The lightbulb went on for Mike D'Antoni in his third year coaching Olimpia Milano in the Italian basketball league LBA, though maybe it was always there and he had been ignoring it. It was 1993 and D'Antoni was coaching "traditionally," as he calls it, but he wasn't getting much out of his team. D'Antoni decided to mix things up. I just one day jus...

Team Italy softball slugger Erika Piancastelli was presented the 2016-17 Desmond Jones Athlete of the Year Award at Cowboy Stadium during halftime of a sold-out state rivalry football game between home team McNeese State University and Northwestern State in Lake Charles, Louisiana on November 11, 2017. The Desmond Jones Athlete of the Year Award is...

The lights had switched off at Jalisco Stadium when Roberto Angotti ’84 finished writing an article about Team Italy’s comeback to beat Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. “It was 4 a.m.,” said Angotti, the English language reporter for Federazione Italiana Baseball e Softball. “The team shuttle had left and I was stranded on the outskirts o...

Veteran Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo now trails only Martin Brodeur (691), Patrick Roy (551) and Ed Belfour (484) on the NHL's all-time wins list among goalies. Luongo, 38, talked about racking up wins (and losses), his Italian heritage, showing his wit on Twitter and whether poker is part of his plans after he hangs up his skates.  

Italy legend Alessandro Nesta has stepped down from his role as manager of Miami after a two-year spell at the American outfit. The news comes as a surprise, with Nesta - the former Lazio and AC Milan defender - guiding Miami to the top of the North American Soccer League (NASL). Miami, owned by entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and Nesta's former team-m...

November 30, Thursday, 5:30 .pm. Stony Brook University, New York 11790. Center for Italian Studies/ Book Presentation: “Dinner with Di Maggio” with co-author Dr. John Positano. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by Dr. John Positano. Location: Center for Italian Studies in Stony Brook University's Frank Melville Memorial Library...

They say if you live long enough, you’ll see everything. On Monday, Nov. 20, Antonio Luigi Capicotto marks his 87 birthday, having experienced — three times — something few golfers see once. Capicotto just recorded his third hole-in-one, an "ace" to golfers.  The feat is even more impressive considering that Capicotto, a stone mason since the age o...

Abruzzo, mountainous and park-covered terrain, boasts numerous ski resorts where visitors can have a blast practicing their favorite winter sports. The mountains of Abruzzo offer fantastic snowfall during the coldest and most rigid weather, and thus are ideal for a large smattering of outfits and installations - including those that work to maintai...

After the establishment in 1892 of the first important hockey trophy, the Stanley Cup, in the early years of the new century hockey had already gained popularity not only in Canada but also in the United States where, between 1901 and 1904, the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League and the International Pro Hockey League were founded, the first two en...

Invisible Italian American boxers – To the untrained eye, it seemed that prior to the 1920s there were few noteworthy American boxers of Italian origin—and a limited presence in the decades that followed. But behind many Irish boxing names, there frequently stood an olive-skinned, dark-haired fighter with a hidden identity. More than one thousand I...