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Miami FC coach Nesta resigns, could be heading back to Italy

Alessandro Nesta stepped down as coach of Miami FC on Saturday after leading the team from its birth two years ago to the top of the NASL standings this season. He announced the news on his Instagram account, where he wrote: "After two amazing and challenging years, my journey with Miami FC comes to

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-11-19 05:50:00

Italy’s self-esteem has taken a beating, but I still wouldn’t live anywhere else

Dumped out of the World Cup, mired in political controversy, the country's pride has been wounded. Time to take refuge in some traditional delights ... Summer in Naples: Italians remain proud of their home towns even as the sense of national pride declines. Photograph: Bony/Sipa/Rex Shutterstock

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-19 00:05:46

A Cycling Legend's Secret War Mission: Saving Italy's Jews

Italy and bicycles-the first thing they bring to mind is likely the neo-realist masterpiece The Bicycle Thieves, which will soon celebrate its 75th anniversary. But there's another story that's even more powerful and all the more remarkable for being true: the tale of Gino Bartali, Italy's wartime c

DAILY BEAST - 2017-11-19 05:00:00

Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise". Pope Francis smiles before sharing a lunch with the poor followi

REUTERS - 2017-11-19 13:26:06

Vatican says investigating alleged abuser who became priest

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Saturday it had opened an investigation into reports that a former teenage altar boy, who allegedly repeatedly forced a dormitory mate to have sex with him, went on to become a priest. The allegations concerning the St. Pius X Institute, known as a pre-s

REUTERS - 2017-11-18 15:56:55

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander missed their own wedding because of World Series Game 7

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy a few days after winning the World Series, but in an appearance on The Tonight Show Friday, the happy couple explained that they had originally planned to be in Italy on the day of Game 7 because they didn't expect the Detroit Tigers to still be

USA TODAY - 2017-11-18 15:51:14

Michael Cheika shrugs off clash with England fans - 'I know when I walk down the stairs I'm going to cop abuse'

England posted a record 30-6 record margin of victory over Australia in a match of high drama at Twickenham, with three disputed tries and two Wallaby yellow cards. It was England's fifth successive win over Australia, matching the record set by Clive Woodward's side of 14 years ago, a winning seque

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-18 20:49:00

Saint Joseph's Avery Marz finally back 3 years after stroke

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The date "8-23-14" is tattooed on Avery Marz's left shoulder. It's a constant reminder of the day her life changed, the moment her college basketball career almost ended before it ever began. She was 17 then, when she suffered a stroke while moving into her dorm at Saint Joseph's

USA TODAY - 2017-11-18 07:54:01

Italy Senate chief: Mafia planned to kill me next in 1992

ROME - Italy's Senate president says the Sicilian Mafia targeted him to be killed next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy's two leading Sicilian magistrates. Senate President Piero Grasso served as a judge for a Mafia trial that yielded convictions for hundreds of mobsters during the 1980s. Grasso

FOXNEWS - 2017-11-18 06:07:42

Pumas beat Italy 31-15, end 7-test losing run

Associated PressBy Associated PressNovember 18 at 11:53 AM FLORENCE, Italy - Argentina ended a seven-match losing streak in beating Italy 31-15 with a strong second half in their rugby test on Saturday. The Pumas scored the only try in the first hour, trailed 9-8 at halftime, and led only 17-15 afte

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-11-18 16:53:00

Italy's Carige signs underwriting accord over new share issue

Reuters. Italy's Carige signs underwriting accord over new share issue MILAN (Reuters) - Troubled Italian lender Banca Carige (MI:CRGI) said on Saturday it planned to launch a new share issue for up to 560 million euros (500 million) on Nov 22 after core shareholders and underwriters committed to b

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-18 05:40:57

How Totò Riina’s war on the Italian state almost destroyed Cosa Nostra

"Riina was still the boss of Cosa Nostra when he died. No one had taken his place after his arrest. It is unprecedented for the position not to be filled when the boss is arrested," said Roberto Saviano, the author of Gomorrah. That Tot Riina held on to his position as "boss of bosses" while in isol

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-18 05:00:23

Italian lender Carige seals backing for vital cash call

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Banca Carige (CRGI.MI) secured backing from core shareholders and underwriters for a vital 560 million euro ($661 million) cash call needed to stave off the threat of being wound down. Carige's last-minute failure to sign the underwriting accord had sent tremors across Ita

REUTERS - 2017-11-18 06:59:16

Insigne shows what Italy missed in Napoli win

ROME (AP) - It's what virtually all of Italy was hoping to see in the World Cup playoff against Sweden: Lorenzo Insigne streaking past the defense to score a decisive goal. It finally happened on Saturday but Insigne was wearing a Napoli shirt instead of the national team kit. Insigne helped the Ser

USA TODAY - 2017-11-18 22:32:52

Chelsea hammer West Brom 4-0

Nov 18 (Reuters) - WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 CHELSEA 4 Antonio Conte celebrated his 50th Premier League game as manager by watching his Chelsea side hammer West Bromwich Albion 4-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday to make it four straight league defeats for the Baggies. The home side started well and had

REUTERS - 2017-11-18 19:41:31

Tearful Italian football boss has not slept since elimination

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio said he has not slept since Monday's World Cup elimination which he blamed firmly on coach Gian Piero Ventura. FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualification - Europe - Italy vs Israel - Reggio Emilia, Italy

REUTERS - 2017-11-18 17:25:29

Roma win first post-Totti derby, VAR helps Napoli

ROME (Reuters) - Serie A leaders Napoli were on the right end of two borderline offside decisions, the first awarded with the help of the video replay system (VAR), as they beat AC Milan 2-1 on Saturday to send their rivals back into crisis mode. Soccer Football - Serie A - Roma vs Lazio - Stadio O

REUTERS - 2017-11-18 22:24:52

Berlusconi's Ex-Wife Ordered To Pay Back $70 Million In Alimony Because She Has Enough Money

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will get back 60 million euros ($70 million) from his ex-wife after a court found she did not need the money. Veronica Lario, who is mother to three of Berlusconi's children, will no longer receive 1.4 million euros each month from the politician, once

NEWSWEEK

Italy Berlusconi: Ex-wife to pay back 60m in alimony

An ex-wife of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to pay him back 60m ($70m; 53m) in alimony after a court ruled that she did not need the money. He will also no longer need to pay 1.4m a month to Veronica Lario, mother of three of his children. His lawyers said Ms Lario

BBC

Sicilian Mob Boss Salvatore Riina Dies In Italian Hospital Prison Ward

Former Sicilian Mafia godfather Salvatore "Toto" Riina - who ordered the murder of Italian prosecutors and law enforcement officials who tried to bring him down - died Friday in the prison wing of a hospital in northern Italy. Riina had reportedly been suffering from heart disease and Parkinson's. A

NPR