Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Italy

Soccer Jan 9, 2020

Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Italy

Forget the false nine. Traditional No. 9's are back in vogue in Serie A. From Romelu Lukaku to Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti — and even the new-look Cristiano Ronaldo — old-fashioned center forwards are grabbing the spotlight as the Italian League approaches its midway ...

Mario Balotelli again subjected to racist abuse

Soccer Jan 6, 2020

Mario Balotelli again subjected to racist abuse

There was yet another incident of racism in the Italian first division on Sunday as Mario Balotelli was once again the target of racist chants in Brescia's 2-1 defeat at home to Lazio. The match was halted for a few minutes shortly after the half-hour ...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic embraces 'top-level challenge' at AC Milan

Soccer Jan 3, 2020

Zlatan Ibrahimovic embraces 'top-level challenge' at AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is giving himself six months to see if he can still play elite-level soccer with one of Europe's storied clubs. The 38-year-old striker was presented by AC Milan on Friday after signing a deal until the end of the season with an option ...

Roma in talks with U.S. businessman Dan Friedkin to buy club

Soccer Dec 30, 2019

Roma in talks with U.S. businessman Dan Friedkin to buy club

Italian first-division club Roma on Monday confirmed negotiations with U.S. billionaire Dan Friedkin to buy the Italian club. "The Friedkin Group are in negotiations related to a potential transaction involving NEEP Roma Holding Spa and its subsidiaries — including AS Roma," the club said in ...

Honda determined to reach goals as player, owner

Soccer Jan 4, 2016

Honda determined to reach goals as player, owner

Growing up in Osaka, Keisuke Honda dreamed of signing with AC Milan and wearing the No. 10 for the Rossoneri, a dream the Japan international has managed to realize. But two years after arriving at the San Siro to huge fanfare and massive expectations, Honda ...

Soccer Aug 31, 2015

Nagatomo not leaving Inter Milan: source

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo is staying put at Inter Milan, a source at the Serie A club said on Sunday. The 28-year-old fullback, who has been called up for Japan's World Cup qualifiers against Cambodia and Afghanistan on Sept. 3 and 8, respectively, was reportedly ...

Soccer Apr 13, 2014

AC Milan's Honda sidelined by ankle sprain

Injured AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda will miss Sunday's home tie to Catania after being left out of the squad for the Serie A match. Honda sprained his left ankle in training on Thursday. The severity of the injury was not initially known, but manager ...