IMG deal doubles Serie A’s income from international rights

MILAN — Italy’s soccer league has made a switch and assigned its international TV rights predominantly to IMG for 371 million euros ($437 million) per season — nearly double the value of the previous deal. The agreement covers the next three Serie A seasons through 2020-21. The previous deal was for 190 million euros ($224…


Serie A: Juventus rest stars ahead of Barca trip, rout Chievo

One eye on the Champions League? No problem for Juventus against Chievo.

Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ wins Golden Lion at Venice

VENICE, Italy — Guillermo del Toro’s monster thriller ‘The Shape of Water’ has won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion. A jury led by American actress Annette Bening chose the film from among 21 competing at the 74th annual festival — an edition where the world’s social divisions and the spectre of…

Juve rests players ahead of Barca trip and beats Chievo 3-0

TURIN, Italy — Juventus rested top players ahead of the Champions League and still eased to a 3-0 victory over Chievo Verona to maintain its perfect start to the Serie A on Saturday. Second-half goals from Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain sealed the win after an own goal by Chievo midfielder Perparim Hetemaj. Juventus visits…

Rape victim said to ID brothers in Italy beach town attack

ROME — Italian media say a transgender rape victim has identified as being among her attackers two Moroccan teenagers who also are suspected of raping a Polish tourist. Italian state television and the ANSA news agency say the Peruvian woman identified the pair, who are brothers, on Saturday at the police station in the Adriatic…

Stroll to become youngest F1 driver to start on front row

MONZA, Italy — Canada’s Lance Stroll keeps setting Formula One records — and he’s only 18. In June, the Williams driver became the youngest rookie to finish on the podium after placing third in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. On Sunday, he’ll become the youngest driver to start a race from the front row. Stroll qualified… […]

UEFA qualifying wrap: Spain tops Italy, Woodburn paces Wales

Ben Woodburn’s debut for Wales was probably everything he could have ever hoped for, and much more. The Liverpool youngster helped Wales to a 1-0 win over Austria on Saturday, as the 17-year-old scored a tremendous strike from distance with 16 minutes remaining in regulation. 201 more words