Walking down Naples' narrow streets, they say you can taste football. Mix with the Neapolitan people, the fans, the shopkeepers and you can feel the city lives football. "If you see a 90-year-old lady in Naples, she is a supporter of the team," one local taxi driver tells Copa90. "Every young player who plays football here dreams of putting on the...

Don't let a few (alleged) bad apples in the Bayern Munich dressing room fool you: Italian coaches are often a guarantee of silverware. Last season Antonio Conteconquered the Premier League, replacing Claudio Ranieri on the throne. Massimo Carrera's Spartak Moscow won their first Russian title since 2001, and recently-ousted Carlo Ancelotti became a...

L’Associazione Italiana Calciatori ha sottoscritto una nuova convenzione con “College Life Italia”, società internazionale che offre a ragazzi e ragazze italiani la possibilità di ottenere borse di studio sportive ed accademiche nei College universitari americani.  La missione di College Life Italia è quella di offrire un’opportunità concreta a chi...

Mirco Scarantino won his ninth European title and secured yet another gold medal for the Sicilian town that can justifiably claim to be the weightlifting capital of the world. Scarantino, 22, whose next target is the podium at the World Championships in Anaheim, California in six weeks, is from an illustrious weightlifting family and an even more i...

Italian sprinter Semuedè (“Sem”) Andreis has verbally committed to The Ohio State University’s class of 2022. “I decide to commit to Ohio state University because I think it will be a good opportunity for my future and to stay closer to my american family and friends.”  [sic] Andreis came to the United States in 2016 as an exchange student in New P...

Since 1891, when in Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, the first permanent American course was established (including the spacious club house, despite the fact that there were only 12 players at first), golf in the US has definitely made giant leaps forward. The United States Golf Association was founded in 1894 and, in the same year, it organized the...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce inductees and honorees for the 40th Annual Induction & Awards Gala to take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 18th, at the Westin Chicago River North. Last year’s Sportsman of the Year award recipient, Eddie Greco of Greco and Sons, will chair the dinner. The program will b...

Brock Olivo's parents could have been HGTV stars had they been born to this era. Honestly, it's not hard to imagine. "I'm David Olivo, and this is my wife, Vicki, and our two children, Brock and Daisy. After my NFL career ended, Vicki and I found a new passion together, moving into old homes and renovating them before moving on to the next one. Wel...

“Piia na cadreia e setat su a vardà.” Battista Valenti greeted me, but I didn’t understand a word he was saying. His Italian was harsher than what I’m used to; he stretched his syllables, which rolled off his tongue with a twang. The energetic, silver-haired 70-year-old was speaking the dialect of Cornale, his native village in southern Lombardy, a...

The former AC Milan and Juventus playmaker made the announcement to Gazzetta dello Sport, saying that his physical limitations are now catching up with him and it is now time to give younger players a chance: “You realise that the time has come. Every day you have physical problems, you cannot train as you want because you always have some problem....