It’s not easy for professional football players to acquire a reputation for being more stupid or badly behaved than common opinion already holds.
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Thursday 04 October 2012
The former Bari defender Andrea Masiello has been given a suspended 22-month prison sentence after admitting that he deliberately scored an own goal to help local rivals Lecce avoid relegation from Serie A in May 2011.
Saturday 07 July 2012
The Italy defender Domenico Criscito will be questioned by the Italian Football Federa-tion over his alleged role in the match-fixing scandal on 16 July.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Trainers and jockeys united in grief after holiday accident takes young rider's life
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Campbell Gillies, who died in an accident on Corfu yesterday, the day before his 22nd birthday, was a Cheltenham Festival winning-jockey who enjoyed arguably his finest moment in the saddle when he partnered Brindisi Breeze to victory in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Festival last March.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Three bodies have been found in the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Italy, the news agency ANSA said.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins have done wonders in changing classical music's reputation as stuffy. But will British operatic group Amore succeed in putting the fun back in opera and be the next big opera band?
Friday 25 May 2012
The mayor of a southern Italian city has caused a storm by turning up to political rallies with a gun tucked into his belt.
Saturday 19 May 2012
A bomb exploded in front of a girls' school in southern Italy today, killing a 16-year-old girl and wounding seven others, suspicion quickly falling on the local Mafia.
Monday 02 April 2012
Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello, now playing for Atalanta, was arrested today in connection with alleged match-fixing in Serie A last season, the Italian federation (FIGC) have said.
Saturday 17 March 2012
Up and coming Scottish yard claims shock victory over favourite Boston Bob
Wednesday 14 March 2012
After months of sobriety in Italian politics since Silvio Berlusconi stepped down as prime minister, it's back to business as usual as three porn stars battle it out in mayoral contests.
Saturday 24 December 2011
A Turkish bishop adopted by an Italian port is an inspiration for shoppers.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Lazio midfielder Pasquale Foggia is considering a move to QPR, according to the player's agent.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Italy’s mafia clans, best known for drug running and extortion rackets, are earning €20 billion a year by turning the south of the country into a toxic waste dump, an environmental organisation said in a major report.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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