In 2009, when Naples native Fabio Quagliarella signed a five-year deal to play forward for his hometown club, it seemed life couldn't get any better for him, nor for arguably Italy's most passionate football fans. But after only one season, Quagliarella was sent packing from Naples to play for archrival Juventus. The Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli faithful—once full of unremitting love for their native son—proved they could express their unmitigated hatred with equal passion. What the fans did not know—what virtually no one, in fact, knew—until earlier this year was the torment Quagliarella was being subjected to during his time with the club. Quagliarella, now with Unione Calcio Sampdoria and a three-time Serie A Italian champion, sat down with Bleacher Report and spoke in stark detail about how a stalker was able to penetrate his inner circle and victimize him and his family for years. B/R also tracked down Quagliarella's stalker, who spoke for the first … [Read more...] about Inside the Stalker Hell of Italian Footballer Fabio Quagliarella
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That's bad news for the likes of UCF, which is fighting an uphill battle for postseason equality by Ben Kercheval @BenKercheval 1m ago • 5 min read If you think (hope?) the College Football Playoff is expanding anytime soon, don't be so sure. Despite a recent brouhaha about the size of the playoff -- a discussion that has been percolating for a while -- the sport's decision-makers sound content with the status quo. Speaking to USA Today's George Schroeder, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was one of many power conference commissioners who repeated that there was no widespread need among university presidents to expand the playoff from four to eight. The Power Five conference commissioners -- who created the system and would make any alterations -- say they remain largely satisfied, that it is working as intended. And although some say they would not be opposed to considering something different at some point, they see no reason – … [Read more...] about Power Five commissioners say ‘four is fine’, despite push from some for eight in College Football Playoff
Abandoned cars that were burned during evacuation from the Camp Fire are photographed on Skyway in Paradise, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) A car destroyed in the Camp Fire is photographed in Magalia, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Magalia is one of the small towns struggling to pick up the pieces after the devastating wildland fire swept through. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Investigators recover human remains at a home burned in the Camp Fire, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Magalia, Calif. Many of the missing in the deadly Northern California wildfire are elderly residents in Magalia, a forested town of about 11,000 north of the destroyed town of Paradise. (AP Photo/John Locher) A home destroyed in the Camp Fire is photographed in Magalia, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Magalia is one of the small towns struggling to pick up the pieces after the devastating wildland fire … [Read more...] about Lessons from Camp Fire: Staying alive in California fire country
Mae Anderson, Ap Technology Writer Updated 10:16 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 FILE- In this March 15, 2018, file photo a dispatcher works at a desk station with a variety of screens used by those who take 911 emergency calls in Roswell, Ga. The Roswell call center is one of the few in the United States that accepts text messages. Most places in the U.S. don’t have access to text-to-911 services, an increasingly crucial gap during an era of mass shootings and other catastrophes, when a phone call is not always an option. less FILE- In this March 15, 2018, file photo a dispatcher works at a desk station with a variety of screens used by those who take 911 emergency calls in Roswell, Ga. The Roswell call center is one of the few in ... more Photo: Lisa Marie Pane, AP FILE- This March 15, 2018, file photo shows a 911 call center in Roswell, Ga., with one of the computer screens used by dispatchers … [Read more...] about Why is it so hard to text 911?
The investigative committee released a 23-page document covering its findings on this incident by Tom Fornelli @TomFornelli 1m ago • 5 min read Following its announcement Wednesday that coach Urban Meyer would be suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season, Ohio State released the complete findings of its independent investigation into Meyer and the school's handling of allegations made against former wide receiver coach Zach Smith by his ex-wife Courtney Smith.The 23-page document sheds some light on the situation and outlines the events that led to the suspensions of Meyer and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, as well as the dismissal of Zach Smith.Findings on Urban MeyerWhen Gene Smith and Urban Meyer first learned -- on the morning of July 23 -- of the reports about the domestic violence civil protection order issued against Zach Smith on July 20, Meyer decided to fire Smith. However, before making that decision, Gene Smith … [Read more...] about Twelve revealing findings from the Ohio State investigation into Urban Meyer and Zach Smith