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Jens Lehmann fined over outburst

VfB Stuttgart have fined Jens Lehmann following the veteran goalkeeper's verbal attack on his team-mates.

Boka spurns Tottenham to sign new deal

Ivory Coast international Arthur Boka has resisted the lure of Tottenham and the French league to sign a new one-year deal with Bundesliga side Stuttgart.

Stuttgart deny Schuster link

VfB Stuttgart have dismissed reports that former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster is in line to become their new boss.

Hopp hopes for Hoffenheim crown



TSG Hoffenheim supremo Dietmar Hopp is hopeful that his club can maintain their place at the top of the Bundesliga table in the second half of the season.

Löw rules out England farewell for Lehmann

Joachim Löw, the Germany coach, has ruled out an emotional exit from the international game for the veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann in this month's friendly against England.

Frings enjoys Ballack's backing

Germany midfielder Torsten Frings has thanked national team captain Michael Ballack for his support over the Werder Bremen star's axing by coach Joachim Low.

Germany coach demands Kuranyi showdown

Germany coach Joachim Low has demanded an explanation from Schalke striker Kevin Kuranyi, who walked out on the national team during Saturday's 2-1 win over Russia.

Transfer News and Speculation: 22 July

As he continues his search for new players, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger says he has no intention of going public and destabilising players – as Real Madrid have done with Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Pandora: Derren backs down in battle of the mind games

Raj Persaud isn't the only mind specialist facing an awkward climbdown over one of his books. Channel 4's entertaining "psychological illusionist" Derren Brown is also under the cosh over his last tome Tricks of the Mind.

Austria 0 Germany 1: Ballack strike ends Austria's dreaming

For Austria the party goes on, but the fun is over. For Germany, Euro 2008 now gets serious. While the co-hosts' improbable heroes will return to obscurity, having found their bigger neighbours again their betters, the three-time winners face a demanding quarter-final against Portugal in Basle on Thursday. They may do so without Joachim Low, their coach, who was dismissed, along with Austria's Josef Hickersberger, by the referee.

Switzerland 2 Portugal 0: Scolari humbled as Switzerland go out with bang

Five days as Chelsea manager and already the man is losing games: at this rate Luiz Felipe Scolari will be out of the job by September. OK, so it was only a dead rubber but Scolari followed this defeat to the hapless Swiss with a bizarre rant in which he covertly criticised the referee by sarcastically blaming himself.

Croatia v Germany: Rooney miss let in Croatia says grateful Bilic

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Germany 2 Poland 0: Polish-born Podolski strikes twice to double German delight

Locally this stadium is known as the UFO because of its resemblance to a spaceship. But there was nothing unidentified about what flew last night. German hopes are soaring again with a hard-earned victory over a committed Polish side who will have caused a ripple of apprehension among their other Group B opponents.

Lehmann thanks England for lesson in tolerant living

Jens Lehmann has delivered a relatively glowing account of life in England, which he gave up this week to sign for Stuttgart. The former Arsenal goalkeeper, who is now preparing to play for Germany in Euro 2008, said living in England had made him and his family more tolerant and flexible in outlook. This was despite being called "a Nazi pig" by opposition fans at away games.

Transfer news and speculation, 4 June

Stuttgart have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann on a one-year contract. The 38-year-old Germany international had fallen out of the first team at Arsenal, where he spent five years, and was given a free transfer. The probable first-choice keeper for Germany at Euro 2008, Lehmann's extensive experience is expected to help a young Stuttgart side who suffered a rocky time last season following their Bundesliga title in 2007. "The talks with those in charge at Stuttgart were very pleasant from the start," Lehmann said. "I'm looking forward to Stuttgart and the Bundesliga and want to contribute my part to the new season."

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