For five years, it was the same disheartening scenario. Giorgio Tavecchio would intrigue a team just enough to make its preseason roster and go through training camp, only to get cut. Sometimes it was earlier, sometimes it was later. But always he’d find himself at home, watching yet another NFL season start without him. “Close,” Tavecchio said whe...

September 12th 1979 is a date that many Pietro Mennea‘s fans would certainly remember. The Italian athletics champion made his greatest record in Mexico City, at the 200 metres Universiade final. Pietro hit 19 seconds and 72 cents which remained unchallenged for 17 years, when Michael Johnson finally beat Pietro. Pietro Paolo Mennea will always be...

Birra Moretti, Italy’s classic beer made in the traditional way since 1859, is teaming up with Bocce, the country’s beloved pastime, to encourage LDA+ consumers to come together and enjoy these two great Italian classics with friends, family and fellow patrons at their favorite local bar, at home or at other outdoor social gatherings this fall. “Bo...

La domanda che negli ultimi giorni tormentava i tifosi della squadra Texana, allenata da coach Mike D’antoni, era: chi sarà il nuovo proprietario degli Houston Rockets? Finalmente si ha la risposta: il nuovo Patron dei Rockets sarà Tilman Fertitta, che ha prelevato la società americana dal ormai ex proprietario Leslie Alexander per 2.2 miliardi di...

As summer fades, it becomes time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the traditional Patchogue Italian Feast of Saint Liberata. (The namesake of the festival is the patron saint of the village of Pizzone, Italy.) This year’s event will be hosted along Main Street in Patchogue Village on Saturday, Sept. 16, with a rain date of Saturday, Sept. 23. P...

Fresh off the success of last year’s historic boxing matches between Pittsburgh and Cuba, the Hibernian Celtic Athletic Fund will be among the sponsors of an Oct. 9 program involving some of Italy’s finest young boxers at the Priory on Pittsburgh’s North Side. “This is another chance for them (local young boxers) to fight on a big stage against som...

US soccer promoter Charlie Stillitano has been called many things in the past 18 months or so - with "power broker" and "mogul" among the more flattering descriptions of the ebullient New Yorker. On the downside, for his apparent suggestion that a European super league might be an idea worth talking about, he has been called "a poster boy for greed...

Calcavecchia was born in Laurel, Nebraska in 1960. While he was a teenager, his family moved from Nebraska to West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended North Shore High School in West Palm Beach and won the Florida high school golf championship in 1977. While playing in junior tournaments, he often competed against Jack Nicklaus' son, Jackie and as a r...

A star-studded group of giants in the motorsports industry gathered on Thursday as Mario Andretti was presented with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports by the International Motor Racing Research Center at the Corning Museum of Glass. This was the fourth year the glass trophy has been presented; previous ho...

Darren Powell has made a career out of recognizing soccer talent, and he knew there was something special about Gianluca Busio when he first saw him — even if Busio was just five years old at the time. “Even as a five-year-old, he stood out on the field with exceptional technical ability,” says Powell, now head coach of USL’s San Antonio FC. “He ha...