No one knows for sure when it began or exactly why, but official record formalizes the event starting in 1310. By that time, it was already an institution. I’ve wanted to witness the spectacle firsthand since I learned of it more than 30 years ago. The Palio of the Contrade, the raw, primitive, visceral horse race with murky origins wrapped in myth...

A young man lies spread-eagle in the center of a sand-covered arena, blood streaming from a gash above his eye. The guy who opened up this wound is straddled across his chest, pinning him down. All around them, more men are brawling in a terrifying tangle of fists and knees, shoulder charges and thrown elbows. Lending a surreal edge to this scene i...

Gabby Capuzzi figured her lacrosse-playing days were over when she completed a stellar career at Ohio State. The Pennsylvania native got into coaching and has steadily risen in the collegiate ranks, spending the last three years as the top assistant at the Naval Academy. Capuzzi certainly could not have imagined competing in the Federation of Inter...

La lega calcio Serie A ha fatto tappa a New York nel suo roadshow. Si tratta di un’iniziativa pensata insieme all'advisor Infront Sports & Media (una controllata della conglomerata cinese Dalian Wanda Group), per incontrare i principali stakeholder e per spiegare le innovazioni stilistiche, editoriali e tecnologiche del massimo campionato italiano...

Former Lustre Christian High School star, Michele Capasso, signed a Letter of Intent to play for Dawson Community College next season.  The point guard hails originally from Italy, but came to Montana as a foreign exchange student in 2015-2016 and had a stellar season.  As a senior, he averaged 30.5 ppg and was named All-Conference and All-State in...

Michigan football went international this spring under Jim Harbaugh, and renewed some friendships on Monday. The Wolverines hosted members of the AS Roma soccer club at the Michigan practice fields. Members of the football and soccer squads engaged in a little friendly competition, from trying to beat each other on soccer goals and football throws...

A pair of Kansas City pals has picked up some serious bragging rights. Chris Cardello and John Liberto are the 2017 United States Bocce Federation National Championship Tournament champions. In June, the pair picked up the title in Chicago, IL after only playing together for seven months. Now, they head to Poland to represent the United States in t...

Not only does Al Pacino have a lot in common with Joe Paterno — both are iconic Italian-Americans born in New York before the United States joined World War II with last names that differ by only a syllable — he also looks a lot like in him. On Sunday, Variety.com published an image of Pacino, who will play the all-time winningest college football...

In terms of this week’s soccer friendlies, Tuesday’s Detroit City FC-Venezia FC encounter might be dismissed as an undercard to the following day’s AS Roma-Paris Saint Germain clash at Comerica Park. That would be shortsighted. Perhaps no soccer team has compiled a more compelling story than the Winged Lions of Venice. In two short years, the club...

One of the greatest to wear Kentucky’s blue and white passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. A future Hall of Famer, Vito “Babe” Parilli helped bring national recognition to UK football during the golden era of Bear Bryant. Parilli, a first-team All-American in 1950 and 1951 and a member of the National Football Foundation College Hall...