Even if I hadn’t ridden my bike 191 miles on roads that climbed 23,850 vertical feet in the past four days, my quads would have found the flight of steps up to the podium of the Giro d’Italia — the Tour of Italy — steep. Still in my cleated cycling shoes, which are ideal for riding but not the best for walking, I ascend the galvanized steel treads...

Ogni anno sempre più ragazzi italiani decidono di volare negli States, con l'idea di vivere un'esperienza di basket diversa, in cui possono confrontarsi con un mondo per alcuni versi lontano anni luce dal basket italiano ed europeo e, perchè no, sognare da vicino di approdare in NBA. Negli ultimi anni l'NCAA ha riscosso un interesse sempre maggiore...

Two of Amsterdam’s Duchessi brothers may be sparring in heaven. In 1935, much to his mother’s chagrin, Peter Duchessi started boxing and became the first member of the family to use the nickname Duke. He was proud that he was able to go six rounds against future champ Sugar Ray Robinson. He fought 71 fights and had 57 victories, 15 of them knockout...

Kicking off its inaugural event last year honoring National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza at Carmine’s Restaurant and Sports Bar in Brooklyn, New York, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has set out to make this year’s festivities better than ever by presenting guest of honor Bobby Valentine with a commissioned portrait of the Ita...

Italy and bicycles—the first thing they bring to mind is likely the neo-realist masterpiece The Bicycle Thieves, which will soon celebrate its 75th anniversary. But there’s another story that’s even more powerful and all the more remarkable for being true: the tale of Gino Bartali, Italy’s wartime cycling champ and—unbeknownst to all but a few—secr...

Giuseppe Rossi will resume his career and has decided to return to Serie A. The Italian-American striker, released from his contract with Fiorentina after a loan at Celta Vigo, departed from Newark Airport last night (as evidenced by photo published on its Twitter profile ) ready to embark on the next step of his career.The goal is to return to the...

Next year's Giro features two individual time trials, eight mountain finishes and eight stages for the sprinters in a balanced route that appears to suit four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome, who will race in an attempt to win his third Grand Tour in a row. Organizers unveiled the route of the 2018 Giro d'Italia in a televised ceremony in...

“Against the ball, put the laser against the ball, kid! Madone.” I was folded over on one knee at Boston’s North End bocce courts, trying to get the guys a measurement. Eyeing the distance between a bocce ball and a pallino often doesn’t work, so Sammy Viscione comes armed with both a tape and a laser measure, though his sciatica makes it impossibl...

The Sauber F1 Team have signed a multi-year technical and commercial partnership with Alfa Romeo, returning the Italian car manufacturer to F1 after an absence of more than 30 years. The deal will see the Swiss squad renamed Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from 2018, with the car bearing the Alfa Romeo logo and being equipped with 2018-spec Ferrari engin...

A thought-provoking art project in Italy’s Milan saw people hitting tennis balls right under the ancient relics and frescos of a 16-century church. The US artist behind the art experiment dubbed his exhibition “Untitled (plot for dialogue).” The playground has been installed in Milan’s Chiesa San Paolo Converso, a former Roman Catholic church curre...