Football: Hodgson hands Kane full debut against Italy

Tottenham`s Harry Kane is set for his full England debut alongside Wayne Rooney in a friendly against Italy on Tuesday.

Amanda Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends

Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said on Sunday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.

Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger
Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.

Williams sisters ready to lead US in Fed Cup tie against Italy
Williams sisters ready to lead US in Fed Cup tie against Italy

Serena and Venus Williams plan to play for the US Fed Cup team in the World Group playoff tie next month against Italy, Serena said Saturday.

 Late goals save day for Netherlands, Italy
Late goals save day for Netherlands, Italy

The Netherlands and Italy needed late equalisers to earn draws in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday, while Gareth Bale inspired Wales to a fine win in Israel that left them top of their group.

Amanda Knox: 'Full of joy' after her acquittal in Italy

American Amanda Knox said outside her mother`s Seattle home on Friday night that she was "full of joy" following her acquittal by Italy`s top court for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Trio to leave England squad, Danny Welbeck doubtful
Trio to leave England squad, Danny Welbeck doubtful

England manager Roy Hodgson revealed on Friday that Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner will all drop out of the squad for next week`s friendly with Italy.

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court
Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

Italy`s top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama.

Italy clears Knox and Sollecito of Kercher murder

Italy`s top court on Friday cleared Amanda Knox of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama.

Italy's Claudio Marchisio ruled out with knee ligament injury
Italy's Claudio Marchisio ruled out with knee ligament injury

Italy and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is set to be ruled out for several months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in training with the national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Friday.

Pensioner given USD 16mn Picasso 'for act of kindness'

Italian police are trying to establish the true owner of a Picasso painting worth 15 million euros (USD 16 million) after confiscating it from a pensioner who says he was given it for free.

Judges consider verdict as Knox murder case nears finale

Judges at Italy`s top court retired to chambers Friday to consider whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is facing another spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed he had suffered a muscle tear in his hip.

Antonio Conte primes Juve-inspired Italy for Bulgaria
Antonio Conte primes Juve-inspired Italy for Bulgaria

World Cup flops Italy look to continue their strong start to Euro 2016 qualifying when they face Bulgaria away in a Group H clash that could revive memories of coach Antonio Conte`s spell at Juventus.

Italy court told Knox conviction case perfect, ruling delayed

 An Italian prosecutor told the country`s top court Wednesday that Amanda Knox`s conviction for the sensational murder of British student Meredith Kercher was "beyond reproach".

Amanda Knox to learn fate in Italy murder conviction

Italy`s top court was set to rule Wednesday on Amanda Knox`s murder conviction, opening the door either to a messy extradition battle or a chance for the American to finally clear her name.

Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence
Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called on Marco Verratti to take the next step towards replacing Andrea Pirlo as the Azzurri`s midfield orchestrator ahead of this weekend`s Euro 2016 qualifier away to Bulgaria.

Wayne Rooney happy to be back with England squad
Wayne Rooney happy to be back with England squad

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is happy to be back with the England squad ahead of the nation's Euro 2016 qualifiers game against Lithuania and an international friendly against Italy. 

Chinese takeover of Pirelli met with resignation in Italy

The takeover of tyre maker Pirelli by a Chinese firm sparked feelings of bitterness and resignation in Italy on Monday, as the cash-strapped country prepared to relinquish an iconic part of its industrial heritage.

Azzurri coach Antonio Conte happy to pick players born outside Italy
Azzurri coach Antonio Conte happy to pick players born outside Italy

Italy coach Antonio Conte believes that players of Italian descent should be free to decide whether they want to play for the "azzurri".