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Italy Manager On Pirlo And Giovinco Snubs: If You Play In MLS, You Pay The Consequences

Antonio Conte, manager of the Italian national team, has the distinct misfortune of heading into a major international tournament with the worst crop of Italian players in recent memory. So unimpressive is the 30-man preliminary roster he just announced, the bulk of which will make up the squad he takes to France for…

Multiple Riders Accuse Arnaud Démare Of Cheating To Win Milan-San Remo

Yesterday’s Milan-San Remo was as chaotic, crash-happy, and dramatic as the first Monument of the cycling season should be. A landslide blocked the course and forced a redirect, Michael Matthews ate shit, poor debutante Fernando Gaviria fell at maybe the worst possible time, and Frenchman Arnaud Démare somehow won…

Milan-San Remo Is A Brutal Throwback To Cycling's Old Days

It was sometime near the 240th kilometer of the 2014 Milan-San Remo when Luca Paolini’s hands were so brittle and frozen that the Katusha team car had to heat up water in an electric kettle, bottle it in the car, and get it to Paolini, so he could dump it on his useless digits to shock enough feeling into them so he…

Silvio Berlusconi, Who Somehow Still Owns A.C. Milan, Said Some Racist Shit About Mario Balotelli

Silvio Berlusconi, bunga bunga party alumnus and the only crustacean to serve as prime minister of Italy, has been convicted of paying for sex with an underaged prostitute and tax fraud, and he’s been accused of a truly expansive list of other crimes. Berlusconi was buddies with Muammar Gaddafi, is banned for life…

Inter Manager Roberto Mancini Says Opposing Manager Called Him A "Faggot"

Yesterday’s tense Coppa Italia Inter-Napoli match boiled over when the two teams’ managers got into a sideline argument towards the end of the game, for which Inter coach Roberto Mancini was sent off the pitch. After the match, an upset Mancini decried his counterpart Maurizio Sarri’s behavior, claiming he was called…

Someone Maybe Probably Etched A Swastika Onto The Pitch In Croatia

Look at the above image, taken from today’s Croatia-Italy Euro 2016 qualifying match. You’ll definitely notice the completely empty stadium, courtesy of a UEFA-imposed stadium ban after Croatian fans chanted racist things at not one but two prior international matches. What might slip your gaze is a strange patch of…

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The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to…

Andros Townsend Waves Hi To Media Hater After Great International Goal

Andros Townsend isn't a great player, but then again, England aren't a great team, so it isn't too much of a surprise that the Spurs winger was called up during this international break, nor that he managed to blast home the tying goal in today's 1-1 draw against Italy. Well, not a surprise to us. Former player and…