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Mario Balotelli

25 Photos Of Big Athletes Holding Small Animals

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.23.2015 | Sports

Being a pro athlete is tough work. Lots of acting macho. Lots of pretending you're superhuman in front of the cameras.  So when athletes need to ...

Mario Balotelli Held Back By Fans During Game To Prevent Fight

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports

The one time it was good fans interfered.

Mario Balotelli In Trouble For Offensive 'Don't Be Racist' Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports

Mario Balotelli is not quite super when it comes to social media. The Liverpool striker has been charged by the English Football Association over a ra...

A Very Italian Mayor: Bill De Blasio

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 10.09.2014 | New York
Angela Vitaliano

I do appreciate the love and the consideration that Mr. De Blasio has toward his Italian heritage, but he is the Mayor of New York, a place where his own family arrived to pursue the American Dream. I expect that he will conduct himself with respect for the rules of the place where American Dreams are possible. Nothing less.

Fans Rush The Field To Take Selfie With Star Player

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Manchester City thrashed AC Milan in a 5-1 friendly at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon, but it was two pitch invaders who became the story of the matc...

HIGHLIGHTS: Italy Takes Down England In World Cup's Jungle Rumble

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

The World Cup's first rumble in the Amazon did not disappoint. Italy edged England 2-1 in a tense Group D clash at Arena Amazonia in Manaus on Sat...

WATCH: Super Mario Gives Italy Lead Over England

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

Mario Balotelli isn't wasting any time making this a World Cup to remember. The mercurial Italy striker scored his first career World Cup goal to ...

LOOK: Italy's Balotelli Is Already A World Cup Winner After Proposal

AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports

MANGARATIBA, Brazil (AP) -- Mario Balotelli took care of some personal business before the World Cup starts, proposing to his Belgian girlfriend Fanny...

Inter Legend: Balotelli Isn't World Class

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

By Mark Doyle, Inter legend Luis Suarez has claimed that last weekend's Milan derby proved that Mario Balotelli still cannot be considered...

Soccer Star Can Dunk

Posted 08.08.2013 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports What can't Mario Balotelli do? Seriously! OK, we're not 100 percent sure about playing the Italian national an...

Racist Chants Halt Roma-Milan Match

AP | Posted 07.13.2013 | Sports

MILAN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter was "appalled" when he learned of the racist chanting that caused AC Milan's match against Roma to be suspen...

Backlash Against Black Minister Highlights Italy's Race Problem

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

ROME -- It was hailed as a giant step forward for racial integration in a country that has long been ill at ease with its growing immigrant classes. B...

WATCH: Balotelli Golazo vs. Brazil

Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

By Mark Doyle, Italy and Brazil played out an absorbing 2-2 draw in Switzerland on Thursday evening that warrants comparison with some of ...

Brazil and Italy Play to Breathtaking 2-2 Draw in Geneva

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Like Menezes, Scolari has begun by tinkering with the Brazilian midfield. Thus far, he has avoided the temptation to opt for a defensive stopper qua Lucas Leiva and stayed true to Telê Santana's vision of having four creative midfielders in deep and attacking positions.

Amazing Mario Balotelli Valentine's Day Cards

Grantland | Posted 02.10.2013 | Sports

It's that time of year. What better way to express your feelings on Valentine's Day than one of these Mario Balotelli cards?...

Winners & Losers From January Transfer Window

Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

By Alex Labidou, Another exciting January transfer window has come to a close and, as always, some will be celebrating while others will b...

Who Will Be On The Move In January?

Posted 12.31.2012 | Sports

By Seth Vertelney, January is nearly upon us and with its arrival, the transfer window will swing open all across Europe. With the contine...

An American Kid Joins the Premier League

Chris Fici | Posted 10.23.2012 | Sports
Chris Fici

I, a warm-blooded, (formerly) meat-and-potatoes American kid, have decided to join the worldwide multitudes who call themselves devotees of the Barclays Premier League.

Mario Balotelli Demands Paternity Test From Pregnant Ex

Posted 07.04.2012 | Sports

By Mark Doyle, Mario Balotelli is demanding a paternity test after Italian showgirl Raffaella Fico claimed on Monday that she is carrying ...

Spain Shuts Out Italy For Euro 2012 Title

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine — Just like clockwork, Spain's "tiki taka" passing game tore Italy apart. The World Cup champions controlled the play Sunday in t...

PHOTOS: Which Euro 2012 Fans Are The Hottest?

Posted 07.01.2012 | Sports

While all eyes have been on the players on the field at Euro 2012 there has been plenty of excitement in the stands and in the host cities throughout ...

LIVE: Spain vs. Italy

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.01.2012 | Sports

Who will be the hero in the final match of Euro 2012? Will Andrea Pirlo mastermind another dream result for Italy? Or will Spain add another major...

REMATCH: Spain vs. Italy

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine -- And so they meet again at Euro 2012. This time, however, Spain and Italy are playing for the European Championship and a place in ...

Stingy Spain Worried Mario Balotelli

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 06.29.2012 | Sports

KIEV, Ukraine -- Stingy as it may be, Spain's defenders are still a little worried about their rematch with Italy and Mario Balotelli in the European ...

FORZA Balotelli! Italy Tops Germany To Reach Euro Final

Posted 06.29.2012 | Sports

By Keeghann Sinanan, A brilliant performance from Mario Balotelli has driven Italy into the Euro 2012 final, after a 2-1 win over Germany ...