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Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Juventus yet to settle Maurizio Sarri four months after his sack

Juventus and former boss Maurizio Sarri are still in discussions about settling the compensation he is due after being sacked in the summer, according to reports.
Roberto Mancini has expressed his sadness at seeing Mario Balotelli go from being Italian football's golden boy to the odd man out.

Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli should be playing for Italy

Italy boss Mancini gave Balotelli his Serie A debut for Inter when the striker was just 17 years old, in December 2007, and a first Azzurri cap came before his 20th birthday.
Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo has stressed the importance of signing a striker ahead of the new Serie A campaign.

Juventus boss voted sexiest coach in Serie A

The 41-year-old hasn’t even overseen his first match yet, but his suave charm and fulsome beard have already won over the ladies with 23 per cent of them voting for him as Serie A’s sexiest coach.
Aleksandar Kolarov has completed a permanent move to Inter from Roma.

Aleksandar Kolarov completes permanent move to Inter from Roma

Kolarov was officially unveiled at San Siro on Tuesday afternoon, after reportedly putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Nerazzurri.
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage in spite of matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juventus boss picks positives from Roma defeat

Maurizio Sarri believes “a little fear can do us good” after seeing Juventus prepare for their crucial Champions League tie against Lyon by losing 3-1 to Roma on the final weekend of the Serie A season.
Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.

Italian Serie A gets new president

Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.
Goalkeeper Pepe Reina saved an injury-time penalty as AC Milan earned a 2-1 comeback win over fellow strugglers Genoa on Saturday in which both teams finished with 10 men.

Pepe Reina saves late penalty as struggling AC Milan beat Genoa

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina saved an injury-time penalty as AC Milan earned a 2-1 comeback win over fellow strugglers Genoa on Saturday in which both teams finished with 10 men.
Inter Milan’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez (L) and Udinese’s Brazilian defender Rodrigo Becao go for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Udinese on September 14, 2019 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Miguel MEDINA / AFP

Inter Milan top Serie A as Juventus held in Fiorentina

Inter Milan reclaimed top spot in Serie A after a 1-0 win over 10-man Udinese on Saturday as Juventus lost three players to injury in a painful goalless draw at Fiorentina to complicate preparations for next week’s Champions League opener.
Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea demand €25 million for Roma target Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea have placed a €25 million (£23m/$27.7m) price tag on defender Davide Zappacosta as they look to offload the Italy international.
Dennis Praet joined Sampdoria from Anderlecht in 2016. Photonews-Photonews via Getty Images

Leicester City agree fee for Sampdoria midfielder

Praet – who was also linked AC Milan and Valencia earlier this summer – has been described by Sampdoria boss Eusebio Di Francesco as “one of the best midfielders in Italy.”.
Jim Pallotta

Roma: Daniele De Rossi didn’t get Eusebio Di Francesco fired – Jim Pallotta

Roma owner Jim Pallotta has insisted that stars such as Daniele De Rossi, Kostas Manolas, Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko did not conspire to get former coach Eusebio Di Francesco sacked.
Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros

Joaquin Caparros to be replaced as Sevilla coach but remain at the club

Sevilla have announced Joaquin Caparros will be replaced as head coach and take up a position supporting sporting director Monchi next season.

Chelsea activate Olivier Giroud’s one-year contract extension clause

Chelsea have activated a clause in Olivier Giroud's contract to extend his deal for an extra year and keep him with the club for next season.
Jordi Alba's mistakes resulted in Liverpool's first two goals in their Champions League win over Barcelona. AP Photo-Dave Thompson

Liverpool beat Barcelona and the greatest Champions League comebacks in history

Sensational comebacks are increasingly a staple of the modern Champions League and Liverpool arguably topped them all on Tuesday.
Lille sporting director Luis Campos has claimed it is unlikely that Jose Mourinho will take the Lyon job next summer.

AS Roma offer Jose Mourinho offer 3 year deal

No Inter Milan return for Jose Mourinho as AS Roma offered the Portuguese coach a three-year contract to come to Stadio Olimpico.

Gennaro Gattuso: I still have a two-year contract at AC Milan

Gennaro Gattuso has said he is not interested in speculation linking him with the Roma job as he has plenty of work to do at AC Milan.

Official: Serie A matches will not be played in China for now

Serie A matches are unlikely to be played in China in the near future, although matches in the less prestigious Coppa Italia could be, an official said on Sunday.
Roma suffered a 2-1 road loss to SPAL, and new manager Claudio Ranieri reacted strongly to the possibility that the club will miss out on Champions League qualification next season.

Claudio Ranieri’s Champions League ambitions dented by SPAL

Claudio Ranieri’s Roma fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling SPAL on Saturday, missing a golden opportunity to close the gap on Champions League rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan.
Claudio Ranieri

AS Roma appoints Claudio Ranieri as new manager

Claudio Ranieri has been confirmed as the new manager of Roma on a contract until the end of the season.

Eusebio Di Francesco sacked by Roma

Eusebio Di Francesco has been sacked as Roma coach following the club's Champions League last-16 exit to Porto.
Roma were robbed despite the use of VAR in their Champions League last-16 tie against Porto, claims the club's president James Pallotta.

Roma president James Pallotta slams VAR after Champions League exit

Roma president James Pallotta claimed his side were "robbed" by VAR in their Champions League defeat to Porto, adding "I'm tired of this c**p."
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with Juventus’ Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) and Juventus’ German midfielder Emre Can after he scored a penalty during the italian Serie A football match Lazio Roma vs Juventus on January 27, 2019 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Juventus aim to end title discussion at Napoli

Juventus travel to Napoli on Sunday looking to close the book on a Serie A title race that has hardly looked in doubt since the opening day of the season.

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Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors condemn Zamfara schoolgirls abduction

The Northern States Governors Forum on Friday condemned another attack on Government Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted, saying enough is enough.
The move, according to the state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, is part of efforts to create an integrated transport system for Kano as emerging megacity.

Kano set to design metro transport master plan

The Kano state Executive Council has approved the constitution of a committee, to design a Strategic Metropolitan Transport Master Plan, in order to regulate the transport system in the metropolis.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi (second from right) recently met with bandits in Zamfara to negotiate peace.

Shiek Gumi: Bandits I met not behind Zamfara schoolgirls abduction

A prominent Islamic cleric, Shiek Ahmad Gumi, says the abduction of schoolgirls in Zamfara was not carried out by bandits he met with recently.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS: We didn’t attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho

The Department of State Services, DSS, has denied attempting to arrest Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

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Auditor-General indicts MDAs for improper spending of N105.66 billion

The office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) has expressed concerns over irregularities and weaknesses in financial regulations across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government, especially in the disbursement and utilisation of public funds.
Manchester City will get back to the Champions League with an away tie against German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the match will take place in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions.

Manchester City face tough test away in Budapest

Manchester City will get back to the Champions League with an away tie against German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the match will take place in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Nigeria did not exit recession by accident

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says Nigeria did not exit the latest recession by accident, but with “hard work, foresight and deliberate planning by the government.”
New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has told his new squad that everyone now has a clean slate.

Manchester United boss: Thomas Tuchel has quickly transformed Chelsea

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has praised the early work of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, saying that he has transformed the club already.

Bank trainees donate street sweepers’ uniforms to LAWMA

Keystone Bank Limited’s new intakes who recently graduated from the bank’s training school – The Keystone Bank Learning Academy Lagos, have donated 60 units of street sweepers’ uniforms to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).