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Serie A Owner Storms Out Of Scheduling Meeting In Most Dramatic, Italian Way Ever

Aurelio De Laurentiis, the owner and savior of the soccer club S.S.C. Napoli, is also a successful Italian film producer in his native country. So we can forgive him for his penchant for the theatrical. But mio dio, his reaction to next season's Serie A fixtures was one for the ages. » 7/28/11 3:15pm 7/28/11 3:15pm

This Was A Terrible Penalty Kick Until It Was A Goal

A match between Termeno and Dro, two clubs in Italy's lower division, went to penalty kicks earlier in the week. A Termeno player's attempt hit the crossbar, and as the Dro keeper sprinted towards his teammates in celebration, the ball came down with enough backspin to carry it into the net. Termeno will advance to… » 6/09/11 10:40am 6/09/11 10:40am

This Story About Rigged Italian Soccer Astoundingly Has Nothing To Do With Sepp Blatter

Sixteen people—including current Serie B/C and former Serie A players, including ex-Lazio captain Giuseppe Signori—were arrested today related to fishy results throughout Italy's leagues. We suppose this thing is a bit more common in Europe than it is here, but wow. This is the biggest match-fixing scandal to hit… » 6/01/11 1:20pm 6/01/11 1:20pm