Virginia’s potential next commitment has never played a second of AAU basketball, but he can speak four languages and is a talented pianist. The class of 2017’s Francesco Badocchi, described by his high school coach as a “well-kept secret,” is on a recruiting visit to UVa this week. The Cavaliers offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-7 forward on Th...

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent K Giorgio Tavecchio, the club announced Wednesday. Tavecchio has spent time with the Raiders in the each of the last three training camps, including the 2015 and 2016 offseason program, and has connected on a combined 6-of-7 field goal attempts in preseason action for the Silver and Black. The 5-foot-10, 1...

Members of the Delmarva Chapter of UNICO National met at the home of John and Connie Subelka to form committees and finalize plans for the fourth annual Bocce Tournament to be held on May 13. The tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton. The rain date will be May 20. The entry fee will be...

MLB: Azzurri catcher Francisco Cervelli (Pittsburgh Pirates) has already belted two home runs and four doubles so far since April Francisco Cervelli (Ph Cuni)3, 2017. With a career high of seven homers and 17 doubles during his first year with the Bucs in 2015, Cervelli is on pace to set career-best stats in home runs and extra-base hits in 2017. H...

Flying is not Michigan running back Ty Isaac’s favorite thing to do. “I hate flying,” he said recently. He has spent some time strategizing how he will handle the nine-hour flight from Detroit to Rome when the majority of the team travels on Saturday for a unique sightseeing and educational trip that will also include the Wolverines’ final three sp...

Commencing its 70th season this past weekend, the 2017 Italian Baseball League (IBL) is the talk of the town in Bologna, Rimini, San Marino, Nettuno, Parma, Padova, Francesco Fuzzi dell'UnipolSai scivola verso Samy Ramirez del Recotech Padule (PhFerrini)Novara and Padule Sesto Fiorentino. Eight Italian teams from those regions are divided into two...

After World War II, American sports becomes a very important content for the television business, and everybody starts looking to buy sports television rights and also the market of image rights. Let's think about the commercial success of the trading cards: they were already widespread and sponsored in the early twentieth century, but after the wa...

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing one of professional boxing’s most respected stars outside of the ring. From Chicago, the only Italian-American professional boxing judge in the state of Illinois, always in the neutral corner, is Mauro DiFiore. DiFiore never steps into the ring and he must always maintain strict neutrality. His skills and 50 years...

A local bocce tournament is registering teams of three players for a competition in May at Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone. John Buzzetti, president of the Whitestone Bocce Club, said that he expects approximately 12 to 14 teams to take part in the annual bocce tournament, which was previously held at Bowne Park. The tournament kicks off at 8 a.m....

Cagliari striker Marco Borriello’s agent is reportedly heading to the USA for talks with MLS sides, including Toronto FC. The 34-year-old has scored 13 Serie A goals so far this season, as well as getting a hat-trick in the Coppa Italia. However, his contract expires at the end of the current season and Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports that his...