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Every seat in Reynolds Coliseum was filled an hour before game time. The attraction was more than the advertised 10th anniversary celebration of the 1983 NCAA championship, more than the contest that followed against Duke. Fans and professional onlookers came to see the color analyst for the ABC telecast, the restless architect of that ’83 title, t...

Italian films long have long been known for their lush, evocative musical scores. Almost inseparable from the films, they enhance the storytelling with a romanticism and vigor not often seen elsewhere. The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival has partnered with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to bring that music to a live concert setting. On Feb....

Three winters ago, Alabama head women’s golf coach Mic Potter and his assistant, Susan Rosenstiel, attended the ANNIKA Invitational, a top-flight junior event in Reunion, Florida, to watch and meet potential prospects. While there, they met Stefano Sardi, the manager of the Italian girls' national team, who had accompanied one of his players, Carol...

Arianna Fontana jumped out to an early lead in the 500 meters speeding skating final. An Olympic silver medalist in 2014, the Italian never relinquished her advantage to any of the other four skaters. One finalist tumbled into the sideboard. Cheered on by the home crowd, the South Korean skater tried to overtake Fontana. Within seconds it was over....

The Olympic dream is a roving fantasy. It can drift to a Wyoming dairy farm, whisper in the ear of Rulon Gardner, the youngest of nine children, and take him to Australia to defeat the world’s greatest Greco-Roman wrestler. It can visit Mhardeh, Syria, and convince Ghada Shouaa, a basketball player, that heptathlon gold is her destiny. It can penet...

Tony Vitello grew up in a baseball family in the baseball-crazed city of St. Louis and spent a decade playing and coaching the sport at the University of Missouri. So it's only natural Vitello is using a concept he attributes to former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as he begins his first head coaching job at Tennessee. Vitello remembers...

The first night of the highly anticipated Italian-American Friendship Challenge for harness racing Amateur Drivers took place on Saturday night at Pompano Park and the Italian visitors took command early and hold a 70 to 56 lead heading into the Sunday night finale. The four race extravaganza--three of which were held on Saturday night--began with...

Italian luxury brand Bruno Magli will be among the sponsors for this year’s Beach Polo World Cup in Miami, which features a brand-new layout, filled with daily activities outside of the polo matches. The event will include polo matches throughout the weekend (matches began this morning) with six teams competing for the cup. Top polo players includi...

“Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 8 p.m. Dec. 29 and 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 30; Manatee Performing Arts Center; $22-$32; 941-748-5875; manateeperformingartscenter.com After touring nationally, the theatrical production “Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” will return starting Dec. 28 to Manatee Performing A...

Veteran Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo now trails only Martin Brodeur (691), Patrick Roy (551) and Ed Belfour (484) on the NHL's all-time wins list among goalies. Luongo, 38, talked about racking up wins (and losses), his Italian heritage, showing his wit on Twitter and whether poker is part of his plans after he hangs up his skates.  

Italy legend Alessandro Nesta has stepped down from his role as manager of Miami after a two-year spell at the American outfit. The news comes as a surprise, with Nesta - the former Lazio and AC Milan defender - guiding Miami to the top of the North American Soccer League (NASL). Miami, owned by entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and Nesta's former team-m...

Giovanna De Luca was disappointed in the lack of international cinema when she moved to Charleston from New York City 13 years ago. "I couldn't find anything international, French or anything," she says. "There were no art movies, and it was traumatic for me."  So she decided to do something about it, something that happened to mesh with her field...