Connect to share and comment

Football: Balotelli, Kaka strike as Milan beat Chievo

An early Mario Balotelli strike and a brace from Kaka in a 3-0 victory over Chievo, who missed a late penalty, kept ailing Milan's Serie A revival on track Saturday. A week after a morale-boosting 2-0 win away to Fiorentina, the smiles were firmly back on Milan faces after a one-sided display which moved the hosts up to eighth ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures. Chievo, who sit fifth from bottom, three points above the drop zone, appeared intent on marking Balotelli out of the game at the San Siro.

Malaysia says no harm meant in Balotelli reference

Malaysia said Tuesday "no ill feelings" were meant by a transport official's reference to black Italian footballer Mario Balotelli when discussing two suspicious passengers on a missing jet, a comment that triggered social media scorn. "No ill feelings were meant to the personality concerned. We hope this clarifies the issue," said a statement by the Ministry of Transportation.

Malaysia says no harm meant in Balotelli reference

Malaysia said Tuesday "no ill feelings" were meant by a transport official's reference to black Italian footballer Mario Balotelli when discussing two suspicious passengers on a missing jet, a comment that triggered social media scorn. "No ill feelings were meant to the personality concerned. We hope this clarifies the issue," said a statement by the Ministry of Transportation.

Football: Balotelli a doubt as resurgent Milan host Juve

AC Milan could be without striker Mario Balotelli for the San Siro clash against Juventus Sunday when the Rossoneri will look to capitalise on the champions' midweek endeavours in the Europa League. Juventus are unbeaten in their last 17 league games, a streak in which Antonio Conte's men have won 15 times and settled for draws only twice on their way to building a nine-point lead on second-placed Roma. Roma, who have a game in hand, host Inter in Serie A's only Saturday game.

Football: Police called as Balotelli scuffles with photographer

Police were called to a nightclub by a photographer late on Saturday after he was assaulted by AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli following an argument, according to reports. Balotelli was ruled out of his side's away match at Sampdoria on Sunday due to injury. Domestic news agency ANSA said Balotelli travelled to Liguria, on Italy's north-west coast, to watch a football match on Saturday in which his brother Enoch Barwuah was playing.

Football: Balotelli fires World Cup warning to Italian media

Mario Balotelli hit a long-distance rocket to secure a late 1-0 win for Milan on Friday then warned the media to respect his private life if they want to see him perform well at the World Cup this summer. Balotelli hit the headlines last week when he confirmed paternity of his one-year-old daughter Pia to former girlfriend Raffaella Fico following the results of a DNA test. Days after his annoncement on Twitter, however, doubts about the 23-year-old's emotional state were raised when he broke down in tears after being substituted during Milan's 3-1 defeat at Napoli.

African asylum seekers in Sicily dream of soccer glory

By Steve Scherer MINEO, Sicily (Reuters) - Like many young men in Italy, the soccer players who put on their cleats for an afternoon match in this small Sicilian town dream of international stardom on the field. But for this group, having made it this far is already an achievement. Each member of the 25-man amateur squad ASD Mineo is African. They risked their lives to cross the sea from Libya in overcrowded boats last year, a journey that killed hundreds of others in shipwrecks, in the hope of finding political asylum.

Football: Balotelli acknowledges paternity of daughter

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli on Wednesday finally acknowledged he was the father of his daughter Pia, two months after failing to attend a hearing in Italy aimed at establishing paternity. In a message on Twitter, Balotelli wrote: "Finally the TRUTH :-)??...PIA ... Sweet child of mine !!! your Dad." Italy striker Balotelli is no longer the partner of former on-and-off girlfriend and showgirl Raffaella Fico, who in July 2012 announced she was pregnant with his child.

Football: Balotelli acknowledges paternity of daughter

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli on Wednesday finally acknowledged he was the father of his daughter Pia, two months after failing to attend a hearing in Italy aimed at establishing paternity. In a message on Twitter, Balotelli wrote: "Finally the TRUTH :-)??...PIA ... Sweet child of mine !!! your Dad." Italy striker Balotelli is no longer the partner of former on-and-off girlfriend and showgirl Raffaella Fico, who in July 2012 announced she was pregnant with his child.

Football: Super Mario saves Seedorf on Milan debut

A late Mario Balotelli spot-kick saved new AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf's blushes in a 1-0 win over Verona Sunday, which handed the struggling Serie A giants only their sixth victory of the campaign. Seedorf has been heralded as Milan's potential saviour since former coach Massimiliano Allegri was sacked after a 4-3 defeat to Sassuolo last week left the Rossoneri 30 points behind leaders Juventus. "We dedicate this win to the new coach," said Italy striker Balotelli. "Because the first game in charge of a team is always difficult."
Syndicate content