Loosely translated from Italian to mean “big ride,” the GranFondo making its way through Little Italy this weekend is open to anyone, whether an experienced cyclist or someone new to a ride like this who wants to see whether they can do it. The mass-start, timed ride has four route options, including King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, and...

Florida International University just named its stadium after Riccardo Silva, an Italian entrepreneur whose holdings include soccer teams, modeling agencies, restaurants and a real estate investment firm. Silva, the owner of Silva International Investments, has donated more than $3 million to the FIU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics since 20...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi, a former two-weight World Champion who currently works as a commentator. Paulie tells the story of how he transitioned from Sicily to Brooklyn and had to learn to adapt to the diverse cultures and lifestyles, and how that led him to start his boxing career, desp...

Monday, July 10, 2017. Boulder Ridge Country Club www.boulderridge.com 350 Boulder Dr. - Lake in the Hills, IL 60156. Featuring the most prominent Italian business leaders in the Midwest. Click here to RSVP Exclusive tasting of Italian wine, beer and delicacies & the best, fun games: beat the pro, closest to the pin, longest putt, longest drive, an...

Stony Brook Football was getting ready to fly up to Maine for a game that weekend. The team lugged several trunks filled with extra uniforms, helmets, cold weather gear, tape for trainers — the standard haul for a road game. But the team was to fly on a smaller plane than they are accustomed to and would therefore not take all the trunks that they...

A few days ago while scrolling through Twitter, I saw that Special Teams Coordinator Brock Olivo will be hosting a football camp in Italy, where he coached earlier in his career. For me, that connected some dots in the worlds of literature and football. I knew that Olivo majored in literature at the University of Missouri, so at his introductory pr...

Salem native and motivational speaker Sean Stellato will speak in the Wax Academic Center Auditorium at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Stellato was a quarterback during his time at Salem High School and is currently a National Football League sports agent, entrepreneur and author of "No Backing Down." His boo...

Secondo oro mondiale per Valentina Greggio. Sulla pista di Idre, in Svezia, la ventiseienne di Verbania è stata ancora la più veloce di tutte con un picco di 171,50 chilometri orari, sufficienti per mettersi alle spalle la francese Karine Dubouchet Revol che non è andata oltre i 170,76 km/h. Bronzo alla svedese Lisa Hovland Uden con 169,18 km/h. Or...

These are hectic days for Lauren Carlini, living with one foot in her former life and one stepping toward her future. Carlini, who completed her storied University of Wisconsin volleyball career in December, still is a regular around the UW Field House. Three days a week she arrives at 6:15 a.m. for workouts with her former teammates. She’s also ca...

Joe Tacopina has a square jaw, slicked-back hair and a muscular torso threatening to explode through his tightly fitted shirt. There's more than a hint of Steven Seagal about him. The 50-year-old American has a reputation as a storyteller. The first time I walk into his office, he speaks for 26 minutes before interrupting himself with the realisati...