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He is a World Cup champion, two-time Champions League winner and four-time Serie A Defender of the Year. The $33 million transfer fee A.C. Milan paid to get him from Lazio is one of the highest-ever for a defender. His perfectly timed slide tackles, pace and grit were on full display in a 2011 Champions League match when he repeatedly thwarted Barc...

When Saturday rolls around on the campus of FIU it usually means it’s time for football. American football, that is. But during the spring and summer, Miami FC soccer is taking over. That’s thanks to the team’s owner and international businessman, Riccardo Silva. “You can’t not like Miami,” he said. “For me, it’s the best city in the world.” Silva...

Yes, that was Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza at the Miami FC game last week. It turns out the 12-time All-Star, a longtime Miami resident, is a huge soccer fan. So much so that he is the majority owner of Italian third-division team AC Reggiana, a club 100 miles south of Milan. He bought the team last year. Piazza chatted about team ownership wit...

Although Francesco Totti will not be offered a new contract by AS Roma at the end of the season, ending his 25-year association with the club, he has yet to state his intention to retire. If the 40-year-old wants to continue his career, he may be able to do so in the United States. La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested on Tuesday that Totti could be te...

Juventus are looking so strong this season, is this one of the best versions of the side you have ever seen? Not in terms of players. Just look at the past when there were people like Zidane...maybe they were better, then. But I do think that Juventus have a great chance of winning the Champions League. They have put together a strong defence...eve...

The Miami FC announced the launch of the Miami FC Junior Camp, debuting this July in partnership with Doral Soccer Club and the Italian Soccer Academy. The first-ever Miami FC Junior Camp is set to take place at Morgan Levy Park in Doral, July 10-14 and is open to boys and girls ages 6-16. This marks another important step by the club to make Miami...

Less than two months after the end of the Rhodes College Tournées French Film Festival and some six weeks after the Memphis Jewish Community Center's Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival comes another annual movie event with an international perspective, the Italian Film Festival USA at the University of Memphis. Like its p...

Florida International University just named its stadium after Riccardo Silva, an Italian entrepreneur whose holdings include soccer teams, modeling agencies, restaurants and a real estate investment firm. Silva, the owner of Silva International Investments, has donated more than $3 million to the FIU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics since 20...

Hard to believe that this is our 11th edition, but our traditional Italian Film Festival is here! Dubbed as the most relevant annual event for Italian culture and community in Atlanta, the Festival is at its 11th edition. This initiative is funded and fostered by the amazing Claudio Di Persia. As primary sponsor of the Film Festival, Ciancia has be...

Things appear to be better than expected for outfielder Brandon Nimmo. Nimmo pulled a hamstring last weekend playing for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but on Wednesday, he was back in Port St. Lucie, ready to test it. Nimmo said his hamstring felt fine and that it had improved over the past two days, with the saving grace that he was shut do...

Kentucky men’s basketball head coach, John Calipari, has been named the Head Coach of the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team and will lead Team USA at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship in July in Cairo. The decision was officially announced Wednesday after Calipari was selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee...

Sharp eyes from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz resulted in a rundown of the new jersey numbers for Alabama’s early enrollees and a few switches for returners. It’s fairly routine stuff, except for one number reservation that jumped out at me. Najee Harris, a freshman running back coming off a meniscus tear and a recent 5-star recruit, was given No. 22. Recen...