"Giuseppe Rossi will be out for six months; the Italian striker has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee." As words go, none were more prophetic that those uttered by the disheartened Villarreal press officer in 2011. As if cursed, Rossi’s numerous debilitating injuries stuck like daggers into the hearts of Azzurri fans and footbal...

In one’s seventy-fifth year, one comes to realize that much of one’s more vivid life experience is just history – if not myth – to most other (read: younger) people. As I do every year, I reflected on this again on Sunday, when the Eagles were presented with the Lombardi trophy, professional football’s highest award. The trophy has borne that name...

The North American cycling community mourns the passing of longtime mentor and benefactor to cyclists Fred Mengoni. The Italian-American died February 2. He was 94. His love for cycling extended across decades, and was instrumental in kick-starting careers of several top-level pros as well as provided early funding for what eventually became USA Cy...

Barclays Center - 620 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, New York 11217. Sun, Feb 11, 7:00 PM. Join the New York Islanders for Italian Heritage Night on Sunday, February 11th when the Islanders face off against the Calgary Flames. All participants that purchase a special ticket will receive an exclusive New York Islanders Italian Please note, you must purchase...

As with most NFL coaches John DeFilippo’s road to Super Bowl LII began on a bus. The coach’s life is a peripatetic one. If you don’t like to pack and unpack choose another profession. DeFilippo was well aware of this long before he first boarded a bus in Harrisonburg, Va., in the spring of 2000, riding for seven hours to the Bronx to study film of...

Il wrestling è anche donna e regala emozioni a tantissimi fan. Da Jefferson nel New Jersey arriva l’italo-americana Deonna Purrazzo che ha voluto raccontarci la sua carriera tra Impact Wrestling, WWE e ROH in cui ha difeso con orgoglio anche le sue origini italiane. Ciao Deonna, raccontaci come vanno le cose sul Pianeta Purrazzo. Proprio adesso mi...

Tony Vitello grew up in a baseball family in the baseball-crazed city of St. Louis and spent a decade playing and coaching the sport at the University of Missouri. So it's only natural Vitello is using a concept he attributes to former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as he begins his first head coaching job at Tennessee. Vitello remembers...

«Datti una mossa per favore, stai perdendo troppo tempo». Mario Tobia si volta di scatto, alle sue spalle c’è un gruppo di golfisti che protestano. «Dovete scusarmi se a questa buca sto andando più lentamente, sono cieco». Attimi di imbarazzo, nessuno fiata. Tutti pensavano che quel ragazzo accanto a lui, che lo avvicina fisicamente alla pallina, l...

This past Saturday, Roberto Angotti was at Milford High along with Lou and Chris Colabello, premiering his documentary “Italian American Baseball.” To know the journey Chris Colabello took from Milford to the major leagues, it helps to know the story of his father, Lou. And to know the professional and international baseball career of Lou, it helps...

Italian tactician Paolo Tramezzani is reportedly heading to Major League Soccer as Coach of Colorado Rapids. According to Calciomercato.it, the deal has been done and he is ready to fly out for this new experience. Tramezzani was assistant manager to Gianni De Biasi for Albania, then left to lead teams by himself. The 47-year-old had two spells in...