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Church of St Bartholomew of the Armenians, Genoa

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Veteran Argentinian striker Hernan Crespo is content to see out the remainder of the season with Genoa, despite rumours linking him with a January move away from the club.

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Michael Whitaker continued to celebrate his return from a four-month ban when he rode Portofino to win yesterday's Christmas Pudding Stakes at the London International Horse Show at Olympia.

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AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has poured cold water on reports in the press that Premier League duo Manchester City and Chelsea are ready to make a move for Gennaro Gattuso.

Free Independent drama: Death In Genoa, featuring Simon Callow as Oscar Wilde

In the week of the 109th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s death, The Independent is giving you an exclusive chance to listen to and download a new drama by Made in Manchester/Dark Smile, written by Thomas Wright, about the 19th Century writer, wit and raconteur.

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Portsmouth sign Vanden on loan

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