A pair of Kansas City pals has picked up some serious bragging rights. Chris Cardello and John Liberto are the 2017 United States Bocce Federation National Championship Tournament champions. In June, the pair picked up the title in Chicago, IL after only playing together for seven months. Now, they head to Poland to represent the United States in t...

Not only does Al Pacino have a lot in common with Joe Paterno — both are iconic Italian-Americans born in New York before the United States joined World War II with last names that differ by only a syllable — he also looks a lot like in him. On Sunday, Variety.com published an image of Pacino, who will play the all-time winningest college football...

In terms of this week’s soccer friendlies, Tuesday’s Detroit City FC-Venezia FC encounter might be dismissed as an undercard to the following day’s AS Roma-Paris Saint Germain clash at Comerica Park. That would be shortsighted. Perhaps no soccer team has compiled a more compelling story than the Winged Lions of Venice. In two short years, the club...

One of the greatest to wear Kentucky’s blue and white passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. A future Hall of Famer, Vito “Babe” Parilli helped bring national recognition to UK football during the golden era of Bear Bryant. Parilli, a first-team All-American in 1950 and 1951 and a member of the National Football Foundation College Hall...

At the beginning of the 1920s, the idea of ​​"business of sport" was replacing the idea of the "sport of business". In 1920 the APFA-American Professional Football Association organized the first pro football tournament. Football, coming out of university campuses, summoned paying spectators, paid players and companies supporting the activity of th...

The Italian-American Cultural & Heritage Society of Washington County will hold its annual golf outing at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at Quicksilver Golf Course, Midway. Cost is $125 per golfer and includes golf and dinner. Dinner only is $50. There also will be Chinese and silent auctions. Sponsorships ranging from $25 to $1,000 also are available. Proceeds w...

John Mariucci was born to Italian immigrants on the Iron Range. The Eveleth boy grew into a young man about the time the Great Depression hit, which might explain why he played hockey with his heart on his sleeve, always ready to take one -- or six -- for the team. He was an All-American and national champion at the University of Minnesota, then pl...

Golf tournament Springfield - The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass, Inc. is sponsoring its sixth annual golf tournament on Saturday, July 15. the tournament will take place at St. Anne Country Club, 781 Shoemaker Lane, Feeding Hills. Shotgun start is at noon, scramble format. The fee is $125 per player.  Fee includes play, cart, lunch with b...

Dear Bocce Players, the Italia-America Bocce Club invites to play in the 11th Annual Aldo Della Croce Open Bocce Tournament, November 10-12, 2017. The tournament will have two divisions. The ADC division which is open to all genders with minimum prize money of $5000.00 will be given out top eight teams. The Fiore division which is open to women onl...

For the better part of five seasons, the L.A. Clippers have had significant issues when it came to filling the small forward spot with a lengthy, two-way player to pair with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. A lot of that was due to financial restraints, and it kept the Los Angeles-based team from having postseason success beyond the second round. Goin...