Former big league umpire Steve Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying to break up a robbery in 1991, has died. He was 67. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Palermo had died, without providing details. Palermo, who lived in the Kansas City area, had been in poor health. Palermo broke into the majors late in the 19...

Although Francesco Totti will not be offered a new contract by AS Roma at the end of the season, ending his 25-year association with the club, he has yet to state his intention to retire. If the 40-year-old wants to continue his career, he may be able to do so in the United States. La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested on Tuesday that Totti could be te...

Jose Mourinho once remarked that “everyone in Italy thinks they are a coach”. This should come as no surprise given the astonishing levels of success enjoyed by Italians in the managerial world. On Friday, Antonio Conte became the fourth Italian boss in eight seasons to win the Premier League as Chelsea defeated West Brom at The Hawthorns. He follo...

The famous long-distance Mille Miglia car race held its first edition in 1927: it turns 90 this year, and will celebrate with its 35th commemorative parade, scheduled from Thursday May 18th to Sunday the 21st: Brescia to Rome and back, as always. Indeed, as we publish this post, engines are revving up for their tests and everyone is preparing for t...

Forrest "Red" DeBernardi was the first Italian-American star to shine in the firmament of American basketball in the twenties (All-Conference in '22 and '23). After college, he played for 11 seasons in the National Athletic Amateur Union (AAU), collecting 7 selections for the AAU American Team. In '38, the Associated Press elected him "best center"...

The history and origins of the Giro d’Italia take us back to 1909 when La Gazzetta dello Sport editor, Tullo Morganini, decided to organize the bicycle race to increase the magazine sales and popularity. The competition counted 127 riders, 2,448 km (1,521 mi), 5325 lira as a prize, 49 riders finishing the ride and only one winner, Luigi Ganna. On M...

There’s a new game in town. Or, more accurately, there’s a new league -- playing an old game in a new way. James Johnson and his family moved to Helena from Louisiana five years ago. They quickly became involved in the local soccer community, but Johnson felt something was missing.  “I have a National D coaching license, and from the beginning I...

This is the interview #160 I publish with We the Italians. Looking back, I am astonished and proud and honored when I understand how great, committed and excellent are the people that gave me the privilege to share with me and our readers their stories, their pride of being Italian, their knowledge about 159 different point of view from which anali...

With the Giro d'Italia well underway, perhaps you've been inspired to explore Italy on two wheels. The country has plenty to offer cyclists, with long stretches of coastline, mountain ranges to explore, and hilly countryside from north to south. And taking to your bicycle is a great way to see parts of Italy you may not otherwise have thought to ex...

After landing a commitment from Francesco Badocchi just two weeks ago, the Virginia Cavaliers signed the Italian prospect (by way of Kansas) to a national letter of intent. Virginia beat out Illinois for the fast-rising prospect, who was also drawing significant interest from the Kansas Jayhawks. “We are pleased to add Francesco to our 2017 recruit...