1. Is Amauri Close to a Italy Call-Up?

    With Italy struggling to find the back of the net over the past few months, there has been plenty people talking about how the Azzurri could improve their attack. It now seems as though a solution is close to being on the way...

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  2. Is Xabi Alonso Still Thinking Of a Possible Move To Turin?

    It seems as though one of the summer's most talked about transfer sagas just got a new twist. Liverpool and Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has come out and stated that he still is thinking about his possible move to Serie A giants Juventus...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about almost 6 years ago 211 reads 7 comments

  3. Injuries Keep Hitting Juventus as Gianluigi Buffon is Ruled Out Until December

    If things keep going at current pace, Juventus manager Claudio Ranieri will not be able to field a team by the time November rolls around...

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  4. William Neukom Wants Things Done the "Giants Way"

    If new San Francisco Giants managing general partner William Neukom runs his franchise like he picks his bow ties, things will be good...

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  5. Juventus Roundtable: Is It Crisis Time in Turin?

    Coming into the 2008-09 campaign, many people thought Juventus would contend for the Serie A title.However, six weeks into the season, the Old Lady sits in 11th place in the table. Not exactly where they wanted to be when October arrived...

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  6. Buster Posey's Tour Hits Paradise

    Ever since he signed his $6.2 million signing bonus, former Florida State catcher and San Francisco Giants uber prospect Buster Posey has been a little busy. All right, not a little. Basically he has been all over the West Coast...

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  7. With Injuries Mounting, Marcello Lippi Shakes Things Up a Bit

    For Italy's next two World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Montenegro, Marcello Lippi will have a few new faces to chose from. Lippi will be without regulars Andrea Pirlo, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Marco Materazzi, Fabio Grosso, and Nicola Legrottaglie...

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  8. 2008 San Francisco Giants Awards

    With the 2008 San Francisco Giants' season coming to an end this past weekend, it made sense to look back at what was and give out some awards to those who did well and a few who didn’t really do so hot...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about almost 6 years ago 373 reads 10 comments

  9. Juventus Roundtable: What To Do With Sebastian Giovinco?

    The second part of the first-ever Juventus Roundtable has to do with one of Italy’s highly touted young players, Sebastian Giovinco.The tiny playmaker has been one of the most talked about players in Italy over the past few weeks...

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  10. Making His Closing Argument: Tim Lincecum Deals In Season Finale

    For a game that meant a whole lot of nothing, the season finale for the San Francisco Giants meant a whole lot to Tim Lincecum. In his final start of 2008, Lincecum did what he does best...

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  11. Juventus Roundtable: Who Would Juve Miss the Most if They Were Injured?

    Considering Juventus have been hit hard by injuries as of late, the first Juventus Roundtable discussed who the club would miss the most if they were out for an extended period of time...

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  12. The Truth About Monta Ellis' Ankle and the Start of Moped-Gate

    So now we know how Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis hurt his ankle. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting, citing a source close to the team, he hurt it not by playing basketball, but by riding a moped last month...

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  13. Claudio Ranieri Taking Things Slow with Sebastian Giovinco

    Claudio Ranieri is treating talented midfielder Sebastian Giovinco like a girl who he really likes and doesn't want to hurt...

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  14. David Trezeguet Out Injured: Might Not Be Such a Bad Thing

    Could it really be a good thing to say that the second-leading scorer in Serie A last season is out for a couple months? You may think it's nuts, but it might be true...

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  15. Alessandro Del Piero Free Kick Welcomes Juventus Back to Champions League

    If you had to pick one person to score the game-winning goal in Juventus' return to the UEFA Champions League, it would have to be captain Alessandro Del Piero. And that is exactly what the No...

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  16. Tim Lincecum's Cy Young Case Should Be Boosted by Pitching On a Bad Team

    It's not breaking news that the San Francisco Giants are one of the worst teams in the National League, thanks in large part to a inconsistent offense and less-than-stellar bullpen...

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  17. Is it Time To Bring in a New Era of Italian Football?

    Even before Roberto Donadoni and Italy's struggles in Euro 2008, there were many people talking about whether the squad was too old and questions were raised whether it was time to usher in a new era for one of the world's best teams...

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  18. Is the Sebastian Giovinco Contract Saga About to Come to an End?

    There is nobody doubting the talent of Sebastian Giovinco. Despite his 5'5" stature, he is the current leader of the Italy U-21 team...

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  19. Mike Greenberg...The Football Announcer?

    Mike Greenberg of ESPN wants to be a football announcer. And for the second straight year, he has his shot. But he's no good at it. If you have read any of my stuff, you know that I can't stand the guy...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about almost 6 years ago 1,010 reads 26 comments

  20. Conor Gillaspie's Quick Rise to the Majors with the San Francisco Giants

    To those who thought Tim Lincecum's rise to the majors was quick, meet third baseman Conor Gillaspie. After getting an honorable mention on my San Francisco Giants Propect Rankings less than a week ago, Gillaspie got the call to the bigs on Friday...

    Danny Penza Written by Danny Penza about almost 6 years ago 1,145 reads 2 comments

  21. Gigi Buffon to Man City? Dream On!

    Juventus and Italy No. 1 Gianluigi Buffon have put an end to rumors linking him with a record move to Manchester City...

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  22. San Francisco Giants 2008 Prospect Report: Who Cracks the Top 10?

    In a season that has seen the Giants struggle as players come and go, the same can’t be said about the club’s minor-league system. For years, the Giants have been ridiculed for not giving enough attention to younger players...

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  23. What QB Controversy? Kevin Riley Was the Right Pick by Jeff Tedford

    The much talked about University of California quarterback battle turned out to be to be nothing close to it, if Saturday's game against Michigan State was a sign of things to come...

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  24. What We've Learned From Juventus' 1-1 Tie Against Fiorentina

    Juventus would have began the 2008/09 Serie A campaign in perfect fashion if it wasn't for Alberto Gilardino's 89th minute equalizer. Despite giving up the lead late in the game, there were plenty of positives to come out of the opener in Florence...

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  25. Juventus Get Tough Draw in Return to Champions League

    To say Juventus were unlucky with the draw it received in Monaco on Thursday would be fair considering where the other Italian teams were placed. However, this is the Champions League...

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