Stories by Nesha Starcevic

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

US stuns world champions in men's friendly

COLOGNE, Germany - Substitute Bobby Wood scored in the 87th minute to give the United States a 2-1 victory over World Cup champion Germany.
By Nesha Starcevic

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Barcelona reaches Champions League final

MUNICH - Neymar scored two goals and Barcelona did enough to advance to the Champions League final despite losing the second leg of its semifinal.
By Nesha Starcevic

Monday, July 14, 2014

Germany enjoys fruits of grand plan

RIO DE JANEIRO - The World Cup title for Joachim Loew and his "golden generation" completed a process that was 10 years in the making.
By Nesha Starcevic

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Title might change Germans' view of coach

RIO DE JANEIRO - Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near misses. Germany needs to win today to finally make Loew a winner.
By Nesha Starcevic

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Germany concerned about roughness of Brazil

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil - Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger thinks Brazil has crossed the line with some of its hard tackling ahead of the World Cup semifinals and is urging referees to keep ...
By Nesha Starcevic

Monday, June 16, 2014

Germany rolls past Portugal

SALVADOR, Brazil - Thomas Mueller picked up where he left off at the World Cup, scoring a hat trick in Germany's 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal in the Group G opener.
By Nesha Starcevic

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Klitschko gives up boxing for politics

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko vacated his title on Monday to focus on politics in his native Ukraine.
By Nesha Starcevic

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Williams struggles, beats Jankovic for finals berth

Serena Williams struggled on Saturday with her stamina, but beat Jelena Jankovic to advance to the WTA Championship finals.
By Nesha Starcevic

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mercedes driver takes the pole at German GP

Despite some early practice 'disasters' Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes the pole at the German GP.
By Nesha Starcevic

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Formula One drivers tired of blowouts

NUERBURGRING, Germany - Formula One drivers threatened to withdraw from the German Grand Prix if there are more tire blowouts during Sunday's race.
By Nesha Starcevic

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Germans hope success carries over to World Cup

FRANKFURT -After watching Bayern Munich win the Champions League over Borussia Dortmund, German national team coach Joachim Loew has a bigger prize in mind: his nation's first World Cup title ...
By Nesha Starcevic

Thursday, April 25, 2013

German clubs flex muscles in Champions League play

Instead of seeing Spain's two mightiest teams play for the premier trophy in club soccer, it's much more likely that the German clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will meet for the title ...
By Nesha Starcevic

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

Serena eyes strong finish to season

With the year-end top ranking out of reach, Serena Williams will settle for the title at the WTA Championships.
By Nesha Starcevic

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chelsea claims Champions League title

MUNICH — Didier Drogba scored the tying goal in the 88th minute, the put in the winner in penalty kicks to lead Chelsea past Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
By Nesha Starcevic

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

Vonn earns milestone victory

American Lindsey Vonn became only the third woman to earn 50 World Cup victories.
By Nesha Starcevic

Sunday, June 27, 2010

England out as ref misses key goal call

Germany's latest World Cup victory over England will be remembered for the goal that didn't count.
By Nesha Starcevic

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Argentina wins in OT

LEIPZIG, Germany - A blast of brilliance by Maxi Rodriguez separated Argentina from Mexico in a World Cup classic Saturday night.
By Nesha Starcevic
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