The predominant language used on Italy’s World Baseball Classic team is English, with a little Italian and some Spanish mixed in. But everyone understands “I got it!” Fly ball drills in the Arizona sun were a bit of an adventure during a workout Tuesday, two days ahead of an opener at Mexico in Guadalajara. “The appeal is the emotion, the competiti...

Next stop, Brooklyn! It was an official homecoming of sorts for Coney Island’s newest sports franchise, North American Soccer League’s (NASL) New York Cosmos, which has left Hofstra where they played most of their home games to make Coney’s MCU Park their new home. The franchise was welcomed by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Alliance for Coney I...

Susan Wagner boys' soccer coach Francesca McAuliffe was recently named United Youth Soccer Stars of New York's (UYSSNY) Woman of the Year and on Sunday, she was honored during the organization's 13th annual Dinner Dance at Russo's on the Bay in Queens. McAuliffe said she was touched upon learning PSAL official Joe Cerrati had nominated her for the...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend the 15th Annual Golf Classic http://www.IAMGolfClassic.org Monday, May 22, 2017. 11:00 A.M. Shotgun. Play Golf With Acclaimed Actor, Screenwriter and Producer Chazz Palminteri, "A Bronx Tale". Honored Guest. Pine Hollow Country Club. 6601 Rt. 25a, East Norwich, NY 11732. All Players - Auto...

Jon Morosi’s first taste of the World Baseball Classic came on March 7, 2013, when he watched from the press box as Italy scored two ninth-inning runs to beat Mexico 6-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The game had some personal relevance for Morosi, then a Fox Sports writer—he is Italian-American, his wife his Mexican-American, and that was the first ever...

Paulie Malignaggi, who won world titles in two weight classes and got as much out of his ability as he possibly could, announced his retirement from boxing on Monday -- the 19th anniversary of his first boxing match as an amateur. Malignaggi's announcement, made via social media, came two days after he suffered an eighth-round knockout loss on a br...

Lou Duva, one of the feistiest, most charismatic, colorful characters in boxing history, died at 94 on Wednesday. Duva, whose unforgettable face helped make him famous, spent parts of nine decades in boxing. The patriarch of a family immersed in boxing, his work as a manager and trainer earned him induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fam...

As an Italian-American, I’ve grown up with the traditional stereotypes anyone with a strange sounding last name would have to endure. From an early age I was exposed to the Italian traditions, tastes and attitude. In the end, those traits and values have greatly shaped the man who’s writing this article today. I’ve heard all the mafia, Mussolini ja...

Diamondbacks infielder Daniel Descalso will play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but not because he simply accepted an invitation. Things aren’t so easy for an Italian from Redwood City, Calif. His very Italian last name wasn’t good enough to convince the International Baseball Federation of his heritage, either. “It was like a little fact...

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...