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Football: German Cup semi-final results

German Cup semi-final result on Wednesday: Bayern Munich 5 (Schweinsteiger 24, Kroos 32, Mueller 50-pen, Mandzukic 78, Goetze 90+1) Kaiserslautern 1 (Zoller 60) Played Tuesday Borussia Dortmund 2 (Mkhitaryan 12, Lewandowski 43) VfL Wolfsburg 0 afp

Football: German Cup semi-final results

German Cup semi-final result on Wednesday: Bayern Munich 5 (Schweinsteiger 24, Kroos 32, Mueller 50-pen, Mandzukic 78, Goetze 90+1) Kaiserslautern 1 (Zoller 60) Played Tuesday Borussia Dortmund 2 (Mkhitaryan 12, Lewandowski 43) VfL Wolfsburg 0 afp

Football: Rooney starts for United at Bayern

England striker Wayne Rooney won his race to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League, quarter-final, second-leg at Bayern Munich despite struggling with a toe injury. United manager David Moyes started Rooney just in front of attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa with Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck on the wings with United looking for a rare win in Germany after the first-leg finished 1-1 at Old Trafford. Having fielded a 4-3-3 formation for the first-leg, Moyes opted for a 4-2-3-1 system with Darren Fletcher partnering Michael Carrick in the defensive midfield.

Olympics: Sochi in brief

The Sochi Winter Olympics in brief on Thursday: Snowboard veteran mixing it with the kids US snowboard veteran Kelly Clark admits she did not think she would still be doing the daredevil sport 12 years after winning gold at the Salt Lake City Games. "Snowboarding is always changing and progressing -- that's why I keep coming back," said the 30-year-old, who won bronze in the women's halfpipe on Wednesday.

Germany call up Bender after Schweinsteiger suspension

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany coach Joachim Loew called up midfielder Sven Bender for their 2014 World Cup qualifier at home to Kazakhstan on Tuesday after Bastian Schweinsteiger was ruled out through suspension, the team said on Saturday. Holding midfielder Schweinsteiger was booked in their 3-0 win against Kazakhstan in Astana on Friday after scoring the opening goal and is suspended for one game.

Striker-less Germany ease past Kazakhstan to stay top

ASTANA (Reuters) - Germany eased past Kazakhstan 3-0 on Friday without deploying any strikers for the first time in a competitive match under Joachim Loew as they stayed top of their World Cup qualifying Group C. Two goals in two minutes midway through the first half from midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Goetze, playing in a forward role, quickly put the Germans in control and dashed any faint hopes for the hosts.
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