• FIFA: ‘Ludicrous’ to claim Infantino plot to remove Scala

    MILAN (AP) — An alleged plot by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to oust the official who oversaw the salary offer he refused to accept has been dismissed as “ludicrous” by world soccer’s governing body.

  • From left, Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali of Astana Pro Team, Colombia's Vincenzo Nibali of Orica GreenEdge and Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk of Team Lotto Jumbo pedal during the 19th stage of the Cycling Tour of Italy from Pinerolo to Risoul, Friday, May 27, 2016. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)

    Chaves takes Giro lead as Kruijswijk crashes into snowbank

    RISOUL, France (AP) — Steven Kruijswijk crashed into a snowbank on a dangerous descent and Colombian rider Esteban Chaves surprisingly took the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia following a wild 19th stage Friday.

  • A man is helped to disembark from the Italian Navy ship Bettica, at the Sicilian Porto Empedocle harbor, Italy, Thursday, May 26, 2016.  A statement from the Italian navy Wednesday says the Bettica patrol ship was responding to a migrant ship in distress when it flipped, sending migrants into the sea. Crews tossed life jackets to the migrants and brought some 500 to safety. (AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta)

    The Latest: Italy rescues 4,000 migrants at sea in 1 day

    ROME (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

  • People ask for help after their boat overturned off the Libyan coast Thursday, May 26, 2016. A migrant boat sank off Libya's coast Thursday with about 100 passengers on board. Officials said 88 people had been rescued and that some 20 bodies were spotted in the sea. (EUNAVFORMED via AP)

    EU: Some 20 bodies spotted as migrant boat sinks off Libya

    ROME (AP) — More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.

  • Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic smiles during a presser following the training with Sweden's national soccer team at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Still looking for a team for next season, Ibrahimovic says he has "concrete offers" from England, Italy and other countries. (Marcus Ericsson / TT via AP) SWEDEN OUT

    Ibrahimovic says he has received offers from England, Italy

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic deliberated, tapped his fingers on the desk in front of him and let out a beaming smile.

  • 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)

    Bonucci to Balotelli: ‘Stop acting like a prima donna’

    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — If Mario Balotelli behaved more like a team player and less like “a prima donna,” he might not have been excluded from Italy’s squad.

  • 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.