LONDON - England has broken through its semifinal ceiling at major football tournaments. A title match awaits for the first time in 55 years.Harry Kane converted the rebound after his initial penalty was saved in the 104th minute to give England a ...
Jul 8, 2021
ROME - A Europa League final in his first season.An almost-certain Serie A trophy in his second year.Just like at Juventus and Chelsea, Antonio Conte is leaving his mark at Inter Milan.The Nerazzurri won at last-placed Crotone, 2- ...
May 2, 2021
AFTER missing out on the 2018 World Cup, Italy has been handed a challenging path to the 2022 tournament in Qatar.The four-time world champion was drawn in a qualifying group on Monday with Switzerland, which has made it to the ...
Dec 8, 2020
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Italy advanced to the Nations League Final Four by beating Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2-0, on Wednesday.Andrea Belotti and Domenico Berardi scored in a game that Italy dominated to ensure it finished top of Group 1 and earned the ...
Nov 19, 2020
ROME - 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 d'Or winner matched a record by scoring ...
Jul 27, 2020
MILAN - Lazio fought back from a goal down to beat Fiorentina 2-1 in Serie A on Saturday and keep its fading title hopes alive.Luis Alberto struck seven minutes from time to cut the gap to league leader Juventus back to ...
Jun 28, 2020
CRISTIANO Ronaldo is back in form.He set up two goals and converted a penalty to help Juventus beat 10-man Lecce, 4-0, on Friday and boost its chances of claiming a record-extending ninth successive Serie A title.Ronaldo had ...
Jun 27, 2020
ROME - Cristiano Ronaldo never had a chance.Arkadiusz Milik converted the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout as Napoli won its sixth Italian Cup following a scoreless draw with Juventus on Wednesday.Ronaldo was likely Juventus' last penalty taker but ...
Jun 18, 2020
NAPLES, Italy - Dries Mertens set a club record by scoring the decisive goal as Napoli advanced to the Italian Cup final after drawing with Inter Milan, 1-1, on Saturday.In both sides' first match in more than three months due ...
Jun 14, 2020
MILAN - Zlatan Ibrahimović injured his calf while training for the anticipated restart of Serie A with AC Milan on Monday.The forward will undergo medical exams on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury, the club said.Serie A has been ...
May 26, 2020
ROME - Nearly seven weeks after the last game was played, Italy's top football division finally has a target date to resume practice.Premier Giuseppe Conte announced on Sunday that professional sports teams can resume training on May 18, while individual ...
Apr 27, 2020
THE nationwide lockdown in Italy has been extended through May 3 but Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora is urging the country's sports federations to develop health protocols in order to resume activity on May 4.Spadafora urges sports authorities "not to let ...
Apr 11, 2020
ITALY'S sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April.The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday but Italian health experts have said the need to try to ...
Mar 29, 2020
AC Milan great Paolo Maldini has tested positive for COVID-19.Milan says that the 51-year-old Maldini, who is the Italian club's technical director, "became aware of contact with a person who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus and began ...
Mar 22, 2020
MILAN - All sporting events in Italy will take place without fans present for at least the next month due to the virus outbreak in the country, the Italian government announced on Wednesday.That will likely see the Italian soccer league resume in ...
Mar 5, 2020
MILAN - Italian soccer was thrown further into chaos on Sunday after the government issued a new decree extending the suspension of all sporting events in regions affected by the virus outbreak until March 8.The ban will affect Serie A matches for ...
Mar 2, 2020
VETERAN striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is returning to help his struggling former club AC Milan, which is reeling from a humiliating defeat and languishing way behind city rival Inter Milan.Ibrahimovic's arrival resembles something of a rescue mission for a seven- ...
Dec 28, 2019
MILAN - Juventus is set to break a slew of records in Serie A - again.The team's 2-1 win over AC Milan this weekend, coupled with Napoli's draw against 10-man Genoa, has left Juventus needing only one ...
Apr 9, 2019
UDINE, Italy - Cristiano Ronaldo's form doesn't appear affected by a lawsuit accusing him of rape.Ronaldo scored Juventus' second goal in a 2-0 win at Udinese to extend the Bianconeri's perfect start in Serie ...
Oct 7, 2018
MILAN - Inter Milan players were in tears after losing at home to Sassuolo, 2-1, in Serie A on Saturday left their chances of qualifying for the Champions League in tatters.Inter captain Mauro Icardi, Rafinha and other players fell to the ...
May 13, 2018
MILAN - Inter Milan was booed by its fans and outplayed yet somehow beat bottom club Benevento, 2-0, to move to third in Serie A on Saturday.Two goals in as many minutes from Milan Skriniar and Andrea Ranocchia helped Inter to ...
Feb 25, 2018
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