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The Latest: Eriksen taken to hospital after collapsing

Jun. 12, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been taken to a hospital after collapsing on the field in Copenhagen during a match at the European Championship. UEFA says Eriksen has...

Listen up: Roberto Mancini is Italy’s standout at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 06:35 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — For months, Italy’s players have been repeating the same mantra: “Our strength is in the group. We don’t have a single standout player.” The Azzurri do have a standout coach, though, and Roberto Mancini’s impact in turning around a team that failed...

AP PHOTOS: Playing on at Italy's oldest music conservatory

Jun. 12, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Before the pandemic, students at Italy's oldest and largest music conservatory were always told to move “closer, closer, closer” when they played together. “Because you need to hear each other,'' said Cristina Frosini, director of the Giuseppe Verdi...

Euro 2020 opening marks return of mega-scale sports events

Jun. 11, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Postponed by a year, the biggest sporting event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt kicked off Friday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome — a milestone both for European and world sports. The opening match of soccer's European Championship was...

Italy convincing in 3-0 win over Turkey to open Euro 2020

Jun. 11, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy waited a long time for this European Championship to start and then showed Friday just how eager the team was to play the tournament opener. After humiliatingly failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Italy was already back on track with a perfect...

The Latest: Italy opens Euro 2020 with 3-0 win over Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer's European Championship: ___ A flurry of second-half goals gave Italy a 3-0 win over Turkey in the opening match of the European Championship. Ciro Immobile kicked in a rebound from close range and Lorenzo...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

Jun. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Britain’s royals mingled with some of the world’s most powerful politicians. ...

The coronavirus-delayed European Championship has started with Italy playing Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome

Jun. 11, 2021 15:05 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — The coronavirus-delayed European Championship has started with Italy playing Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Pope taps South Korean to head Vatican office for priests

Jun. 11, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has tapped a South Korean bishop to lead the Vatican office responsible for the world’s 400,000 Catholic priests, in the second major appointment of an Asian prelate to the Holy See during his papacy. Monsignor Lazarus You Heung-sik, currently...

Woman wanted by Vatican asks Italian government to intervene

Jun. 10, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Lawyers for an Italian intelligence analyst wanted by the Vatican on embezzlement-related charges have asked Italy's government to press papal prosecutors to decide whether to put her on trial or archive the case. In a June 8 registered letter and an email...