Sabitzer strike rescues debutants RB Leipzig

Leipzig's midfielder Marcel Sabitzer celebrate scoring the 2-2 on August 28, 2016After four promotions in seven seasons, RB Leipzig made an impressive Bundesliga debut on Sunday, twice coming from behind as Marcel Sabitzer's equaliser sealed a 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim. Founded in 2009 by Austrian energy drink's firm Red Bull, RasenBallsport Leipzig are widely unpopular amongst German football fans, due to the commercialism they represent and resentment caused by their sponsor's deep pockets. For example, a severed bull's head was thrown onto the playing area at last Saturday's German Cup defeat at Dynamo Dresden and some fans of Borussia Dortmund, Leipzig's opponents for their first home league match in a fortnight, plan a boycott.



Hertha gets dramatic win, Leipzig draws on Bundesliga debut

Freiburg's Nicolas Hoefler, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and SC Freiburg in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)BERLIN (AP) — Julian Schieber scored the second of two injury-time goals to give Hertha Berlin a dramatic 2-1 win over promoted Freiburg, while Leipzig secured a 2-2 draw on its Bundesliga debut Sunday.



Pirelli's starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin

Pirelli's starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skinPirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups. Among the subjects announced Sunday are actresses ...



Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, surprises patrons at Millie's Diner in Richmond, Va. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, during an impromptu visit by the candidate to the popular restaurant. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions.



College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

California Golden Bears players reach up to touch the trophy presented to them ofter defeating the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at the end the opening game of the U.S. college football season at Sydney's Olympic stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The last American football of any kind played in Sydney was an NFL preseason game at the Olympic stadium that attracted 73,000 spectators in 1999. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.





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