Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses: Lawmaker

An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier.

Valentino Rossi taken to hospital after Aragon GP crash
Valentino Rossi taken to hospital after Aragon GP crash

Seven-time premier class world champion Valentino Rossi was taken to hospital after suffering concussion in crashing out of the Aragon Grand Prix on Sunday.

Valentino Rossi wins San Marino MotoGP
Valentino Rossi wins San Marino MotoGP

Italian Valentin Rossi on a Yamaha won the San Marino MotoGP race at Misano on Sunday.

Fiat awards outgoing Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo 26.95 million euro severance
Fiat awards outgoing Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo 26.95 million euro severance

Fiat Chrysler`s outgoing chairman of its sports car division Ferrari will receive a combined severance package of 26.95 million euros ($34.78 million), with nearly half to be paid in a lump-sum by next February, the company said on Wednesday.

Caroline Wozniacki to face Peng Shuai for US Open finals berth
Caroline Wozniacki to face Peng Shuai for US Open finals berth

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki and first-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Peng Shuai will meet for a place in the US Open title match after dominant victories on Tuesday.

Sara Errani outlasts Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to reach US Open last eight
Sara Errani outlasts Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to reach US Open last eight

Sara Errani`s softly-softly approach paid off Sunday as she booked her US Open quarter-final berth with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 victory over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Brendan Rodgers salutes newly disciplined Mario Balotelli
Brendan Rodgers salutes newly disciplined Mario Balotelli

Brendan Rodgers revealed Mario Balotelli has already shown signs of a new-found maturity as the eccentric Italian made his Liverpool debut in a 3-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday.

I'm very enthusiastic about Indian Super League adventure: Alessandro Del Piero
I'm very enthusiastic about Indian Super League adventure: Alessandro Del Piero

Italy's renowned World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero has called the Indian Super League football tournament an "adventure" and said he was "enthusiastic" about embarking on this new journey.