ROME (AP) — It was exactly the type of performance that Gianluigi Buffon had in mind when he decided to return to Juventus in the unaccustomed role of a reserve.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Harry Kane smashed the winning goal from the halfway line as Tottenham beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus 3-2 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Gianluigi Buffon is back at Juventus.
The longtime Bianconeri goalkeeper signed a one-year contract with Juventus on Thursday, with the deal reportedly worth 1.5 million...
MILAN (AP) — Juventus extended its lead in Serie A to 11 points after beating Fiorentina 3-0 on Saturday.
Rodrigo Bentancur and Giorgio Chiellini scored and Cristiano Ronaldo added a late penalty to condemn Fiorentina to its first defeat of the season.
Fiorentina dominated for large periods and tested Wojciech Szczesny several times before Juventus doubled its lead and essentially sealed the result.
LONDON (AP) — Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has finalized a move to English Premier League club West Ham while on national-team duty at the World Cup.
The 33-year-old Fabianski has left Swansea, which was relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, to join West Ham on a three-year deal. He has made more saves than any other goalkeeper over the last four seasons in the English top flight.
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.
ARLAMOW, Poland (AP) — Robert Lewandowski and Wojciech Szczesny will lead Poland's World Cup campaign after being included as expected in the final 23-man squad.
Coach Adam Nawalka named 35 players in his preliminary squad for the tournament in Russia, and managed to whittle it down before FIFA's deadline on Monday.
Poland is preparing for its first World Cup appearance since 2006, meaning Lewandowski and Szczesny will be making their debuts.
While all about him lost their heads, Cristiano Ronaldo kept his.
Yet again he stepped up for his club, Real Madrid, while Gianluigi Buffon, at the tail end of 17 seasons of loyal service to Juventus, let his down with a tantrum rightly punished with a red card.
Ronaldo showed he can wait, and not be tired of waiting, as Buffon's replacement, Wojciech Szczesny, took an age to ready his gloves and prepare himself for the penalty kick that referee Michael Oliver awarded correctly.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus closed the gap on Serie A leader Napoli back to just one point as the six-time defending champion eased past Genoa 1-0 on Monday.
Douglas Costa scored in the 16th minute, the first conceded by Genoa in five league matches. It was a less than convincing performance from Juventus but it was never really troubled, as goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny — standing in for the still-injured Gianluigi Buffon — was little more than a spectator.
Medhi Benatia scored against his old club to help Juventus beat title rival Roma 1-0 on Saturday and move to within a point of leader Napoli in one of the tightest Serie A races in years.
Earlier, Napoli fought back to beat Sampdoria 3-2 in a match in which Marek Hamsik became the club's all-time leading scorer with his 116th.
Juventus moved four points above Inter Milan, which had a penalty saved in a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo.
Roma remained fourth, seven points behind Napoli but with a game in hand.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus rested top players ahead of the Champions League and still eased to a 3-0 victory over Chievo Verona to maintain its perfect start to the Serie A on Saturday.
Second-half goals from substitute Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain sealed the win after an own goal by Chievo midfielder Perparim Hetemaj.
Juventus visits Barcelona in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.
LONDON (AP) — A guide to the teams and key movement of players ahead of the new English Premier League season, which starts on Friday:
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Last season: 5th
Nickname: The Gunners
Ground: Emirates Stadium
Main signings: Defender Sead Kolasinac (Schalke), striker Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)
Main departures: Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus), striker Yaya Sanogo (Toulouse)
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus' transfer campaign has taken another hit with the announcement that Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick will not be joining the club due to a reported heart problem.
The Champions League runner-up says it "confirms that, in agreement with Sampdoria, it has decided not to finalize the transfer."
Schick began medical exams with Juventus in June and was checked again last week.
MILAN (AP) — Roma won the battle for second place in Serie A as it beat AC Milan 1-0 on Monday to move three points clear of the Rossoneri and four behind league leader Juventus.
Radja Nainggolan scored the only goal shortly after the hour. Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saved a first-half penalty from M'Baye Niang.
MILAN (AP) — It might be just days before his 40th birthday but Roma forward Francesco Totti is showing no signs of slowing down.
On Wednesday, Totti was handed his first start in almost exactly a year and he helped his side to a 4-0 win over newly-promoted Crotone.
Totti, who will celebrate his landmark birthday next Tuesday, did not get on the scoresheet himself but he lit up the Stadio Olimpico early in the second half with a splendid long-range pass for Roma's third of the night.