Lucio Pasquini

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How Germany went from bust to boom on the talent production line

Robin Dutt has a lovely problem on his hands. Sat in his office in Frankfurt, the man who replaced Matthias Sammer as the sporting director at the …

Report: Jay-Z Wants To Add Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar To His Growing Sports Agency

German Cardoso of <i>Sports</i> reports that Jay-Z and his Roc Nation Sports agency, are targeting several Brazilian soccer players, with the most prominent being Neymar, the 21-year-old forward that is considered by many to be the next great South American soccer player.<p>In addition, the report states that …

Soccer

French fisherman fights off crocodile 'latched onto his head'

A French deckhand swimming in remote waters in Australia has fended off an attack by a six-foot crocodile which grabbed his head in its mouth and began a death roll.<p>Yoann Galeran, 29, was dragged underwater by the crocodile but said he "punched” it and escaped with a “few holes on the head".<p>“I just …

Texas explosion: residents of West shocked by devastation

Rescue workers were on Thursday night picking through the devastation caused by an explosion at a Texas fertiliser plant that destroyed scores of …

Cardiff City promotion to Premier League all the more special after 'heartache' of being a fan, says Craig Bellamy

An emotional Craig Bellamy revealed the true extent of the “heartache” he and his family had suffered supporting Cardiff City after helping them finally gain promotion to the Premier League.<p>Bellamy admitted shedding a tear following Cardiff’s goalless draw against Charlton on Tuesday.<p>But the club …

Trainer: MJ had food poisoning

Michael Jordan's former personal trainer, Tim Grover, said it was food poisoning, not the flu, that affected the former Chicago Bulls star during …

Basketball

'Icon' Mario Balotelli Ranked Among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential

Mario Balotelli has packed a lot into his 22 years. The unpredictable Italian has won four league titles, been a Champions League, Coppa Italia and FA Cup winner, a runner-up at Euro 2012 and still found time to light up his house with a firework, give a tramp £1,000 and be out-foxed by a training …

Tax Day freebies range from snacks to sex toys

Many consumers hate Tax Day, so marketers can come off as heroes when they offer freebies or deals to help folks deal with the stress.<p>Tax Day isn't just a pain in the wallet. It also sucks up gobs of time and emotions.<p>Which explains why so many marketers are embracing it as a day when they can play …

Narrow escape for more than 100 airline passengers as plane crashes into sea in Bali

More than 100 airline passengers escaped with their lives on Saturday when a plane crashed into the sea as it tried to land on the Far Eastern holiday island of Bali.<p>The jet missed the runway altogether as it came in to land in good weather conditions at around 3.45pm local time (0745 GMT), a …

Airplanes

'Elysium' Trailer from the Director of 'District 9'

Incredibles 2 Is Making Avengers Money At The Box Office

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>'I am very, very different than I was a …

Bolton striker Marvin Sordell raises awareness of human trafficking and helps those affected rebuild their lives

On the way to Belgrade to play for England's Under-21s last October, the Bolton striker Marvin Sordell downloaded a book to read on the plane. If footballer reads book is not in itself a headline, what happened next makes for quite a story.<p>The volume was called <i>Trafficked</i> by Sophie Hayes, and from …