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Seahawks' Chancellor intends to play next season

Seahawks' Chancellor intends to play next season

Sports
Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor intends to play in 2018, according to a published report. Chancellor, who suffered a season-ending neck injury in November, expects to be back with the Seahawks providing he receives medical clearance, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported. The 29-year-old Chancellor's $ 6.8 million salary for 2018 was guaranteed on Friday, the trigger day for the team to make any moves on contracts. He signed a three-year extension in August. There has been speculation about Chancellor's future after he posted an image on Instagram that appeared to reflect he was walking away from the team. Following the season, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril would have a "hard time" in coming back from their neck injuries. Chancellor's ei...
Merkel vs. Schulz: An American duel for German chancellor

Merkel vs. Schulz: An American duel for German chancellor

Finance
If pollsters are to be believed, half of all Germans eligible to vote will be glued to their television sets on Sunday evening for the only debate between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her challenger, Martin Schulz. In a campaign that otherwise feels soporific to outsiders, and even to Germans, this "showdown" will pass as a climax. Can Schulz, trailing badly in the polls, land a punch? Will Merkel, comfortably ahead, seem robotic or defensive in parrying his blows?These questions are fun, and we will soon have answers. But they distract from a bigger point: Germany should not have such debates at all, for they are, like so many things in Germany, an American import that does not fit into Germany's culture of democracy, which is very different from America's.More from Handelsblatt Global: ...