Four teams have booked their tickets to the German Cup quarterfinals, but Schalke did not make the grade. Hoffenheim provided the upset of the night with three first-half goals. Kaiserslautern flew the lower-league flag.
Bayern Munich’s resounding 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund has been overshadowed by reports that a player leaked team details to the media. Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola has vowed to axe the perpetrator.
Germany’s only publicly-listed football club Borussia Dortmund has narrowed the financial gap to league leader Bayern Munich. On-pitch successes last season has reaped record sales and higher returns for shareholders.
Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has secured the chess world championship, beating longstanding champion Viswanathan Anand with two games to spare. The decisive match was a grueling 65-move marathon.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has hit back at the European parliament over the welfare of migrant workers in 2022 World Cup host Qatar. Qatar is amending its labor laws in response to a damning report of their treatment.