Italy beat Wales 32-16 at the Millennium Stadium on the opening day of the Rugby League World Cup.
Aidan Guerra scored two tries for the in-form Italians, who beat England in a warm-up match last week.
The defeat leaves Wales on course to meet tournament favourites Australia in the quarter-finals.
More top news
Adam Johnson has been sacked by Sunderland, the club said in a statement.
The final protesters have left a wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day occupation hitting out at the US government.
Temperatures tumbling overnight, even more so than the night before.