When Ernesta “Ernie” Szabo was born 95 years ago into a large Italian family in Canton, Ohio, the world was a very different place. There were no microwaves, no computers and the invention of the television was still five years away. But growing up in a bustling household with six sisters and one brother, she soon discovered she shared a love of ba...

In the 1950s the NFL continued to expand. The Cleveland Browns, the dominant team of the AAFC competing league that during the decade in the league, won the NFL title in 1950 on their first participation. In 1951, after a stop that lasted from 1942, the Pro Bowl came back. In 1953 the racial policies of the league were challenged by a Federal Court...

A successful Italian American lawyer with a great passion for soccer. Joe Tacopina opened the doors of his office in Manhattan (New York) to Calcio e Finanza to talk about his goals with Venezia and his commercial and sport strategies. Joe is a goal oriented professional, someone who understands where he needs to be because, “this is something real...

The Senator John Heinz History Center's Eighth Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival is from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 12., under the Veteran's Bridge overpass, adjacent to the History Center at 13th and Smallman streets in the Strip District. Bocce is a bowling sport of precision and accuracy and was popularized in Pittsburgh by Italian immigrants who sett...

Some readers will remember the name Tony Manero from years ago. He is one of those golfers whose name is vaguely familiar, but his story of winning the U.S. Open in 1936 is a classic. He was born in New York City as Anthony T. Manero, on April 4, 1905 and was a relatively unknown professional playing out of the Sedgefield Club in Greensboro, North...

A handful of sports figures in this town need only one name to be recognized. Sid. Geno. Ben. Cutch. A precious few others were so extraordinary at what they did that statues were erected in their honor. Mario. Roberto. Maz. Honus. It is time to add another name to that privileged second group. Bruno. Pittsburgh icon Bruno Sammartino has traveled t...

Three miles from the finish line at Snowbird Resort, Italian Bardiani-CSF rider Giulio Ciccone made his move, positioning himself ahead of the Tour of Utah’s top four overall leaders. The gap continued to grow as he hung onto his lead while climbing up the Snowbird Summit, resulting in him finishing first in Saturday’s Stage 6, also known as the Qu...

Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona and his father, former Tribe player Tito Francona, have developed a new pasta sauce, Tito Francona & Son Pasta Sauce, which launches today. The sauce celebrates Tito and Terry’s love of Italian food and Northeast Ohio; a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the new sauce will go to Cleveland Indians Char...

Staten Island Yankees vs. Lowell Spinners. Saturday, 8/19/2017. 7 P.M. Celebrate Italian Heritage with The Order Sons of Italy, Father Capodanno Lodge,#212, The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (GMM), and Italian-American Award Winning Author: Marianna Randazzo. Plus many other surprises! Did you know that Staten Island has a higher percentage of Italian Am...

Roma legend Francesco Totti's iconic number 10 shirt, which he wore for the final time on May 28th, has been launched into space, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. The 40-year-old played his final game after 24 years with the capital-city side in a 3-2 win against Genoa. And as a tribute to 'immortalise' the forward a rocket carrying the number 1...