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Joe Jordano, who is entering his 21st season at Pitt's baseball coach, is scheduled to reach a milestone when he coaches his 1,500th game, including time spent as coach at Merychurst, April 29 at Cost Field against LIU Brooklyn. Barring postponements, of course. Senior outfielder Frank Maldonado, who was the team's second-leading hitter last season...

The scene appeared pulled from “The Sopranos.” The year was 2016, during season 11 of “America’s Got Talent.” Sal Valentinetti walked in slow motion along with two family members in the bright sun. His cousin, Big Tommy, ate a canoli while walking. “How you doin’?,” Valentinetti said when he sat down for a confessional video. The Italian-American...

Lazio Marines Thomas Habakkuk Baldonado has become historic after committing to study and play football on a full scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the first Italian player to join the NCAA Div. I as a freshman. The 6’5″, 230 lb defensive end from Rome, Italy who turns 19 this year, left Italy  last August to attend Clearwater Acad...

Marco Belinelli has committed to signing with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN. The Sixers were one of several playoff teams and contenders to offer Belinelli, a savvy veteran shooting guard, a roster spot for the balance of the season. As they push to make the playoffs for the first time in five years, the Sixers recruited Belinell...

As with most NFL coaches John DeFilippo’s road to Super Bowl LII began on a bus. The coach’s life is a peripatetic one. If you don’t like to pack and unpack choose another profession. DeFilippo was well aware of this long before he first boarded a bus in Harrisonburg, Va., in the spring of 2000, riding for seven hours to the Bronx to study film of...

Il wrestling è anche donna e regala emozioni a tantissimi fan. Da Jefferson nel New Jersey arriva l’italo-americana Deonna Purrazzo che ha voluto raccontarci la sua carriera tra Impact Wrestling, WWE e ROH in cui ha difeso con orgoglio anche le sue origini italiane. Ciao Deonna, raccontaci come vanno le cose sul Pianeta Purrazzo. Proprio adesso mi...

It’s always nice to think about taking a trip to Italy, and not just because that country is so much warmer than Maryland has been in recent weeks. You can take a vicarious trip to Italy thanks to the Howard County Concert Orchestra’s “La Dolce Vita!” concert on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City. This s...

At the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage on February 9 at 8:00pm, comedian Mary Dimino will chronicle her colorful Queens childhood as a bright child in a funny, factory-working family with a simple dad as her best friend-- until, that is, she outgrows him by age eleven. Follow comedian Mary Dimino in the powerful one-woman show ...

It is safe to say that Nico Ferrari will not be visiting any Olive Gardens during his stay in America. But other than missing the pasta from his native Italy, the senior exchange student is loving his time in the United States – and his new school is embracing him right back. In addition to forming an immediate bond with his teammates on the Glouce...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera holds open auditions for singers during January to perform with the Verismo Opera Chorus.  Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired male and female singers may audition. Auditions take place on Wednesdays, January 17, 24, and 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The auditions...

Sylvester Stallone gave himself a very personal gift this Christmas. The 71-year-old Rocky actor, sources told TMZ, plunked down more than $400,000 for a statue of his iconic cinematic character, Rocky. The statue - which stands at nine-feet-tall and weighs 1,800 pounds - was a backup produced for the 1982 installment in the boxing anthology, Rocky...

He is one of the greatest conductors of his generation. Gianandrea Noseda is the new Music Director of the the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington. The Italian maestro’s name is the latest on a prestigious list. Since its foundation in 1931, directors have included Hans Kindler, Howard Mitchell, Antal Dorati, Mstislav Rostropovitch and Christ...