Tag Archives: 1994

Another “Apocalypse Now” Era for AC Milan?

When AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi heralded the visit to his squad at Milanello training ground and the pep talk ahead of today’s catchy Serie A game in Naples, many journalists recalled his notable appearance on a hot, cloudy 16 … Continue reading

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Uncle Sem and His Nephews – Part II

[Part I] Athletics and Versilia formed another significant binomial name in Mexico City in 1968, in the Games marked by the famous Black Panthers salute by sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith. Italy qualified for the final in the 4 … Continue reading

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United Soccer of America – Part II

[Part I] The midfield was the department in which Americans with the most disparate origins cohexisted. One of the most notable was Tabaré “Tab” Ramos Ricciardi; his roots are in Montevideo, although his two surnames reveal Italian and Spanish origins. … Continue reading

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United Soccer of America – Part I

That men’s football national team was nothing else than a mere application in sports of the meltin’ pot, the phenomenon which is at the root of America. It was almost natural that Team USA was composed of footballers whose origins … Continue reading

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