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  • No slip-ups allowed for Germany as Poland await

    No slip-ups allowed for Germany as Poland await

    Reuters
    No slip-ups allowed for Germany as Poland await

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - World champions Germany are in the unusual position of having to win their upcoming two Euro 2016 qualifiers if they are to remain on track for the tournament in France next year. The Germans, who take on group leaders Poland in Frankfurt on Friday before travelling to Glasgow to face Scotland three days later, are eager to rediscover their consistency after a wobbly start. Germany are lying in second place, a point behind their neighbours and just two …

  • Everton manager Martinez happy with squad after deadline day

    Everton manager Martinez happy with squad after deadline day

    Reuters
    Everton manager Martinez happy with squad after deadline day

    (Reuters) - Manager Roberto Martinez is pleased with Everton's business in the summer transfer window and said the Premier League club have ensured they will maintain continuity at St James' Park. Martinez had earlier declared his intention to sign another striker but the club were left frustrated in their attempts to bring in Andriy Yarmolenko from current Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kiev, according to British media reports. …

  • Toure-less Ivory Coast launch title defence

    Toure-less Ivory Coast launch title defence

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    Toure-less Ivory Coast launch title defence

    An Ivory Coast team lacking superstar Yaya Toure launches this weekend what they hope will be a 10-match climb back to the pinnacle of African football. The Cup of Nations title-holders have a Group I date with fellow-west Africans Sierra Leone in a fixture switched from Freetown to Nigerian commercial capital Lagos because of the Ebola epidemic. Ivory Coast had a matchday 1 bye last June in a three-team mini-league completed by Sudan. …

  • AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

    AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

    Associated Press
    AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes

    DENVER (AP) — More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science. …

  • A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade

    A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade

    Associated Press
    A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade

    BEIJING (AP) — When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities. …