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MILAN -- Ivan Perisic scored an equalizer in stoppage time to rescue a point for Inter Milan in an entertaining 2-2 derby draw against city rival AC Milan on Sunday.Suso had scored twice for Milan, which looked set to move to second place in Serie A before Perisics last-gasp strike. Antonio Candreva netted Inters other goal.Milan remained third, behind Roma on goal difference, and seven points behind league leader Juventus, which beat Pescara 3-0 on Saturday. Inter moved ninth.Its disappointing to concede in the last second, but the lads should be happy for what they did tonight, Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said.They might have a little trouble sleeping but they shouldnt. Seeing our opponents, a team which is built to win the title, leaving the pitch as if theyd won the game gives us a little bit of satisfaction.This was likely to be Silvio Berlusconis final derby as Milans owner and the Rossoneri fans paid tribute in their pre-match choreography, unveiling a giant banner with a picture of him and all the trophies won during his tenure.Berlusconi, who purchased the club 30 years ago, is expected to close a deal next month that will see his majority stake go to a group of Chinese investors that includes a Chinese state investment fund.It was also a first derby for Inters new Chinese owners, as well as Stefano Piolis debut as the teams coach after replacing the sacked Frank de Boer just before the international break.I saw a lot of positive things, definitely the attitude, the desire, the determination, the character, Pioli said. There are good foundations on which to build something important.We played more, we created more, we shot more. But we need to be more clinical. If wed put away our chances, it could have finished differently.Inter had lost six of its past 10 matches in all competitions but started the brighter and had several chances to take the lead.Milan broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute after a breakaway. A long throw from teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma found Giacomo Bonaventura, who sprinted forward and picked out Suso, with the Spaniard curling his shot into the bottom left corner.Candreva leveled in controversial circumstances in the 53rd with a stunning strike into the top right corner. Milan players surrounded the referee in protest, saying they should have been awarded a free kick when Inter was given the throw-in that led to the goal.However, the smoke from flares lit by celebrating Inter fans hadnt cleared when Suso restored Milans lead. The forward collected Carlos Baccas pass and befuddled Inter defender Miranda before firing across into the bottom left corner.Inter could have leveled sooner, but Perisic volleyed narrowly wide while Mauro Icardi scuffed an effort from a great position, with only Donnarumma to beat.It found the equalizer in the final seconds as Jeison Murillo headed on a corner and Perisic tapped it in at the far post.---ATALANTA 2, ROMA 1Roma failed to keep the pressure on Juventus as a woeful second half performance saw it lose at in-form Atalanta, which moved level with fourth-place Lazio.Franck Kessie converted a penalty in the final minute to secure Atalantas fifth successive league win after Leandro Paredes had tripped Papu Gomez in the area.Roma had taken the lead through a penalty of its own five minutes before halftime after Mohamed Salahs shot hit Rafael Tolois arm. Diego Perotti drilled the spot kick into the bottom left corner.Atalanta brought on midfielder Marco DAlessandro for defender Andrea Masiello as it attacked more in the second half, although it left itself dangerously exposed at the back to Romas counterattacks.However, the risk paid off shortly after the hour. Leonardo Spinazzola sent a through ball for Kessie, whose low cross came off Roma defender Kostas Manolas and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny before going in off Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara.Atalanta also hit the post through Remo Freulers deflected effort before Kessies winning penalty.---OTHER MATCHESIn-form forward Andrea Belotti again scored twice as Torino beat bottom club Crotone 2-0.It was the third time in four matches, for club and country, that the Italy international had netted two goals.Federico Bernardeschi and Josip Ilicic also scored two goals each as Fiorentina beat Empoli 4-0.Lazio beat Genoa 3-1 to move back above sixth-placed Napoli, which won 2-1 at Udinese on Saturday. Sampdoria fought back from two goals down to beat Sassuolo 3-2 in the final seven minutes.Noel Acciari Jersey . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. 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New York received three prospects, including highly touted infielder Gleyber Torres, and reacquired pitcher and former Yankees draft pick Adam Warren.As a lifelong Yankees fan, people have been asking me my thoughts on the trade, which can basically be summed up thusly: For a team that had three top relievers in Chapman, Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances, the Yankees sold high on Chapman, who is set to hit free agency at the end of this season, and in return got a top-15 prospect and a major league pitcher who threw quite well during his years in the Bronx.Most importantly, Im just glad that Ill once again be able to enjoy watching the ninth inning again.It pained me to watch my team trade for Chapman in December, when other teams had deemed him untouchable after reports surfaced of a domestic violence incident in which Chapmans girlfriend told police he choked her, pushed her into a wall and threatened her with gunshots fired in his garage. No arrests were made after more than a dozen officers appeared at Chapmans house and found his girlfriend hiding in the bushes.In addition to the uneasiness of having an apparently unhinged player in my teams clubhouse and on my teams field, it particularly didnt sit well with me that the main reason the Yankees managed to land an All-Star closer at the bargain-basement price of four unexciting prospects was because they were willing to look the other way from an act of violence.As I wrote at the time, the move was cynical and grossly opportunistic -- ESPNs Andrew Marchand likened it to the predatory nature of a foreclosure sale -- precluding me and many others from enjoying a win sealed by Chapman.That was quite startling for someone who grew up idolizing Mariano Rivera, for a fan base that became accustomed to the ninth inning as automatic, yet experienced the same level of excitement every time that cutter left No. 42s hand. With Chapman in for the save, many of us this season have simply been going through the motions, holding our breath and applause until the last out so we could cheer not for the pitcher who nailed it down, but for the team we still cant help but love despite ourselves. Rather than rising to our feet at the opening bars of Enter Sandman and gasping with every Rivera-induced broken bat, there was no joy in watching a Chapman save, no matter how hard he threw. A 105 mph pitch is exciting until you imagine that same physical force being used by an athlete against the mother of his child.So Im happy to see Chapman go, if only to reclaim my love of late-inning pitching. Thats why I sympathize with my colleague Sarah Spain, who wrote Tuesday about her own difficulties with Chapman potentially being a key component of her beloved Cubs World Series run. Now, I have to picture Chapman pitching the final out of the World Series, she wrote. Chapman on the front page of every newspaper in the country. Chapman, the lasting image of the victory. Chapman, the hero.That image is no big deal for some fans and writers content to settle on the conclusion that major league teams are in the business of winning, no matter what it takes (to quote USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nighteengale) -- a notion completely belied by years of PED reform, anti-tampering rules, regulations against foreign substances tainting equipment, not to mention MLBs revamped domestic violence policy.dddddddddddd The league itself has decided that whatever it takes isnt good enough after a certain point.To be sure, MLB did conduct its own investigation of Chapman under its new policy, suspending him for the first 30 games of the season.We can talk about whether that penalty was enough -- by comparison, the minimum suspension for a first-time PED user is 80 games -- and yes, relative severity matters in the message to both victims and offenders as to just what kind of infractions the league takes most seriously. With the understanding that MLB players have the strongest union and labor protections in all of sports (and thats a good thing), 30 games wasnt enough to delay Chapmans eligibility for free agency, setting him up for a huge payday after the 2016 season.MLBs domestic violence policy is more advanced than others in sports, and Chapman did serve his time. So heres where those win at all costs fans and commentators will bellow about second chances, admonishing those of us who dont think Chapman has quite yet earned that opportunity. If youre willing and able to accept Chapman as a Cub, thats your right as a fan, and your privilege as someone who has likely never been affected by violence against women. Many of these people are just as quick to dismiss the rest of us as reactionary torch-wielders who secretly hate sports and dont believe in second chances, rehabilitation or reform.Thats simply not the case. The issue with Chapmans moves to both the Yankees and the Cubs isnt just the unsavory opportunism; its that, as Spain and others have noted, hes shown little contrition in the months since the October incident.Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts and general manager Theo Epstein should receive some credit for using the words domestic violence rather than glossing over Chapmans case as a simple mistake (Im looking at you, Sandy Alderson). But both of them also emphasized that the organization takes players character very seriously, and weve no indication that Chapmans character has actually improved. He hasnt spoken out about domestic violence education, and has repeatedly dismissed the October incident as nothing. On Tuesday, he did tell ESPNs Pedro Gomez in Spanish that he has grown tremendously since that time after a rather confusing news conference with English-speaking Chicago media.We have about as much clarity on Chapmans personal growth as we do on just how to feel as fans every time he steps onto a pitchers mound. I know precisely what many Cubs fans are feeling today, having felt it for the past few months. Even if, as a Yankees fan, Im relieved to see Chapman gone, there will be a gnawing in my mind should Torres turn into the pro phenom hes slated to become, if the pieces that help build another Yankees dynasty were acquired through a cynically shrewd trade of a player who might not have deserved to be in the Bronx in the first place.I suppose Ill confront that reality if and when it comes to fruition. For now, at least I have my ninth innings back. ' ' '

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