by Greg Schulzetenberg   It's been an important tradition of my Iron Range Italian in-laws to take the sport of bocce on vacation. Why not? It's a fantastic, laughter-filled game that can be easily adapted to seasons, various climates and interesting terrain. Outside the weight of the bag, including eight large balls and one small jack...

L'italoamericano Mario Andretti è una delle leggende del mondo dei motori. Ha vinto negli anni '70 il campionato mondiale di Formula 1 e un'infinità di altre gare. Non tutti sapevano però che la sua vita è legata a Lucca. Arrivato come esule istriano con la sua famiglia negli anni '40 trascorse la sua infanzia dentro le mura prima di emigrare in Am...

The Rochester Lancers have a new look for their home and away player jerseys. The team will be wearing custom Eletto brand kits with a traditional look of the original Lancers teams. The teams primary home colors will be in blue and the away jerseys will be yellow.   The player jerseys were custom made by Eletto, an Italian soccer apparel br...

Vince Lombardi, the Super Bowl trophy's namesake, gravesite is located in Middletown, N.J., less than an hour from MetLife Stadium where the Super Bowl will be played. Would it be too much for the NFL to have someone make that trek and bring the trophy to the gravesite of the man it's named for?   Such is the request of Ed Cardoza, the...

My first reaction to hearing Ettore Messina's name connected with the Jazz coaching vacancy was: they want a Euro coach? Then I remembered I'd made this mistake before.   Twenty-four years ago, during a summer league game, I checked a New Jersey Nets roster to learn about Drazen Petrovic. The Croatian guy was a good player, but I figure...

Vincent Gagliardi brushed his mustache briefly with his finger, thought to himself and then looked over at his friend Andy DeLucia. "That guy right there is the glue that holds this whole team together," Gagliardi said about DeLucia. "He's the man."   The elder DeLucia, seated at a table overlooking the East Haven Italian American Club'...

Otto volte campione del mondo. Antonio Cairoli scrive un'altra pagina della storia del motocross confermandosi il numero uno di questa disciplina e cogliendo il sesto trionfo consecutivo nella classe regina dello sterrato la MXGP (fino allo scorso anno ribattezzata MX1).   Il 29enne pilota originario di Patti, alfiere del team KTM Red Bull,...

Juventus have clinched their fourth straight Serie A title with a 1-0 win at Sampdoria on Saturday afternoon. Arturo Vidal scored in the 31st minute of the game to send Juventus 17 points clear of second-placed Lazio with four games of the season left to play. The victory secured their 31st Scudetto in Massimiliano Allegri's debut season...

Bocce, Italian bowling, is for everyone, even the chronically feeble like myself. I came early to the game thanks to a high Catholic upbringing. Catholic education was responsible for my introduction to bocce, at the end of a trip to a shrine.  With hot weather came the Italian excuse for extended picnics: the holy pilgrimage. With myself as...

by Craig Davis   John Viola has been intently reading all of the news reports about his father's purchase of the Florida Panthers. What interests him most is found at the bottom of the articles online, where fans express their views and concerns about what this latest ownership change will mean to their team.   The oldest of new...