Palermo sets example for the return of tour-level tennis

ROME (AP) — The only player who tested positive for the coronavirus was withdrawn from the tournament without ever setting foot at the venue. Another player was admonished for ventur...

Italian Open tennis tournament could be expanded

ROME (AP) — The Italian Open men’s tournament next month could be expanded from 64 to 96 players and have three more days of matches as tennis officials scramble to rewrite their schedule amid the cor...

Genoa secures safety on last day of longest Serie A season

ROME (AP) — Genoa secured safety on the final day of the longest-ever Serie A season, while Lecce dropped down to the second division on Sunday. Genoa beat Hellas Verona 3-0 to finis...

Plenty of penalties helped Immobile match scoring record

ROME (AP) — Helped by a rule change that led to more penalty kicks, Ciro Immobile matched the record for goals in a Serie A season with 36. In his last match of the season, Immobile ...

Ronaldo's impact was decisive for Juve's 9th straight title

ROME (AP) — It's no exaggeration to say that Cristiano Ronaldo had more of an impact on Juventus’ record-extending ninth straight Serie A title than anyone else. The five-time Ballon...

Immobile scores hat trick, nears single-season record

ROME (AP) — A hat trick moved Ciro Immobile within three goals of overtaking Gonzalo Higuain’s single-season record for Serie A with two matches remaining. Immobile netted two penalt...

AP Interview: Palermo Open to mark the return of tennis

ROME (AP) — Two Grand Slam champions. A finalist from last year’s French Open. A handful of top-20 players. With second-ranked Simona Halep joined by 2017 French Open champion Jelena...

Inter draw clears way for Juventus to seal title

ROME (AP) — Juventus is one win away from a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title. Inter Milan twice hit the post but was held to a 0-0 draw by Fiorentina on Wednesday, meani...

Lazio's title bid has fallen apart during Serie A restart

ROME (AP) — Lazio’s once-promising bid for a first Serie A title in two decades has been decimated during the Italian league’s restart. The Roman squad conceded a stoppage-time winne...

Record-signing Lozano starting to fit in at Napoli

ROME (AP) — Small in stature and with the speed to match fellow forwards like Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne, Hirving Lozano fits right in at Napoli. The Mexico forward ran onto a...

Ronaldo's rocket powers Juventus to 3-1 win at Genoa

ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a long-range rocket on a night when each Juventus goal was more spectacular than the other in a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Genoa. Chas...

Subs, coaches see red as refs hear all in empty stadiums

ROME (AP) — Tommaso Berni, Inter Milan’s third-choice goalkeeper who hasn’t played in six seasons with the club, was sent off the bench for a “disrespectful outburst” during Sunday’s game at Parma. ...

AC Milan pays tribute to virus victims in win over Roma

ROME (AP) — AC Milan paid solemn tribute to victims of the coronavirus pandemic during a 2-0 win over Roma on Sunday in Serie A. It was Milan’s first home match since the lockdown an...

Napoli wins at Verona, keeps building under Gattuso

ROME (AP) — Three matches into the restart, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso can celebrate three different achievements. In the Partenopei’s latest performance on Tuesday, reserve forwar...

AC Milan scores 4 without Ibrahimović in win at Lecce

ROME (AP) — AC Milan had no problem producing goals without the injured Zlatan Ibrahimović in beating a relegation-threatened Lecce 4-1 on Monday in its first match of the Serie A restart. ...