Milan - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Milan Keisuke Honda says he will leave AC Milan MILAN (AP) — Looking to regain his place on Japan's national team, Keisuke Honda says he will leave AC Milan when the Serie A season ends next weekend. After scoring with a free kick in Milan's 3-0 win over Bologna on Sunday, Honda posted on Twitter in Italian: "Dear Milanisti, thank you. Thank you for these 3 1/2 years which were a constant challenge but which permitted me ... Mon, 22 May 2017 10:56:00 GMT 2017-05-22T10:56:00Z Juventus clinches record 6th straight Serie A title ROME (AP) — Juventus clinched a record sixth straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Crotone in the penultimate round on Sunday. Mario Mandzukic gave Juventus the lead 12 minutes in by redirecting a cross from Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala scored with a precise free kick shortly before the break and Alex Sandro added another with a header near the end.... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-05-21T20:46:00Z How Juventus claimed its 6th straight Serie A title MILAN (AP) — Juventus keeps on breaking records. And it set another one on Sunday when it clinched an unprecedented sixth successive Serie A title, with one game to spare, following a 3-0 win over Crotone. It is the first time since Serie A was founded in 1929 that a club has won six straight titles. Juventus won five straight from 1931... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:52:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:52:00Z Populist campaign for minimum income draws Italian marchers ROME (AP) — The head of Italy's populist 5-Star Movement led thousands in a 15-mile march Saturday to demand a guaranteed minimum income for citizens as the party seeks to widen its appeal in hopes of clinching the national power for the first time. Comic Beppe Grillo described the march between the Perugia and Assisi, another Umbrian town 25 kilometers (... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:58:00 GMT 2017-05-20T14:58:00Z Soldiers, officer injured by assailant at Milan station MILAN (AP) — Italian investigators are looking into whether a 20-year-old man who attacked and injured two soldiers and a police officer at the Milan train station has ties to Islamic extremists. The man, identified as Tommaso Ben Yousef Hosni, allegedly pulled out two knives and attacked law enforcement late Thursday when they asked to see identification. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:01:00 GMT 2017-05-19T17:01:00Z Inter's struggles even include fan walkout MILAN (AP) — Winless in eight matches, Inter Milan is losing even the hardcore fans. The Italian team, which won the Champions League title in 2010, has been struggling this year and is currently working under its fourth coach since August. On Sunday, fan fury boiled over when many of the most ardent supporters walked out during a 2-1 l... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:17:00 GMT 2017-05-18T17:17:00Z New ATP event for 21-and-unders will test new tennis rules ROME (AP) — Four-game sets. A clock counting down between points. No lets. And free crowd movement during matches. A whole new set of tennis rules will be tested by the ATP Tour during a new season-ending tournament for the top 21-and-under players in Milan in November. "This is o... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:13:00 GMT 2017-05-16T20:13:00Z Atalanta returns to Europe after 26 years; Spal promoted ROME (AP) — Atalanta conceded a late equalizer and drew with regional rival AC Milan 1-1 in Serie A on Saturday but still celebrated its return to Europe after 26 years. Atalanta is fifth, six points ahead of Milan with two rounds remaining. The fourth- to sixth-placed clubs qualify for the Europa League, a competition that Atalanta has... Sat, 13 May 2017 21:15:00 GMT 2017-05-13T21:15:00Z Italy expels Tunisian with ties to Berlin attacker MILAN (AP) — Italy has expelled a 36-year-old Tunisian who had maintained contacts with the Berlin Christmas market attacker. The Interior Ministry said Saturday that the Tunisian was identified after the attacker, Anis Amri, was shot to death near Milan following the Berlin truck attack that killed 12. The ministry says the man, whose ... Sat, 13 May 2017 13:11:00 GMT 2017-05-13T13:11:00Z Totti's penultimate home match could see Juventus win title MILAN (AP) — The question on just about everyone's mind in Italy at the moment is: Will Francesco Totti retire at the end of the season? Totti, who turns 41 in September, is widely expected to call it quits at the end of the season and move into a director's role at Roma, where he has spent his entire career. However, when he was asked ... Thu, 11 May 2017 18:24:00 GMT 2017-05-11T18:24:00Z Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues BERLIN (AP) — What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Three games left, three points needed. That's the task facing Chelsea in a Premier League title race it has dominated since November. Chelsea's first opportunity to clinch the trophy comes at West Bromwich Albi... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:40:00 GMT 2017-05-11T11:40:00Z Roberto Cavalli names new creative director MILAN (AP) — The Roberto Cavalli fashion house has named British designer Paul Surridge as creative designer, making his debut with the womenswear spring-summer 2018 collection to be shown in September. Surridge said Wednesday that he is honored to have contributed "a new chapter to the Roberto Cavalli universe, which positively celebrates the beauty, sen... Thu, 11 May 2017 09:59:00 GMT 2017-05-11T09:59:00Z Inter sacks coach Stefano Pioli, brings in youth team coach MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan has sacked coach Stefano Pioli after five defeats in its past six matches, replacing him with youth team coach Stefano Vecchi for the final three matches of the season. The Serie A club announced the decision with a statement on Tuesday, thanking "Stefano and his team for the dedication and hard work carried out at the club over the last six months i... Tue, 09 May 2017 21:13:00 GMT 2017-05-09T21:13:00Z Obama: Private sector is key to tackling climate change MILAN (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama says he's "confident that the United States will continue to move in the right direction" on climate change despite his successor's pledges to undo many of his policies. On his first foreign foray since leaving office, Obama told an audience Tuesday at a Milan conference on food innovation in Italy that busi... Tue, 09 May 2017 16:58:00 GMT 2017-05-09T16:58:00Z Once again, Juventus looking for European greatness MILAN (AP) — Once again, Juventus is out to prove itself on the European stage. The Italian champions, who host Monaco on Tuesday in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals after a 2-0 victory in the first match, are trying to reach their second final in three years. "We deservedly occupy a position of prominence in Europe," J... Mon, 08 May 2017 13:29:00 GMT 2017-05-08T13:29:00Z Dzeko scores 2 as Roma wins 4-1 at beleaguered AC Milan MILAN (AP) — Edin Dzeko scored twice to help Roma to a 4-1 victory at AC Milan on Sunday and keep the capital side's title chances mathematically alive. It was his 27th league goal of the season and the Bosnia-Herzegovina forward needs just two more to equal Rodolfo Volk as the Roma player with the most goals in a Serie A season. Volk set the target as far back as the 1930-3... Sun, 07 May 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-05-07T22:08:00Z Susan Sarandon, Courtney Love hobnob at Prada Cruise show MILAN (AP) — Susan Sarandon and Courtney Love hobnobbed Sunday in the front row of Prada's first-ever runway show for the midseason Cruise line, which featured frothy pastel looks as pretty as the pastries in the brand's Marchesi cafe downstairs. Sarandon zipped over for the show from Los Angeles, where she is working on the Showtime series "Ray Donovan."... Sun, 07 May 2017 17:41:00 GMT 2017-05-07T17:41:00Z Higuain rescues draw for Juventus against 10-man Torino MILAN (AP) — Juventus' record winning streak at home was ended by 10-man Torino 1-1 in an enthralling Derby della Mole on Saturday. Adem Ljajic's sublime 52nd-minute free kick looked to have given Torino a rare derby victory but Juventus escaped thanks to substitute Gonzalo Higuain's stoppage-time strike. Four minutes after Torino score... Sat, 06 May 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-05-06T22:15:00Z Ferrari posts record first quarter on V12 sales MILAN (AP) — Luxury Italian sports carmaker Ferrari on Thursday announced a record first quarter as sales of its V12 models boosted profits 60 percent. Ferrari, based in the northern Italian city of Maranello, reported net profits of 124 million euros ($136 million) in the first quarter, up from 78 million euros a year earlier. Ferrari ... Thu, 04 May 2017 17:41:00 GMT 2017-05-04T17:41:00Z Google agrees to pay $335 million in Italy tax dispute MILAN (AP) — Italian tax officials say Google has agreed to pay 306 million euros ($335 million) to settle an ongoing tax dispute. Google has been under investigation by Milan prosecutors for the tax years 2009-2013, one of several European probes looking into the tax practices of international companies. Tax officials said the settlement announced Thursday al... Thu, 04 May 2017 17:18:00 GMT 2017-05-04T17:18:00Z Roma loses appeal against 2-match ban for Kevin Strootman ROME (AP) — Roma's appeal against Kevin Strootman's two-match ban has been rejected, meaning the midfielder will miss matches against AC Milan and Juventus. The Italian soccer federation's appeal court rejected Roma's attempt to overturn the suspension Thursday, confirming the decision to ban Strootman for his dive during Sunday's derby match against Lazio. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:56:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:56:00Z Treble-chasing Juventus could clinch title this weekend MILAN (AP) — Nobody seems capable of stopping Juventus, at home or abroad. After taking a step closer to the Champions League final on Wednesday, Juventus can secure an unprecedented sixth straight Serie A title this weekend if results go its way. The team is also in the Italian Cup final, where it will face Lazio, and there is the feel... Thu, 04 May 2017 12:53:00 GMT 2017-05-04T12:53:00Z Quintana kicks off attempt at rare Giro-Tour double MILAN (AP) — Nairo Quintana is attempting to do what Alberto Contador couldn't. The Colombian is bidding to become the first rider since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. Contador had the same aim two years ago but finished fifth in the Tour after winning the Giro. Quintana's challen... Wed, 03 May 2017 08:59:00 GMT 2017-05-03T08:59:00Z Italy to loan Alitalia $650 million as it seeks a new buyer MILAN (AP) — Struggling Italian air carrier Alitalia entered its second period of bankruptcy protection in a decade on Tuesday with the government approving a 600 million-euro ($650 million) bridge loan to keep the airline operating as it seeks a new buyer. The move came after the Alitalia board acknowledged the failure of a government-brokered relaunch p... Tue, 02 May 2017 22:17:00 GMT 2017-05-02T22:17:00Z Champions League semifinals: Spotlight on Juventus MILAN (AP) — A closer look at Juventus ahead of its Champions League semifinal against Monaco on Wednesday. SEASON SO FAR: Juventus is looking to match the Inter Milan side of 2010 and complete a rare treble. Massimiliano Allegri's team has again dominated domestically and is heading for an unprecedented sixth success... Mon, 01 May 2017 03:12:00 GMT 2017-05-01T03:12:00Z Lazio wins 3-1 at Roma as Napoli closes gap to 1 point MILAN (AP) — Lazio won 3-1 at Roma in a controversial derby in Serie A on Sunday to leave its neighbors in the capital looking nervously over their shoulders. Roma remained second, nine points behind Juventus with four rounds left, and third-place Napoli closed the gap to just one point. "Ugly incidents led to an ugly Roma," Roma coach ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-04-30T21:08:00Z Berlusconi released after receiving stitches due to fall MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi received stitches to his upper lip after falling outside a restaurant where he was celebrating his elder son's birthday, the news agency ANSA reported Saturday. TV images showed Berlusconi holding a cloth over his mouth as he left the Madonnina clinic Saturday afternoon. The 80-year-old, three-time for... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:12:00 GMT 2017-04-29T12:12:00Z Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: GERMANY With only the Bundesliga left to play for after losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League and Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup, Bayern Munich hopes to wrap up a record fifth straight title as soon as possible. It could happen on Saturda... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-04-27T17:33:00Z Totti out to 'destroy' Lazio in what could be his last derby MILAN (AP) — Roma great Francesco Totti is out to "destroy" Lazio in what could be his last derby. Totti's contract runs out at the end of the season and the 40-year-old forward is likely to retire and move upstairs into a director's role at the club where he has spent his entire career. "It's a different match to all the others," Totti... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:39:00 GMT 2017-04-27T11:39:00Z Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves MILAN (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported Wednesday that its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third, with all regions contributing except Latin America, which posted losses. The Italian-American carmaker made a net profit of 641 million euros ($700 million) in the first three months of 2017, up 34 percent from 478 million euros in the same period las... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:03:00 GMT 2017-04-26T18:03:00Z