Posts Tagged Italy

Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

Overall leader Italy's Vincenzo Nibali gets ready to leave for a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.

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Evra transfers from Manchester United to Juventus

TURIN, Italy (AP) — France left back Patrice Evra has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Italian champion Juventus.

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Fognini apologizes for ethnic slur during match

ROME (AP) — Italy’s Fabio Fognini has apologized for using an ethnic slur toward Serbian opponent Filip Krajinovic during a second-round loss at the Hamburg Open.

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Referee: Kramer was disoriented after blow to head

Germany's Christoph Kramer gets hit in the face by Argentina's Ezequiel Garay shoulder (2) while pinned between Garay and Marcos Rojo during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

ROME (AP) — Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in the World Cup final, according to the match’s referee.

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