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ZADAR, Croatia | Through the legs: Coric’s ‘tweener’ draws bows at Davis Cup

ZADAR, Croatia — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that drew bows from the crowd en route to giving Croatia a 1-0 lead over the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals Friday. Early in the third set of a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Steve Johnson, Coric ran down a … Continue reading ZADAR, Croatia | Through the legs: Coric’s ‘tweener’ draws bows at Davis Cup

ROME | Quagliarella scores airborne backheel volley against Napoli

ROME — Fabio Quagliarella’s airborne back-heel volley against Napoli is already in the running for Serie A goal of the season. The former Italy striker athletically flicked the ball into the far corner to complete Sampdoria’s 3-0 win over visiting Napoli on Sunday. In the Genoa club’s first home match since 43 people were killed … Continue reading ROME | Quagliarella scores airborne backheel volley against Napoli

ROME | Ronaldo still scoreless as Juventus extends perfect start

ROME  — Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoreless after three matches with Juventus. Juventus, however, is doing just fine. Mario Mandzukic scored one and set up another with a backheel pass as the Bianconeri won at promoted Parma 2-1 on Saturday to remain perfect. With Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa in attendance at Parma’s Ennio Tardini … Continue reading ROME | Ronaldo still scoreless as Juventus extends perfect start

Genoa fans honor bridge victims with 43 minutes of silence

For the first 43 minutes of their club’s Serie A opener, Genoa fans remained silent on Sunday. That was one minute for each of the 43 victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse in the port city this month. In the 43rd minute, spectators began applauding respectfully as the names of those who died in the … Continue reading Genoa fans honor bridge victims with 43 minutes of silence