Lecce and Cesena were promoted to Serie A on the final day of fixtures in Italian football's second tier.
Brescia striker Francesco Flachi has tested positive for cocaine for the second time in his career, the Italian Olympic Committee confirmed.
The Italian Professional Footballers' Association (AIC) has threatened to stage protests after a number of Serie B club Torino's players were attacked by angry fans outside a Turin restaurant late on Wednesday.
Every player in Italy could soon be vaccinated against swine flu as the country braces itself for massive outbreaks leading up to Christmas.
Italian soccer players Daniele Mannini and Davide Possanzini have had their one-year bans for arriving late to a doping test overturned, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Monday.
Serie B matches due to be played on Friday have been postponed until Tuesday as a mark of respect to the victims of the earthquake in Italy's Abruzzo region.
Italian soccer players Daniele Mannini and Davide Possanzini have had their one-year bans temporarily lifted so their doping cases can be re-examined, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.
West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola is interested in strengthening his squad by signing Savio Nsereko from Serie B club Brescia, according to the player's agent Dieter Heimen.
Struggling clubs in Italy's second division agreed to a 65-million euro ($89 million) handout from Serie A on Wednesday after fears they would call a strike if they did not receive the money they needed.
Former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune is close to joining Serie B outfit Brescia.