Conte fails in appeal bid
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has failed in his appeal to the Italian Federal Court and remains banned from the touchline for 10 months.
Conte was originally suspended as part of his plea bargain over charges of not reporting instances of match-fixing while he was in charge of Siena, and was banned from the touchline and matchday dressing room until the end of this season with assistant Massimo Carrera now taking the reins.
The 43-year-old has always maintained his innocence and had hoped to at the very least get his punishment reduced, although he may now take his case to the Italian Olympic Committee's TNAS appeal court.
There was better news for Angelo Alessio, though, as he has had his original eight-month ban cut to six, while Juve players Simone Pepe and Leonardo Bonucci have been cleared for the second time despite prosecutor Stefano Palazzi's appeal.