesday when seven regular starters were rested and the reserves stepped up and beat Deportivo La Coruna 6-2.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid will be without some key players when they resume their title race in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Madrid will host Alaves without captain Sergio Ramos, goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielder James Rodriguez, and left back Marcelo, while Barcelona will play at Granada without playmaker Lionel Messi and defender Gerard Pique.
All are being rested with the exception of Messi, who is serving a yellow-card suspension.
Madrid to rest Ronaldo in Copa del Rey match against Sevilla
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will not use Cristiano Ronaldo in the second leg against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.
Zidane will also rest Luka Modric when Madrid tries to defend a 3-0 win from the first leg. Madrid can advance to the quarterfinals even with a two-goal loss at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
James Rodriguez comes through for Madrid in Copa del Rey win
MADRID (AP) — James Rodriguez made the most of a rare start for Real Madrid on Wednesday, scoring twice in a convincing 3-0 win over Sevilla in a first-leg match in the Copa del Rey's Round of 16.
Ronaldo’s agent confirms lucrative offer from Chinese league
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's agent says the Real Madrid star has been offered "more than 100 million" euros per season to move to the Chinese Super League.
But Ronaldo isn't going anywhere.
Asked by Italy's Sky Sport about reports of a 300 million euro ($315 million) transfer offer to Madrid and a 100 million euro ($105 million) per season contract offer from an unspecified club, Jorge Mendes replied, "It's normal. He's the best player in the world and the best of all time. More than 100."
Unhappy Rodriguez a problem for Madrid entering new year
MADRID (AP) — Unhappy with his lack of playing time, James Rodriguez has become a nuisance for Real Madrid.
As most players were celebrating the team's victory at the Club World Cup in Japan, Rodriguez was telling reporters about his disappointment of not playing enough minutes under coach Zinedine Zidane.
He hinted that he may leave Madrid, which means the club will begin the new year either trying to make Rodriguez happy again, or trying to find him another team.