• Romania stuns Canada with 17-15 comeback win at RWC

    LEICESTER, England (AP) — Romania produced the biggest comeback in Rugby World Cup history to rally from a 15-point deficit and beat Canada 17-15 in a Rugby World Cup Pool D match on Tuesday, clinching the dramatic victory with a nerveless late penalty from center Florin Vlaicu.

  • Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner smiles during a press conference, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Figure skating champion Kostner says she has "the desire" to return to competition after serving a suspension for helping her ex-boyfriend evade doping controls. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Carolina Kostner says she is ready to return to competition

    MILAN (AP) — With her suspension coming to an end, Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner already has her sights set on the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang.

  • 2016 Giro d’Italia route presented at Milan Expo

    MILAN (AP) — Giro d’Italia officials have put together a balanced route for next year’s race, which they hope will attract some of the best riders in the world.

  • Basso retires from professional cycling

    MILAN (AP) — Two-time Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso is retiring from professional cycling after recovering from cancer.

  • Ireland makes RWC quarterfinals at expense of inspired Italy

    LONDON (AP) — Ireland qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals by squeezing past Italy 16-9 in a tight test Sunday that ensured the Italians will miss out — again.

  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Giro Di Lombardia (Tour of Lombardy) cycling race in Como, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)

    Nibali ends disappointing season with Il Lombardia win

    COMO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali ended a disappointing season by winning Il Lombardia in style on Sunday to claim his first Monument victory.

  • Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his partner Eduard, surname not given, leave a restaurant after a press conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

  • AP10ThingsToSee - Pope Francis touches the cheek of a young girl as he prepares to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, en route to Andrews Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Vatican beefs up IOC contacts, but cautious on Rome bid

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is beefing up its contacts with the International Olympic Committee but isn’t taking sides in Rome’s bid for the 2024 Games, which organizers hope will include the marathon winding through St. Peter’s Square.

  • Juventus Alvaro Morata celebrates after he scored during the Champions League group D soccer match between Juventus and FC Sevilla, at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

    Juventus beats Sevilla to go top of Champions League group

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus eased to a 2-0 win over Sevilla to move top of Group D in the Champions League on Wednesday as the Turin side once again put its domestic woes to one side.

  • Four lifeguards from Barcelona, Spain, working as volunteers, help disembarking a dinghy as migrants and refugees arrive from the Turkish coasts to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, now topping a half a million, with some 388,000 entering via Greece. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    The Latest: Czechs drill in preparation for influx

    PARIS (AP) — The latest developments as European nations struggle to cope with tens of thousands of people trekking across the continent to find safety. All times local: