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Football: Maldini fears for Milan future - report

Former AC Milan great Paolo Maldini fears the ailing Serie A giants' woes could last long-term unless there is major restructuring and investment in the club. Milan currently sit 12th in Serie A, 40 points behind leaders Juventus, and with 10 games remaining look out of contention for one of the two Europa League qualifying spots. The seven-time European champions, like city rivals Inter this season, could miss out on Europe altogether next season.

Football: Totti strikes as Roma scrape Udinese win

Captain Francesco Totti scored on his return from a month-long injury lay-off as Roma scraped a 3-2 win over Udinese to reduce the gap on leaders Juventus to 14 points on Monday Earlier, third-placed Napoli had pulled level on points with Roma thanks to a 90th minute strike from Gonzalo Hugauin which secured the points away to Torino. However Roma restored their three-point cushion on Rafael Benitez's side after a tense finale caused by Dusan Basta's 80th minute header for the visitors.

Football: Berlusconi gives Seedorf Milan backing

AC Milan owner and president Silvio Berlusconi has given under-fire coach Clarence Seedorf his backing amid speculation the Dutchman could be on his way out of the club. Milan suffered their third consecutive league defeat on Sunday in a 4-2 reverse at home to Parma having been reduced to 10 men inside 10 minutes when goalkeeper Christian Abbiati was sent off, The result dropped Milan to 12th, a massive 40 points behind leaders Juventus and 12 behind city rivals Inter, who sit fifth and in the first available Europa League spot.

Football: Pirlo magic keeps Juve on track for scudetto

Andrea Pirlo produced a piece of free-kick magic to keep Juventus on track for a third consecutive scudetto thanks to a late 1-0 win away to Genoa on Sunday. Juventus looked to be heading for only their fourth draw of the season, having seen goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon save Emanuele Calaio's 72nd minute penalty and two other great earlier chances for the hosts.

Football: 'Inter' fan Cassano puts boot into 10-man Milan

Former AC Milan striker Antonio Cassano struck a brace in a 4-2 win for Parma at Milan, then stuck the boot into his ailing former club by claiming he is still an Inter fan. After two consecutive defeats the pressure was on Milan coach Clarence Seedorf, who in midweek was forced to deny he had had harsh words for misfiring striker Mario Balotelli. But despite the misfortune of seeing 'keeper Christian Abbiati sent off inside 10 minutes for a foul on Ezequiel Schelotto, the burden on the 37-year-old Dutchman is already weighing heavier.

Football: Parma put the boot into 10-man Milan

Antonio Cassano scored a brace as Parma stunned ten-man AC Milan 4-2 to drop the Serie A giants to 12th and virtually out of contention for European football on Sunday. After two consecutive defeats the pressure was on Milan coach Clarence Seedorf, who in midweek was forced to deny he had had harsh words for misfiring striker Mario Balotelli. But despite the misfortune of seeing 'keeper Christian Abbiati sent off inside 10 minutes for a foul on Ezequiel Schelotto, the burden on the 37-year-old Dutchman is now likely to weigh heavier.

Football: Angry Milan fans meet with under-fire Seedorf

Dozens of AC Milan fans launched a protest outside the club's shared San Siro ground on Sunday after a brief meeting with under-fire coach Clarence Seedorf following a 4-2 defeat to Parma. Ten-man Milan suffered their third consecutive reverse to drop to 12th in the table and see their hopes of European football next season all but vanish. Milan, the seven-time European champions, now sit 37 points behind leaders Juventus and 11 points off fifth-placed Parma who occupy the first Europa League qualifying spot, with a game in hand.

Football: Ancelotti happy with attitude of below-par Madrid

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side's character as they ground out a 1-0 win away to Malaga on Saturday to maintain their three-point lead at the top of La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner midway through the first-half, but Los Blancos were forced to hang on in the final stages as Malaga pressed hard for an equaliser. "You can't always win 2-0 or 3-0. I am happy because the team showed solidity, a good attitude, worked together and knew how to suffer," said the Italian.

Football: Palacio, Jonathan strikes send Inter up to fourth

Rodrigo Palacio and Jonathan scored a goal apiece in either half as Inter Milan boosted their fight for a place in Europe with a precious 2-0 win away to Verona on Saturday. Inter had dropped out of the Europa League places due to a series of disappointing results at the turn of the year. However Walter Mazzarri's side, undefeated in six games, have now made it three wins on the trot to move up to fourth at the expense of Fiorentina, who host Chievo on Sunday.

RugbyU: Result of Italy v England Six Nations match

Result of Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday: Italy 11 England 52 Half-time: 4-26 afp
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