Last-place Cremonese hires Ballardini as coachJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Last-place Cremonese hired Davide Ballardini on Sunday as its new coach, one day after the Serie A club fired Massimiliano Alvini.
Ballardini, who arrives along with his staff, has been given a contract until June 2024.
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Etzebeth, Kriel, Mapimpi back for Springboks vs EnglandNovember 22, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — South Africa restored regulars Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel and Makazole Mapimpi to start against England in their year-ending rugby test on Saturday at Twickenham.
No. 8 Evan Roos was picked ahead of Kwagga Smith for his second test start.
Erasmus banned again for attacking match officialsNovember 17, 2022 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — South African official Rassie Erasmus was suspended again by World Rugby on Thursday for his unrelenting hostility toward match officials.
World Rugby suspended South Africa's director of rugby from any involvement in the Springboks' matchday against Italy in Genoa this weekend and against England at Twickenham next week.
Italy makes 2 changes for South Africa after historic winNovember 17, 2022 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy has made two changes to the team to face South Africa on Saturday following the historic victory over Australia.
Prop Pietro Ceccarelli and hooker Giacomo Nicotera will line up alongside Danilo Fischetti in a revamped front row for the test in Genoa.
Springboks’ Du Toit banned 3 weeks after headbutting DantyNovember 17, 2022 GMT
DUBLIN (AP) — South Africa flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit was suspended for three weeks on Thursday for headbutting France center Jonathan Danty.
Du Toit was already not considered by the Springboks for the test against Italy this weekend in Genoa, and also misses the England test next week in London, and another game to be decided.
Bocchetti given first Serie A head coaching job at VeronaOctober 13, 2022 GMT
VERONA, Italy (AP) — Former Italian and Russian league center back Salvatore Bocchetti was handed his first senior-level head coaching job by Hellas Verona in Serie A on Thursday.
Bocchetti replaces Gabriele Cioffi, who was fired on Tuesday after four straight losses left the club in the relegation zone.
Thiago Motta to replace Mihajlović as Bologna’s coachSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Former Paris Saint-Germain and Italy midfielder Thiago Motta will be named Bologna’s new coach, replacing the fired Siniša Mihajlović.
Napoli signs Argentina forward Simeone on loan from VeronaAugust 18, 2022 GMT
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Napoli signed Argentina forward Giovanni Simeone on loan from Hellas Verona on Thursday.
The 27-year-old Simeone — the son of Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone — has already taken part in his first training session with his new teammates.
Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy’s Morandi BridgeJuly 7, 2022 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Fifty-nine people went on trial Thursday for the 2018 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, accused of manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 43 people.
The defendants include former executives and technical experts of the company that manages many of Italy’s bridges and highways, as well as former officials of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
Slovakia midfielder Kucka returns home from Italy’s ParmaJune 23, 2022 GMT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia midfielder Juraj Kucka has returned home after more than 13 years to join Slovak champion Slovan Bratislava after playing for Watford in the English Premier League last season.
Italian police seek Pakistanis tied to 2020 attack in ParisJune 7, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Authorities in the northwestern Italian port city of Genoa on Tuesday were executing arrest warrants on 14 Pakistani citizens linked to the man who stabbed two people in September 2020 outside the former offices in Paris of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine.
Oldani earns first professional win, López keeps Giro leadMay 19, 2022 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian cyclist Stefano Oldani claimed his first professional victory by winning the 12th and longest stage of the Giro d’Italia while Juan Pedro López kept the pink jersey on Thursday.
Trial is ordered for 59 in deadly collapse of Genoa bridgeApril 7, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — A judge in Genoa on Thursday ordered all 59 defendants to stand trial for the deadly 2018 collapse of a heavily used highway bridge in that Italian port city which sent cars and trucks plunging into the dry riverbed below.
Berardi reaches 100 Serie A goals as Sassuolo beats SpeziaMarch 18, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Domenico Berardi scored twice, including his 100th goal in Serie A, and Sassuolo beat Spezia 4-1 on Friday to keep alive its chances of securing a Europa League spot.
Sassuolo moved up to ninth place and just five points from the Europa League spots amid a six-match unbeaten run.
AC Milan and Inter Milan each held to draws in Serie AFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Serie A leader AC Milan and defending champion Inter Milan were held to draws by opponents in the lower half of the standings on Friday.
Italy Under-21 left back Destiny Udogie equalized with his first Italian league goal as Udinese secured a 1-1 draw at Milan — less than a week after the Rossoneri were held at last-placed Salernitana to 2-2.
Genoa hires Blessin as coach to replace ShevchenkoJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Genoa hired German coach Alexander Blessin on Wednesday to replace the fired Andriy Shevchenko.
The 48-year-old Blessin signed a contract until 2024 after Genoa, currently struggling in Italy's top tier, paid his release clause from Belgian soccer club Oostende.
MATCHDAY: Milan can move top in Italy with win over SpeziaJanuary 16, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
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.
Genoa fires Shevchenko as coach after just 2 monthsJanuary 15, 2022 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Genoa fired Andriy Shevchenko as coach on Saturday, just two months after hiring the former AC Milan and Chelsea forward.
Shevchenko won just one of his 11 matches in charge, leaving Genoa in penultimate place in the Serie A standings, five points from safety.
Nearly 55, Japan soccer great Miura joins another pro clubJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura has been signed up by another professional soccer club at the age of 54.
Miura's enduring career will head into its 37th season after he joined Suzuka Point Getters, a team in the fourth tier of Japanese soccer.
Italy court awards Costa Concordia passenger over $100,000December 29, 2021 GMT
ROME (AP) — An Italian court has ordered Costa Crociere cruise line to pay 92,700 euros ($105,000) to a passenger who was aboard the Costa Concordia when it crashed and capsized off Tuscany in 2012, in one of the few civil lawsuits to have reached a verdict against the company.
Soccer great Andriy Shevchenko named as Genoa coachNovember 7, 2021 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Genoa hired former AC Milan and Chelsea forward Andriy Shevchenko as coach on Sunday, a day after firing Davide Ballardini.
The 45-year-old Shevchenko signed a contract until June 2024.
Genoa fires Ballardini as coach after 1 win in 12 matchesNovember 6, 2021 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Genoa fired coach Davide Ballardini on Saturday after just one win in 12 league matches this season.
The news came the day after a 2-2 draw at Empoli that left Genoa in the 18th spot in Serie A ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.
Żurkowski shines for Empoli in 2-2 draw with GenoaNovember 5, 2021 GMT
ROME (AP) — Substitute Szymon Żurkowski set up one goal then scored another for Empoli in a 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Genoa in Serie A on Friday.
Flavio Bianchi equalized for Genoa in the 89th, perhaps saving the job of Genoa coach Davide Ballardini.
Italy’s northwest Liguria area hit by floods, mudslidesOctober 4, 2021 GMT
ROME (AP) — Heavy rain battered Liguria, the northwest region of Italy bordering France, causing flooding and mudslides on Monday in several places. No casualties were reported.
The hardest-hit city was Savona, on the Ligurian Sea coast.
Genoa, Italy’s oldest soccer club, sold to American companySeptember 23, 2021 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The oldest soccer club in Italy is the latest in a growing number of Serie A teams with North American owners.
Genoa, which was founded in 1893, was sold to the private investment firm 777 Partners, the club announced Thursday, in a deal reportedly worth 150 million euros ($175 million).
Juventus, Inter, Milan lead Serie A contendersAugust 19, 2021 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Juventus is favored to regain its Italian league title, partly because of defending champion Inter Milan’s financial difficulties.
Inter opens the new season at home against Genoa on Saturday, while Juventus plays Sunday at Udinese.
Jurić replaces Nicola as coach at TorinoMay 28, 2021 GMT
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino named Ivan Jurić as its new coach on Friday, with the Croatian signing a three-year contract at the Serie A club.
Jurić had coached Hellas Verona for the last two seasons, steering the small club to two top-half finishes in Serie A.
Claudio Ranieri to leave Sampdoria despite top-half finishMay 21, 2021 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Claudio Ranieri will leave Sampdoria despite coaching the team to a top-half finish in Serie A this season and helping the squad avoid relegation last year.
The coach made the announcement Friday, a day before Sampdoria hosts Parma in the final round of the season.
Countdown begins to discover where Columbus came fromMay 19, 2021 GMT
MADRID (AP) — Was Christopher Columbus really from Genoa, in Italy? Or was he Spanish? Or, as some other theories have it, was he Portuguese or Croatian or even Polish?
A definitive answer to the question of where the famous explorer came from could be just five months away as international scientists on Wednesday launched an effort to read the DNA from his remains and identify his geographic origin.
Juve beats Inter to keep alive CL bid, Atalanta qualifiesMay 15, 2021 GMT
ROME (AP) — Juventus kept alive its Champions League qualification hopes by winning at Serie A champion Inter Milan 3-2 on Saturday, when Atalanta clinched a place in Europe’s premier competition.
Atalanta consolidated second place in the Italian league beating Genoa 4-3 and can no longer finish outside the top four.
Conte celebrates goal with players, Inter 11 points aheadApril 11, 2021 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan continued the march to its first Serie A title in more than a decade as it beat relegation-threatened Cagliari 1-0 on Sunday...
Club quarantines prevent players from joining national teamsNovember 8, 2020 GMT
ROME (AP) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a hat trick for Roma on Sunday and is in perfect form entering the international break.
Too bad he won't be allowed to join Armenia on Monday for decisive Nations League games against regional rivals Georgia and North Macedonia...
Mancini names 41-man Italy squad amid virus concernsNovember 7, 2020 GMT
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini named a 41-man squad on Saturday for the Azzurri’s upcoming matches as there are question marks over a number of players due to coronavirus concerns...
1st Mediterranean cruise sets sail after virus testsAugust 16, 2020 GMT
ROME (AP) — Cruise ship passengers had their temperatures checked and took COVID-19 tests Sunday so they could set sail on what is being billed as the first Mediterranean cruise after Italy's pandemic lockdown...
Italy survey finds irritability, anxiety in locked-down kidsJune 16, 2020 GMT
ROME (AP) — A survey conducted in Italy on the psychological impact of coronavirus lockdowns on children has quantified what many parents observed during weeks cooped up at home: kids were more irritable, had trouble sleeping and for some of the youngest, wept inconsolably and regressed developmentally...
List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemicMay 2, 2020 GMT
Round 1 from March 19-22, no spectators. Competition from March 22 suspended...
Ship captain arrested in probe of arms trafficking to LibyaFebruary 20, 2020 GMT
ROME (AP) — Authorities in northern Italy arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship on suspicion of international arms trafficking Wednesday while they investigate if the vessel transported tanks, rockets and other weapons from Turkey to Libya...
Another infant boy in Italy dies after home circumcisionApril 3, 2019 GMT
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...
La Scala struck falling bridge from ‘Attila’ after GenoaNovember 30, 2018 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Director Davide Livermore had envisioned a falling bridge to emphasize a dramatic encounter in Verdi's "Attila," which opens La Scala's season next week with a new production...
Italy’s leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43August 18, 2018 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city...
Anger engulfs families as Italy buries its bridge victimsAugust 17, 2018 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims' hometowns...
Bridge collapse highlights Italy’s aging infrastructureAugust 16, 2018 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Collapsed concrete, twisted metal, crushed cars.
While the disaster in Genoa was the deadliest in recent years, Italy has seen other bridge and highway collapses that have raised alarm about the state of its aging transportation infrastructure...
The Latest: Bridge collapse death toll lowered by 1 to 38August 16, 2018 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):...
The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapseAugust 16, 2018 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local):...
Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39August 16, 2018 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame...
The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26August 15, 2018 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local):
Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa...
Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26August 14, 2018 GMT
MILAN (AP) — A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel...
24M tablets of opiate linked to IS fighters seized in ItalyNovember 3, 2017 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities say they have seized 24 million tablets of an opioid painkiller that were bound for Libya and which international narcotics experts suspect the Islamic State group has been selling and giving its fighters...
Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffsJune 25, 2017 GMT
ROME (AP) — Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big cities up for grabs...
Sampdoria and Genoa draw Serie A derby match 1-1February 24, 2015 GMT
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Sampdoria drew 1-1 at home to Genoa in a Serie A derby on Tuesday that left the two sides level on points in the fight for a European place.
Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.