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  • Allegri begins Juve title defence with win

    Massimiliano Allegri silenced the doubters as champions Juventus beat Chievo 1-0 in the former AC Milan coach's first Serie A game in charge of the Old Lady of Turin. Last season's runners-up Roma also began with a victory as Rudi Garcia's team beat Fiorentina 2-0, with Radja Nainggolan and…

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  • Chelsea wins big to capitalize on City slip-up

    Chelsea secured a third straight win in the English Premier League by beating Everton 6-3 to top the early standings while Juventus began its title defense in Italy with a victory over Chievo Verona. Here is the best of the action from Europe's top leagues: --- ENGLAND Chelsea showed off its…

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  • Soccer-Serie A results and standings

    Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Saturday Saturday, August 30AS Roma 2 Fiorentina 0 Chievo Verona 0 Juventus 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 AS Roma 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 2 Juventus 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 ------------------------- AC Milan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Atalanta Bergamo 0…

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  • Soccer-Serie A summaries

    Aug 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Serie A matches on Saturday AS Roma 2 Radja Nainggolan 28, Gervinho 90+3 Fiorentina 0 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 40,000- - -Chievo Verona 0 Juventus 1 Cristiano Biraghi 6og Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 11,000- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Sunday, August 31…

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  • Batistuta asked legs be cut off to relieve pain

    Former star Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina's record goal scorer for the national team, says he once asked a doctor to amputate his legs to relieve intense pain in his ankles. Batistuta, speaking in a television interview in Argentina, said the pain suffered after retiring in 2005 became so intense…

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  • Soccer-Milan agree two-year Torres loan with Chelsea

    (Adds details, statement) MILAN, Aug 29 (Reuters) - AC Milan agreed a two-year loan deal with Chelsea for misfit striker Fernando Torres on Friday but the Spaniard has yet to agree terms and decide to end his London nightmare. Milan are desperate for a cut-price but big-name forward after selling…

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  • Crew-Impact Preview

    After a relatively quiet first three MLS seasons, Justin Meram has been one of the biggest reasons why the Columbus Crew have turned things around offensively. As Meram looks to score in a career-best fourth straight match, the visiting Crew try to continue climbing the Eastern Conference ladder…

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  • Roma's American CEO keeps euphoria in check

    Yet recently, the word has begun popping up in animated discussions inside Rome's myriad coffee bars and on the city's impassioned sports-talk radio stations. The talk - and not only in the capital - is that Roma can put together a serious challenge for the Serie A title this season. The euphoria…

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  • Sunderland-Queens Park Rangers Preview

    Three games into the season, the prospects are already looking bleak for Harry Redknapp's Queens Park Rangers as they head into their match Saturday versus Sunderland. Beaten 1-0 by Hull City on the opening weekend, QPR were taken apart by Redknapp's former club Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday with…

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  • Soccer-Former Argentina international Cambiasso joins Leicester

    Former Argentina and Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has joined Leicester City on a one-year deal, the English Premier League club said on Thursday. Cambiasso, 34, was a free agent after being released in the close-season by Inter, where he spent 10 years and won five Serie A titles and…

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  • Soccer-Udinese sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Evangelista

    SAO PAULO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Serie A club Udinese have signed Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Evangelista for 4 million euros ($5.27 million), the Brazilian club said on their website (www.saopaulofc.net) on Thursday. The 19-year-old played 33 times and scored two goals for Sao Paulo but has been…

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  • Pirlo sidelined for a month

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo will miss the first month of Serie A action after picking up a hip injury, the Italian champions confirmed on Thursday. "Thirty days should be necessary for a complete recovery," the club said in a statement. Pirlo hurt his right hip during a friendly against…

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  • Conte departure from Juventus could alter Serie A

    ROME (AP) -- The Italian league opens this weekend with a full slate of matches, a couple key coaching changes and some notable absences.

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  • Villa and QPR fall victim to League Cup giantkillers

    A fine curling effort by journeyman Adam McGurk heaped the pressure on English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp as fourth tier Burton beat them 1-0 in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday. QPR, who came into the game on the back of a 4-0 hammering by…

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  • Benatia completes move to Bayern Munich

    Moroccan international defender Mehdi Benatia completed his medical on Wednesday and signed a five year deal with Bayern Munich to seal his move from Serie A side Roma. "I had some great times at Roma but I've been waiting impatiently for this new chapter in my life," added Benatia. Bayern said…

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