• Goffin beats Mayer to reach quarters of European Open

    ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Top-seeded David Goffin beat Florian Mayer of Germany 7-5, 6-4 to ensure a Belgian made it through to the quarterfinals of the European Open in Antwerp on Thursday.

  • Minjee Lee leads Blue Bay LPGA, 2 days after Typhoon Sarika

    HAINAN, China (AP) — Minjee Lee birdied the final three holes for a 7-under 65 and a two-stroke lead Thursday in the Blue Bay LPGA, playing in perfect conditions two days after Typhoon Sarika hit the resort.

  • Bayern's Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League Group D soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven, at Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Bayern back on track with 4-1 win vs PSV in Champions League

    MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich dispelled any doubts about its commitment by ending a three-match winless run with a comfortable 4-1 victory over PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday.

  • Moenchengladbach's Lars Stindl celebrates his goal against Celtic during the Champions League group C soccer match between Celtic and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Moenchengladbach pounces on Celtic errors, wins 2-0

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach capitalized on two defensive errors by Kolo Toure to beat Celtic 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, earning the German team its first points in Group C.

  • In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 refugee Firas Zakri from Syria, a tour guide of the so-called 'Refugee Tours' shows a photograph of his hometown Aleppo as he tours with a group of people through the district of Neukoelln in Berlin, Germany. Zakri is one of four refugee guides with “querstadtein,” or “cross-city,” a non-profit that initially started off offering tours of Berlin led by formerly homeless people. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Syrian guides offer refugee tours of Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — When city guide Firas Zakri takes you on a tour of Berlin, don’t expect to see the Brandenburg Gate, the city’s famous TV tower or other well-known landmarks of the German capital.

  • The Euro sculpture in front of the old European Central Bank is photographed behind rain drops on a window in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The governing council of the ECB will meet on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    European Central Bank manages stimulus expectations

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Investors will sift European Central Bank head Mario Draghi’s remarks on Thursday for clues about a possible extension of its 1.74 trillion euro ($1.91 trillion) bond-buying stimulus program.

  • Leverkusen's Charles Aranguiz jumps over Tottenham's Erik Lamela during the Champions League group E soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham Hotspur in Leverkusen, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Tottenham holds off Leverkusen for Champions League point

    LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Tottenham held off Bayer Leverkusen’s constant pressure in the second half to earn a useful Champions League point in a 0-0 draw on Tuesday.

  • Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff speaks to the media, with a map of the area around Aleppo seen in the background, at the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Rudskoi was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Monday that Russian and Syrian forces will halt their fighting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 in order to allow civilians and rebels safe passage out of the city as well as for the evacuation of the sick and wounded.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    The Latest: Russia introduces Aleppo statement at UN

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):

  • Germany: Fight against IS won’t increase security threat

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s interior minister says efforts to combat the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria won’t increase the risk of attacks at home.

  • In this May 14, 2016 file picture Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking arrives for the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and VfB Stuttgart in Wolfsburg, Germany. German media say Wolfsburg has fired coach Dieter Hecking after a poor start in the Bundesliga season, with one win and six points from seven matches Monday Oct. 17, 2016. The Wolfsburger Allgemeine newspaper and the dpa news agency reported the firing, without citing sources. The reports say Valerien Ismael, coach of Wolfsburg's reserve side, will take over.   (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)

    Wolfsburg parts company with coach Dieter Hecking

    WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg parted company with coach Dieter Hecking on Monday after a poor start in the Bundesliga season, with one win and six points from seven matches.