Naples - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Naples Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne extends contract until 2022 NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne signed a new five-year contract on Saturday, tying him to his hometown club until 2022. Insigne, who progressed from the youth team, has long said he wanted to spend his entire career at Napoli but contract negotiations lasted for months. "I'm really happy, my dream as a child has come... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:37:00 GMT 2017-04-22T12:37:00Z Higuain prepares for fiery reception on return to Napoli MILAN (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain will face the wrath of a scorned lover when he returns to Napoli for the first time since his move to bitter rival Juventus. The love Napoli fans had for Higuain swiftly turned to hatred following his transfer for an Italian-record 90 million euros ($100 million) after scoring 36 goals last season to break a 66-year-old Serie A record. ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:57:00 GMT 2017-03-30T16:57:00Z Riot police move against Naples protests of Northern League NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Riot police moved in Saturday to quell violent protests sparked by the first major rally in the southern city of Naples by the anti-immigrant, anti-euro Northern League leader. Police fired tear gas and water cannons against the protesters, who tossed bottles, rocks and Molotov cocktails their way. The protesters we... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:58:00 GMT 2017-03-11T18:58:00Z Napoli looking ahead after another 3-1 loss to Madrid NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Despite another losing effort, Napoli has something to look forward to. The Italian team was eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid on Tuesday, but it didn't go down easily. "I think we had a great game and that has to be proof to us we can play against anyone and help us have a great end to the season,... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:14:00 GMT 2017-03-08T13:14:00Z Need a doctor in Naples? Try tennis court, not hospital ROME (AP) — Fifty-five employees at a Naples public hospital, including doctors and nurses, are under house arrest for allegedly clocking in, then disappearing from their posts, including one physician spotted hopping a cab to play tennis, another suspect who allegedly worked as a hotel chef while on duty at the hospital, and others who slipped off to go shopping. ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:00 GMT 2017-02-24T14:10:00Z Maradona to try to give Napoli a boost against Real Madrid MADRID (AP) — Diego Maradona couldn't do much on the field to keep Napoli from being eliminated by Real Madrid the last time the teams met in a European competition. Almost 30 years later, though, he will be at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium trying to cheer the Italian club to its greatest Champions League achievement. Maradona was Napol... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:50:00 GMT 2017-02-14T14:50:00Z Italian police arrest daughters of convicted Camorra boss MILAN (AP) — Italian police have arrested two daughters and a daughter-in-law of jailed Camorra boss Francesco Bidognetti, accused of carrying on the family organized crime business. Naples prosecutors said Thursday that the three women are accused of Mafia association and are involved in activities including paying salaries to syndicate members, helping the families of jail... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:22:00 GMT 2017-02-02T12:22:00Z Stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered in Italy to head home AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002 and recovered by Italian police last year are set to return to the Netherlands. The Van Gogh Museum said Thursday that a court in Naples has cleared Van Gogh's "Seascape at Scheveningen" and "Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen" to go back to the museum. ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:21:00 GMT 2017-01-19T19:21:00Z Maradona welcomed 'home' by Napoli fans for anniversary NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Even 30 years later, Diego Maradona remains revered in Naples. When he walked on stage at Naples' opera house on Monday, he was greeted by a roar of applause and cheers from the audience. It was as if he was back playing at San Paolo Stadium across town. The Argentine great was the guest of honor at an event to cele... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:54:00 GMT 2017-01-16T22:54:00Z Juventus' lead cut to 1 point after 2-1 loss at Fiorentina MILAN (AP) — Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa got his tactics spot on as he steered his side to a 2-1 win over Juventus, which saw the Serie A leader's advantage slashed to only one point on Sunday. Juventus had been seven points clear of second-placed Roma after beating the Giallorossi 1-0 on Dec. 17 and was seemingly on an unstoppable march to a record sixth straight Serie A t... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-01-15T23:09:00Z Diego Maradona hopeful of future Napoli role NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Former Napoli star Diego Maradona is in talks to work with the Serie A side, where he is still idolized nearly 27 years after leaving the club. Maradona, who is in Naples for a theatrical event on Monday celebrating the club's first title win, met with Napoli President Aurelio de Laurentiis on Saturday night. "It wa... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-01-15T21:08:00Z Gabbiadini makes it 3 goals in 3 matches as Napoli advances NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Manolo Gabbiadini boosted his value in the transfer market by scoring for the third straight match as Napoli beat Serie B side Spezia 3-1 Tuesday to advance to the Italian Cup quarterfinals. After Antonio Piccolo equalized to cancel out Piotr Zielinski's early opener for Napoli, Emanuele Giaccherini and Gabbiadini scored within two mi... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:02:00 GMT 2017-01-10T22:02:00Z Blizzards, icy weather grip parts of Europe BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Blizzards swept parts of Europe on Friday, causing at least nine deaths, closing roads and resulting in traffic accidents, travel delays and medical evacuations. In Poland, the cold snap was blamed for five deaths in 24 hours. Three people died from hypothermia, while two more died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by malfunctioning heaters, the... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:55:00 GMT 2017-01-06T17:55:00Z Mertens could be Napoli's new Maradona MILAN (AP) — A mix between Diego Maradona and Gonzalo Higuain? Plaudits don't get much better for a Napoli player, but that is just some of the praise that is being heaped on Dries Mertens after another fantastic display on Sunday. After scoring a hat trick against Cagliari the previous week, Mertens went one better against Torino, putt... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:40:00 GMT 2016-12-19T15:40:00Z