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  • Mario Balotelli leads AC Milan to 5th straight win in Serie A 19-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Rome: Mario Balotelli set a personal record with his 14th goal of the Serie A season and set up another score as AC Milan beat visiting Livorno 3-0 on Saturday for their fifth straight win. Still, Milan remained five points behind city rival Inter Milan in the race for fifth...
  • Fiorentina expects Rossi and Gomez back for Italian Cup final 10-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Fiorentina forwards Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez are expected to be back from injuries before the Italian Cup final on May 3, which would give both players the chance to be selected for their World Cup squads. Rossi re-injured his problematic right knee in January and Gomez hurt his left...
  • Bayern Munich knock Manchester United out of Champions League 10-04-2014 02:34 AM

    Munich: Title holder Bayern Munich came alive in the second half after falling behind and beat Manchester United 3-1 on Wednesday to advance to their third straight Champions League semifinal. Bayern advanced 4-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in Manchester, but waited until the last 30 minutes to make...
  • Balotelli, Kaka lead Milan to 3-0 win over Chievo 30-03-2014 08:36 AM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli scored one goal and Kaka added two as AC Milan comfortably beat relegation-threatened Chievo Verona 3-0 on Saturday to give coach Clarence Seedorf consecutive victories for the first time since being hired in January. Balotelli volleyed in a cross from Adil Rami four minutes in at the...
  • Clarence Seedorf not in position to relax at Milan 27-03-2014 07:49 PM

    AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf was a relieved man after his side beat Fiorentina on Wednesday, clearly believing he had survived his first severe test and could enjoy the rest of the season. Recent experience at the turbulent club, however, suggests that the Dutchman may have been lulled into a...
  • Giraffe bids last goodbye, licks dying zoo worker 22-03-2014 11:41 PM

    A giraffe gave a lick to a dying man who asked as a last wish to be taken to Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he had done odd jobs for 25 years. Mario Eijs, who is mentally disabled, had developed a brain tumour and had difficulty walking or speaking....
  • Khushwant Singh (1915-2014): 'The Sardar in the lightbulb' switches off 20-03-2014 03:26 PM

    One of India's most renowed authors, columnists and journalists Khushwant Singh died in his Sujan Singh Park home in New Delhi on March 20, 2014. He was 99. The 'Sardar in the lightbulb' logo for Khushwant Singh's widely-read column 'With Malice Towards One and All' was designed by one of...
  • Fit-again Mario Balotelli returns for AC Milan 07-03-2014 10:28 PM

    Mario Balotelli returns to the AC Milan squad for their Serie A clash at Udinese on Saturday after recovering from a shoulder injury. "Balotelli is fine. He is still feeling a bit of pain but he needs to learn to live with it," Milan coach Clarence Seedorf told a news...
  • Injured Balotelli out of Milan's clash with Juve 02-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Italy striker Mario Balotelli will miss AC Milan's home game with Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday after failing to recover from a shoulder injury. Giampaolo Pazzini is expected to take his place despite dislocating cartilage in his nose during last weekend's 2-0 win at Sampdoria. "Pazzini is feeling some...
  • Balotelli out for 10 days with shoulder injury 20-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Milan: AC Milan and Italy forward Mario Balotelli will be sidelined for approximately 10 days with a shoulder injury. Medical tests on Thursday revealed Balotelli has "damaged his acromioclavicular joint" and is expected to be out for 10 days "if there are no complications." Milan also say there is the...
  • Balotelli wonder goal helps Milan sink Bologna in Serie A 15-02-2014 07:21 AM

    Milan: A late wonder goal from Mario Balotelli gave AC Milan a 1-0 home win over resilient Bologna in Serie A on Friday. Balotelli lifted a dreary match with his 10th league goal of the season, an incredible looping long-range strike from near the sideline in the 86th minute moving...
  • Bilbao, Celta play to scoreless draw in Spain 11-02-2014 10:00 AM

    Vigo, Spain: Athletic Bilbao hung on to draw 0-0 at Celta Vigo to stretch out their fourth-place advantage in the Spanish league on Monday. The Basque club improved to four points better than fifth-place Villarreal in the duel for the last Champions League qualifying place. Celta should have come away...
  • Inter Milan visit Juventus, Roma host Parma in Serie A 31-01-2014 08:15 AM

    Milan: The highlight of this weekend's Serie A matches is undoubtedly Inter Milan's visit to Juventus in what is sure to be a heated derby d'Italia match. There is also the Genoa derby on Sunday, while second-place Roma host Parma looking to take advantage of any more slip-ups from Juventus....
  • Mario Balotelli fined for gesture at Cagliari fans 28-01-2014 07:52 AM

    Maverick striker Mario Balotelli has been fined 10,000 euros for making a provocative gesture to rival Cagliari supporters after scoring against them in AC Milan's 2-1 win on Sunday. Serie A's disciplinary tribunal said Balotelli had "angered the crowd with a provocative and insulting gesture" after claiming the equaliser from...
  • Mario Balotelli booked for provoking Cagliari fans 27-01-2014 11:33 AM

    Mario Balotelli could be in hot water again after he was booked for provoking Cagliari supporters after scoring against the Sardinian side in AC Milan's 2-1 win on Sunday. Balotelli scored the equaliser from a 87th minute free kick at the end of the ground packed by Cagliari fans and...
  • Late Mario Balotelli penalty gives Seedorf winning AC Milan start 20-01-2014 08:25 AM

    New coach Clarence Seedorf thanked AC Milan for having the courage to appoint him after watching his side beat Hellas Verona 1-0 with a late Mario Balotelli penalty on his debut on Sunday. "The focus has been to rediscover the joy of playing, to do training sessions with the ball,"...
  • Villarreal thrash Sociedad 5-1 to claim fifth spot 14-01-2014 08:47 AM

    Madrid: Villarreal landed a stunning blow on a potential rival for a European qualification berth when Giovani dos Santos and Ikechukwu Uche each struck twice in a 5-1 drubbing of Real Sociedad in La Liga on Monday. The resounding victory for the team known as "yellow submarine" lifted them above...
  • Teenager Berardi scores four as Sassuolo stun AC Milan 13-01-2014 08:46 AM

    Milan: Nineteen-year-old forward Domenico Berardi scored four quickfire goals to give Sassuolo a 4-3 win over AC Milan on Sunday after they overturned an early two-goal deficit against the seven-times European champions. Berardi became the first player in Serie A's 85-year history to score four goals against Milan in a...
  • Mario Balotelli set to stay at AC Milan 08-01-2014 09:00 AM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli has insisted that he will stay at AC Milan this season to prepare for the World Cup. Reports emerged over Christmas suggesting that the Milan club president Silvio Berlusconi had requested Balotelli to be put on the market for sale, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. The 23-year-old dismissed...
  • Fan ban lifted for Milan derby 21-12-2013 06:22 PM

    Inter Milan will have their hardcore "ultra" supporters present for Sunday's Milan derby after the Italian Football Federation's (FIGC) Court of Justice suspended a partial stadium closure while it carries out further investigations. AS Roma will also have their most vocal fans present when they host Catania on Sunday after...
  • Yearender: Top football transfers in 2013 20-12-2013 12:36 PM

    The transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur grabbed the most prime-time space around the world, but there were big names like Mesut Ozil, Gonzalo Higuain, Neymar and Falcao that were the highlights of 2013 as well. Here are few names that grabbed the most headlines in 2013: Gareth Bale,...
  • Manchester City come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 11-12-2013 05:25 AM

    Munich: Bayern Munich squandered a two-goal lead as Manchester City ended the title-holder's record 10-match winning run in the Champions League with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday. Both teams had already qualified for the knockout stages and both finished Group D on 15 points. Bayern took first place because of...
  • Champions League: AC Milan, Ajax battle it out for spot in next round 10-12-2013 05:57 PM

    Milan: AC Milan and Ajax will play for a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday. Milan need only a point at San Siro, while Ajax have to win the Group H match. Barcelona can assure themself of first place in the group with a draw...
  • Mario Balotelli scores double as AC Milan held to a draw at Livorno 08-12-2013 08:54 AM

    Rome: Mario Balotelli scored twice and also hit the crossbar but AC Milan still had to scramble for a 2-2 draw at promoted Livorno in the Serie A on Saturday. Also, Napoli surrendered the lead twice in a 3-3 draw with Udinese and wasted a chance to pull level with...
  • Play tough opponents early in World Cup, says Zidane 06-12-2013 09:42 AM

    The key to a successful World Cup campaign is to start off against tougher opponents rather than easier ones, World Cup winners Mario Kempes of Argentina and Zinedine Zidane of France both agreed on Thursday. "From the beginning of a World Cup, you have to have the right mindset and...
  • Mario Balotelli fires AC Milan to 3-1 win at 10-man Catania 01-12-2013 07:27 PM

    Milan: Mario Balotelli helped AC Milan beat 10-man Catania 3-1 on Sunday as Massimiliano Allegri's men enjoyed their first win in six Italian league matches. Milan dominated possession but it was Catania that took the lead in the 13th minute against the run of play as poor defending eventually saw...
  • Bayern, City race for first-place finish in Group D 26-11-2013 06:01 PM

    Frankfurt: Bayern Munich and Manchester City have already qualified for the knockout stage from Group D, leaving CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen to fight for third place and a slot in the Europa League. Bayern, three points ahead of City, travels to CSKA, while City host Plzen, which is still...
  • Bayern striker Mandzukic ruled out for CSKA Moscow clash 26-11-2013 03:28 PM

    Munich: Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic will miss his team's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow in Russia on Wednesday after failing to recover in time from a calf muscle injury. The Croat, who has scored eight goals in the Bundesliga and another two in Europe this season, remained in...
  • Coach denies AC Milan players arrived late for training 26-11-2013 09:06 AM

    Milan: AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has denied that a handful of players failed to show up on time for Sunday's training session. "There's false news doing the rounds," he told a news conference in Glasgow on the eve of Tuesday's Champions League tie at Celtic. "It's completely untrue that...