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  1. Sport - Soccer - ITALIAN SERIE A

    Struggling giants bid to bring back the glory days

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the national team's stellar performance at Euro 2012, a cloud hangs over Italy's domestic game as the 2012-13 Serie A season gets underway this weekend. Italy's run to the European ... These days, Italy's leading clubs struggle to compete financially with their continental rivals, notably Paris Saint-Germain, who have plundered the likes of Milan duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - ITALIAN SERIE A

    Bojan out to help Milan recover from defeat

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome On-loan former Barca striker is hoping to seal a permanent move with his new club Bojan out to help Milan recover from defeat Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic is hoping to make a name for himself at AC Milan today when his ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - ITALIAN SERIE A

    Milan feel summer departures in 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Milan Divested Milan exposed in loss to Sampdoria AC Milan, hit by a flurry of close-season departures, fully justified their fans' trepidation over the new season by losing 1-0 at home to promoted Sampdoria in their opening Serie A match. ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - CONFEDERATIONS CUP

    Balotelli and El Shaarawy give Azzurri ‘foreign’ look

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:18am by AP

    ... Associated Press Balotelli and El Shaarawy give Azzurri ‘foreign’ look Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy, sons of immigrants, are the new faces of Italy. And the AC Milan forwards ... played together much with Italy yet, the pairing helped Milan qualify for next season’s Champions League after Balotelli was acquired from Manchester City in January. El Shaarawy tied for third ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Roma hit with fan ban over racist abuse

    Posted May 21st 2013, 11:18am by Agence France-Presse in Milan

    ... Sud [South Stand] empty of fans.” The Curva Sud is usually occupied by Roma’s ‘ultra’ hardline fans. Earlier Monday Italy national team coach Cesare Prandelli commented on the incident, one ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Brazilians out to boost nation with Cup success

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 01:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    ... Uruguay then eithr world champions Spain or Italy await for Sunday’s final. Paulinho is fit after missing the win over Italy with an ankle injury. Defender David Luiz is also set to start having ... to the match- I feel right at home” in the Brazil side where he has been in tremendous recent form, hitting two goals against Italy. Brazil have not lost to Uruguay since Scolari’s first match in charge ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Mancini guides Galatasaray to draw at Juventus

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 02:14pm by Associated Press in Turin, Italy

    ... Associated Press in Turin, Italy Roberto Mancini guided Galatasaray to a 2-2 draw at Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday, just two days after taking over as coach at the Turkish ... at Galatasaray on Monday and only met the squad shortly before their flight to Italy. “The only advantage I had was that of knowing Juventus,” Mancini said. “I didn’t know my players so had to get ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Napoli face Genoa in a bid to reclaim top spot

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 10:01am by Agence France-Presse in Florence

    ... Agence France-Presse in Florence Napoli face struggling Genoa away in a bid to reclaim top spot in Italy’s Serie A on Saturday, when AC Milan host Sampdoria in the hope of finally ... included,” said the Italy international. Striker Carlos Tevez, who played only the last 15 minutes against Chievo, is expected to start as well as midfield star Arturo Vidal, who was given a cameo ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Boateng, Milan storm off pitch after racist chants

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 08:54am by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... minute when he led his team off the pitch. Sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport said it was the first time in Italy that a football game had been suspended because of racist chants. Boateng picked ... it with these uncouth acts. Italy as a country has to improve and become more civilised and intelligent,” he said. Captain Massimo Ambrosini added: “That was intolerable, it was only a friendly. We couldn’t ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Murray wary of Beijing conqueror Lu

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:42pm by Reuters in London

    ... on No 2 Court between two of the game’s great grunters. Second-seeded Belarussian Victoria Azarenka opens proceedings on Centre Court against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta. ...




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