American-born Paul Baccaglini is Palermo's new president ahead of his fund's takeover of the Serie A club. Maurizio Zamparini announced he was stepping down last week after 15 years in charge and Palermo confirmed Baccaglini's appointment on Monday. Baccaglini, who was part of an attempted takeover of Palermo last year with Frank Cascio, is buying...

As I went through their essays, I could not but feel inwardly pleased with my job. I am talking about the essays I asked my pupils to write at the end of our chess course, in which they described their feelings, their thoughts, and the benefits chess brought to them. The reader might think that many teachers ask children to write essays, so there i...

Hometown Media Productions is proud to announce today that our documentary feature film Breaking Balls has been selected to screen at the 41st annual Cleveland International Film Festival (www.clevelandfilm.org), running from March 29 to April 9, 2017 at the beautiful Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Breaking Balls is the story of t...

If you are planning on signing up for bocce, then you better hurry up! There are 32 team slots total, and today we signed up our 15th team! It’s amazing! And don’t forget about the early bird sign up! Have your team registered by March 13th at 5pm, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Milo’s gift certificate, that you’ll receive when...

Chess aficionados will get the chance to meet and challenge Grandmaster Fabiano Luiqi Caruana on Saturday during a free lecture and accompanying simultaneous exhibition at Ocean County College. Caruana, 24, is an Italian-American chess grandmasterand former chess prodigy. He is the current United States champion and ranked No. 2 in the world behind...

La dirigenza dei NY Cosmos accoglierà tifosi ed appassionati nel corso di un evento organizzato nel ristorante Gargiulo di Coney Island. Si tratta di una manifestazione organizzata con la Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce e la Alliance for Coney Island, a cui presenzieranno il nuovo proprietario del club, Rocco Commisso, l’allenatore e direttore sportiv...

Sharp eyes from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz resulted in a rundown of the new jersey numbers for Alabama’s early enrollees and a few switches for returners. It’s fairly routine stuff, except for one number reservation that jumped out at me. Najee Harris, a freshman running back coming off a meniscus tear and a recent 5-star recruit, was given No. 22. Recen...

"Every kid or coach who participates in organized soccer on Staten Island owes him," were the words Sandy Rapaglia used to honor Dr. Gabriel Nigrin, one of the pioneers of the sport, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 93. "Doc started organized soccer on Staten Island. He's been a fixture since the 1960s. He was the man," said Rapaglia, the fo...

Martedì 21 febbraio presso la Columbia University di New York il neopresidente dei New York Cosmos, l’italoamericano Rocco Commisso, ha incontrato la squadra per la prima volta. A gennaio 2017 Commisso, proprietario anche di Mediacom (quinta compagnia di telecomunicazione negli Stati Uniti) ha rilevato i NY Cosmos impedendo il fallimento della soci...

Italia vs Usa potrebbe essere tranquillamente un match da mondiale di calcio, invece, stavolta, a sfidarsi non sono stati i calciatori su un campo d’erba, ma bensì dei driver amatoriali, cosiddetti “gentleman”. Fra sabato e domenica infatti gli italiani Ciro Ciccarelli, Luigi Farina, Antonio Simioli e l’unica amazzone Elena Villani hanno dato vita...