Italian soccer players' association president Damiano Tommasi speaks at the Tor Vergata University, in the outskirts of Rome, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. The Italian players' association and league have ... more 
Italian soccer players' association president Damiano Tommasi speaks at the Tor Vergata University, in the outskirts of Rome, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. The Italian players' association and league have signed a temporary collective contract to end a strike by Serie A players. The new contract is expected to expire in June, whereas usually the deals last three years. The strike postponed the scheduled start of Serie A the weekend of Aug. 27-28, and both sides wanted to reach an agreement before the second round begins Friday with defending champion AC Milan facing Lazio at the San Siro satdium. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pier Paolo Cito
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 9:54 AM EDT