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  • Nuremberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake, right,and Leverkusen's Lars Bender vie for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Nuremberg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Grundig-Stadion in Nuremberg, Germany, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa/Timm Schamberger)

    Leverkusen, Stuttgart claim vital Bundesliga wins

    Bayer Leverkusen reclaimed fourth place in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 with at relegation-threatened Nuremberg and Stuttgart eased its relegation fears with a 3-1 win over Schalke on Sunday.

  • Augsburg's Sascha Moelders celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern, in Augsburg, southern Germany, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Augsburg ends Bayern's unbeaten Bundesliga run

    Injury-hit Augsburg ended Bayern Munich's record 53-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga with a 1-0 victory Saturday and Borussia Dortmund came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1.

  • No complacency for Bayern, Barca in Champs League

    Protecting 2-0 leads from the first leg of their round-of-16 matches, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are heavily favored to advance in the Champions League this week when they play return matches at home.

  • Leverkusen signs Brazilian defender Wendell

    Bayer Leverkusen has signed wing back Wendell from Brazilian side Gremio with effect from next season.

  • Schalke's Benedikt Hoewedes, left,  Max Meyer, centre and Leon Goretzka leave the field at the end of a Champions League round of sixteen, first leg soccer match between Schalke 04 and Real Madrid at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014. Schalke lost the match 6-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    No let up for Schalke, Bayern next in Bundesliga

    Runaway leader Bayern Munich can take another step toward the Bundesliga title with a win at home over Schalke, chastened by Wednesday's 6-1 rout at home by Real Madrid in the Champions League. Bayer Leverkusen hopes to end its alarming slump against Mainz while Borussia Dortmund hosts improving Nuremberg, and Werder Bremen clashes with Hamburger SV for the Bundesliga's 100th northern derby. Here are five things to know ahead of the 23rd round of games this weekend:

  • 5 things to know about the French league

    After thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 in the Champions League, French league leader Paris Saint-Germain looks in ominous form ahead of its trip to Toulouse on Sunday. PSG is five points ahead of second-place Monaco, which hosts Reims on Friday. Elsewhere, third-place Lille faces Lyon on Sunday. Here are five things to know about the upcoming games.

  • Paris Saint Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal, during their French League one soccer match against Valenciennes, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    PSG beats Valenciennes 3-0 in French league

    Paris Saint-Germain geared up for its Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen by defeating Valenciennes 3-0 Friday to extend its lead to eight points in the French league.

  • GOP lawmakers push dumping Idaho tax on food

    Republican lawmakers including Sen. Russ Fulcher aim to eliminate Idaho's 6 percent tax on groceries starting July 1, 2016.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, file photo, several Aleve tablets appear in front of bottles of the pain reliever, in Boston.  Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    FDA reconsiders heart safety of common pain pills

    Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.

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