Two red boxing gloves rest at the center of a big round decal on the floor at the Rocky Club, its logo symbolizing the club's colorful history hosting bouts in a city steeped in boxing lore. This winter afternoon Lawrence-born Dave Bradstreet, 68, tends bar at the social club, affectionately known as "The Rocky."  The large room here at 11 Trinity...

On Nov. 19, 2016, the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association hosted a dedication ceremony of the new Bocce Court at Notre Dame High School. The Bocce Court was donated by the MCIAFA in an effort to introduce Bocce as part of their sports curriculum. In the future, MCIAFA will be reaching out to other high schools in the area to install...

L’alto numero di pugili americani di origine italiana che popolarono le riunioni statunitensi fino agli anni ’50 dello scorso secolo, induceva molti di essi ad affrontarsi tra di loro, in particolar modo quando il valore dei contendenti era più elevato rispetto alla media nazionale. In tale maniera il 29 gennaio 1951, nella città di Holyoke, Massac...

Ciao from Rome! Happy 2017!! This year will bring to us several big news, we are working very hard on them. Our book continues to be offered on Amazon with a discount, but soon we will publish a new one: "We the Italians in 2016". It will have both the English and the Italian version of the 24 interviews published in 2016, plus in the ebook there...

On January 29, 1972 in the typical restaurant "Il Toro" in Sampierdarena (Genova) a table of sportsmen decided to found the first Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italian Football Americano, FIFA), with the desire and hope to be able to introduce in the peninsula the fascinating agonistic image of this stars and stripes sport.

It was a beautiful reunion when Angels' skipper Mike Scioscia welcomed Team Italy hitting coach Mike Piazza to Tempe's Diablo Stadium hours before the start of Italy's WBC warm-up exhibition game against the LA Angels. Scioscia exclaimed, "Where's Sal Varriale?" Anyone in the Team Italy circle, especially Piazza, would know if Varriale was in the W...

By: Anna Ferrari   Italian Community Services (ICS), invites the participation of the all golfers in their annual Golf Tournament to be held Wednesday June 4th at Harding Park. This year, players affiliated with our friends at Immaculate Conception Academy will be partnering with ICS on this fun and worthwhile event. Check-in and lunch begi...

For Emily Petraglia, health and fitness has become an instrumental component of her life. The 31-year-old native Pittsburgher who now lives in Palm Beach, Florida, currently works as a general manager of personal training at a sports club. She recently started her own fitness website, Fitness Royalty (www.fitnessroyalty2014.com), containing health...

Saturday January 17 2015, 6-9 pmHilton New Orleans Riverside, Napoleon Room, #2 Poydras St., New Orleans   Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet honors & celebrates national and local Italian Americans in the sports, entertainment, medical, and civic fields. Proceeds benefit the American Italian Cultural Center...

From the streets of New York City to the set of Sons of Anarchy, Chuck Zito has done it all. The Bronx-born tough guy was born on this day, March 1, 1953. Zito was the former president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, a boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman and an actor. His grandparents emigrated to Ameri...