Norway beats Australia on penalties to reach quarterfinals

NICE, France (AP) — Ingrid Engen hit the decisive penalty kick and Norway beat Australia in a shootout Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. Austra...

Australia's offense led by prolific scorer Sam Kerr

NICE, France (AP) — Australia's strategy of using an aggressive offense to compensate for the defense has certainly gotten a boost from Matildas star Sam Kerr. Kerr is tied with Amer...

England beats Japan 2-0 to clinch top spot in Group D

NICE, France (AP) — England remained undefeated at the Women's World Cup and clinched the top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan on Wednesday. Ellen White scored both go...

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

NICE, France (AP) — Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to lift host nation France to a 2-1 win over Norway at the Women's World Cup on Wednesday. Then sh...

In Serie A, 4 teams fight for 2 Champions League places

MILAN (AP) — Trying to figure out which Italian teams will qualify for the Champions League could get a bit complicated this weekend. Going into the final day of the Italian league s...

Serie A race for 2 Champions League spots goes to final day

The race for the final two Champions League spots from Serie A will go to the last day of the season. Atalanta drew 1-1 at Italian champion Juventus on Sunday to move into third plac...

Roma's hopes of qualifying for Champs League all but over

Roma's chances of qualifying for the Champions League all but disappeared after drawing at Sassuolo 0-0 in Serie A on Saturday. The result left Roma two points behind Atalanta, which...

Palermo still waiting to see where it will play next season

MILAN (AP) — It's not quite as easy as ABC for Italian soccer club Palermo. With the regular season over and the promotion playoffs looming, Palermo is waiting to see if it will comp...

Atalanta has Italian Cup and Champions League to play for

MILAN (AP) — For one club, winning the Italian Cup would salvage a disappointing season. For the other, it's not even the top priority. Fourth-place Atalanta plays Lazio in the Itali...

Conte could be the right coach for troubled Inter

MILAN (AP) — After being heavily linked with Roma and Juventus, Antonio Conte seems destined for Inter Milan if the coach returns to Italian soccer. Italian newspapers have reported ...

Inter beats Chievo 2-0 to move closer to Champions League

MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan took a crucial step towards securing Champions League football by beating 10-man Chievo Verona 2-0 in Serie A on Monday. Inter moved back into third spot in ...

Udinese and Empoli record crucial wins in Serie A

MILAN (AP) — Udinese and Empoli both got what could prove to be crucial wins in their battle to avoid relegation. Empoli won 2-1 at Sampdoria for its first away victory of the season...

Atalanta moves to 3rd in Serie A after beating Genoa 2-1

MILAN (AP) — Atalanta kept alive its dream of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time by beating relegation-threatened Genoa 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday. Halftime subst...

Allegri's future in the air amid speculation on Conte return

MILAN (AP) — Juventus has little to play for now, and coach Massimiliano Allegri is using his pressure-free time to think about his future. The 51-year-old Allegri has won five strai...

Nibali aiming to become oldest Giro winner in an open race

MILAN (AP) — After last year's start in Israel and British cyclist Chris Froome's victory in Rome, this year's Giro d'Italia is likely to be a far more Italian affair. And, with only...