Fighting leukemia, Mihajlovic inspires Bologna to 2nd place
ROME (AP) — Sinisa Mihajlovic's fight against leukemia continues to inspire Bologna, which has surprisingly surged into second place three rounds into Serie A.
Mihajlovic steers Bologna to emotional win
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was again on the Bologna bench to steer his team to an emotional 1-0 win at home to Spal in the Italian league on Friday.
Ailing Mihajlovic coaches Bologna during leukemia treatment
ROME (AP) — A hospital band was on his right wrist and a bandage was visible on the left side of his neck.
Sinisa Mihajlovic was visibly thinner and his face was drawn, too.
Bologna coach Mihajlovic announces he has leukemia
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic says he has leukemia and will continue working while undergoing treatment.
The 50-year-old Mihajlovic announced the news at a press...
Fans jeer Inter after 1-0 home defeat to Bologna
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan players left the field to deafening jeers from their own fans after the latest setback on Sunday.
Inter lost 1-0 at home to relegation-threatened Bologna in Serie A to pile more pressure on coach Luciano Spalletti, amid speculation the club is preparing to replace him with Antonio Conte.
Spalletti insisted "the players are still behind me" and said "votes of confidence are useful for people whose jobs are in the balance, nothing changes in my daily life.
Bologna fires Inzaghi and hires Mihajlovic as coach
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Relegation-threatened Bologna has fired Filippo Inzaghi and hired Sinisa Mihajlovic as its new coach.
Bologna made the announcement on Monday, a day after losing at home to Frosinone 4-0.
Inzaghi, the former striker for Juventus and AC Milan, was hired in June.
Mihajlovic's most recent job was with Sporting Lisbon but he was fired nine days after being hired in June and didn't coach a single match.
Berlusconi names former Milan player Brocchi as Monza coach
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi has been reunited with Cristian Brocchi after appointing the former AC Milan player and manager as coach of third-division Monza.
Berlusconi's company took over Monza last month, less than 18 months after selling Milan.
Monza announced on Monday that it had fired Marco Zaffaroni and replaced him with the 42-year-old Brocchi.
Torino fires Mihajlovic, hires Mazzarri
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino fired coach Sinisa Mihajlovic on Thursday and hired Walter Mazzarri, the former Napoli, Inter Milan and Watford coach.
Mazzarri signed a contract through the 2019-20 season with the Serie A team.
Mihajlovic lost his job a day after Torino was eliminated from the Italian Cup with a derby defeat to Juventus.
Torino announced the decision on its website Thursday, thanking Mihajlovic for his "dedication and passion" for the club.
Birthday boy Gianluigi Donnarumma loving life at AC Milan
MILAN (AP) — Last year Gianluigi Donnarumma bought himself on a video game for 5 million euros. Now, days before his 18th birthday, the Milan goalkeeper would probably command a fee of at least four times that sum in real life.
Sixteen months is a long time in football. When Donnarumma made his debut on Oct. 25, 2015, few would have known who he was. Nearly 60 club matches and two Italy appearances later, the teenager is a household name.
Torino slipping away from Europe after draw at Udinese
ROME (AP) — Despite the influence of England goalkeeper Joe Hart, Torino's chances of qualifying for Europe are slipping away match by match.
Torino surrendered an early advantage in a 2-2 draw at Udinese on Monday that left the Granata in eighth place, four points below the Europa League spots, and on a three-game winless streak.
Totti still the King of Rome on his 40th birthday
MILAN (AP) — At 40, Francesco Totti may not be Roma's 'Golden Boy' anymore, but he is still very much 'the King of Rome.'
Totti celebrates his 40th birthday on Tuesday but the Champions League's oldest scorer is showing no signs of slowing down and indeed seems to have found a new lease of life.
Joe Hart has an Italian debut to forget with Torino
ROME (AP) — Joe Hart's Torino debut was a day to forget for the England goalkeeper.
Hart gifted Atalanta the equalizer and failed to stop a penalty in a 2-1 loss Sunday.
The troubles began when Hart misjudged a corner, leapt late and only got a weak glove on the ball, which turned into an assist for Andrea Masiello waiting at the far post. With Hart sprawled out on the pitch, Masiello turned the ball into an empty net.
"He could have done better," Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said.