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Doctors found guilty of manslaughter over death of Piermario Morosini

Piermario Morosini died in 2012 after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Livorno.

The three doctors who treated Piermario Morosini, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Livorno in 2012, have been given suspended prison sentences of up to a year after being found guilty of manslaughter.

Morosini, who was 25, collapsed half an hour into a match at Pescara and died in hospital an hour and a half later.

Laura D'Arcangelo, a judge at a tribunal in Pescara, sentenced emergency doctor Vito Molfese to one year in prison.

Livorno club doctor Manlio Porcellini...

Livorno striker Andrea Favilli welcomes Real Madrid interest - agent

CALDOGNO, ITALY - MARCH 30:  Andrea Favilli of Italy U19 celebrates after scoring his opening goal during  the UEFA European U19 Championship Elite Round match Italy and Turkey at Stadio Comunale on March 30, 2016 in Caldogno, Italy.
Andrea Favilli has played for Italy at under-19 level.

Livorno forward Andrea Favilli is happy to be linked with Real Madrid, his agent has revealed.

Favilli, 19, spent the 2015-16 season on loan from Livorno at Juventus, and reports in Italy have claimed that Juve have not taken up a €1.7 million option for a permanent deal, and the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit are poised to step in.

Favilli's representative Vincenzo Rispoli told Tuttomercatoweb, picked up by AS, that there was nothing concrete at the moment, but speculation about Madrid's...

 By Ben Gladwell

Bortolo Mutti surprised to replace Christian Panucci at Livorno

Bortolo Mutti, Christian Panucci
Bortolo Mutti worked with Christian Panucci at Palermo in the 2011-12 season.

Bortolo Mutti says he was surprised to be asked to take over at Italian Serie B club Livorno after Christian Panucci was dismissed on Wednesday.

Panucci paid the price for his side's poor recent form, which culminated in a 1-0 defeat to Bari at the weekend.

He will be replaced by Mutti, who has been out of work for almost two years, since being fired by Padova in February 2014.

"The call was unexpected," Mutti, 61, said. "I thought it was a call just to sound me out to see if I might be available,...

 By Ben Gladwell

Christian Panucci appointed head coach of Serie B side Livorno

Panucci spent eight years at Roma as a player
Christian Panucci played for the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan.

Christian Panucci has been given his first head coach role by Serie B club Livorno.

Since hanging up his boots in 2010, Panucci, who played for the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan, had been working as sporting director at Palermo -- resigning after just one month -- and as assistant to Russia boss Fabio Capello.

That role with Capello ended acrimoniously, with Panucci branding the Italian "a disgrace" for just standing and watching as his contract was not renewed last summer. Panucci...

 By PA Sport

Juventus win appeal over Chelsea compensation for Adrian Mutu

Adrian Mutu scored 10 goals in 33 appearances for Juventus.
Adrian Mutu signed for Juventus in 2005 after he was released by Chelsea.

Juventus have claimed they will not have to pay Chelsea compensation in the Adrian Mutu case after having an appeal upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Governing body FIFA ruled in 2013 that Juventus and Livorno had to contribute some of the 14 million pounds owed by Mutu to Chelsea for a breach of contract.

The London club released Mutu in 2004 following the Romanian striker's positive drug test and sought compensation, which they were granted by FIFA in 2013.

Mutu joined Juve after...