Balotelli signing with Liverpool gives Arsenal sense of urgency

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It doesn’t feel like Arsenal’s season has truly begun unless there is speculation over adding a striker to either replace or play alongside striker Olivier Giroud, but on Thursday, one of the Gunners’ primary rivals upped the ante in a big way on the North Londoners.

That’s because Liverpool, eager to replace Luis Suarez, paid a £26.5 million transfer fee for Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who returns to the Premier League after a tumultuous tenure at Manchester City. He has been a bit of a problem child wherever he goes, garnering numerous suspensions and tangling with managers from Roberto Mancini to Jose Mourinho wherever he has gone.

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BBC Announcer attributes Spain Euro 2012 win to “unbelievable amounts of sex: (video)

It was a weekend of Freudian slips for sports casters. ESPN’s Andy Katz first tried to describe the “bulging discs” in the back of Jared Sullinger with an omission of the letter s. And told us in NSFW language about Sullinger’s sexual arousal.

Then yesterday Alan Shearer was trying to articulate the team’s success in the Euro 2012 Final; right after Spain crushed Italy in the final. Not a surprise with how well these fellows are doing in the female department. (h/t The Big Lead)

UEFA Euro 2012: Spain vs. Italy final preview

After 30 games played and 72 goals scored, just one match remains in the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.  In a rematch from the group stage, reigning World Cup champion Spain will attempt to defend its Euro crown against an Italian team that appears to be peaking just at the right time.  Can La Furia Roja take home yet another major tournament title?  Or will Mario Balotelli and the Azzurri claim Italy’s second European Championship?  With the title match kicking off Sunday afternoon, here’s what you can expect to see from these European powers. [Read more…]

Euro 2012 knockout stage: Ronaldo chokes, Balotelli shines

After several excellent goals, a few thrilling penalty kick endings and the toppling of another tournament favorite, Euro 2012 is nearing its finale.  With Italy and Spain on their way to the Euro Final, let’s look back at the defining moments of the knockout stage.

England stays true to its ways

After yet another valiant attempt to stave off elimination by hanging on to a tie game, England continued an age-old tradition of cracking under pressure as they fell on penalties to Italy.

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