Dybala lifts sagging Juventus to 1-0 win at Bologna
ROME (AP) — Paulo Dybala came off the bench to lift a sagging Juventus to a 1-0 win at Bologna on Sunday and help the seven-time Serie A champion rebound from a deflating loss in the Champions...
Roma far from convincing in 2-1 win over Bologna in Serie A
ROME (AP) — Roma beat relegation-threatened Bologna 2-1 in Serie A on Monday to stay firmly in the race for a Champions League place, but the victory was far from convincing.
Each goal was scored in the second half, with Aleksandar Kolarov scoring a penalty and Federico Fazio doubling the lead for Roma before Bologna pulled one back through Nicola Sansone.
Fans jeer Inter after 1-0 home defeat to Bologna
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan players left the field to deafening jeers from their own fans after the latest setback on Sunday.
Inter lost 1-0 at home to relegation-threatened Bologna in Serie A to pile more pressure on coach Luciano Spalletti, amid speculation the club is preparing to replace him with Antonio Conte.
Spalletti insisted "the players are still behind me" and said "votes of confidence are useful for people whose jobs are in the balance, nothing changes in my daily life.
Bologna fires Inzaghi and hires Mihajlovic as coach
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Relegation-threatened Bologna has fired Filippo Inzaghi and hired Sinisa Mihajlovic as its new coach.
Bologna made the announcement on Monday, a day after losing at home to Frosinone 4-0.
Inzaghi, the former striker for Juventus and AC Milan, was hired in June.
Mihajlovic's most recent job was with Sporting Lisbon but he was fired nine days after being hired in June and didn't coach a single match.
Napoli players, fans support Koulibaly after racist chants
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Napoli fans and players showed their support for defender Kalidou Koulibaly in Saturday's 3-2 victory against visiting Bologna in Serie A after he was subjected to racist chants this week.
With Koulibaly suspended, Napoli fullback Faouzi Ghoulam warmed up wearing the Senegal international's No. 26 shirt.
Fans held up photos of Koulibaly and anti-racism banners with the hashtag label #SiamotuttiKalidou, which translates as "We're all Kalidou."
10-man AC Milan draws 0-0 at relegation-threatened Bologna
ROME (AP) — Following a week in which it was eliminated from the Europa League and hit with a financial fair play penalty, AC Milan didn't do much to help itself with a 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Bologna in Serie A on Tuesday.
Milan finished with 10 men after midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off after picking up his second yellow card in three minutes.
Gonzalo Higuain and Hakan Calhanoglu both missed chances for Milan.
Froome coy about Giro defense as 2019 route revealed
MILAN (AP) — Chris Froome could have another attempt at winning both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France as the British rider has not ruled out the possibility of defending the title he secured in Rome this year.
Next year's Giro features three individual time trials and seven summit finishes in a balanced but testing route which ramps up into what Froome termed a "brutal, brutal second half to the race."
Dybala breaks drought to help Juventus beat Bologna 2-0
MILAN (AP) — Paulo Dybala has been somewhat obscured by Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus but the Argentine broke his goal-scoring drought on Wednesday.
Dybala scored the opener to set Juventus on its way to a 2-0 win over Bologna in Serie A. Ronaldo, who has netted three goals in his past two league matches, didn't get on the scoresheet but did set up Blaise Matuidi for Juve's second in the 16th minute.
Italian prosecutors investigate fiery crash near Bologna
MILAN (AP) — Italy's prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies.
Correction: EU-Italy-Highway-Explosion story
MILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 6 about the explosion of a tanker truck in Italy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two people had died, based on incorrect information from the Italian carabinieri. On Tuesday, the carabinieri referred questions about the accident's death toll to highway officials, who said just one person was killed.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Gas truck explodes on Italian highway; 1 dead, scores hurt
Deadly Tanker Blast Collapses Italian Overpass
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on a highway explosion in Italy (all times local):
Police in Italy say one person has died in the explosion on a highway near the northern city of Bologna that collapsed part of a raised highway.
Police also said in a statement Monday that between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with serious burns, when a tanker truck carrying explosive materials was in a traffic accident.
MILAN (AP) — An Italian news agency reports that authorities have deported a Slovenian man who completed a prison sentence for recruiting extremists to join Islamic State fighters in Syria.
ANSA said Thursday that 28-year-old Rok Zavbi was deported to his home country a day earlier from the Bologna airport. He had been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is on the verge of a record-extending seventh successive Serie A title after coming from behind to beat Bologna 3-1 on Saturday, thanks to an inspirational performance from substitute Douglas Costa.
Simone Verdi's penalty gave Bologna a surprise halftime lead and Juventus turned the match around with Douglas Costa shredding the defense amid an own goal from Sebastian De Maio and strikes from Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala.
ROME (AP) — Italy's art police say they've recovered three paintings stolen in recent months from three small Bologna-area museums after identifying the thief from surveillance videos.
The most well-known piece was a 1363 portrait of St. Ambrose attributed to Giusto de' Menabuoi that was stolen in March from the National Pinacoteca of Bologna while it was open to the public.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The case of Edgardo Mortara has roiled Catholic-Jewish relations ever since the 6-year-old Jewish boy was taken from his home in Bologna by papal police in 1858 and brought to Rome to be raised a Catholic. The move was ordered after church authorities learned he had been secretly baptized. Church law at the time required all Catholics to be raised as Catholics and educated in the faith.
Italian police clashes with anti-fascists leaves 7 injured
MILAN (AP) — Italian police have clashed with hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova. The news agency ANSA said six demonstrators and one police officer were injured.
Anti-fascist demonstrators clash with police in Bologna
MILAN (AP) — Italian police have turned water cannons on anti-fascist protesters in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova.
Clashes broke out Friday afternoon and evening when police intervened to prevent anti-fascist protesters from occupying a square in the traditionally left-wing city of Bologna where the Forza Nuova leader was scheduled to speak. The news agency ANSA said four students and one police officer were injured.
Inter ends 2-month winless streak by beating 9-man Bologna
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan ended a two-month winless streak in Serie A with a 2-1 win at home to nine-man Bologna on Sunday, thanks to teenager Yann Karamoh.
Former Inter forward Rodrigo Palacio canceled out Eder's opener but the 19-year-old Karamoh scored a fine solo goal before Bologna defender Ibrahima Mbaye was sent off.
Adam Masina was also shown a straight red in stoppages for a terrible tackle on Inter debutant Lisandro Lopez.
Mertens back in form as Napoli beats Bologna to go top again
MILAN (AP) — Dries Mertens is back in form and at the perfect time for Napoli as the Serie A title race heats up.
Mertens scored twice, including a stunning second-half strike, to help Napoli rally to beat Bologna 3-1 on Sunday and move back to the top of the league.
It took Mertens' tally to 13 Serie A goals but the Belgium international hadn't scored in the league since October before breaking his drought last week.
Napoli draws 0-0 against Fiorentina, fails to go back top
MILAN (AP) — Napoli is struggling without Lorenzo Insigne and was held to a goalless draw by Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday.
Maurizio Sarri's team could have gone back top of the league but it remained second, a point behind Inter Milan and one above Juventus after those two sides drew 0-0 on Saturday.
All of the top four teams failed to score this weekend. Roma remained five points behind Inter as it was also held to a 0-0 draw, at Chievo Verona.
Bologna wins 3-2 at Verona in Serie A with 2 late goals
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Bologna scored two late goals for a 3-2 comeback win at promoted Hellas Verona on Monday to end a four-match losing streak in Serie A.
Substitute Orji Okwonkwo equalized with a header in the 74th and Godfred Donsah scored the winner with a long, powerful effort from beyond the area two minutes later.
Massive Eataly World theme park opening in Italy
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — The man behind the Eataly food empire is opening a massive attraction — part permanent trade fair, part agro-food theme park — that aims to create a showcase for excellence in Italian food.
Eataly's owner Oscar Farinetti hopes Eataly World, opening Nov. 15 in Bologna, will boost tourism and even food exports. The experience is designed to increase demand for Italian food along with brand loyalty and consumer interest in the 150 or so food businesses represented.
What visitors need to know about Italy’s new Eataly World
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Some practical tips for visiting the Eataly World agro-food park showcasing Italian food from field to table, opening Nov. 15 in Bologna.
Samp wins at Genoa in city derby; Crotone beats Bologna
MILAN (AP) — Sampdoria won at Genoa 2-0 in the Derby della Lanterna on Saturday to highlight the difference between the Serie A clubs' situations.
Goals from Gaston Ramirez and Fabio Quagliarella boosted Sampdoria's bid for a European spot.
Genoa remained in the bottom three and coach Ivan Juric was under more pressure after a third successive defeat.
Higuain nets twice as Juventus wins at AC Milan 2-0
MILAN (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain is once again a lean, mean, goal-scoring machine.
The Argentine scored another two to help visiting Juventus beat AC Milan 2-0 on Saturday.
Juventus moved level on points with Napoli at the top of Serie A. Napoli hosts Sassuolo on Sunday.
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Pope in Bologna breaks bread with migrants, urges hope
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis pressed his campaign for Europe to open its doors to migrants Sunday, visiting a migrant center in northern Italy, breaking bread with refugees and insisting that politicians work for the most marginalized people and not special interests.
Pope urges Europeans to embrace unity, reject nationalism
BOLONGA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Europeans not to fear unity and to put aside nationalistic and other self-interests.
Francis didn't mention the police violence during Catalonia's independence referendum Sunday on his visit to Bologna. But in a speech to university students, Francis recalled that the European Union was borne out of the ashes of war to guarantee peace.
He warned that conflicts and other interests were now threatening those founding ideals.
Inter’s perfect start ends with 1-1 draw at Bologna
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Inter Milan appeared far from a title contender in a 1-1 draw at Bologna on Tuesday that saw the Nerazzurri drop their first points in Serie A.
Having won its opening four matches, there had been growing chatter that a remodeled Inter side could challenge six-time defending champion Juventus and Napoli for the Italian league title.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — The United States refused Monday to sign on to a Group of Seven pledge that calls the Paris climate accord the "irreversible" global tool to address climate change.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Top environment officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies met Sunday in Italy amid ongoing differences between the U.S. and other members of the club over how to deal with climate change.
Scott Pruitt, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, attended the first few hours of the two-day summit before returning to Washington for a Cabinet meeting, U.S. officials said.
ROME (AP) — Juventus ended the Serie A with a sign of the future as 17-year-old Moise Kean scored a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 comeback victory over Bologna on Saturday.
A second-half substitute, Kean connected on a difficult header following a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.
It was the first Serie A goal for Kean, who was making just his third appearance in the Italian league. In November, Kean became the first player born in this millennium to appear in Serie A.
Keisuke Honda says he will leave AC Milan
MILAN (AP) — Looking to regain his place on Japan's national team, Keisuke Honda says he will leave AC Milan when the Serie A season ends next weekend.
After scoring with a free kick in Milan's 3-0 win over Bologna on Sunday, Honda posted on Twitter in Italian: "Dear Milanisti, thank you. Thank you for these 3 1/2 years which were a constant challenge but which permitted me to improve as a man."
ROME (AP) — An Italian journalist returned home on Monday after being detained for two weeks in Turkey, apparently because he entered an area near the Syrian border without the necessary permission.
Gabriele Del Grande, a blogger and documentary-maker who has written about refugees, was detained in southern Turkey. He arrived Monday at Bologna airport on a flight from Turkey.
‘Gabigol’ finally starts to pay off transfer in Inter win
ROME (AP) — Gabriel "Gabigol" Barbosa began repaying his 30 million euro ($32 million) transfer fee by scoring his first goal for Inter Milan in a 1-0 win at Bologna on Sunday.
Barbosa tapped in a cross from Danilo D'Ambrosio in the 81st minute to secure fourth-placed Inter its ninth win in 10 Serie A matches.
Barbosa had been hailed as the next great Brazil striker when he signed a five-year deal after transferring from Santos in August. But he struggled in his first five months at Inter.
Atalanta beats Crotone 1-0 to move 4th in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Atalanta maintained its push for a European spot by defeating relegation-threatened Crotone 1-0 in Serie A on Saturday.
It was more difficult than Atalanta perhaps expected but Andrea Conti scored to propel Atalanta into fourth spot, one point above Lazio and three above Inter Milan, which visits Bologna on Sunday.
Juventus wins 2-0 at Crotone; 9-man Milan beats Bologna 1-0
MILAN (AP) — It was harder than Juventus would have liked, but Massimiliano Allegri's side won 2-0 at relegation-threatened Crotone to restore its seven-point lead in Serie A on Wednesday.
Juventus struggled to break Crotone down before goals from Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain in the second half.
With Madrid matchup approaching, Napoli routs Bologna 7-1
ROME (AP) — If Napoli can carry this form into the Champions League, Real Madrid may be in for a real challenge.
Less than two weeks before facing the European champion, Napoli extended its unbeaten streak to 17 matches in all competitions with a 7-1 rout at Bologna in Serie A on Saturday.
Dries Mertens and Marek Hamsik each scored hat tricks and Lorenzo Insigne also found the target in a match that saw both sides reduced to 10 men before halftime and a Bologna penalty blocked.
Angry fans force Mounier out of Saint-Etienne after 4 days
PARIS (AP) — Anthony Mounier's playing stint at Saint-Etienne lasted four days. His sin? Having played for bitter rival Lyon, and a few offensive comments he made years ago.
Mounier, an attacking midfielder who signed a six-month loan deal with the French league club last week, returned to Italy without kicking a ball after diehard Saint-Etienne fans made it clear he was not welcome at Geoffroy Guichard stadium — just days before a home game against Lyon.
Murillo spectacular goal with bicycle kick in Inter win
MILAN (AP) — Jeison Murillo scored with a spectacular bicycle kick and Antonio Candreva got the winner in extra time as Inter Milan beat Bologna 3-2 Tuesday to advance to the Italian Cup quarterfinals.
Shortly after the half-hour mark, Murillo broke the deadlock in style, redirecting a corner from Joao Mario with a picture-perfect overhead effort from beyond the penalty spot.
Mario also provided the pass when Rodrigo Palacio burst through the offside trap to make it 2-0 six minutes later.
Chievo draws 0-0 against Genoa, Udinese beats Bologna 1-0
MILAN (AP) — Chievo Verona drew 0-0 against Genoa in Serie A on Monday, thanks in part to Valter Birsa's terrible penalty for the home side.
Birsa should have put Chievo ahead in the 37th minute after Riccardo Meggiorini was fouled by Ezequiel Munoz, but he blazed the spot kick over the crossbar.
Moments earlier, Meggiorini almost scored a stunning goal but saw his overhead kick come off the bar.