Pioli already identifies problems of struggling AC Milan

ROME (AP) — Stefano Pioli has his work cut out for him at struggling AC Milan. One match into his new job as coach and he knows things need to improve. The Rossoner...

Ranieri to the rescue: 'I'm here to save Sampdoria'

ROME (AP) — Claudio Ranieri loves a challenge and his latest job at Sampdoria will be anything but straightforward. The Genoa-based club sits last in Serie A, has lost six of seven m...

Wiesberger wins Italian Open, tops Race to Dubai rankings

ROME (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger moved atop the Race to Dubai rankings by winning the Italian Open on Sunday for his second Rolex Series victory of the year. Wiesberger carded a bogey-fr...

Italy qualifies for Euro 2020 with 2-0 win over Greece

ROME (AP) — Italy overcame Greece's defensive tactics for a 2-0 win Saturday and qualified for the European Championship, ensuring the Azzurri will play in the tournament's opening match in Rome next ...

Italian soccer authorities unveil new anti-racism measures

ROME (AP) — After weeks of silence, Italian soccer leaders are finally starting to confront the growing problem of racism inside the country’s stadiums _ although not without another insulting gaffe b...

AP Interview: Italian players' rep bemoans racism tolerance

ROME (AP) — It was the day after Christmas and the festive atmosphere was quickly ruined when a soccer fan died in clashes outside of the venerated San Siro stadium in Milan. Inside ...

Buffon seizes upon 1st opportunity in new reserve role

ROME (AP) — It was exactly the type of performance that Gianluigi Buffon had in mind when he decided to return to Juventus in the unaccustomed role of a reserve. The 41-year-old goal...

After helping beat Liverpool, Napoli's Llorente shines again

ROME (AP) — Fernando Llorente's free transfer to Napoli is paying large dividends. The Spanish striker scored two goals and set up another in a 4-1 win at promoted Lecce in Serie A o...

AP Interview: Serie A CEO cites 'billion' lost to TV piracy

ROME (AP) — The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO. Speaking in the aftermath ...

With new options, Napoli prepared to shed runner-up status

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Tired of its perennial runner-up status in Serie A and shortcomings in Europe, Napoli may have finally overcome a major hurdle toward becoming a genuine threat in all competitions...

Napoli beats defending champion Liverpool 2-0

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Liverpool opened its Champions League title defense with a 2-0 loss at Napoli on Tuesday — the latest chapter in what is becoming an intense rivalry between the two attack-minded ...

Inter's Conte fumes over media's fixation on formations

ROME (AP) — Only three rounds into his Serie A return, new Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte is already fed up with the local media's obsession with tactics and the "modulo" — Italian for formation. ...

Fighting leukemia, Mihajlovic inspires Bologna to 2nd place

ROME (AP) — Sinisa Mihajlovic's fight against leukemia continues to inspire Bologna, which has surprisingly surged into second place three rounds into Serie A. The coach was absent f...

Juventus struggles in Sarri's touchline debut at Fiorentina

ROME (AP) — Maurizio Sarri had a disappointing touchline debut with Juventus in a 0-0 draw at Fiorentina as the eight-time defending champion dropped its first points of the Serie A season. ...

Man United, Arsenal castoffs find new homes in Serie A

ROME (AP) — Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling. The names read like a team sheet from a recent Manchester United-Arsenal matchup. ...