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Bhupathi-Bopanna lose in Rome Masters' semis


India's Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi lost to Spanish duo Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the semifinals of the ATP Rome Masters tennis event here.

The seventh seeds went down 4-6, 1-6 on Sat

Maria Sharapova beats Li to win Rome title


Maria Sharapova defeated China's French Open champion Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) on Sunday to win the Rome International in a rain-hit final.

Russian second seed Sharapova defended the title she won l

Sharapova slams Azarenka for blaming WTA rules


Russia's Maria Sharapova caused a stir at the Italian Open on Friday when she questioned Victoria Azarenka's claim that she had been forced to quit to protect her ranking.

Azarenka won her first matc

Bomb explodes near school in southern Italy - Official

One person was killed and six people were injured when a bomb exploded near a school in Brindisi in southern Italy on Saturday, an official at the Civil Protection Authority said.

He said it was uncl

Murray suffers setback, Williams sisters win


Ailing Briton Andy Murray suffered another setback to his French Open preparations as he was ousted 6-7 6-3 6-2 by Richard Gasquet in the third round of the Rome Masters on Thursday.

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Italy recalls India ambassador in row over detained marines

Rome has recalled its ambassador to New Delhi over the detention of two Italian marines who allegedly shot dead two Indian fisherman they mistook for pirates, Italy's foreign ministry said Friday.


Serena reaches third round at Rome Open


American Serena Williams reached the third round of the Rome Open tennis after being pushed to dig deep to beat Russia's Nadia Petrova.

Ninth-seeded Williams lost her last two meetings with Petrova,

Italian dies after wife stabs him in genitals

A 61-year-old man from the Italian port city of Livorno died after being repeatedly stabbed in the penis by his wife.

The 57-year-old woman admitted to attacking her husband in a jealous rage after h

Woman dies after leaping from Leaning Tower of Pisa

A 40-year-old Italian woman ended her life by jumping from the Leaning Tower of Pisa in front of horrified tourists.

The tower was temporarily closed after the woman jumped from the fourth-level of t

Italian priest jailed for sex crimes against minors

A Catholic priest in Italy has been sentenced to almost a decade in prison for sexual violence against minors.

A court in the northwest city of Genoa sentenced Riccardo Seppia to nine years, six mont

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