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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Bayern cruises past Chelsea into Champions League quarters

Aug. 8, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored two goals and assisted two more as Bayern Munich cruised into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 4-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday, completing an overwhelming 7-1 victory on aggregate. The coronavirus-enforced suspension of the season didn't interrupt Bayern's...

Israeli Olympic racewalker Shaul Ladany holds his 1972's Olympic race shoes for a portrait in Omer, Israel, Sunday, July 12, 2020.  In an instant, the world record holder in the 50-mile walk was thrust into one of sports’ greatest tragedies and a seminal moment in modern history _ the kidnapping and massacre of his fellow Israeli team members at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The killing shocked the world, gave the Palestinian cause an audience and ushered in a new era of global terrorism. Ladany, a Holocaust survivor, the lessons still linger. He says it taught him to “never be afraid” but become “more careful.”(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israeli racewalker recalls surviving 1972 Munich massacre

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Shaul Ladany survived a concentration camp as a youngster, and returned to Germany as a racewalker for the 1972...

FILE - On Sept. 5, 1972, a Palestinian commando group seizes the Israeli Olympic team quarters at the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany. A member of the commando group is seen here as he appears with a hood over his face on the balcony of the building, where they hold several Israeli athletes hostage. (AP Photo/Kur Stumpf, File)

Israeli team's massacre overshadows sports at 1972 Olympics

Aug. 7, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The 1972 Munich Olympics were marked by historic achievements and unprecedented controversy but will be forever defined by devastating catastrophe. In hosting the 1972 Munich Games, West Germany was eager to erase the stain of the 1936 Games in Berlin that came to symbolize a...

Woman with husband's bones gets close look at Munich Airport

Aug. 4, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police at Munich Airport got a surprise during their search of a wooden box being transported by a 74-year-old passenger that turned out to contain the bones of the woman's dead husband, authorities said Tuesday. Customs officials, a doctor and prosecutors were called in, and they determined...

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic is assisted from the field after getting injured during the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Adam Davy/Pool via AP)

Pulisic pain: Injury after scoring in first FA Cup final

Aug. 1, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A dream scoring start to his first FA Cup final ended in agony for Christian Pulisic. Now the American will miss the chance to help Chelsea overturn a 3-0 deficit against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 next Saturday. The 21-year-old winger had to be helped off the field in...

FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, Munich's Jerome Boateng lifts the trophy after the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany. Boateng has talked to teammates about the pain of facing racist abuse. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse to Bayern teammates

Jul. 29, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

For weeks Bayern Munich players had been showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at games when Jerome Boateng was approached by teammates for a deeper conversation. “Before our break, I talked actually to Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka about it,” Boateng recalled on a video call....

Manchester City's David Silva is applauded by team mates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, Pool)

Bayern chair says UEFA 'didn't do a great job' on City case

Jul. 27, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

UEFA “didn’t do a great job” investigating Manchester City after the English club’s two-year ban from European competitions was overturned, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled two weeks ago that some of UEFA's accusations...

Leroy Sane, new player of the German first division, Bundesliga, soccer team FC Bayern Munich, takes part in a training session in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

Sane says he won't suffer if City lifts Euro Cup without him

Jul. 23, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

In a season shaken up by the pandemic, Leroy Sane took the decision to prioritize the next one. Spurning the chance to resume the Champions League with Manchester City, the winger decided to take the first opportunity to launch the next stage in his career at Bayern Munich, with a five-year deal confirmed early...

Atalanta's Luis Muriel celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Sampdoria at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP)

All 5 former winners in same half of Champions League draw

Jul. 10, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — All five former Champions League winners were put into the same half of the draw on Friday, setting up a possible semifinal pairing between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich — who have combined to win 26 European Cups...

FILE - In this Spt. 26, 1980 file photo, with welcoming gate of the main entrance in rear a victim lies in front of a rescue team on the scene of a bombing blast at Munich's

German prosecutors close probe of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

Jul. 8, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have closed their investigation into a deadly far-right attack on Munich's Oktoberfest in 1980, more than five years after they revived the probe in hopes that new testimony might point to previously unknown co-conspirators. Thirteen people were...