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  • Barca’s youth eager to shine during transfer ban

    Barca’s youth eager to shine during transfer ban

    Reuters
    Barca’s youth eager to shine during transfer ban

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona’s famed youth academy has taken a back seat to big-name signings in recent years but as a result of the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club, promising youngsters have been given a chance to shine in Luis Enrique’s side. During the pre-season tour of the U.S., at one point there were 10 homegrown youth players on the pitch against Chelsea on Tuesday. Rafinha and 20-year-old Sergi Samper have looked sharp in midfield while Sandro Ramirez, also …

  • Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

    Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

    Associated Press
    Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade, the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye. …

  • Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' health

    Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' health

    Associated Press
    Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' health

    LONDON (AP) — The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for British police said Thursday. …

  • Arsenal out to make statement of intent against Chelsea

    Arsenal out to make statement of intent against Chelsea

    Reuters
    Arsenal out to make statement of intent against Chelsea

    By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - Old rivalries will be renewed when Arsenal play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, with the Gunners hoping to prove they are the real deal and finally a match for the Premier League champions ahead of the new season. Arsenal won the FA Cup for the second successive year in May but finished third in the Premier League last season, 12 points behind winners Chelsea. Having signed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, who won four Premier League …

  • Argentina: Boca y River marchan por la buena senda

    Argentina: Boca y River marchan por la buena senda

    Associated Press
    Argentina: Boca y River marchan por la buena senda

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Boca Juniors y River Plate, los dos colosos del fútbol argentino, están bien encaminados para alzar algún trofeo antes que termine el año, ya sea en el balompié doméstico o en el internacional. …