Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs.
Clapton’s upcoming shows in Zurich on Tuesday and Milan on Wednesday will be rescheduled, he announced on his Facebook page and official online site. The 77-year-old rocker tested positive following his concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 8.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan is coping better without its veteran talisman than Inter Milan. And that's bad news for defending champion Inter heading into the final four matches of the Italian league season.
ROME (AP) — For four months, Inter Milan had been pointing to its postponed match at Bologna as a chance to gain ground in the title race.
Yet a goalkeeping blunder handed Bologna a 2-1 win Wednesday as Inter wasted a lead and a chance to reclaim the Serie A lead.
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Liverpool starts as the big favorite against Villarreal in the first leg of the semifinals but won't be underestimating the Spanish team, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.
MADRID (AP) — Serbia and Spain will square off in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals, organizers said after holding a draw on Tuesday.
That could mean a matchup of Novak Djokovic against Rafael Nadal when their nations play as part of Group B along with Canada and South Korea in Valencia from Sept.
ROME (AP) — A spectacular overhead kick from Álvaro Morata led to a stoppage-time score for Juventus to draw with nine-man Bologna 1-1 in Serie A on Saturday.
Morata’s acrobatic effort was going wide until Dušan Vlahović met it with a header at the far post that found the target to salvage a point for the Bianconeri.
MILAN (AP) — Marko Arnautović has grown up.
In his second spell in Italy, Arnautović is showing signs of having transformed from the 20-year-old who so frustrated José Mourinho to a leader on and off the pitch.
MADRID (AP) — The latter stages of the Davis Cup Finals will be played in the southern Spanish city of Málaga in November, organizers said Wednesday.
The revamped tennis competition will remain in Spain after the first two editions were played in Madrid.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Marko Arnautović could have had a hat trick but for the crossbar as Bologna beat relegation-threatened Sampdoria 2-0 in Serie A on Monday.
Bologna broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when Aaron Hickey crossed for Mitchell Dijks at the back post and he knocked it down for Arnautović to bundle over the line from point-blank range.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan is a club reborn on and off the soccer field.
Three years ago, Milan finished fifth in Serie A and was forced to withdraw from the following season’s Europa League because of UEFA financial fair play breaches.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan missed the chance to pull three points clear at the top of Serie A as it was held to a 0-0 draw by Bologna on Monday.
The result left Milan just one point ahead of second-place Napoli with seven matches remaining.
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Arsenal will return to the Premier League top four by avoiding defeat at Crystal Palace. Tottenham went above Arsenal, its north London rival, on goal difference by thrashing Newcastle 5-1 on Sunday.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan halted its poor run of form in the best possible way by beating fierce rival Juventus 1-0 to boost its Serie A title chances and hinder its opponent’s own hopes on Sunday.
Hakan Çalhanoğlu converted a penalty at the second time of asking in first-half stoppage time.
VERONA, Italy (AP) — In a match between two teams still getting players back from coronavirus outbreaks, Hellas Verona beat Bologna 2-1 in Serie A on Friday.
Nikola Kalinic headed in the winner in the 85th to finish off a counterattack.
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AC Milan can move into top spot in Serie A with a win at home to relegation-threatened Spezia. Victory would send the Rossoneri a point above defending champion Inter, albeit having played a match more than their bitter rival.
CAGLIARI, Italy (AP) — Substitute Gastón Pereiro set up one goal and scored a stoppage-time winner as relegation-threatened Cagliari again came from behind to beat Bologna 2-1 in Serie A on Tuesday.
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Placed in quarantine by local health authorities, mid-table Bologna has had virtually no training ahead of a Serie A game at relegation-threatened Cagliari.
MILAN (AP) — Serie A’s 20 clubs voted unanimously on Saturday to reduce stadium attendance to a maximum of 5,000 spectators for two rounds amid rising coronavirus cases.
That’s lower than the current 50% permitted by the Italian government.
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The Italian league resumes after a two-week winter break with Juventus hosting Napoli in the marquee match amid a full slate of games.
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released a rights activist Wednesday after he spent nearly two years in jail in a case that has drawn significant international attention, a rights group said.
Patrick George Zaki walked free from a police station in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, a day after a court there ordered his release pending trial, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Tuesday ordered the release pending trial of a rights activist who has been imprisoned for nearly two years in a case that has drawn significant international attention, a rights group said.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Bologna moved up to mid-table after beating last-placed Cagliari 2-0 in Serie A on Monday.
Lorenzi De Silvestri and Marko Arnautovic scored second-half goals as Bologna ended a three-match winless run.
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Lorenzo Insigne converted two penalties to help Napoli beat Bologna 3-0 Thursday and move back level with AC Milan at the top of the Serie A table.
MILAN (AP) — Late goals from Zlatan Ibrahimović and Ismaël Bennacer spared AC Milan major embarrassment as it scraped a 4-2 win in Serie A at Bologna, which played for more than half an hour with nine men on Saturday.
ROME (AP) — Inter Milan’s attack might be better off without Romelu Lukaku.
The Nerazzurri are spreading the scoring around more and playing as a more cohesive unit since Lukaku left for European champion Chelsea.
ROME (AP) — Even without Romelu Lukaku and Antonio Conte, Inter Milan seems intent on successfully defending its Serie A title.
The Nerazzurri completely overwhelmed visiting Bologna 6-1 on Saturday to extend their unbeaten start to the Italian league.
CAIRO (AP) — The trial of an Egyptian activist and researcher who has been imprisoned for over a year and a half began Tuesday, his lawyers said. His case has drawn significant international attention, particularly in Italy, where he studied, and has become a high-profile example of the country's many people who are detained indefinitely without due process.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Sweden midfielder Mattias Svanberg scored late for Bologna to beat Hellas Verona 1-0 in Serie A on Monday and extend its unbeaten start to three matches.
The victory put Bologna level with defending champion Inter Milan and Udinese, two points behind leaders Roma, AC Milan and Napoli.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Unchecked poverty and ignorance help fundamentalist violence to take hold easily, Pope Francis said as he urged fellow religious leaders and others to counter the phenomenon by promoting schooling.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with three impeccably dressed Italian children he is credited with saving as the Nazis retreated northward in 1944.
ROME (AP) — Intense heat baking Italy pushed northward towards the popular tourist destination of Florence Friday while wildfires charred the country's south, and Spain appeared headed for an all-time record high temperature as a heat wave kept southern Europe in a fiery hold.
ROME (AP) — Bologna’s extensive porticoes, dating back to the 13th century and still very much part of the city’s everyday life, have been added to the World Heritage List.
At a meeting in China on Wednesday, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, the U.N.
ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers on Wednesday formally called on the government to grant citizenship to an Egyptian student and human rights activist enrolled at an Italian university, who has been jailed in Cairo for nearly 1 ½ years.
MILAN (AP) — Seven-time European champion AC Milan is back in the Champions League after an eight-year break. And Juventus also narrowly qualified on the final night of Serie A on Sunday.
Two penalties from Franck Kessie helped Milan to a 2-0 win at Atalanta, which had already claimed a top-four spot along with Serie A champion Inter Milan.
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Rodrigo Palacio equalized in the 82nd minute to give Bologna a 2-2 draw at Verona on Monday in a game between two midtable teams in Serie A.
Palacio met a cross at the far post with an outstretched leg to rescue a point with his fifth goal of the season.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan, Napoli and Juventus will have to wait until the final day of the season to see which two teams qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Milan, which is bidding to return to Europe’s elite after an eight-year absence, could only draw 0-0 against Cagliari on Sunday to leave it level on points with Napoli after Gennaro Gattuso’s side won 2-0 at Fiorentina.
ROME (AP) — Juventus lost its grip on first place in Serie A to Lazio on Saturday and the eight-time defending champion will have to wait more than a week — possibly even longer — to try and get it back...
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors Saturday extended the detention of an activist and vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, the activist's lawyer said.
Police detained Patrick George Zaki, 28, an Egyptian student at the University of Bologna in Italy, after he arrived in Cairo earlier this month on what was supposed to be a brief visit home.
CAIRO (AP) — Police transferred an Egyptian activist who was arrested upon arrival at the Cairo airport from Italy to a “less favorable” detention facility Thursday, a local rights group said, just as his parents showed up for visiting hours.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — A dual U.S.-Italian citizen who cut her political organizing teeth on two Barack Obama campaigns is emerging as the latest rising star in Italian politics...
ROME (AP) — The Italian news agency ANSA is reporting that another infant boy has died in Italy as the result of a circumcision performed at home...