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Djokovic shows what's been missing in Italian Open win

ROME (AP) — It was just the type of scrambling, wear-down-the-opponent mentality and shot-making that took Novak Djokovic to within one match of a calendar-year Grand Slam in 2021. A...

Nadal struggles with foot injury in Italian Open loss

ROME (AP) — With just 10 days to go before the French Open, Rafael Nadal is struggling with an injury again. Nadal was hampered by a foot problem toward the end of a 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 t...

Nadal bounces back from loss to Alcaraz, beats Isner in Rome

ROME (AP) — Once is enough when it comes to beating Rafael Nadal on a clay court. Throughout his career, Nadal has never lost consecutive matches on his favorite surface and the Span...

Isner confident despite tall task vs. Nadal at Italian Open

ROME (AP) — At 37, John Isner is just happy to be back on tour in Europe with his wife and three kids. No longer dreaming of a Grand Slam title, he’s trying to make the back end of h...

Shapovalov overcomes code violation for win at Italian Open

ROME (AP) — Denis Shapovalov overcame a point penalty and a hostile crowd to beat local hope Lorenzo Sonego 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open on Monday. Late i...

Nadal likens his body to 'an old machine' at Italian Open

ROME (AP) — At 35 and after nearly two decades at or near the top of tennis, Rafael Nadal likens his body to “an old machine.” A machine that was idle for more than a month recently ...

After great start, Alcaraz heads to Paris among favorites

MADRID (AP) — It’s been a quick rise for Carlos Alcaraz. It wasn’t long ago that the 19-year-old Spaniard was playing in youth tennis tournaments and talking about his idols Rafael N...

Sinner struggling under new coach ahead of Italian Open

ROME (AP) — Jannik Sinner and Riccardo Piatti seemed destined to achieve tennis greatness together. Sinner, the red-haired ball-striking phenomenon from the German-speaking region of...

The Final One: Mourinho leads Roma to his 5th European final

ROME (AP) — Gesticulating on the touchline in a black vest and a gray hooded sweatshirt, José Mourinho could have easily been mistaken for one of the 70,000 fans inside the Stadio Olimpico. ...

AC Milan on track to win Serie A after goalkeeping blunder

ROME (AP) — Goalkeeping blunders continue to make a major impact on the Serie A title race. Following inexcusable errors by Inter Milan’s and Napoli’s goalkeepers in recent matches, ...

AC Milan reclaims Serie A lead from city rival Inter

ROME (AP) — If AC Milan wins its first Serie A title in 11 years this season — and that's looking more and more like a distinct possibility — its last-gasp comeback victory at Lazio on Sunday might go...

Organizer says Djokovic cleared to play at Italian Open

ROME (AP) — Five-time champion Novak Djokovic can come to Rome and play at the Italian Open next month even if he is still not vaccinated against the coronavirus, the president of the Italian Tennis F...

Morata's bicycle kick helps Juventus draw with Bologna

ROME (AP) — A spectacular overhead kick from Álvaro Morata led to a stoppage-time score for Juventus to draw with nine-man Bologna 1-1 in Serie A on Saturday. Morata’s acrobatic effo...

Juventus fails in Champions League ahead of Italy playoff

ROME (AP) — There were expectations that Italy’s European Championship title would translate to success for the country’s clubs in continental competition. The dazzling, quick-passin...

Abraham thrives as Mourinho's Roma eyes Champions League

ROME (AP) — England striker Tammy Abraham is thriving at Roma after leaving European champion Chelsea. The forward whom Jose Mourinho convinced Roma to spend 40 million euros ($44 mi...