Serie A

Sampdoria deducted one point

Andrea Masiello (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello has been banned for 26 months for match-fixing.
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ROME (AP)

Newly-promoted Sampdoria will start its first season back in Serie A with a one-point penalty for match-fixing after its plea bargain was accepted on Friday.

The Italian Football Federation's disciplinary committee accepted all of the deals agreed with prosecutor Stefano Palazzi and will pay a fine of $37,000.

Serie B club Bari has been deducted five points and fined $98,000. Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello has been banned for 26 months for offenses during his time at Bari.

Former teammates Alessandro Parisi, who is with Torino, and Marco Rossi, at Cesena, have been suspended for 24 months and 20 months, respectively.

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