Schweinsteiger bows out of duty with national team

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger announced Friday that he is retiring from international soccer after making 120 appearances over 12 years. “I have just asked the coach not to nominate me anymore for the national team because I would like to step back,” the 31-year-old Schweinsteiger said on Twitter. “We achieved something historic and emotional in […]

Ex-Wolverines set for Japan debut

Like most other American players, quarterback Devin Gardner and wide receiver Jeremy Gallon had no idea that football was even played there. Now, the two former University of Michigan players will open up a new chapter of their football career “there” — in Japan. Gardner and Gallon, who have recently signed with the Nojima Sagamihara […]

Dolphins’ stadium work nearly done

The Miami Dolphins say their $500 million stadium renovation will be completed as scheduled and in time for the team’s final exhibition game on Sept. 1. Work continues 24 hours a day on upgrades that include a canopy. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Friday the stadium will be ready for the preseason finale against the […]