• Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty lifts Roma over Sampdoria

    Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty lifts Roma over Sampdoria

    Francesco Totti’s stoppage-time penalty clinched Roma a 3-2 victory against Sampdoria after torrential rain had delayed the start of the second half at the Olympic Stadium by an hour.

    Veteran striker Totti, a half-time substitute for Diego Perotti, converted his spot-kick into the bottom corner in the third minute of time added on after Milan Skriniar’s foul on Edin Dzeko to snatch Roma’s second Serie A win of the season.

    Former Manchester City striker Dzeko had fired home in the 61st minute […]

  • US military lifts ban on transgender service members

    US military lifts ban on transgender service members

    The US military lifted the ban on transgender people to openly serve in the military, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter saying that the armed services “don’t want barriers unrelated to a person’s qualifications to serve.” Ash Carter made the announcement at a Pentagon news conference on Thursday, June 30.

    The change is said to be effective immediately. Top Pentagon officials finalized details of the plan earlier in the week.

    Carter said:

    “The Defense Department and the military need to avail ourselves of all […]