A Swiss man sentenced in an Italian court to a 16-year prison term in absentia over deaths of about 2,000 workers who prosecutors said were exposed to asbestos will appeal the ruling, his lawyer said Tuesday.
An Italian court sentenced two officers of a Swiss company to 16-year prison terms in absentia Monday for the deaths of about 2,000 workers who prosecutors said were exposed to asbestos.
Goals from Angel di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo ensured Real Madrid maintain their lead at the top of La Liga on Saturday as they coasted to a 3-0 win at Sporting Gijon.
Unbeaten Juventus returned to the top of Italy's Serie A with a 1-0 win at third-placed Lazio on Saturday.
Xavi Hernandez scored the only goal of the game with a thunderous free kick as Barcelona beat nine-man Granada Tuesday to return to the top of La Liga.
There were contrasting fortunes for the two superstars of La Liga as Lionel Messi missed an injury time penalty for Barcelona in the Nou Camp to allow Real Madrid to go top as Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a quickfire hat-trick.
Claudio Marchisio's late double gave Juventus a 2-0 win over reigning champions AC Milan Sunday to go back to the top of the Serie A standings.
Turin giants Juventus continued their excellent start to the Serie A season with a 1-1 draw at Catania Sunday to leave them top of the standings after four rounds.
Wouldn't it be easier if Italy were just a bit more boring? The art, the history, the landscapes, the pasta -- seriously, you're always going to feel like there's more to do (or eat). If actual relaxing is on your agenda, the Piedmont region may just be your answer.
As anyone who has ever experienced one will know, a soccer match in England is not for the fainthearted. Even in these safer, more sanitary days, you'll still hear things shouted from the anonymity of the crowd that you might not hear over the dinner table. And that's a wonderful thing. For who among us did not giggle like schoolboys when the intricacies of David and Victoria Beckham's love life were openly speculated upon? Or when one man's struggle with schizophrenia gave us the classic, "there's only two Andy Gorams"? Association Football, borne out of the anarchic crush of the preindustrial village game, is chaotic, passionate and, at times, just plain rude, which is of course why so many of us are in thrall to it all. But is there a line that shouldn't be crossed or is everything up for grabs?
This week is, simply, the anniversary of the saddest day in American sport. Fifty years ago, on the morning after Valentine's Day, a Sabena 707 plunged into a field near Brussels. Eighteen U.S. figure skaters were killed -- the elite of a nation's whole sport wiped out, along with coaches and officials. Proudly, they were flying to the world championships.
Works by self-taught artists and those with schizophrenia and Down's syndrome are being presented in a gallery in Turin, brought together under the umbrella of "Outsider" art.
Two days after U2 opened their European summer tour, on August 6 at Olympic Stadium in Turin, Italy, the band's singer, Bono, sat in his home near Nice, France -- his back to the early-afternoon sun and Mediterranean sea breezes pouring through the open windows -- and spoke excitedly and gratefully of his life over the previous few months: the moment he felt something go very wrong in his back, while in training for a North American tour; his emergency operation on May 21 in Munich for a herniated disk in his spine; the six weeks he spent in a hospital bed; and his entrance on stage in Turin, to the furious-guitar strains of "Return of the Sting Ray Guitar," one of the many new songs U2 have been writing and recording in recent months.
"Everyone here is extremely, extremely happy," the palace tells PEOPLE, confirming the engagement to Charlene Wittstock
Pope Benedict XVI visited the iconic Shroud of Turin on Sunday, kneeling and praying before Christianity's most famous relic, which went on display last month for the first time in 10 years.
Pope Benedict XVI venerates the Shroud of Turin, believed to be Jesus' burial cloth.
The shroud of Turin, which some Christians believe is Jesus Christ's burial cloth, went on public display Saturday for the first time since it was restored in 2002.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports on the holy relic that is being publicly displayed in Turin for the first time since 2002.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- "Ten days ago if you had said the United States would be 4-0 and the top seed and guaranteed to play in a medal game, well, to paraphrase coach Ron Wilson, you would be facing drug charges," says SI's Michael Farber. "But this team has grown up before a nation's eyes."
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- There is a Lord of the Flies vibe to a United States team that entered the Winter Games as a group of athletes who had been deserted by authority for two years. The leadership at the United States Olympic Committee kept changing -- Jim Scherr was CEO, then Stephanie Streeter, wait, it's now Scott Blackmun redux (he was the interim chief in 2000) -- leaving the Olympians largely on their own island.
If the Omani royal family had its way, the entire world would recognize the country's ancient scent, frankincense -- so highly prized the Magi brought it to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Armageddon comes early to the two biggest and two best hockey nations in the planet. So proclaims SI's Michael Farber about today's leave-town quarterfinal between Russia and Canada. "At 4:45 p.m. Vancouver time Wednesday -- that's 3:45 a.m. Thursday in Moscow, so set those alarms in your dacha -- the most compelling game of the tournament (with apologies to Team USA) will commence," says Farber. "This is Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby. This is Hockey Night in Canada vs. Hockey Morning on the Volga. This is Mike Babcock vs. Slava Bykov, two of the best bench coaches in the world. This is 38 years of vibrant history, oozing respect and antipathy."
A judge in Milan found three Google executives guilty Wednesday of violating Italy's privacy code over a video that was uploaded on the search giant's video platform, the company said.
The Swedes had their version of the Miracle on Ice four years ago, when its women's team pulled off a shocking upset of the second-ranked Americans in their semifinal game in Turin. The 3-2 shootout victory was goalie Kim Martin's coming out -- but here in the semifinals in Vancouver, she would have perhaps been better off staying in. She allowed nine goals on 46 shots to a U.S. team relishing its chance for vengeance.
Bode Miller wins his first Olympic gold medal. CNN's Alex Thomas wraps up Sunday's competition.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Just when it appeared the fix was in and the ice dance judges were up to their old political tricks, along came the original dance and all assumptions went flying into the profanity-laced, beer-fueled, tear-stained night.
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Bode Miller woke up on Sunday morning feeling "pretty whipped," as he put it. His crash a few days earlier, during a downhill training run for the men's super combined, had left him not so much sore as out of alignment. "I flew 35 feet through the air and landed on my hip," he said. "I'm fine, but it kind of feels like I'm crooked."
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- According to delegation head Andy Hunt, Great Britain came into these 2010 Olympics with one concrete goal: to improve on their results from the 2006 Turin Games, from which they returned with a single silver in women's skeleton. And so, in one fell swoop -- or one face-first slide, really -- that goal was achieved Friday night at the Whistler Sliding Centre when Amy Williams completed the last of four runs to take the gold.
CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, British Columbia -- From the top of the halfpipe on a shockingly clear night, Torah Bright cast her gaze on crowd, searching for her people. They weren't tough to find. Bright, from Cooma, Australia, soon spied a green-and-gold section whose boisterous occupants Thursday included seven bare-chested men -- none of whom came close to matching her fitness level -- whose painted midsections spelled out G-O T-O-R-A-H.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The joyride express for the U.S. had been cruising without one international incident during the Winter Games. Without Bode Miller bar-hopping, or bad blood between Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick. Without an ounce of ego from the darling duo of Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White or the anti-American protests that had cast the U.S. athletes as villains in the Bush years. Not one ransacked dorm room in the Olympic village. Not one U.S. athlete ripping a rival.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Wasn't it romantic? Long ago, in a world before American Idol, judges with fickle hearts and talents with wow factors gripped and enchanted audiences on ice stages. All it took was that one moment in a skater's program to change everything -- like the money spiral from Michelle Kwan. She would gain speed in a sequined blur, then suddenly throw her arms out wide, burst into a flirty smile and glide elegantly on one skate blade across the rink in a curving line as if she were drawing hearts.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- If he really is Sid the Kid, then he is also Destiny's Child.
WHISTLER, B.C. -- The truth? It's tempting to say that we - those of us disseminate our words through magazines, websites, newspapers and television -- missed on Julia Mancuso. That we spent the better part of a year hyping Lindsey Vonn as the star-in-waiting of the 2010 Olympics and cruelly overlooked Mancuso, whose giant slalom gold from Turin in 2006 gave her one more Olympic medal than Vonn had won in two trips to the Games.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Out of roughly 5,500 athletes in Vancouver, Evgeni Plushenko may be the most nerveless competitor. Tonight, the defending champion attempts to become the first man to win back-to-back Olympic golds in men's figure skating since Dick Button of the U.S. in 1948 and '52. "It gets more difficult each Olympics," Plushenko told reporters on Tuesday night, after placing first in the short program. "It's not because I'm getting older. It's that you have to prove yourself all over again. Gold, silver, bronze, fourth place ... I will take any result." That result will be the headline of the night -- and if it's anything but gold, the headline will be even bigger. Other medals will be awarded in men's and women's biathlon, women's halfpipe and women's speedskating.
Shani Davis astonished no one with the first of what's likely to be two gold medals at these Olympics, which he claimed with a blistering final lap in Wednesday's 1,000 meters.
Zach Lund returns to the Olympics after being banned four years ago. CNN's Mark McKay reports.
VANCOUVER -- "Four years ago, Lindsey Vonn limped to the start of the Olympic downhill in the mountains north of Turin, Italy, deeply in pain from a terrifying training crash that left her lower back and hip bruised and sore. She was a shell of the dynamic racer who was a threat to medal in the race (or win it), but she skied anyway, and finished a game but disappointed eighth."
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Four years ago, Lindsey Vonn limped to the start of the Olympic Downhill in the mountains north of Turin, Italy, deeply in pain from a terrifying training crash that left her lower back and hip bruised and sore. She was a shell of the dynamic racer who was a threat to medal in the race (or win it), but she skied anyway, and finished a game but disappointed eighth.
CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, British Columbia -- How do you know you're having a bad day? When you are standing out of bounds impersonating the distressed man in Edvard Munch's "The Scream" while the three other women in your semifinal disappear down the course. Lindsey Jacobellis may not have been looking for redemption -- she always bristled at suggestions that she needed to apologize for her silver medal from the Turin Olympics. But she was certainly looking for a more uplifting outcome that the one she was dealt Tuesday afternoon. The 24-year-old from Stratton, Vermont had been riding well until she bobbled an early jump, lost control of her board found herself -- suddenly, anticlimactically -- off the course and out of the Olympics.
CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, British Columbia -- Furlongs ahead of the woman behind her, Lindsey Jacobellis took flight in the flat light of late afternoon, the finish line in sight. Moments later, she found herself lying the snow, wondering what had gone wrong.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Finally, we ski. The men's downhill event, where helmeted racers tear down the side of a mountain in search of Alpine immortality, is scheduled to begin at Whistler Creekside today at 1:30 p.m. (The caveat, as always, is weather permitting.) Medals will also be awarded in men's and women's cross country, women's luge, and men's speedskating.
A Georgian luger was killed during Olympic practice. CNN's Mark McKay reports.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The third day of Olympic competitions falls on Valentine's Day, and no one can use a bigger hug than Canada following a tough Saturday in which the host country failed to end its home-gold medal drought. It's unlikely the Canadians will win a medal today (though they have a shot in men's moguls), but Sunday holds major promise for the U.S. in Nordic combined. Medals will also be awarded in the biathlon sprint, men's singles luge and women's speedskating. The highlights:
On a day when some Canadians were debating the jazzification of their national anthem at the Opening Ceremonies and a band of one-size-fits-all protesters were mussing the pretty face Vancouver was hoping to show to the world, the truly connective threads that united the Olympic host country were the ligaments around the left ankle of Ryan Getzlaf.
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The Games go on, of course. Olympic competition begins in full today, albeit with a somber tone after the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, the first Olympic athlete killed during training or competition since the 1964 Innsbruck Games. It's a day with medal hopes for the U.S. in the men's downhill, women's moguls and short-track speedskating.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Andrew Lawrence's look ahead to curling.
Athletes from 97 nations will march in Vancouver tonight at the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympic Games. Turn on your TV. Watch and cheer.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Sarah Kwak's look ahead to the women's hockey tournament.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Sarah Kwak's look ahead to short-track speed skating.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's David Epstein's look ahead to Nordic combined.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Sarah Kwak's look ahead to freestyle skiing, broken down into the event's three disciplines: aerials, moguls and the brand-new ski cross.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Michael Farber's look ahead to the men's hockey tournament.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Brian Cazeneuve's look ahead to ski jumping.
Dr. Jennifer Shu explains how to be prepared to travel to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
(This story appeared in the Feb. 8, 2010, issue of Sports Illustrated.)
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Alexander Wolff's look ahead to speedskating.
Romance proved to be a powerful foe for the epic "Avatar," which has dominated the box office for the last seven weekends. The Lasse Hallstrom-directed romantic drama "Dear John" won the weekend in a big way, grossing an estimated $32.4 million and setting a record for the highest-grossing Superbowl Sunday frame in history.
Even as Shaun White confirmed his position as red-topped king of the pipe with a superpipe run that included a mind-bending Double McTwist 1260, last week's X Games in Aspen, Colo., may have set the pre-Olympic landscape for some of the country's top snowboarders.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- John Nicks, Sasha Cohen's 81-years-young coach, summed up the evening best: "It was an extraordinarily good start, but it was only a start."
Steve Yzerman hasn't contacted me yet, but if the man entrusted to deliver on Canada's Olympic hopes and dreams decides he could use another voice in the selection process, well, I, like 30 million other would-be GMs, stand ready to help.