Turin - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Turin Key players behind Monaco's French title win PARIS (AP) — Such was Monaco's extraordinary versatility and the level of teamwork instilled by coach Leonardo Jardim that it is hard to narrow down the team's most influential players. Here is a look at the main contributors to Monaco's first league title since 2000 and eighth overall: RADAMEL FALCAO Falcao's return from mediocrity and frustration with M... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:49:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:49:00Z Much-vaunted Monaco attack meets its match against Juventus MONACO (AP) — Monaco's much-vaunted attack finally met its match against a supremely efficient Juventus team in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. The Italian champion showed there is a considerable gulf in class between the two sides, winning 2-0 to strike a significant blow heading into next Tuesday's return leg in Turin. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 02:07:00 GMT 2017-05-04T02:07:00Z Schick strikes again as Sampdoria draws 1-1 at Torino TURIN, Italy (AP) — Patrik Schick scored another stunning goal as his Sampdoria side drew 1-1 at Torino on Saturday in Serie A. Schick has enjoyed a meteoric rise since joining from Sparta Prague in the offseason, with the Czech Republic forward emerging as one of Europe's hottest prospects and drawing attention from top clubs. The 21-y... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:36:00 GMT 2017-04-29T21:36:00Z Paulo Dybala signs new 5-year contract at Juventus TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus forward Paulo Dybala signed a five-year contract extension with the Serie A champions on Thursday. The Turin-based club said Dybala had renewed his contract until June 30, 2022, topping off a fantastic week for the Argentina international, who scored two goals in Juve's 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:03:00 GMT 2017-04-13T14:03:00Z Barcelona has another mountain to climb after losing 1st leg TURIN, Italy (AP) — Barcelona has to do it all over again. After a historic comeback in the last round, the Spanish club needs another match of epic proportions to reach the Champions League semifinals following Tuesday's 3-0 loss at Juventus. Juventus will, of course, be favored in the second leg on April 19, but still fresh in everyon... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:12:00 GMT 2017-04-12T11:12:00Z Napoli beats Lazio 3-0 in battle for Champions League place MILAN (AP) — Lorenzo Insigne atoned for a glaring first-half miss to help Napoli win 3-0 at Lazio in Serie A on Sunday and all but guarantee his team a spot in next season's Champions League. Jose Callejon marked his 200th appearance for Napoli with the opening goal as Maurizio Sarri's team moved seven points clear of fourth-place Lazio. ... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-04-09T21:48:00Z Italian court: No rape happened since woman didn't scream ROME (AP) — Italy's justice minister has reportedly asked officials to look into a case in which a court acquitted a man of raping a woman because she didn't scream. The Italian news agency ANSA said Thursday that Minister Andrea Orlando has asked ministry inspectors to begin checking into the case. ANSA said a court in Turin had ruled ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:27:00 GMT 2017-03-23T21:27:00Z Italy's anti-establishment 5-Stars pull ahead of Democrats ROME (AP) — Like elsewhere in Europe and in the U.S., Italy has seen a rising tide of anti-establishment sentiment — and an eclectic grassroots movement is aiming for early elections and 40 percent of the vote now that polls have placed it well ahead of the ruling but fractured Democratic Party. Italians are increasing looking to comic Beppe Grillo's 5-St... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:44:00 GMT 2017-03-22T18:44:00Z Serie A's top goal-scorers meet as Inter visits Torino MILAN (AP) — Joe Hart should be afraid, very afraid. The England goalkeeper faces Italy's most in-form attack on Saturday when his Torino side welcomes Champions League-chasing Inter Milan to the Stadio Olimpico. Inter, which has won four of its past five Serie A matches, has 12 goals in its past two games, including a 7-1 humiliation o... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:52:00 GMT 2017-03-16T16:52:00Z Juventus beats Porto 1-0 to reach Champions League quarters TURIN, Italy (AP) — Paulo Dybala's penalty set Juventus on its way to a 1-0 win over 10-man Porto on Tuesday and a place in the Champions League quarterfinals. A day after he said it was his "dream" to score past veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Dybala converted from the spot in the 42nd minute after Maxi Pereira was sent off for handling the ball on the goal line. ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:58:00 GMT 2017-03-14T22:58:00Z Porto fans let off fireworks outside Juventus headquarters TURIN, Italy (AP) — A group of Porto fans exploded fireworks outside the headquarters of Juventus in Turin ahead of the teams' Champions League match on Tuesday. Police arrived immediately and the situation was swiftly under control, without any reported arrests. Around a hundred fans were still gathered around the offices after the inc... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:28:00 GMT 2017-03-14T17:28:00Z Juventus focused on winning the Champions League MILAN (AP) — With a sixth straight Serie A title looking likely and another Italian Cup final on the horizon, Juventus has become almost obsessively focused on the Champions League. There is a feeling in Turin that victory in Europe would crown its resurrection from relegation to Serie B in 2006 following a match-fixing scandal. But first, Juventus needs to get past FC Porto... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:04:00 GMT 2017-03-13T13:04:00Z Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber ROME (AP) — Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin. The cabbies marched through Rome and protested in front of parliament, at the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Party and finally a... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:14:00 GMT 2017-02-21T16:14:00Z Juventus beats Palermo 4-1 to go 10 points clear in Serie A TURIN, Italy (AP) — Paulo Dybala orchestrated his former side's destruction as Juventus beat relegation-threatened Palermo 4-1 to move 10 points clear in Serie A on Friday. Dybala, who also hit the post, scored two and set up another against the side that brought him to Italy from Argentina. The 23-year-old didn't celebrate after his goals. ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:30:00 GMT 2017-02-17T23:30:00Z Criminal charge dropped against Fiat scion in New York City NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a criminal charge against the playboy grandson of the Italian founder of Fiat Automobiles accused of falsely claiming he was being held against his will by an escort in New York City. The Manhattan district attorney's office said Wednesday that it had declined to prosecute Lapo Elkann and had no further comment. Th... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:13:00 GMT 2017-01-25T20:13:00Z Italian Open golf moved from Rome to club near Turin ROME (AP) — The first Italian Open golf tournament with a 7 million euro ($7.5 million) purse has been moved from the Olgiata club in Rome to the Royal Park I Roveri club outside Turin in October. The Italian Golf Federation made the announcement without explanation on Tuesday. Funding for major events in Italy has become an issue after... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:57:00 GMT 2017-01-24T19:57:00Z Rome's 5-Star mayor admits errors after poor survey showing ROME (AP) — Rome's embattled mayor, the highest-profile elected official of the populist 5-Star Movement, has gone on national television to admit to a series of errors that landed her in second-to-last place in an annual survey of Italy's mayors. Mayor Virginia Raggi acknowledged making poor personnel choices, but insisted that the important thing was to... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-01-17T22:07:00Z Belotti shines again but Torino still can't beat AC Milan TURIN, Italy (AP) — Italy forward Andrea Belotti has three goals in three matches against AC Milan this season but his Torino club can't beat the Rossoneri. Milan came back from two goals down to draw at Torino 2-2 in Serie A on Monday, four days after eliminating the "Granata" from the Italian Cup. Belotti and Marco Benassi put Torino ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:57:00 GMT 2017-01-16T22:57:00Z Ireen Wust wins 5th women's all-around title BRUSSELS (AP) — Ireen Wust won her fifth European all-around title in dominating style on Saturday, proving the Dutch veteran should still be a formidable force at next year's Winter Games. Wust won the first three of four races and already held a huge lead going into the closing 5,000 meters, where she skated a controlled race behind Czech Martina Sablikova, who won the dis... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 16:16:00 GMT 2017-01-07T16:16:00Z Italy's PM: Berlin market attacker radicalized in prison MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday that there are no indications the Tunisian fugitive from the Berlin Christmas market attack, who was shot dead near Milan, had any significant contacts in Italy. Italian investigators have been trying to determine whether Anis Amri tapped a jihadi network in Italy, his European port of entry when ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:29:00 GMT 2016-12-29T18:29:00Z Worley wins 2nd straight giant slalom as Shiffrin loses lead SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Tessa Worley won her second straight World Cup giant slalom Saturday after first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin struggled in her second trip down the 2006 Turin Olympics course. Charging after placing third in the opening run, Worley captured her 10th career giant slalom win to match the French record set by Carole Merle between 1988 and 1993. ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:19:00 GMT 2016-12-10T14:19:00Z 'A match for men': Turin derby isn't just Buffon vs. Hart ROME (AP) — Italy's best goalkeeper opposite one of the best foreigners at the position. Serie A's top imported forward against Italy's most in-form striker. With matchups like Gianluigi Buffon against Joe Hart in goal and Gonzalo Higuain facing Andrea Belotti in attack, Sunday's Turin derby will have plenty of individual star quality. ... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:12:00 GMT 2016-12-09T10:12:00Z Belotti agrees to 100 million euro escape clause at Torino TURIN, Italy (AP) — Italy forward Andrea Belotti has extended his contract with Torino until 2021 and agreed to a 100 million euro ($106 million) escape clause. Torino president Urbano Cairo made the announcement at an award ceremony Sunday, shortly after the Turin club lost 2-0 at Sampdoria. Cairo says the escape clause would only have... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:43:00 GMT 2016-12-04T20:43:00Z Juventus ends Atalanta's dream run in Serie A with a 3-1 win ROME (AP) — Since the end of September, no one had been better in Serie A than Atalanta. Relying on a long list of promising young players, many of them developed in the club's youth academy, Atalanta had put together six consecutive wins and a nine-match unbeaten streak. The Bergamo club's streak ended Saturday with a 3-1 loss at Juven... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:47:00 GMT 2016-12-03T22:47:00Z Police: Fiat scion arrested after false report in New York NEW YORK (AP) — The stylish grandson of the Italian founder of Fiat Automobiles falsely claimed he was held against his will by an escort with whom he had spent two days consuming drugs and alcohol in New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Lapo Elkann, 39, was arrested Saturday night outside a Manhattan public housing c... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:21:00 GMT 2016-11-29T22:21:00Z