Susan Wagner boys' soccer coach Francesca McAuliffe was recently named United Youth Soccer Stars of New York's (UYSSNY) Woman of the Year and on Sunday, she was honored during the organization's 13th annual Dinner Dance at Russo's on the Bay in Queens. McAuliffe said she was touched upon learning PSAL official Joe Cerrati had nominated her for the...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend the 15th Annual Golf Classic http://www.IAMGolfClassic.org Monday, May 22, 2017. 11:00 A.M. Shotgun. Play Golf With Acclaimed Actor, Screenwriter and Producer Chazz Palminteri, "A Bronx Tale". Honored Guest. Pine Hollow Country Club. 6601 Rt. 25a, East Norwich, NY 11732. All Players - Auto...

Jon Morosi’s first taste of the World Baseball Classic came on March 7, 2013, when he watched from the press box as Italy scored two ninth-inning runs to beat Mexico 6-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The game had some personal relevance for Morosi, then a Fox Sports writer—he is Italian-American, his wife his Mexican-American, and that was the first ever...

Paulie Malignaggi, who won world titles in two weight classes and got as much out of his ability as he possibly could, announced his retirement from boxing on Monday -- the 19th anniversary of his first boxing match as an amateur. Malignaggi's announcement, made via social media, came two days after he suffered an eighth-round knockout loss on a br...

Lou Duva, one of the feistiest, most charismatic, colorful characters in boxing history, died at 94 on Wednesday. Duva, whose unforgettable face helped make him famous, spent parts of nine decades in boxing. The patriarch of a family immersed in boxing, his work as a manager and trainer earned him induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fam...

As an Italian-American, I’ve grown up with the traditional stereotypes anyone with a strange sounding last name would have to endure. From an early age I was exposed to the Italian traditions, tastes and attitude. In the end, those traits and values have greatly shaped the man who’s writing this article today. I’ve heard all the mafia, Mussolini ja...

Diamondbacks infielder Daniel Descalso will play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but not because he simply accepted an invitation. Things aren’t so easy for an Italian from Redwood City, Calif. His very Italian last name wasn’t good enough to convince the International Baseball Federation of his heritage, either. “It was like a little fact...

American-born Paul Baccaglini is Palermo's new president ahead of his fund's takeover of the Serie A club. Maurizio Zamparini announced he was stepping down last week after 15 years in charge and Palermo confirmed Baccaglini's appointment on Monday. Baccaglini, who was part of an attempted takeover of Palermo last year with Frank Cascio, is buying...

As I went through their essays, I could not but feel inwardly pleased with my job. I am talking about the essays I asked my pupils to write at the end of our chess course, in which they described their feelings, their thoughts, and the benefits chess brought to them. The reader might think that many teachers ask children to write essays, so there i...

Hometown Media Productions is proud to announce today that our documentary feature film Breaking Balls has been selected to screen at the 41st annual Cleveland International Film Festival (www.clevelandfilm.org), running from March 29 to April 9, 2017 at the beautiful Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Breaking Balls is the story of t...