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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clergy abuse victims are protesting outside the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles after learning that a visiting priest convicted of molestation had a prior criminal case in Italy.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and a fellow “Jersey Shore” cast member have been involved in a minor traffic accident in Italy.
An Italian governor says he will offer a compromise to the Getty Museum in the long-running dispute over priceless antiquities.
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Italy’s decade-old campaign to retrieve antiquities it claims were illegally brought to California will end after the New Year.