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Patrizia Tacchella riabbraccia il suo liberatore

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http://www.larena.it/territori/città/patrizia-riabbraccia-il-suo-angelo-liberatore-1.4415490
di Manuela Trevisani L'Arena, 6 novembre 2015
Come quella sera di venticinque anni fa. Tutti in trepidante attesa di lei. Patrizia Tacchella, la bambina di otto anni rapita il 30 gennaio 1990a Stallavena di Grezzana e liberata il 17 aprile successivo.
Il circolo ufficiali di Castelvecchio, gremito di uomini dell'Arma, giornalisti e protagonisti di una delle pagine più intense della cronaca nera veronese, l'ha aspettata impaziente.
E lei, come venticinque anni fa, non ha tradito le aspettative. È arrivata, stavolta sotto braccio del padre Imerio, patron dell'azienda Carrera Jeans. Agitata, commossa al punto da non riuscire a proferir parola. I suoi occhi, come venticinque anni fa, nascosti dietro la montatura degli occhiali, ma visibilmente pieni di emozione. Perché ieri sera si è chiuso il cerchio di quel rapimento.
Patrizia, oggi madre trentaquattrenne, ha incontrato il Comandan…

GEIJO, DECLASSATO L’AIRONE

di Roberto Pelucchi, La Gazzetta dello Sport
Lo spagnolo non è un giocatore di primo pelo ed è arrivato al Brescia – nelle ultime ore di mercato – quasi come consolazione, visto che ai grossi nomi (vedi Mancosu) non si riusciva ad arrivare.
Partito per non far rimpiangere il convalescente Andrea Caracciolo, ha finito per prenderne il posto da titolare. Dopo un inizio nel quale l’utilità è stata superiore al numero di gol segnati (uno, ininfluente, nella sconfitta di Livorno), Geijo è stato determinante nel cambio di passo del Brescia: tra la 6a e la 9a giornata ha segnato 5 gol e Boscaglia ha raccolto 2 vittorie e 2 pareggi. 
Un alto rendimento che ha convinto il tecnico a insistere su di lui nonostante il ritorno dell’Airone, idolo della piazza.

#5 - Maryland - Sports Illustrated's Preview

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OFFENSIVE  EFFICIENCY 115.6 (10th)
DEFENSIVE  EFFICIENCY 92.5 (8th)
BIG TEN  RECORD 14–4 (1st)

As a freshman, Melo Trimble led the Terrapins in minutes (33.5 per game) and scoring (16.2 points). He was also one of their worst points-per-possession defenders. Essentially, the 6'3" playmaker was nonstop — on both ends of the court. “Coach [Mark] Turgeon told me he really couldn’t take me out because I scored a lot,” Trimble says, “but my defense was terrible.”
Maryland should suffer fewer defensive deficiencies this winter. A team that led the Big Ten in field goal percentage D (39.5% shooting allowed) is bigger with the additions of 6' 9" junior forward Robert Carter Jr., a transfer from Georgia Tech, and 6' 11" freshman Diamond Stone. And with that extra depth behind him, the Terps’ most valuable player can push his defensive aggression. “[Trimble] will be allowed to foul,” Turgeon said. “Last year he’d get a foul, and it would be, ‘I don’t want to even s…

Maryland guard Varun Ram's impact extends beyond the basketball court

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http://www.diamondbackonline.com/sports/maryland-guard-varun-ram-s-impact-extends-beyond-the-basketball/article_cb5b49c6-7ddc-11e5-bfd5-f7fe1672619d.html
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 9:29 pm
Varun Ram
Guard Varun Ram runs for a lay up during introductions when the Terps hosted Maryland Madness on Oct. 17, 2015.
Neither of Varun Ram’s parents watched the Terrapins men’s basketball team’s first NCAA tournament game this past March.
His mom was flying home from visiting relatives in Chennai, India. She landed at Dulles International Airport to a call from a Washington Post reporter.
His dad was teaching a night class in Germantown. Upon turning on his phone after the lesson, he got a text message saying Ram was trending on Twitter. Another text read, “Your son saved Maryland.”
Shaun Jayachandran, a former coach who taught basketball with Ram in India for two summers, though, was watching the waning moments of the Terps’ match with Valparaiso. Sitting in his living room, Jayachandr…

Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans - 2015-16 Blue Ribbon's Preview

ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK    LOCATION   Little Rock, AR  CONFERENCE   Sun Belt LAST SEASON CONFERENCE RECORD  STARTERS RETURNING/LOST  NICKNAME   Trojans COLORS   Maroon, Silver & Black  HOMECOURT   Stephens Center (5,600) 
COACH   Chris Beard (Texas ’95)  RECORD AT SCHOOL   First year  CAREER RECORD   First year  ASSISTANTS Wes Flanigan (Auburn ’97)  Brian Burg (Mount Mercy ’03)  Mark Adams (Texas Tech ’79) 
WINS (LAST 5 YRS.)   19-15-17-15-13  RPI (LAST 5 YRS.)    196-177-174-190-276  2014-15 FINISH   Lost in Sun Belt  first round. 13-18 (.419) 8-12 (8th) 3/2 

BLUE RIBBON ANALYSIS: BACKCOURT A  BENCH/DEPTH A- FRONTCOURT A-  INTANGIBLES B+

Recruiting has suddenly gotten hairy for Sun Belt coaches. 
New Little Rock coach Chris Beard assembled an impressive recruiting class in short order after taking over for coach Steve Shields in late March. A talented array of transfers and one promising freshman surely eased the anxiety of any Trojans fans skeptical about a Division II coach at Ang…

SAN DIEGO STATE - 2015-16 Blue Ribbon's Preview

SDSU - San Diego State University LOCATION   San Diego, CA  CONFERENCE   Mountain West LAST SEASON   27-9 (.750)  CONFERENCE RECORD   14-4 (t-1st)  STARTERS RETURNING/LOST   3/2  NICKNAME   Aztecs COLORS   Scarlet & Black HOMECOURT   Viejas Arena (12,414) 
COACH   Steve Fisher (Illinois State ’67)  RECORD AT SCHOOL 339-185 (16 years)  CAREER RECORD 448-264 (25 years) 
ASSISTANTS  Brian Dutcher (Minnesota ’82)  Justin Hutson (Cal State Bakers eld ’94)  David Velasquez (San Diego State ’07)
WINS (LAST 5 YRS.)  34-26-23-31-27  RPI (LAST 5 YRS.)  3-31-35-13-26  2014-15 FINISH:    Lost in NCAA third round.

BLUE RIBBON ANALYSIS: BACKCOURT B-  FRONTCOURT B+  BENCH/DEPTH B-  INTANGIBLES B

The formula behind San Diego State’s success under coach Steve Fisher often looks something like this: Long, athletic players everywhere on the floor, suffocating opponents on defense and creating offense behind a savvy, quick point guard who penetrates gaps and create shots for others.
But while the Azt…