More weapon-carrying Ajax fans stopped by Italian police
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Another 60 weapon-carrying Ajax supporters have been stopped by Italian police, bringing the total to more than 100.
The fans were stopped aboard buses on the outskirts...
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local):
Among those watching with horror as fire engulfed the iconic Notre Dame...
Ajax wins 2-1 at Juventus to reach Champions League semi
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo shook his head as he walked off the field, while the Ajax players and staff celebrated with their fans long after the final whistle.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Italian police stopped 54 weapon-carrying Ajax supporters on the eve of Tuesday's Champions League match against Juventus and will escort them out of the country.
MILAN (AP) — Milan's Malpensa Airport was temporarily closed by a drone flying near a terminal, forcing four planes to be redirected to nearby airports.
Juventus: Ronaldo’s injury ‘apparently minor’
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus says Cristiano Ronaldo only sustained an "apparently minor" injury when playing for Portugal but did not offer a timeline for his return.
Valtteri Bottas: “I’m going to beat everyone this year”
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Last season's Formula One campaign was so demoralizing for Valtteri Bottas that he got drunk to forget all about it.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been fined but avoided a ban after making an obscene gesture during a Champions League match against Juventus.
Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon, dies at 91 in Turin
ROME (AP) — Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli and a 20th-century symbol of elegance and beauty, died Saturday at her family home in Turin, in Italy's northern Piedmont region,...
Hamilton still full of drive as he chases 6th F1 world title
TURIN, Italy (AP) — At the age of 34 and with five world titles, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is still showing no sign of waning motivation.
Italian minister insists Alpine train tunnel not derailed
ROME (AP) — The leader of one of Italy's ruling parties says a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps is on track for completion but the project might be modified.
Juventus beats Frosinone 3-0 to go 14 points clear
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus warmed up for the Champions League round of 16 in the best possible way on Friday, easing to a 3-0 win over Frosinone to move 14 points clear at the top of Serie A.
The result was decided early after goals from Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Bonucci in the first 16 minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo then added his league-best 19th goal as Juventus continued its seemingly unstoppable march to a record-extending eighth successive Serie A title.
High-speed tunnel project divides Italy’s ruling populists
SAINT-MARTIN-LA-PORTE, France (AP) — A strategic European Union project to build a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps, meant to speed journeys between France and Italy, could dead-end as Italy's populists squabble.
Effort to save Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy this week to celebrate a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project 50 years ago and heard of cultural sites facing similar threats now.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa unhurt after car crash
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus and Brazil winger Douglas Costa has escaped unhurt after he was involved in a car crash.
The incident occurred on Monday on a motorway in northern Italy as Douglas Costa was returning to Turin.
His Jeep was involved in a collision with a Fiat Punto, and the driver of that car was taken to hospital for minor injuries.
Juventus draws with Parma, Napoli beats Sampdoria in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is uncharacteristically leaking goals and coach Massimiliano Allegri is concerned ahead of the Champions League last 16, where they face Atletico Madrid.
For the second time in a week, Juventus conceded three goals as Parma fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 in stoppage time in Turin on Saturday in Serie A.
Italy’s Salvini backs EU train line opposed by govt partner
MILAN (AP) — Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said he supports a review of a high-speed railway project stalled by protests for decades but thinks the project should be completed despite opposition to it by his government coalition partner, the 5-Star Movement.
AP Interview: Milan-Cortina bid can revolutionize Olympics
ROME (AP) — It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites.
The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential to revolutionize the Winter Games and leave a new blueprint for the future.
Juventus coach says Ronaldo ‘calm’ as rape case goes forward
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is "very calm" amid the latest developments in a case of alleged rape involving an American woman, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Friday.
Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of the allegation by Kathryn Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet.
The Latest: Police seek Italy’s help in Ronaldo rape case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on police Las Vegas seeking a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo in a investigation of a 2009 rape claim (all times Pacific):
Las Vegas police say investigators are asking Italian authorities to obtain a DNA sample from soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in an ongoing rape investigation.
The department issued a statement Thursday confirming "an official request" was sent to Italy. That's where Ronaldo plays for a soccer club in Turin.
Rome zoo opens new area for African penguins
ROME (AP) — A new area for penguins opened at Rome's Bioparco zoo on Thursday.
The 18 African penguins arrived in the Italian capital from zoos in Turin, northern Italy, and Bristol, England.
The transfer was part of the European Endangered Species Program, which aims to preserve a population of healthy endangered animals in captivity.
Pope shakes up Vatican communications operations
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis announced Tuesday a shakeup of the Vatican's communications operations, replacing the longtime editor of the Holy See newspaper and naming a prominent Italian journalist to coordinate the editorial line of all Vatican media.
Andrea Tornielli, Vatican reporter for Turin daily La Stampa, was named to the new position of editorial director for the Dicastery of Communications, responsible for coordinating the Vatican's editorial operations.
Landmark Juve goal brings out contrasting sides of Ronaldo
MILAN (AP) — Juventus reached another landmark this weekend — and it was fitting that Cristiano Ronaldo was the player to do it.
But contrasting sides of the five-time world player of the year were on show in the Turin derby.
Ronaldo converted a 69th-minute penalty in Saturday's 1-0 win at Torino as Juventus became the first club to score 5,000 goals in Serie A.
Swimmers hit world body FINA with California antitrust case
Three Olympic and world champion swimmers have filed an antitrust suit in California challenging governing body FINA's control of organizing competitions.
The legal challenge is the latest faced by Olympic bodies from athletes seeking greater prize money and more say in running their sport.
Inter needs to win, Juventus barely seems to care
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan really needs to win. Juventus barely seems to care.
A victory for Inter in the Derby d'Italia would slightly slow Juventus' steady march to an eighth-straight Serie A title, but Friday's match isn't even the Turin team's most significant upcoming game.
Juventus will travel to Switzerland to face Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday with the group lead on the line.
Italy prosecutor admonishes Salvini over mafia arrest tweet
ROME (AP) — Donald Trump isn't the only politician to court trouble with his tweets.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini received an unprecedented admonition from the chief prosecutor of Turin after he tweeted that police had arrested 15 Nigerian "mafiosi" when, according to the prosecutor, the operation was still underway.
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Juventus beats Valencia 1-0 to progress to round of 16
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo set up Mario Mandzukic for the winning goal as Juventus secured a spot in Champions League knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Valencia on Tuesday.
Ronaldo got away from his marker with some quick footwork before rolling the ball across for Mario Mandzukic to tap into the net in the 59th minute.
Swim meet canceled after FINA’s threat to ban athletes
GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing conflict between swimmers and their world governing body, an international swimming meet was canceled on Thursday after threats to ban athletes who took part seeking better prize money.
The Italian swim federation called off the Dec. 20-21 competition it was organizing in Turin, saying it acted to protect athletes from FINA.
Manchester rivals get big wins in Champions League
GENEVA (AP) — It was Manchester's night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant goal — a volley from a long pass that dropped into his path over his right shoulder — was set to give Juventus victory against his former club with minutes to play in Turin.
Pogba has no regrets about United move ahead of Turin return
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Paul Pogba insists he has no regrets about leaving Juventus to rejoin Manchester United.
Pogba was signed by United for a then-world record fee of $116 million from Juventus in 2016, ending a four-year spell at the Italian club during which he won four Serie A titles and two Italian Cup trophies.
Italy demands to know if French police dumped migrants
ROME (AP) — Italy has asked France for "clarifications" about reports that a French police truck crossed the border and dropped off two presumed migrants in the woods near Turin before returning to France.
The Italian Foreign Ministry said Monday it contacted the French ambassador in Rome for information "about the possible entry" of the truck at Claviere on Friday night.
Torino lets slip 2-goal lead but beats Frosinone 3-2
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino edged Frosinone 3-2 in a thrilling match which saw the visiting team come from two goals down but ultimately fall to its sixth successive defeat in Serie A on Friday.
There was little sign of what was to come in a cagey first half. Andrea Belotti hit the post early on before Tomas Rincon gave Torino the lead in the 20th minute with a precise strike into the bottom left corner.
Dybala’s hat trick helps Juventus beat Young Boys 3-0
TURIN, Italy (AP) — No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem for Juventus.
Paulo Dybala filled in for the star by scoring his first Champions League hat trick to give the Italian team a 3-0 victory over Young Boys on Tuesday.
With Ronaldo watching from the stands after getting his first red card in the competition in the previous round, Dybala rediscovered the scoring form that saw the Argentina international score 22 Serie A goals last season.
Ancelotti putting his mark on Napoli; Roma struggling
MILAN (AP) — Carlo Ancelotti is beginning to put his mark on Napoli.
Ancelotti replaced Maurizio Sarri in the offseason and immediately began making changes.
He has shifted Marek Hamsik back to a deep-lying playmaker role, and moved Lorenzo Insigne to a more central position. He also deployed a 4-4-2 formation against Torino rather than Sarri's preferred 4-3-3.
With Turin out, Italy moves forward with Milan-Cortina bid
ROME (AP) — Italy's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Following Turin's exclusion, the Italian Olympic Committee is sending a delegation featuring Milan and Cortina representatives to meet with IOC leaders on Wednesday.
The move comes after government undersecretary and sports delegate Giancarlo Giorgetti told the Senate on Tuesday that the three-city proposal "is dead."
Workers, execs and politicians bid farewell to late Fiat CEO
TURIN, Italy (AP) — The heir to Fiat's founding family paid an emotional farewell to Sergio Marchionne, the late CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles telling mourners Friday that "he taught all of us ... to have the courage to change."
In a eulogy at a packed Turin Cathedral, John Elkann, his voice cracking, echoed Marchionne's indefatigable work ethic in his eulogy, saying "never take a break or a deep breath after a victory, because life doesn't stop."
Ronaldo draws another blank as Juventus beats Lazio 2-0
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Two games, zero goals. Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't even score from four meters (yards) on Saturday.
The Juventus forward was, however, able to offer a wry smile at his misfortune as he threw his hands up in the air.
Ronaldo seemed certain to open his Serie A account in the 75th minute of the 2-0 victory against Lazio.
Ronaldo’s debut in Turin sets stage for more goals
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo often scores goals. In Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo always scores goals.
The Juventus forward, who will be making his home debut for his new club on Saturday, is still looking to score his debut goal for the Italian champions. And as luck would have it, the team is finally ready for its home opener.
Ronaldo has played in Turin three times, and he has scored in every match.
Cristiano Ronaldo says move to Juventus was ‘destiny’
TURIN, Italy (AP) — For Cristiano Ronaldo, it was "destiny" to join Juventus as he tries to become only the second player to win the Champions League with three different clubs.
Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid to Juventus in the offseason in a Serie A record 112 million euro (then $131.5 million) deal.
Osakue makes discus final at European Championships
BERLIN (AP) — Only days after being injured in an apparent racist attack, Italian athlete Daisy Osakue reached the women's discus final at the European Athletics Championships.
The 22-year-old Osakue, who was born in Italy to Nigerian immigrant parents, finished third in her qualifying round on Thursday with a throw of 58.73 meters. She will next compete for a medal in Saturday's final at the Olympic Stadium.
MILAN (AP) — Italy will launch a three-city bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Turin and Cortina.
The Italian Olympic Committee announced the move on Wednesday, having decided a joint bid was more cost effective. It was unanimously voted for by the CONI board.
Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, however, has criticized the decision and says that while his city would still be willing to host Olympic events, it will not be involved in the governance of the bid.
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says two memorial services will be held for the late CEO Sergio Marchionne (Mar-key-OHN-nay), one in Italy and another in the U.S.
The Italian service will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Turin Cathedral near the company's Italian headquarters. It will be open to the public.
The U.S. service is Sept. 27 at the U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, near Detroit. It is not clear whether the public is invited.
ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobile after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery, the company announced Saturday.
Marchionne, a 66-year-old Italian-Canadian, joined Fiat in 2004 and led the Turin-based company's merger with bankrupt U.S. carmaker Chrysler. Manley, 54, had been heading the Jeep brand since June 2009 and the Ram brand from October 2015 and has been with the company since 2000.
ROME (AP) — Police in northern Italy have recovered two paintings stolen in 2017, a Renoir and a Rubens.
Carabinieri art-squad police displayed the paintings for reporters Friday in Monza, a city in the northern Lombardy regional of Italy.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — An ice-cream flavor in his honor, a pizza named after him, queues to buy his shirt: For some, Cristiano Ronaldo is as important as the Pope.
Juventus made shockwaves over the world on Tuesday when it completed the signing of Ronaldo from Real Madrid for a Serie A record of 112 million euros, with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner signing a four-year deal with the Italian champion.
MILAN (AP) — Italy will bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics despite having withdrawn two bids to host the Summer Games in Rome.
The Italian Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that Cortina, Milan, and Turin have put themselves forward and the bid city will be decided on at its next meeting, on Aug. 1 or Sept. 10.
An evaluation committee of 11 people, including the president of the Italian ski federation and a CONI vice president, will carry out feasibility studies and draw up a report for the board.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Goalkeeper Mattia Perin has transferred to Juventus as a replacement for departed captain Gianluigi Buffon.
Juventus announced the move Friday, saying it will pay Genoa a 12 million euro ($14 million) transfer fee plus another 3 million euros in eventual bonuses.
The 25-year-old Perin has spent most of his career at Genoa besides a couple loan spells and is also a member of Italy's national team.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — The Netherlands scored late to hold 10-man Italy to 1-1 in a friendly in Turin on Monday.
Nathan Ake headed in two minutes from time to cancel out Simone Zaza's opener.
Italy played the final 21 minutes a man down after defender Domenico Criscito was harshly sent off for a poor last-man tackle.
Both teams, which used to be powerhouses of football, failed to qualify for the World Cup and it was not hard to see why.
ROME (AP) — A regional train plowed into a big-rig truck stopped on the tracks outside the northern Italian city of Turin late Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring 18, authorities said. Rescuers worked through the night to make sure no passengers were trapped in the wreckage.