Hamburg - Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund began the German league season with victories under new coaches while newly-promoted Hoffenheim hit three goals to record a first Bundesliga win in club history on Saturday.
Hamburg - The number of foreign players in Europe's top five football leagues increased to 42.4 per cent last season, an increase of 3.5 per cent from the previous season, according to figures released Thursday.
Hamburg - Belgium defender Vincent Kompany resumed training Wednesday with German Bundesliga club SV Hamburg, but made it clear he had returned from the Olympic Games against his will.
"I have not got the energy and the strength to fight SV Hamburg on my own," he said.
Hamburg - Croatia striker Ivica Olic struck twice in three minutes as SV Hamburg came from behind to beat second-division Ingolstadt 3-1 in the first round of the German Cup on Saturday.
Hamburg - Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin had to fight hard for a 3-1 victory over fourth-division Eintracht Trier in the first round of the German Cup on Friday.
Marco Pantelic in the eighth minute, Fabian Lustenberger (60th) and Patrick Ebert (81) were on target for Berlin, with the home side levelling in the 26th minute through Kevin Lacroix.
Hamburg - Newly-promoted Bundesliga side Cologne reached the second round of the German Cup when they defeated lower league side Niederauerbach 5-1 on Thursday evening.
Goals from Lebanese midfielder Roda Antar in the 15th minute and new Portugal signing Petit seven minutes later put Cologne in charge at the regional fifth division outfit.
Hamburg - Czech midfielder David Jarolim has been handed the captain's armband at SV Hamburg following the departure to Real Madrid of Dutch international Rafael van der Vaart, the club said Thursday.
Dutch coach Martin Jol resisted the temptation of naming veteran goalkeeper Frank Rost as captain, saying it was important to have a field player as leader on the pitch.
Rost, who skippered the side in last weekend's Emirates Cup tournament in London, will be the "informal captain," Jol said.
Hamburg - Ana Ivanovic remained top of the WTA tennis rankings released Monday, but fellow Serb Jelena Janokovic will take over from next week.
Jankovic will become world number one for the first time on August 11, the WTA has confirmed.
Hamburg - Roger Federer continues to top the men's ATP tennis rankings issued Monday but Spain's Rafael Nadal will take over from next week.
Nadal will replace Switzerland's Federer as the world's number-one ranked tennis player next week following results at the Cincinnati Masters.
Federer has held the top ranking for an unprecedented four and a half years.
Hamburg - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has again expressed his disapproval over restrictions on internet access for foreign journalists covering the Beijing Olympics.
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