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Rugby 02 Feb 2014 | 1:22 AM

Wales hold off dogged Italy in Six Nations opener

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Holders Wales got their bid for an historic hat-trick of Six Nations titles off to a nervy start when they squeezed past a dogged Italy 23-15 in the opening match on Saturday.

Rugby 10 Feb 2014 | 1:57 AM

France see off Italy with second-half surge

PARIS (Reuters) - France scored three second-half tries in 10 minutes to beat Italy 30-10 in the Six Nations championship on Sunday and maintain their perfect start to the competition.

Football 29 Apr 2014 | 9:43 AM

Italy a threat despite ageing players, mavericks

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's two most influential players have a combined age of over 70, their most prolific striker is battling injury, and other key players are prone to wild swings in temperament.

Rugby 06 Dec 2014 | 4:02 AM

Italy targets trio of major international events

ROME (Reuters) - Italy has set its sights on hosting three major international events -- golf's Ryder Cup in 2022, the rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Olympic Games in 2024.

Football 07 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM

De Rossi gives Italy win on Buffon's 150th appearance

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Daniele De Rossi converted an early penalty and was later sent off as Italy beat Bulgaria 1-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier which saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon win his 150th cap for the hosts on Sunday.

Football 04 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM

Italy need over an hour to break down defiant Malta

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Italy needed 69 minutes to break down a stubborn, tenacious Malta before Graziano Pelle struck to give them a 1-0 win in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Thursday.

Other Sport 21 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Italy keep quarter-final hopes alive by hammering Russia in their biggest win

ITALY hammered debutants Russia 53-17 yesterday to keep their World Cup hopes alive with their biggest ever win in the tournament.

Other Sport 07 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Italy coach refuses to discuss his future

ROME: Italy coach Marcello Lippi on Wednesday refused to be drawn on his future post World Cup.

Other Sport 04 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mexico beats Italy 2-1 in World Cup warmup

BRUSSELS (AP) - Carlos Vela and Alberto Medina exposed a slow, ragged Italy defense to give Mexico a 2-1 victory over the World Cup-holder on Thursday in a major boost ahead of next week's opening match of the tournament.

Other Sport 23 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

We can get better, say coach Dunga after Brazil maul Italy

PRETORIA: Brazil coach Dunga says his team can still improve despite the emphatic way they tore apart Italy to end the world champions Confederations Cup.