Hamburg moved out of the relegation zone in the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 2-1 victory against Mainz, who have now gone six games without a win....
Hamburg captain Rafael van der Vaart says he is willing to take a pay cut on his 3.5 million euros ($4.4m) a year contract, due to expire next June, in order to stay at the club....
Hoffenheim missed out on reclaiming second in the Bundesliga after Sunday's 1-1 draw at strugglers Hamburg while leaders Bayern Munich finish the weekend four-points clear after hammering Werder Bremen....
Ex-Hamburg coach Mirko Slomka has taken the Bundesliga's bottom club to court for unfair dismissal after his sacking last month following only seven months in charge, it was confirmed Thursday....
The new Bundesliga season gets underway this weekend with German football riding the crest of a wave following the national team's triumph at the World Cup in Brazil last month....