ROME (AP) — Lazio has been handed a suspended sentence of a partial stadium closure for one match for their fans' racist abuse against AC Milan.
MILAN (AP) — The Italian league's governing body has vowed to do "everything in our power" to wipe out racism in soccer after another incident.
Video shows Lazio fans’ racist chants aimed at Bakayoko
ROME (AP) — A video has emerged of Lazio fans directing a racist chant at AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The video posted on the Gazzetta dello Sport website shows fans singing,...
Inter ends poor run with 3-2 win at Milan; Juve loses
MILAN (AP) — Crisis-hit Inter Milan enjoyed a morale-boosting 3-2 win over AC Milan in an entertaining Derby Della Madonnina on Sunday to move back above its city rival in the Serie A...
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.
Milan signs Bakayoko on loan from Chelsea with option to buy
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan has signed French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan from Chelsea.
The Italian club says it also has the option to buy Bakayoko on a permanent basis.
Bakayoko moved to Chelsea in 2017 for 43 million euros ($51 million) after winning the French league title with Monaco.
LONDON (AP) — Five teams to keep an eye on in the English Premier League, which starts on Friday.
Antonio Conte ignited the first managerial feud of the season when he said that Chelsea must avoid "a Mourinho season" as the champions seek to defend their Premier League title.
Conte was referring to Chelsea's implosion under Jose Mourinho during the 2015-16 season when the Portuguese was fired before the halfway point as the team failed to defend its title.
Monaco starts title defense with 3-2 win over Toulouse
MONACO (AP) — Monaco lost key players during the offseason but not its fighting spirit as the French champion started its title defense with a 3-2 win over Toulouse on Friday after twice coming from behind.
Kamil Glik scored the winner with 20 minutes left after Jemerson and Radamel Falcao leveled twice for the hosts in the opening game of the season.
PARIS (AP) — Monaco has made a lot of money this summer on the transfer market, and the French league champions' bank accounts could look even better in a few weeks if Kylian Mbappe leaves for Real Madrid.
It's on the football pitch, though, where pundits wonder how the Principality club will cope with the wave of departures.
Manchester United signs Nemanja Matic from Chelsea
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United signed midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on Monday on a three-year contract.
The 28-year-old Serb rejoins former manager Jose Mourinho after playing a key role when the Portuguese coach guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in the 2014-15 season.
"I am delighted to have joined Manchester United," Matic said. "To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn't turn down."
Monaco sold another member of its young squad that thrilled European soccer last season when France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko joined Chelsea on Saturday.
The English champion didn't disclose the fee for the 22-year-old central midfielder, who has signed a five-year deal.
"I have grown up watching Chelsea," Bakayoko said. "Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood."
PARIS (AP) — The last time Fabinho did not play for Monaco, the French league leader was thrashed by Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 in the League Cup final this month.
The midfielder won't be playing on Wednesday either, when Monaco hosts Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarterfinal. Monaco leads 3-2 from the first leg in Germany, but its chances of advancing without Fabinho, who is serving a suspension, have dropped.
World Cup qualifying in Europe: State of play in groups
LONDON (AP) — As World Cup qualifying reaches the midway point in Europe, The Associated Press looks at the state of the groups. The winners qualify automatically while the second-place teams go into playoffs.
France coach Didier Deschamps will be without the world's most expensive player against Luxembourg. Even without the suspended Paul Pogba, there is little reason for the leaders to be worried.
France midfielder Pogba ruled out of Spain friendly
PARIS (AP) — France midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of a friendly international against Spain later this month because of a hamstring injury.
Pogba will be out for about 15 days. The French football federation said in a statement on Saturday that France coach Didier Deschamps called up Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko instead.
Pogba, the world's most expensive player at 105 million euros, hobbled off the pitch during Manchester United's 1-0 midweek win over Rostov in the Europa League.