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AC Milan means business with Mario Mandžukić signing

ROME (AP) — The missing piece for AC Milan in its decade-long quest to return to glory — and financial stability — could prove to be a 34-year-old striker who hasn’t played in nearly a year. ...

Inter's 8-match winning streak ends with loss at Samp

ROME (AP) — Inter Milan’s chances of winning its first Serie A title in more than a decade took a hit with a 2-1 loss at Sampdoria on Wednesday as veteran coach Claudio Ranieri's team got the better o...

Odd became normal: sports’ masked road trip to the unknown

Take your pick. Maybe it was a Big East Tournament basketball game that broke for halftime and never returned. Or the cardboard cutouts of spectators that replaced flesh-and blood fa...

Napoli fans flock to stadium in Maradona tribute

Leave it to Diego Maradona to draw fans to a stadium they couldn’t enter. Thousands of Napoli supporters made a pilgrimage to the San Paolo stadium Thursday to light a candle, leave ...

Naples' mayor begins process to rename stadium for Maradona

The mayor of Naples started the formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died...

Diego Maradona's legend will always live on in Napoli

If there’s one place outside Argentina that will likely match — or possibly even exceed — the outpouring of mourning for Diego Maradona, it’s in Naples. While Maradona was revered ar...

AP Interview: Lewandowski reflects on award-winning season

ROME (AP) — Put Robert Lewandowski in that shrinking category of people who will look back on 2020 as a year to remember. The year in which the Bayern Munich forward reached the pinn...

Another Atalanta: Sassuolo is Italy's next surprise

ROME (AP) — Chievo Verona and Udinese were among the pioneers in terms of showing how far a provincial club could go in Serie A by relying on smart scouting, a strong youth system and intelligent tran...

Italy promises Olympic committee autonomy after IOC warning

ROME (AP) — Italy’s sports minister has promised “autonomy” for the country’s Olympic committee operations, two months after IOC president Thomas Bach dangled the threat of probation for the Tokyo Gam...

Italy back in contention; England out of Nations League

ROME (AP) — Three years after an embarrassing failure to qualify for the World Cup, Italy is back in contention with the best in Europe. England, meanwhile, is already out of content...

Club quarantines prevent players from joining national teams

ROME (AP) — The pandemic is further disrupting international football with at least a dozen players from the Italian league blocked Sunday from joining their national teams. Roma and...

$1 billion slated for Milan-Cortina Olympics infrastructure

ROME (AP) — A wide swath of northern Italy will benefit from more than $1 billion in infrastructure development that the government has signed off on to improve access to the venues for the Milan-Cort...

Forget Suárez and Džeko, Morata is a bargain for Juventus

ROME (AP) — Four goals in three Champions League games. Six in seven matches overall. Not bad for a player who was Juventus’ fourth option in the transfer market. S...

Liverpool routs Atalanta; Real Madrid and Bayern Munich win

ROME (AP) — Jürgen Klopp has made no secret of his admiration for Atalanta’s all-out attacking game. Perhaps because it’s similar to the way his Liverpool squad pours forward with sp...

Champions League: Liverpool's Phillips hoping for CL debut

Some talking points ahead of the second round of games in the Champions League: LIVERPOOL YOUNGSTERS A late cameo allowed 19-year-old Rhys Williams to make his Cham...