The 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open was packed well before 11:30 a.m., but that's when the fans who got there early enough to grab seats got their money's worth. Italian golfer Francesco Molinari's tee shot with a pitching wedge landed on the green, then gently rolled into the cup for a hole-in-one.   Read more   Sourc...

Forza Giants fans and Italophiles alike! Come catch the action at iconic AT&T Park this month and connect with your Italian heritage.   This beautiful stadium is nestled against San Francisco Bay and, if the action on the field lulls, the bleacher seats can gaze out over the water and watch the container ships drift by. Usually, though,...

by Drew Davis   The Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari continues to shake off rust, leading Italy to a third straight win in EuroBasket. Gallinari, who has missed a lot of time over past few seasons for the Nuggets, led Italy to a 68-63 victory over Russia. The game was another warm-up for the EuroBasket 2015 tournament, also to be played...

by Alex Kramers   A sharpshooting swingman with a knack for stepping up at crucial junctures, Marco Belinelli is an undoubtedly welcome addition to a Sacramento squad that ranked 28th in both three-point makes (461) and attempts (1,350) and 20th in three-point percentage (34.1) in 2014-15. The ninth-year pro placed fifth in the League in do...

by Zach Tuggle   A small piece of Italy came to Ferguson Park in Shinnston Saturday in the form of the fifth annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Bocce Tournament. "Get in there!" competitors shouted as their team's ball rolled down the moistened dirt of the court toward a gap in other balls. "Just bounce it off the wall and...

by Vincent Goodwill   Auburn Hills -- Sporting a ponytail and speaking better-than-expected English, new Piston Luigi Datome hopes to make a smooth transition to the NBA. He's eager to prove he belongs at the highest level of basketball.   "I want to come here and show I deserve to be an NBA player," said Datome, who'll wear jersey nu...

by Mark Weinreich   Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani's recovery was without a timetable back in January when he suffered a torn ligament in his elbow, and Ian Begley of ESPN tweeted this week that despite nearly two months of rehab, the 28-year-old Italian native could be out for the rest of New York's regular season.   With the Knicks...

Midway through his 12-year love-hate project of putting down in words a life story and describing the road which took him from a childhood in Bristol to a 31-year basketball coaching career Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Gary Palladino came face-to-face with yet another challenge.   A casual friend happened to mention that, on average...

The OSA FC, formerly the Tacoma FC, see link below, has announced they will provide an inflatable soccer court in Tino's Cortile, the kids courtyard at the Italian Festival at Seattle Center, and conduct soccer clinics for children of all ages!   On hand to teach will be the almost all-Italian coaches and team members from both the men's squ...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 81st issue of our online magazine. At We the Italians there's a lot going on. We're working on a complete restyling of our website, which will be ready in September and won't disappoint our readers. In...