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Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena with Chris Draper on the helm in action during race three of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker on August 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Emirates Team New Zealand won the race. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

New Zealanders Sail Past Italy’s Mechanical Failure To Take 2-1 Cup Lead

Emirates Team New Zealand sailed away with another win because of a mechanical failure to Italy’s Luna Rossa, taking a 2-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals Monday.

08/19/2013

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Balotelli Leads AC Milan Past Galaxy For 3rd at Champions Cup

Mario Balotelli gave AC Milan fans a goal to savor, and then a brief cause for concern. Balotelli and M’baye Niang scored first-half goals, and AC Milan controlled long stretches of play in what became a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the third-place match of the Guinness International Champions Cup tournament Wednesday night.

08/07/2013

Team Artemis Racing skippered by Iain Percy in action against Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena during race one of the Louis Vuitton Cup semi final on August 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Team Luna Rossa Challenge won the race. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Italy Rebounds, Speeds Ahead Of Sweden To Take America’s Cup Semifinals

Rebounding from a shaky start and damage to its wing sail, Italy’s Luna Rossa sped ahead of Artemis Racing of Sweden to win the opening race of the America’s Cup challenger semifinals Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.

08/06/2013

Team Luna Rossa Challenge (R) skippered by Massimiliano Sirena and Emirates Team New Zealand (L) skippered by Dean Barker in action during the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 5 on July 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Emirates Team New Zealand won the race. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Team New Zealand Beats Italy By 3 Minutes, 21 Seconds In America’s Cup Trials

Emirates Team New Zealand beat Italy’s Luna Rossa by 3 minutes, 21 seconds in their final meeting in the round-robins in the America’s Cup challenger trials Sunday on San Francisco Bay.

07/28/2013

Omar Gonzalez #4 of the Los Angeles Galaxy smiles on his way back to the locker room after their MLS match against the Chicago Fire at The Home Depot Center on July 9, 2011 in Carson, California.(credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Galaxy’s Gonzalez To Face AS Roma In MLS All-Star Game

LA Galaxy center back Omar Gonzalez will face off against AS Roma from Italy in the 2013 MLS All-Star game, the team announced on Sunday.

07/07/2013

Lonnie Kocontes booking photo. (credit: U.S. Marshals)

OC Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against Man Accused Of Strangling Wife On Cruise Ship

A Superior Court judge Friday said Orange County didn’t have jurisdiction to bring a murder charge against a man accused of killing his wife at sea and dismissed the case against the suspect.

05/31/2013

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Mysterious Customer Orders 115 Bottles Of Wine To Be Sent To Vatican City

A mysterious customer ordered 115 bottles of wine from a Culver City shop to be sent to Vatican City.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/13/2013

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Valentine’s Traditions From Around The World

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be interesting to learn the different Valentine’s Day traditions that vary with each country. The day that honors love is celebrated in different ways around the globe.

01/22/2013

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OC Student Allegedly Stabbed By Italian Soccer Fans In Rome

A 20-year-old Orange County student studying abroad in Italy was attacked Thursday during a brawl over a soccer game.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/26/2012

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Biel, Timberlake Marry In Italy

Singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Beil are now husband and wife.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/19/2012

Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

Italian Basketball Club Hopes To Have Kobe By November

Italian club Virtus Bologna says “unexpected engagements” have made it impossible to sign Kobe Bryant this month but that both sides will continue to work toward a deal in November.

10/18/2011

President Barack Obama poses for photographs with Kobe Bryant and members of the National Basketball Association 2009 champions Los Angeles Lakers in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Italian Club Asks For Obama’s Help To Acquire Kobe

We have a dream: to see Kobe Bryant playing for our Team Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna, the Italian town wellknown in the world as basket City.

10/13/2011

Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

Kobe Close To Signing Deal With Virtus Bolgona

The president of Virtus Bologna is optimistic Kobe Bryant will sign with the Italian club during the NBA lockout despite scheduling problems posed by other teams.

09/30/2011

Los Angeles Lakers Practice, NBA Europe Live

Kobe, In Milan, Says Playing In Italy ‘Very Possible’

Kobe Bryant said it was “very possible” he will play in Italy during the NBA lockout, adding that the country is like “home” to him since he spent part of his childhood there.

09/28/2011

2010 NBA All-Star Practice

Kobe Bryant To Return To Italy For $600k Per Game?

Turkish teams rushed into the fold. Then China started dabbling. Russia, Greece, the usual players have come to the table. Now Italy has its professional basketball teams charging the field to claim the crown jewel of lockout-available NBA players.

09/20/2011

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