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Bayern begin as they mean to go on but Schalke are in a sticky patch

Bayern Munich v Werder Bremen - German Bundesliga

Hermann Hesse was born in Baden-Württemberg, the future ground zero for German football hipsters, and even though he didn’t leave behind any explicit musings on the game, he 110% understood the pressing need of setting your stall out early doors. “A magic dwells in each beginning, protecting us, telling us how to live,” he wrote in Steps, his most famous poem, in 1941.



Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Garbiñe Muguruza runs out of steam at Wimbledon in shock defeat by Cepelova

When Garbiñe Muguruza won the French Open less than a month ago, one of her first thoughts was to question how on earth Rafael Nadal has won nine titles in Paris. Winning seven matches to secure a grand slam title requires everything to be in sync, something the Spaniard found out the hard way on Thursday when she was dumped out in the second round.