Ask any die-hard soccer (or more appropriately, football) fan in Europe about the best shoe brand, and they’ll probably mention Pantofola d’Oro. For over a century, the company—which was founded by Lazzarini family in Ascoli Piceno, Italy in 1886—has steadily amassed a first-rate reputation in the sport, outfitting stars of the past in some of the...

Malcolm Brogdon, Devon Hall and De’Andre Hunter are a few of the players who gone from redshirt to stand out under Tony Bennett at Virginia. Could Francesco Baddocchi, aka Frankie, be next on that list. His high school coach sincerely believes so. Baddocchi, a native of Milan, Italy, who attended high school in the Kansas City area, was an under-th...

Genova - Certe volte al “Nevada Smiths”, il ritrovo dei calciofili di Manhattan, nell’East Village, c’è da litigare. «Perché non sempre trasmettono la partita della Samp e per noi che ci ritroviamo in questo pub solo per Lei è un dettaglio non da poco - scherza Franco Ravano, Ceo dell’aziende genovese Cressi negli Stati Uniti e da qualche giorno ne...

Sam Apuzzo is at her best when she feels comfortable, yet she’s having her best season when she’s been made somewhat uncomfortable. This year, the quiet Boston College junior attacker was asked by head coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein to transform into a more vocal leader. “Coming in this year, I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty shy and pretty soft-spok...

Il 9 aprile a Siracusa si terranno le prime selezioni siciliane di College Life Italia, società che aiuta giovani atleti italiani a studiare negli Usa tramite borse di studio nello sport. Appuntamento allo stadio De Simone dalle 14, ma solo per chi si registra. “Una grande opportunità per conseguire la Laurea, continuando la carriera sportiva – dic...

Considerato uno dei più affascinanti nonché impegnativi trekking d’Italia e del mondo, il Selvaggio Blu si sviluppa per oltre 50 km lungo l’inaccessibile costa Est della Sardegna, nel golfo di Orosei. Si tratta di un trekking particolarmente impegnativo, ma che ripaga lo sforzo conscorci e panorami mozzafiato. Lungo il percorso da Pedra Longa a Cal...

Milwaukee's Larry Baldassaro is the author and/or editor of a number of great books about baseball history, including "Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball," "Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life" and co-editor of "he American Game: Baseball and Ethnicity." You may also recognize Baldassaro's name from his work for the Milwaukee B...

Baseball has always been a big part of Cleveland culture, and on Wednesday, March 28, students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University have an opportunity to learn more about it. At 7:30 p.m., a “Celebration of Italian American Baseball” will feature a screening of an award-winning documentary, “Italian American Baseball Family,” followed by...

Altro che dopolavoro da bagnare col cicchetto. Vietato anche considerarlo un passatempo da spiaggia degli stabilimenti balneari della Romagna. E guai a definirlo uno sport per vecchi. Le bocce sono roba per atleti veri e adesso aspirano a diventare una disciplina olimpica. Le speranze, adesso nelle mani del Comitato olimpico internazionale, insieme...

“It’s rare that he hits a cheap one.” - Mike on Mike appreciation from Blowers. Thirty four minutes later, he did it again. And then thirty two minutes after that he did it yet again. In the top of the bottom of the eighth inning he took pity on Nick Ramirez, who’d just entered, the game, and only knocked a line drive single into center. Perhaps it...