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United hit the panic button with Martial signing

LONDON - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal promised that there would be no panic signings before the transfer deadline but the recruitment of French forward Anthony Martial appears to be exactly that.

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Germany's Ozil nursing knee injury but should be fit

BERLIN - Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil is nursing a knee injury but should be fit for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland on Friday and Scotland next week, Germany assistant coach Thomas Schneider said on Tuesday.

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Germany out to avenge Poland defeat, says Schweinsteiger

FRANKFURT - World Cup winners Germany will be looking to make amends for their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Poland last year when the two sides meet again in Frankfurt on Friday in order to heave their qualification campaign back on track.

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Rooney as clueless as Man United fans about Anthony Martial

- Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney did not have the faintest idea who Anthony Martial was when the Monaco forward was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier this week, according to team mate Morgan Schneiderlin.

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Beijing says access to winter sports also a human right

BEIJING - Access to winter sports is also a human right, a spokeswoman for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics said on Tuesday, rejecting vociferous complaints from rights groups that China should not have won the right to host the Games.

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Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

NEW YORK - World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical run to the final came to a shuddering halt.

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