Friday's Sports in Brief

DORTMUND ATTACK BERLIN (AP) -- A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an attack he tried to disguise as Islamic terrorism in a scheme to net millions, German officials said. The suspect, identified only as Sergej W.

BC-AP Sports Digest

The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Simmi Buttar at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT.

AP Explains: How suspected bus bomber hoped to make millions

LONDON (AP) -- As get-rich-quick plans go, it wasn't well thought out. The man accused of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to make millions off an expected slump in the team's share price by using an obscure financial trade, a "put option." These trades are typically used by professional traders at banks or investment firms, suggesting the bomber had some experience with financial markets.

The Latest: Dortmund bus attack suspect bet against the team

BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on the Borussia Dortmund team bus bombing (all times local): 1:10 p.m. German prosecutors say they believe a 28-year-old German-Russian man suspected of carrying out a bombing attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus acted alone. Prosecutors' spokeswoman Frauke Koehler told reporters Friday that according to the latest information, there are "no indications of possible helpers or accomplices." Suspect Sergej W.

Germany: Suspect bet against Dortmund then bombed its bus

BERLIN (AP) -- A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an attack he tried to disguise as Islamic terrorism in a scheme to net millions, German officials said Friday. The suspect, identified only as Sergej W.

Reus boost for Dortmund after attack with 3-1 win in Germany

BERLIN (AP) -- Marco Reus scored two minutes into his comeback from a torn ligament to set Borussia Dortmund on its way to a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Reus' return after six weeks out was a welcome boost for a side still struggling to deal with Tuesday's bomb attack on the team bus in Dortmund in which defender Marc Bartra was wounded.

Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- Marc Bartra, who was wounded in an attack on the team bus of German soccer club Borussia Dortmund, says the experience was the "hardest 15 minutes" of his life. The Spaniard underwent surgery following injuries to his wrist and arm after three explosions shattered a window of the bus ahead of Tuesday's scheduled Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco in Dortmund.

Dortmund struggles to come to terms with bomb attack on bus

MUNICH (AP) -- Sometimes, it's hard to focus on a soccer game. Borussia Dortmund players had to, though, less than 24 hours after a bomb attack on their team bus. And they will have to do so again on Saturday, when Eintracht Frankfurt visits in the Bundesliga. "It comes in waves. Today feels the worst," Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said Thursday. "We have to find a way to deal with it.

Germany still hunting perpetrators of Dortmund bus attack

BERLIN (AP) -- German investigators said Thursday they have found no evidence so far that an Iraqi detained after the Borussia Dortmund bus attack was involved in the bombing, but he is suspected of membership in the Islamic State group. The search for the bomber or bombers continued.

Borussia Dortmund loses Monaco game rescheduled after blasts

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- Borussia Dortmund lost its rescheduled Champions League quarterfinal with Monaco 3-2 on Wednesday after tributes were paid to the player injured when three explosions targeted the German team's bus. Teammates of Marc Bartra, who underwent surgery for injuries to his wrist and arm after Tuesday's attack, wore T-shirts emblazoned with the defender's picture and a message in Spanish saying: "A lot of strength -- we are with you.

BC-AP Sports Digest

The supervisor is Rebecca Miller, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Doug Feinberg at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT.

The Latest: Fans cheer Dortmund defender wounded in attack

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- The Latest on attack on Borussia Dortmund team bus (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Borussia Dortmund fans have chanted the name of a defender who was wounded in the explosions that rocked their team's bus Tuesday night. The chants came Wednesday night at the start of the delayed Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco.

Police probe terror in Dortmund; team loses 3-2 after attack

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- German authorities arrested a suspected Islamic extremist Wednesday in their investigation into a bomb attack on a top German soccer team, while the team -- missing a defender wounded in the blasts -- lost 3-2 to Monaco in a hastily rescheduled Champions League match.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. TILLERSON'S GAMBLE ON RUSSIA-SYRIA RELATIONS The U.S. Secretary of State is hoping that President Trump's willingness to threaten military action will give the U.S. leverage to end the war in Syria. 2.

Cavs' decision good news for Celts...Departing Hoosiers...Fisher steps down...Huskies reward coach

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin says LeBron James will sit out tonight's regular-season finale against Toronto as he rests a strained right calf. The 32-year-old James has not played in the finale of an NBA regular-season since 2007. The Cavs are one game behind the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics, who take on the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.

The Latest: Soccer leader 'deeply disturbed' by bus blasts

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- The Latest on the explosions near the bus carrying German soccer team Borussia Dortmund (all times local): 12:00 a.m. The head of European soccer's governing body is expressing shock over the explosive devices that damaged a team bus and left a player injured.

BC-AP Sports Digest

The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Simmi Buttar at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT.

Germany: Pregame blasts rock soccer team bus; player injured

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany's top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening. One of Dortmund's players was injured. Police said they were working on the assumption that the blasts were directed at the Dortmund team and caused by "serious explosive devices," which may have been hidden in a hedge near a car park.

Dortmund's Aubameyang's in trouble over mask stunt

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in trouble with his club after pulling a mask stunt in the Ruhr derby against Schalke. Aubameyang pulled on a mask after scoring in the 1-1 draw Saturday, as he's done before with Spiderman and Batman masks, but this time it was the mask he had worn as "The Masked Finisher" for a Nike commercial.