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West Ham signs Italy forward Zaza on loan from Juventus

West Ham signs Italy forward Zaza on loan from Juventus

LONDON (AP) — West Ham has signed Italy forward Simone Zaza on loan from Juventus for a fee of 5 million euros ($5.6 million) as the club's 11th recruit of the transfer window.

West Ham said Sunday a permanent fee of 20 million euros ($22.4 million) will be triggered automatically after a certain number of Premier League appearances this season.

Zaza played for Italy in the European Championship, missing a penalty after a stuttering run-up in the country's shootout loss to Germany in the quarterfinals.

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Germany coach Loew bracing for Italy surprise at Euro 2016

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Italy, Spain advance

Italy, Spain advance

PARIS (AP) — Italy & Spain secured their second straight victories in the European Championship on Friday to advance to the knockout stages of the competition.

The pair join host France, which on Thursday became the first team to make it into the round of 16.

Alvaro Morata scored twice as two-time defending champion Spain cruised to a 3-0 victory over Turkey.

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The Latest: Sweden and Italy tied 0-0 at halftime

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

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Spain, Italy turn on the style at Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) — Italy opened its campaign with an impressive victory over Belgium, while defending champion Spain beat the Czech Republic on a satisfactory day for the huge teams at the European Championship on Monday.

Ridiculed by their own media as one of the country's worst tournament teams, the Italian players responded with a remarkable 2-0 victory that sent the Azzurri to the top of Group E after Sweden & Ireland drew 1-1 in an earlier match.

Spain needed a late goal from Gerard Pique to beat a particularly stubborn Czech Republic 1-0.

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Italy coach Conte names 7 new players for training camp

Italy coach Conte names 7 new players for training camp

ROME (AP) — Seven new players made Italy's preliminary 28-man squad for the European Championship on Monday.

They were Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello, defenders Lorenzo Tonelli (Empoli), Davide Zappacosta (Torino) & Armando Izzo (Genoa), as well as Genoa forward Leonardo Pavoletti & midfielders Marco Benassi (Torino) & Danilo Cataldi (Lazio).

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini & Sampdoria goalkeeper Antonio Mirante were called up for the first time under coach Antonio Conte.

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Ex-United boss Ferguson reveals Rooney row, Balotelli interest

Ex-United boss Ferguson reveals Rooney row, Balotelli interest

London (AFP) – Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has revealed that he refused to allow Wayne Rooney to be paid more than him during a contract stand-off with the striker in 2010.

Rooney vowed to leave United after accusing the club of a lack of ambition, only to perform a sudden U-turn & sign a new five-year deal reportedly worth £180,000 ($279,000, 249,000 euros) a week.

But Ferguson reveals in his new book, 'Leading', which is released on Tuesday, that he engineered a deal of his own ensuring that no player could earn more than him, telling United's owners the Glazer family & then-chief executive David Gill he "did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made".

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Ferguson reveals Rooney wage row, Balotelli interest

Ferguson reveals Rooney wage row, Balotelli interest

London (AFP) – Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has revealed that he refused to allow Wayne Rooney to be paid more than him during a contract stand-off with the striker in 2010.

Rooney vowed to leave United after accusing the club of a lack of ambition, only to perform a sudden U-turn & sign a new five-year deal reportedly worth £180,000 ($279,000, 249,000 euros) a week.

But that was less than United initially offered him, with Ferguson revealing in his new book, 'Leading', which is released on Tuesday, that he told United's owners the Glazer family & then-chief executive David Gill he "did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made".

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Soccer-Croatia name Cacic as new coach

Soccer-Croatia name Cacic as new coach

ZAGREB, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Croatia have named Ante Cacic as their new coach in the wake of the sacking of Niko Kovac earlier this month.

"Cacic has been signed unanimously on a three-year contract after extensive deliberations within the Croatian Football Association's (HNS) executive board," the body's president Davor Suker told a news conference on Monday.

"We are confident that we have a appointed a coach who will take Croatia to the European Championship finals."

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Totti landmark, but ageing star is on borrowed time

Totti landmark, yet ageing star is on borrowed time

Milan (AFP) – It should have set the bells ringing around the red & yellow half of the Italian capital, yet reactions to Francesco Totti's 300th career goal for Roma on Sunday have been unashamedly muted.

"Well done to our captain for your 300th goal ! What an achievement ! Major respect," screamed a message posted on Twitter by club teammate Antonio Rudiger.

For its sincerity, Rudiger's message was spot-on. But it was Roma's failure to beat Serie A minnows Sassuolo, in a 2-2 draw, that stole the headlines from the veteran forward's achievement.

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