November 30, Thursday, 5:30 .pm. Stony Brook University, New York 11790. Center for Italian Studies/ Book Presentation: “Dinner with Di Maggio” with co-author Dr. John Positano. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by Dr. John Positano. Location: Center for Italian Studies in Stony Brook University's Frank Melville Memorial Library...

They say if you live long enough, you’ll see everything. On Monday, Nov. 20, Antonio Luigi Capicotto marks his 87 birthday, having experienced — three times — something few golfers see once. Capicotto just recorded his third hole-in-one, an "ace" to golfers.  The feat is even more impressive considering that Capicotto, a stone mason since the age o...

Abruzzo, mountainous and park-covered terrain, boasts numerous ski resorts where visitors can have a blast practicing their favorite winter sports. The mountains of Abruzzo offer fantastic snowfall during the coldest and most rigid weather, and thus are ideal for a large smattering of outfits and installations - including those that work to maintai...

After the establishment in 1892 of the first important hockey trophy, the Stanley Cup, in the early years of the new century hockey had already gained popularity not only in Canada but also in the United States where, between 1901 and 1904, the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League and the International Pro Hockey League were founded, the first two en...

Invisible Italian American boxers – To the untrained eye, it seemed that prior to the 1920s there were few noteworthy American boxers of Italian origin—and a limited presence in the decades that followed. But behind many Irish boxing names, there frequently stood an olive-skinned, dark-haired fighter with a hidden identity. More than one thousand I...

They both have that Italian blood coursing through their body, fueling a passion for family and football. The father – Mike Dimino – is the coach, fierce, sometimes frantic and always in charge at Del Campo High School. The son – Tyler Dimino – is the quarterback, steady, accurate, unflappable with the admiration of his teammates for leading an 11-...

Mike Adamle spent a lifetime in sports, playing for three NFL teams and working in a 40-year sports media career that has ranged from WMAQ-Ch. 5 sports anchor to covering the Olympics, so he seems a like natural for the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, which will induct him Saturday. Perhaps with one hitch. “It’s funny, we have this t...

The U.S. Soccer Federation is looking into the possibility of hosting pre-World Cup international matches involving the United States, Italy, Netherlands, Ghana and Chile. U.S. Soccer told ESPN FC and other media outlets on Tuesday that it was exploring the idea with MLS's marketing arm, SUM. The USSF indicated that talks are in the exploratory sta...

It’s November 9th, so that means just one thing: VIRGINIA BASKETBALL SEASON STARTS TOMORROW. Our month-long countdown continues with a player profile for Francesco Badocchi, the first year forward from Italy. Badocchi, who likes to go by Frankie even though he has an incredibly awesome name like Francesco, comes to the Cavaliers from Bishop Miege H...

An Italian-American social club in Connecticut has set a new Guinness world record for the longest stretch of playing bocce. Members of the Prince Thomas of Savoy Club in Avon announced on its Facebook Thursday that Guinness World Records had officially confirmed the new record. The London-based organization's website now shows the record official...