Mario Balotelli http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23260/all en UPDATE 1-Soccer-Milan walkout re-ignites racism row in Italy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/update-1-soccer-milan-walkout-re-ignites-racism-row-italy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> test </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Milan will walk out of all matches if subjected to racism- Berlusconi</p> <p>* Authorities accused of not doing enough</p> <p>* Racism widespread in stadiums</p> <p>* Town brings civil suit against offending fans (Adds Berlusconi statement)</p> <p>By Naomi O'Leary</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/update-1-soccer-milan-walkout-re-ignites-racism-row-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A.C. Milan Association football F.C. Internazionale Milano Football in Italy Kevin-Prince Boateng Mario Balotelli Person Career Person Communication Quotation Racism in association football Silvio Berlusconi Sport in Italy Zimbabwe Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:34:00 +0000 5731133 at http://www.globalpost.com Will 'bad boy' Balotelli's return help his boss Berlusconi? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/will-bad-boy-balotellis-return-help-his-boss-berlusconi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "Candidate Mario" Balotelli could influence vote, commentators say</p> <p>* Opposition says Berlusconi using soccer star as stepping stone</p> <p>* Balotelli, a naturalised Italian, has suffered racism</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>ROME, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Soccer players do not usually enter a nation's political fray but when the country is Italy, the player is Mario Balotelli and the person running for office is his new boss Silvio Berlusconi, all bets are off.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/will-bad-boy-balotellis-return-help-his-boss-berlusconi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Italy Mario Balotelli Mario Balotelli Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:04:00 +0000 5741597 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Balotelli happy to escape English media, weather and food http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-balotelli-happy-escape-english-media-weather-and-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Maverick striker Mario Balotelli said he was relieved to escape the English media, driving, weather and food when the new signing was officially presented by AC Milan on Friday.</p> <p>"To be a player for Milan has always been my dream so I'm very happy," he told a news conference. "But I prefer playing not talking."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-balotelli-happy-escape-english-media-weather-and-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Mario Balotelli Mario Balotelli Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:46:04 +0000 5743666 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Soccer-Balotelli makes quick impact amid uproar, Juve lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-soccer-classy-first-half-goals-keep-juve-top-italy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Balotelli scores twice on Milan debut</p> <p>* Juve stay three points clear in Serie A</p> <p>* Lazio and Inter lose ground after defeats (Adds Milan victory)</p> <p>MILAN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Mario Balotelli celebrated his AC Milan debut by scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Udinese on Sunday but the match ended in uproar over the penalty which led to his winning goal three minutes into stoppage time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-soccer-classy-first-half-goals-keep-juve-top-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alessandro Matri Association football Football in Italy Mario Balotelli Sport in Italy Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:11:19 +0000 5744602 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bonucci falls foul of Italy's code of ethics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-bonucci-falls-foul-italys-code-ethics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Defender Leonardo Bonucci became the latest player to fall foul of Italy coach Cesare Prandelli's code of ethics when he was left out of the squad named on Sunday for the friendly against the Netherlands.</p> <p>The Juventus player's omission came a week after he was suspended for one match for angrily confronting officials over an unawarded penalty at the end of a Serie A match against Genoa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-bonucci-falls-foul-italys-code-ethics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Labor Mario Balotelli Sport in Italy Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:45:18 +0000 5744778 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Balotelli opens Milan scoring account http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-balotelli-opens-milan-scoring-account <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mario Balotelli marked his AC Milan debut with a goal on Sunday in the Serie A clash against Udinese.</p> <p>Balotelli, signed from Manchester City in the transfer window, scored with a left-footed half-volley in the 25th minute of the match at the San Siro.</p> <p>AC Milan came into the match in sixth spot and 15 points behind leaders Juventus in Serie A. </p> <p>dj/gnf</p> Association football Football in Italy Mario Balotelli Mario Balotelli AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:00:31 +0000 5744791 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Balotelli flies straight into a storm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-soccer-balotelli-scores-twice-milan-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Balotelli scores twice on debut</p> <p>* Udinese furious at winning penalty (Adds more detail, quotes)</p> <p>MILAN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Maverick striker Mario Balotelli flew straight into another storm as he made his AC Milan debut on Sunday, even if it was not directly of his making.</p> <p>Balotelli, playing three days after completing his move from Manchester City, scored twice in the 2-1 win over Udinese after being included in the starting line-up at the last minute following an injury to Giampaolo Pazzini in the warm-up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-soccer-balotelli-scores-twice-milan-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Mario Balotelli Mario Balotelli Sport in Italy Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 22:45:03 +0000 5744841 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Balotelli cops fine over insurance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-balotelli-cops-fine-over-insurance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has been issued two traffic fines for driving without the relevant insurance documents, it was reported Thursday.</p> <p>Balotelli, who scored a brace on his debut for the Rossoneri on Sunday following his recent transfer from Manchester City, was with friends when he was stopped by police.</p> <p>According to ANSA news agency, police stopped Balotelli in his Audi Rs4 and gave him two fines, one for lacking the proper insurance document and another for not displaying a local insurance badge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-balotelli-cops-fine-over-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mario Balotelli Mario Balotelli Private transport Transport AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:01:02 +0000 5748792 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Balotelli scores another late penalty in Milan draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/soccer-balotelli-scores-another-late-penalty-milan-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Mario Balotelli scored from a late penalty for the second straight game for AC Milan on Sunday, giving them a 1-1 draw at Cagliari in Serie A.</p> <p>The Italy forward won the penalty after being pulled down by Davide Astori and sent Michael Agazzi the wrong way to make it three goals in two games since his move from Manchester City and wipe out Victor Ibarbo's opener for the Sardinians.</p> <p>Astori, already booked for a previous foul on Balotelli, was sent off.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/soccer-balotelli-scores-another-late-penalty-milan-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Mario Balotelli Sport in Italy Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:45:32 +0000 5751874 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Balotelli saves Milan blushes at Cagliari http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-balotelli-saves-milan-blushes-at-cagliari <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mario Balotelli scored his third goal in two games for AC Milan to snatch a share of the points in a 1-1 draw at Cagliari Sunday as Roma's slump continued with a 3-1 defeat to Sampdoria.</p> <p>AC Milan remain fourth, 14 points behind leaders Juventus but will drop to fifth if city rivals Inter account for Chievo at the San Siro in Sunday's late game.</p> <p>Balotelli, signed from Manchester City 10 days ago, grabbed a brace, including one goal from the penalty spot, in a 2-1 win over Udinese last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-balotelli-saves-milan-blushes-at-cagliari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Mario Balotelli Sport in Italy AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:00:59 +0000 5751898 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Balotelli scores another late penalty in Milan draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-soccer-balotelli-scores-another-late-penalty-milan-dra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Balotelli makes it three goals in two games for Milan</p> <p>* Roma and Palermo fail to win after switching coaches (Updates with Inter v Chievo)</p> <p>MILAN, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Maverick forward Mario Balotelli's impressive return to Serie A continued when he scored a late penalty for the second straight game on Sunday to give new club AC Milan a 1-1 draw at Cagliari.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-soccer-balotelli-scores-another-late-penalty-milan-dra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Human Interest Mario Balotelli Sport in Italy Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:00:07 +0000 5751942 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Juve hopes boosted, Inter leapfrog Milan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-juve-hopes-boosted-inter-leapfrog-milan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Juventus's title defence hopes were buoyed after the champions opened up a five-point lead over Napoli, with Inter Milan leapfrogging city rivals Milan into fourth place on Sunday.</p> <p>In the day's main fixtures, Mario Balotelli scored a late penalty to secure a 1-1 draw for Milan at Cagliari, but Massimiliano Allegri's side slipped to fifth after Inter's later 3-1 win over Chievo.</p> <p>Juventus now lead Napoli by five points, with Lazio in third a further six points off the pace and Inter a further point adrift in fourth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-juve-hopes-boosted-inter-leapfrog-milan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Mario Balotelli AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:15:51 +0000 5752130 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Unhappy Inter face buoyant Milan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/preview-soccer-unhappy-inter-face-buoyant-milan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>MILAN, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Resurgent AC Milan, buoyed up by their win over Barcelona, meet an Inter Milan side mired in a mid-season crisis in Sunday's Serie A derby (1945 GMT) which also features maverick striker Mario Balotelli facing his former club.</p> <p>The mood in the two camps could not be more different with Inter, who at one stage were one point behind leaders Juventus, in a slump and their rivals on a high after Wednesday's 2-0 win in the Champions League.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/preview-soccer-unhappy-inter-face-buoyant-milan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Mario Balotelli Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:00:25 +0000 5761989 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bottom side Palermo held to goalless draw by Genoa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/soccer-bottom-side-palermo-held-goalless-draw-genoa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 23 (Reuters) - Serie A bottom side Palermo did little to boost their hopes of avoiding a shock relegation by drawing 0-0 at home with fellow strugglers Genoa on Saturday.</p> <p>The well-supported Sicilians, more used to fighting for European places in recent seasons, remain six points adrift of fourth bottom Genoa but in the end will be pleased with the stalemate despite again being booed off.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/soccer-bottom-side-palermo-held-goalless-draw-genoa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Italy Mario Balotelli Sport in Italy Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:15:13 +0000 5764579 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Schelotto upstages Balotelli in derby draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-soccer-schelotto-upstages-balotelli-derby-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts with Milan derby)</p> <p>MILAN, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Substitute Ezequiel Schelotto scored his first goal for Inter Milan three minutes after coming on to rescue a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals AC Milan, who had dominated the first half of Sunday's Serie A derby.</p> <p>Schelotto, 23, upstaged Milan's maverick striker Mario Balotelli, who failed to find the target for the first time in four games since his move from Manchester City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-soccer-schelotto-upstages-balotelli-derby-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Football in Italy Labor Mario Balotelli Sport in Italy Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:00:55 +0000 5765410 at http://www.globalpost.com