Miroslav Klose has an outstanding record at international level

Evergreen Germany forward Miroslav Klose has eyes on next World Cup

The Germany forward Miroslav Klose is days away from turning 34 but competition for places and a desire to play at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil keep him motivated despite the occasional twinge.

Djibril Cisse scored his second goal for QPR against Bolton

Djibril Cisse has 'no doubt' QPR will survive

Djibril Cisse has "no doubt" QPR will stay in the Barclays Premier League this season.

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni is tackled by Thierry Dusautoir

Castrogiovanni promises Olympic battle for England

France 30 Italy 12

Lazio midfielder Pasquale Foggia considering QPR switch

Lazio midfielder Pasquale Foggia is considering a move to QPR, according to the player's agent.

Lazio want Kolarov deal concluded

Lazio coach Edy Reja hopes Aleksandar Kolarov's future will be decided soon.

Lazio appoint Reja after sacking Ballardini

Lazio have sacked coach Davide Ballardini and replaced him with former Napoli boss Edy Reja.

Lazio dismiss Zarate link to Arsenal

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has brushed aside reports linking Mauro Zarate with a move to Arsenal.

Prostitute in Rome scandal dies

A body believed to be that of a Brazilian prostitute involved in a scandal that brought down the governor of the Rome area was found in an apartment fire yesterday.

Transsexual blackmail plot forces Governor of Lazio to step down

A scandal has rocked Italy's main opposition party on the eve of today's nationwide primary designed to select a new leader and relaunch the party's sagging fortunes.

Lazio win shootout to lift Italian Cup

Lazio beat Sampdoria 6-5 on penalties to lift the Italian Cup after Wednesday's final at the Stadio Olimpico finished 1-1 following extra-time.

Lotito fires Lazio warning

Lazio president given two-year jail sentence

An Italian court sentenced Lazio president Claudio Lotito to two years in prison today for stock-market rigging and failing to disclose the extent of his shareholding in the club.

Album: Mazzocchi, Vespro della beata Vergine - Cantus Cölln (Harmonia Mundi)

Cantus Cölln's imagined reconstruction of a Vespers performance in St Peter's, Rome, captures the collision of 16th-century polyphony and 17th-century monody in psalms, hymns and canzonas by Virgilio Mazzocchi, Carissimi, Frescobaldi and Palestrina. The string playing is zestful, while Concerto Palatino's sackbutts and cornett add lustre. Sadly, the singing is often thin and unsupported, sounding more authentic to the early days of the early music movement than baroque devotional music.

Counting the Stars, By Helen Dunmore

Catullus was early Rome’s most revered and reviled poet. From the first page of this intriguing new novel about his love affair with the woman whose identity he encoded as “Lesbia”, Helen Dunmore captures vividly both the poet’s tone and the heightened, overheated world of Julius Caesar’s Rome.

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