Roma hadn't conceded at home all season until Robert Mancini's Inter came to town and made the back of the net bulge twice. Andrea Ranocchia rose high over Davide Astori for the first, a towering header that probably should have been covered better. For the second, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo -- once a familiar friend, now too often a familiar foe -- redirected a deflected pass into the net off a fortunate deflection from Astori's foot. In the case of both goals, Roma were ahead; both times immediately...
Italian Serie B
BOLOGNA, Italy -- New York lawyer and new Bologna president Joe Tacopina is locked in a dispute with the club's former owner over a contested payment.
Former Bologna president Albano Guaraldi released a statement Monday saying Tacopina didn't respect an agreement to pay 6 million euros ($7.5 million) as part of the club's takeover last month, thus "violating the contract for the sale."
But Tacopina tells The Associated Press in an email, "They chose not to accept the bank we were dealing with for...
BOLOGNA, Italy -- New York lawyer Joe Tacopina and Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo are promising to restore cash-strapped Serie B football club Bologna to its former glory.
The North Americans were presented as the new owners of the seven-time Serie A champion on Thursday.
"We plan to stay for decades, and our first goal is returning to Serie A," said Tacopina, the club's new president.
Saputo has been reported as the biggest investor in the deal.
"It's not important who the richest investor...
Cash-strapped Serie B club Bologna are nearing a sale to a North American group.
New York lawyer Joe Tacopina is set to become the club president, with Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo the largest investor.
Tacopina and Saputo will reportedly make an initial investment of 13 million euros ($16.5 million) plus provide a seven million euros payout to the club's previous owners.
Since 2010, Bologna have been held by a consortium including coffee maker Massimo Zanetti.
The pending deal has...