MILAN - Zlatan Ibrahimović rolled back the years with two impressive goals to help AC Milan beat Sassuolo, 2-1, in Serie A on Tuesday.The 38-year-old Ibrahimović netted twice in the first half, either side of Francesco Caputo's ...
Jul 22, 2020
TURIN, Italy - Over a three-minute span of the second half, Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Juventus would not lose to Lazio for a third time this season.Ronaldo's double strike in a 2-1 win on Monday meant Juventus could clinch ...
Jul 21, 2020
MILAN - Inter Milan's faint title challenge took another blow with a 2-2 draw at Roma in Serie A on Sunday.The result left second-place Inter five points behind Juventus, which can take a huge step toward a record- ...
Jul 20, 2020
MILAN - The Italian football league is hoping to allow fans into stadiums before the end of the season.All matches are being played without spectators following the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.But a proposal to open stadiums will be sent to ...
Jul 14, 2020
MILAN - Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored with a free kick in the Italian league to help Juventus beat Torino, 4-1, on Saturday in a match which also saw Gianluigi Buffon set the Serie A appearance record.Ronaldo scored Juve's third ...
Jul 5, 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 - A frequent target of racist abuse and often surrounded in controversy, Mario Balotelli's nomadic career has taken another radical turn.The former Italy striker was reportedly fired by his hometown club for failing to report to training as the ...
Jun 9, 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
ROME - Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates along with coach Maurizio Sarri agreed to forgo €90 million (US$100 million) in wages on Saturday to help the club during the coronavirus crisis.The club said the money amounted to four months' worth ...
Mar 29, 2020
FOOTBALL star Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes are funding three intensive care units for coronavirus patients at hospitals in Portugal.A hospital in Porto said the contribution from the Juventus forward and his agent will pay for 15 intensive care ...
Mar 25, 2020
MILAN - AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović set up an online fundraiser on Wednesday to help hospitals at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, with the target of raising €1 million (US$1.09 million).According to the website accepting donations, ...
Mar 19, 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
WHAT to watch in the leading leagues in European soccer this weekend:The second clásico of the league season arrives with Barcelona hitting its stride and Real Madrid stumbling.The teams meet at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Sunday, four days ...
Feb 28, 2020
ROME - Three Serie A soccer matches scheduled for Sunday in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto were suspended late Saturday after the deaths of two people infected with the virus from China.On orders from the Italian government, the games called ...
Feb 23, 2020
MILAN - Lazio's hopes of winning a first Serie A trophy in 20 years are very much alive after it came from behind to beat title rival Inter Milan, 2-1, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).Ashley Young scored his first ...
Feb 17, 2020
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