“We have a realistic chance to win the German Cup”

It’s been a roller-coaster season so far for Swedish Handball-Bundesliga rookie, Lukas Nilsson.  On Thursday, he was part of a Kiel side many had already labeled as the underdog before a second-leg tie against Rhein-Neckar Löwen, in the EHF Champions League.  But THW showed that the club still brings a lot of quality to the table no matter how many changes have been made to the roster in recent ye… »

Nantes – 60 minutes away from a sensation

By Kevin Domas Three days after conceding a draw (26:26) on home court against Paris, in the first leg of the Champions League round of Last 16, HBC Nantes were defeated mid-week in the French league… »

“Zebras” too fast for “Lions”

It was as handball-classic as many expected. The reigning German champion – Rhein-Neckar Löwen  – hosted Germany’s record champion, THW Kiel on Thursday night in a much-anticipated second-leg tie of t… »

He is the greatest

It’s been a little more than a week that two of the greatest handball players of all time decided to retire from national team duties.  Their careers will go down as some of the most successful in all sports.  Legendary goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer and left-back Daniel Narcisse have probably won more trophies than their respective show cases can handle. It’s no coincidence that both of them have won… »

Flensburg looking good despite squandering five-goal lead

MATCH OF THE DAY – Flensburg surrendered a five-goal lead in the last 10 minutes in Belarus, but the Germans still landed a victory, which ought to be enough qualifying for the quarter-final. By Peter… »

Nothing Decided? No way!

MATCH OF THE DAY – The one-goal lead, Veszprém are taking with them from Zagreb arena will be more than enough to reach the quarter-finals. There are a one-goal leads and one-goal leads – the one in Z… »

“I like the Danish mentality”

Emily Bölk is just 18 years old, but she talks like somebody who’s in the business for a long time.  Her list of achievements is extensive as well for someone her age.  She has won various youth titles and was named MVP in a number of competitions. On the senior level she’s just making a name for herself and all eyes will be on her when the daughter of former World champion Andrea Bölk will try to… »

A (Global) Day of Handball?

While football is basically dominating all headlines in Germany, other sports have to come up with smart promotional ideas.  In 2015, Rhein-Neckar Löwen did a great job using the “Tag des Handballs” (… »

Zebras vs Lions – Part 1

Zebras vs Lions – Part  MATCH OF THE WEEK – Rhein-Neckar Löwen were about to decide everything in one game with six goals up at Sparkassen Arena, but THW Kiel managed to come back following an impress… »

SG Flensburg-Handewitt

The long road back

Jacob Heinl is known as a hard-nosed defensive stalwart and he has done the job at the same club – SG Flensburg – for over 20 years.  But for more than one year he was out because of a nagging back injury that was caused by the Coxsackie virus.  As I didn’t study medicine, I will spare you the details, and focus on the fact that Heinl didn’t know when or if he would ever be back playing handball f… »