Handball News Summary (3 September 2013)

Handball News Summary

1) Swedish International, Oscar Carlen, retires. Carlen, once a rising star, has had multiple knee surgeries and therefore has decided to end his career at the age of 25.
(Source: (Swedish)
Summary story:  Link
Commentary by Jan Ohlsson:  “Could have been one of the world’s best players”: Link
2) Nikola Karabatic likes idea of an NBA style handball league.  He isn’t so sure, however, if the French and German leagues would like it.  Interview with El Periodical (Spanish):  Link  (Subscription required for full article)
3) Champions League qualification for Group Play is now complete.  Summary of the key matches from this past weekend at the EHF Champions League site: Link
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1) We will always try to link and give credit to the original source of the news.  Perhaps in some instances we might not realize that another site has simply taken the material from another website and claimed it as it’s own, but we’ll do our best.
2) The news items will often be in a language other than English.  A number of websites such as Google Translate, Babelfish and Bing Translate provide workable translations.  (Of course, we could simply do an automatic translation, not even bother to clean up the garbled English and then claim the news item as our own creation, but we’ll leave that to other websites.)