TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini bid goodbye to the Turin club’s fans during a 2-2 draw with Lazio in Serie A on Monday.
After 17 seasons at Juventus, Chiellini recently announced he was leaving at the end of the season — likely for MLS in the United States — and this was the Bianconeri’s final home match of the campaign.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, fresh off its Eurovision victory, released a new music video Sunday of its winning hit “Stefania” that features scenes of war-ravaged Ukraine and women in combat gear, as the annual song contest took on ever more political tones given Russia's war.
MILAN (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra and its members' folk-hip hop anthem to their war-torn nation is the oddsmaker's favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest, an event intended to celebrate diversity and promote friendship among nations.
MILAN (AP) — If his team wins at home on Sunday, Salernitana coach Davide Nicola might need to start preparing for a long journey on the road.
When he was in charge at Crotone, Nicola vowed to ride from the city to Turin on a bicycle if the team avoided relegation from Italy's top tier.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra’s upbeat, melodic entry for this month’s Eurovision Song Contest was written as a tribute to the frontman’s mother.
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Barcelona reached the Women’s Champions League final at the expense of its perfect season on Saturday.
Barcelona lost the second-leg semifinal to Wolfsburg 2-0 in Germany but advanced 5-3 on aggregate.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan took a big step toward defending its Serie A title without even playing on Sunday.
Serie A leader AC Milan was again let down by its poor finishing in a 0-0 draw at Torino, while Napoli lost 3-2 at home to Fiorentina.
MADRID (AP) — Pau Torres’ close-range shot had barely crossed the goal line when Villarreal coach Unai Emery started to celebrate by sprinting in a circle by the bench.
The 85th-minute goal against Juventus in Turin gave the visitors a two-goal lead and practically sealed Villarreal’s spot in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Wednesday.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino captain Andrea Belotti scored to give his team a 1-1 draw at Juventus in a hard-fought Turin derby in Serie A on Friday.
The Italy forward created space for himself by slipping away from a defender and volleyed home Josip Brekalo’s cross from the left in the 62nd minute, canceling out Matthijs de Ligt’s first-half goal for the home side.
BEIJING (AP) — John Shuster began his fifth Olympics as a U.S. flag bearer, leading the defending men's curling champions and the rest of Team USA into the Beijing Games' opening ceremony.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Juventus hosts Torino for the Derby della Mole (Turin Derby) in Serie A. Danilo’s injury-time equalizer at Atalanta on Sunday stretched Juve’s unbeaten run in the league to 11 games, but the “Old Lady” will need the same resilience against its local rival, which has one of the best defenses in Serie A.
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics:
Hilary Knight had a goal and assist, Alex Cavallini stopped 25 shots and the defending Olympic champion United States defeated Finland 4-1 in a women’s hockey semifinal at the Beijing Games on Monday to set up the sixth gold-medal showdown between the Americans and Canada.
BEIJING (AP) — It took Duff Gibson many years to become an Olympic champion.
It took him more years to explain the methodology behind that win.
BEIJING (AP) — Lindsey Jacobellis is finally an Olympic gold medalist.
Let that sink in for a moment because Jacobellis has been trying for 16 years.
Jacobellis helped make the wild sport of snowboardcross famous.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey left Juventus on loan to join Scottish champion Rangers on transfer deadline day.
The 31-year-old Ramsey has another year left on his contract in Turin but a title win for Rangers would likely pave the way for direct entry to the Champions League group stages and raise the possibility of a more permanent transfer.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — It's taken five months but Juventus has finally found a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Coveted striker Dušan Vlahović completed a 70-million-euro ($80-million) transfer from Fiorentina on Friday on his 22nd birthday and will wear the No.
MILAN (AP) — It was a tale of two celebrations in Turin as Juventus beat relegation-threatened Udinese 2-0 in Serie A on Saturday.
Weston McKennie sealed the match 11 minutes from time and the American – a Harry Potter fan – marked the goal with his usual wand celebration.
There wound up being five sliders chosen as part of the U.S. Olympic skeleton team that competed in the 2006 Turin Games.
Of those, four are long retired. Chris Soule stopped sliding after those Olympics.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Josip Brekalo scored twice as Torino beat Fiorentina 4-0 in Serie A on Monday to end the Viola’s five-match unbeaten run.
Wilfried Singo and Antonio Sanabria also scored for Torino, which is unbeaten at home in seven straight matches for the first time since 2016-17.
ROME (AP) — Two building cranes collapsed on a street in the northern Italian city of Turin, killing three construction workers and injuring passersby Saturday, firefighters and news reports said.
Two of the workers died at the scene and their bodies were extracted from the twisted blue metal, firefighters said in a tweet.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus finished atop its Champions League group with a 1-0 win over Malmo on Wednesday.
Moise Kean scored in the 18th minute for his first goal in the Champions League for the Bianconeri.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Croatia became the first team to reach the Davis Cup semifinals after seeing off Italy 2-1 on Monday.
With the singles squared, the top-ranked doubles team of Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic had no trouble seeing off Fabio Fognini and Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-4 in the decider.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — No Davis Cup tennis fans will be allowed in Innsbruck as Austria goes back into lockdown. Capacity will be at 60% in Turin, where Italian children will be occupying vast portions of the stands amid slow ticket sales.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — For the second time this year, Alexander Zverev has denied Novak Djokovic the chance to play for a big trophy.
Following up his win over the top-ranked player in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics, Zverev beat Djokovic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 at the same stage of the ATP Finals on Saturday.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Audacious swinging volley winners. Serve-and-volleying. An ace out wide on his first match point — with his second serve.
Alexander Zverev showed off new, more aggressive, tactics in a dominant 6-4, 6-4 win over second-ranked Daniil Medvedev on Sunday to lift the trophy at the ATP Finals for the second time.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — A year ago, Casper Ruud had just cracked the top 30 in the rankings.
Look at him now.
As the eighth and final qualifier for the ATP Finals, the 22-year-old Norwegian has joined top-ranked Novak Djokovic, No.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Defending champion Daniil Medvedev clinched his place in the ATP Finals semifinals after beating 2018 champ Alexander Zverev on Tuesday to make it two wins out of two in Turin.
Late entrant Jannik Sinner could join him after storming past Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets in the evening match, just hours after replacing Italian compatriot Matteo Berrettini in the tournament.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Five-time champion Novak Djokovic reopened his ATP Finals account and beat Casper Ruud 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Monday.
He’s attempting to match Roger Federer’s record of six titles at the elite season-ending event for the top eight players.
ROME (AP) — Police conducted searches across Italy on Monday against 17 anti-vaccine activists who were allegedly affiliated with a Telegram chat that espoused violence against government, medical and media figures for their perceived support of COVID-19 restrictions.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Strong serving and consistent baseline play propelled U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev to a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 win over first-time qualifier Hubert Hurkacz in the opening match of the ATP Finals on Sunday.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — World champion Anna Shcherbakova of Russia rallied back after a disappointing women’s short program to win gold at the ISU Grand Prix in Italy on Saturday.
The 17-year-old Shcherbakova set a new personal best in the free skate with 165.05 points and totaled 236.78 overall.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Loena Hendrickx of Belgium was the surprise winner of the women's short program at the ISU Grand Prix in Italy on Friday.
Skating to “Caruso”, Hendrickx compiled a personal-best score of 73.52 points.
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic is looking to set more records in his return to competition since his defeat in the U.S. Open final, while the 20-time Grand Slam champion again declined to confirm whether he would play at the Australian Open in January.
MILAN (AP) — Massimilano Allegri’s 200th match in charge of Juventus ended in defeat as Sassuolo scored late to snatch a 2-1 victory in Turin in Serie A on Wednesday.
Maxime Lopez struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time to hand Sassuolo its first-ever victory at Juventus.
LONDON (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev headline the rosters announced Monday for the Davis Cup Finals that begin next month.
Djokovic, a 20-time major champion who fell one win short of a calendar-year Grand Slam in 2021, is joined on Serbia's squad by Filip Krajinovic, Dusan Lajovic, Laslo Djere and Miomir Kekmanovic.
ROME (AP) — Italy’s center-left forces won big in Rome, Turin and several other mayoral runoffs on Monday, dealing embarrassing defeats to the anti-migrant and far-right parties that are hoping to capture Italy's premiership in the next national election.
ROME (AP) — Italian voters were casting ballots Sunday in runoff elections for mayor in Rome, Turin, Trieste and several smaller cities after the first round earlier this month saw populist candidates, including the Italian capital's mayor, largely eliminated.
ROME (AP) — Declared enemies from the very beginning, Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri have never shied away from antagonizing each other.
The coaching masterminds have feuded ever since Mourinho’s very first season in Italy — when the outspoken Portuguese manager was bothered that Allegri won a coach of the year award with Cagliari even though Mourinho had just won his first Serie A title at Inter Milan.
MILAN (AP) — After a difficult few months, France will be hoping its Nations League victory over Belgium is the spark of a recovery heading into the final against Spain in Milan on Sunday.
An incredible comeback in Turin on Thursday saw France recover from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 thanks to a last-minute strike from Theo Hernández.
ROME (AP) — The northern Italian city of Turin will host the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in the spring.
Turin Mayor Chiara Appendino tweeted on Friday that “we have brought to Turin the most followed musical event in the world.”
MILAN (AP) — Two of the European Championship’s biggest disappointments face each other Thursday in the Nations League semifinal in Turin.
Kylian Mbappé and the France team are looking for redemption in the Nations League, much like its opponent Belgium.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday:
Two of the European Championship’s biggest disappointments face each other in the Nations League semifinals in Turin as world champion France takes on top-ranked Belgium.
ROME (AP) — Italy’s center-left forces, spearheaded by the Democrats, were sweeping to victory Monday in Milan and other big city mayoral races while clinching a runoff berth in Rome, where the populist 5-Star Movement's Mayor Virginia Raggi faced a stinging defeat, according to partial vote counts and projections.
TUBIZE, Belgium (AP) — A healthy Kevin De Bruyne was named to Belgium's team on Friday for the Nations League semifinal match against France next week.
The Manchester City midfielder missed recent World Cup qualifiers due to injury, but Belgium coach Roberto Martinez included him on his roster.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Italy forwards Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi ran consistently through the heart of Chelsea’s defense, Romelu Lukaku was held in check, and Juventus convincingly beat the injury-depleted trophy defender 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
MILAN (AP) — Paulo Dybala left the field in tears shortly after scoring to set Juventus on the way to a 3-2 victory over Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday.
Dybala has endured a number of muscular injuries over the years and it appeared as if he had suffered another one after pulling up suddenly.
ROME (AP) — A six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in northern Italy is at the center of a bitter custody battle between his maternal grandparents in Israel and his paternal relatives in Italy, who claim the child was flown without their permission to Israel over the weekend.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — The third event of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating, formerly the Cup of China, has been moved to Turin, Italy.
The International Skating Union made the announcement Friday of the switch for the Nov.
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.
MADRID (AP) — Expanding the Davis Cup Finals to more venues will help attract more fans and avoid some of the late finishes that hurt the revamped event’s first edition, organizers said Thursday.
Madrid was the sole host of the inaugural edition of the restructured Davis Cup Finals in 2019.