• Correction: Italy-NATO story

    ROME (AP) — In a story May 25 on the Italian premier’s comments about NATO, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NATO experts will visit Libya. Instead, Libyan experts are to visit NATO.

  • The pack pedal during the 16th stage of the Giro D'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Bressanone to Andalo, Italy, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP Photo) ITALY OUT

    Kruijswijk reinforces Giro overall lead, Valverde wins stage

    ANDALO, Italy (AP) — Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk strengthened his grip on the pink jersey by finishing second to Alejandro Valverde on the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday.

  • A view of the area of the ancient Campus Martius, where Julius Caesar is believed to have been assassinated in 44 BC, in downtown Rome, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The area containing four temples and a part of the Pompey's Theatre is among the monuments that Rome is offering in the form of "adoption" with a project called "100 proposals for patrons", seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos. (AP Photo Domenico/Stinellis)

    Friends, Romans: help restore Rome’s ruins, monuments

    ROME (AP) — Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.

  • FILE -- In this July 1, 2012 file photo, Italy's Mario Balotelli, center and Spain's Jordi Alba fight for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine. Four years after his goals propelled Italy into the European Championship final, Mario Balotelli won't even get a chance to play in this year's tournament. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Left off squad, Balotelli denied chance at Euros encore

    ROME (AP) — There will be no encore performance for Mario Balotelli at the European Championship.

  • Kruijswijk opens up big Giro lead after mountain time trial

    ALPE DI SIUSI, Italy (AP) — Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk had a strong performance in a mountain time trial and opened up a potentially decisive lead in the Giro d’Italia on Sunday.

  • Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo, right, of Spain, crosses the finish line to win, followed by second placed Spain's Marc Marquez, during the Italy's Moto GP grand prix at the Mugello circuit, in Scarperia, Italy, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Lorenzo passes Marquez on final straight to win Italian GP

    SCARPERIA, Italy (AP) — World champion Jorge Lorenzo passed fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez on the final straight of the Italian Grand Prix to win a MotoGP race that went right down to the finish Sunday.

  • Juventus' Patrice Evra, left, and AC Milan's Davide Calabria vie for the ball during the Italian Cup soccer final between AC Milan and Juventus, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Juventus beats AC Milan 1-0 in extra time to win Italian Cup

    ROME (AP) — Substitute Alvaro Morata scored in extra time and Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 to win the Italian Cup on Saturday, becoming the first club to win the league and cup double in consecutive seasons.

  • A Sunday, Nov. 9 , 2014 photo from files showing Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri waiting for the start of a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Hellas verona, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. English Premier League team Watford has appointed Walter Mazzarri as its new head coach on a three-year contract, starting July 1. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

    Watford appoints Mazzarri to replace Sanchez Flores

    WATFORD, England (AP) — English Premier League team Watford on Saturday appointed Walter Mazzarri as its new head coach on a three-year contract, starting July 1.

  • Cup final vs. Juventus is AC Milan’s only route to Europe

    ROME (AP) — For AC Milan, it’s the only route to Europe.

  • The pack of riders pedals in the countryside during the eleventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Modena to Asolo, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)

    Ulissi wins 11th Giro stage; Jungels keeps pink jersey

    ASOLO, Italy (AP) — Italian rider Diego Ulissi won a three-way sprint to take his second victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as Bob Jungels held onto the overall leader’s pink jersey after the 11th stage.