• Napoli president hopes players rested against Man City

    ROME (AP) — Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis would like to see some key players rested against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday in preparation for Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash with Inter Milan in Serie A.

  • Catalan leader’s letter doesn’t clarify independence status

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Monday morning deadline came and went without the president of the Catalonia region clarifying whether he had declared independence from Spain, and the Spanish government says he now has until Thursday to backtrack on any steps the region has taken toward secession.

  • Iraqi forces enter territory disputed with Kurds

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi federal forces entered disputed territory held by Kurds early Monday, seeking to end a nearly month-old political fight over areas taken under control by Kurdish militias three years ago to defend the oil city of Kirkuk against the Islamic State group.

  • PAOK takes Greek league lead with 4-0 win over Lamia

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — PAOK beat Lamia 4-0 Sunday to displace AEK at the top of the Greek league.

  • Icardi hat trick earns Inter 3-2 derby win over AC Milan

    Mauro Icardi is a goal predator.

  • Newcomer Girona loses again in Spanish league

    MADRID (AP) — Girona’s struggles continued in the Spanish league with a 2-1 loss to Villarreal on Sunday, extending the team’s winless streak to six games after a promising start to its season.

  • Montpellier beats Nice 2-0 in French league

    PARIS (AP) — Kostas Mitroglou scored a late equalizer on his club debut as Marseille salvaged a 3-3 draw at Strasbourg in the French league on Sunday.

  • Rooney saves Everton and Koeman at Brighton; Saints draw

    BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney may have saved his manager’s job after a successful last-minute penalty kick secured a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw at Brighton in the English Premier League on Sunday.

  • England’s Hatton wins Italian Open for 2nd straight title

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton sunk a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Italian Open on Sunday for his second European Tour victory in two weeks.

  • Juve’s title stranglehold looks looser after loss to Lazio

    ROME (AP) — Juventus’ stranglehold on the Serie A title for six straight seasons looks at risk of being broken.