By Marie Mischel   For 80 years, All State Italian Day at Lagoon has meant one thing to Gloria Goddard and her family: tradition.   Goddard's Aunt Irene was a charter member of the Italian-American Civic League and would take the young Gloria with her to the organization's meeting. The first All State Italian Day celebrated the end of...

In 1986 the Americans, always looking for new ways to measure competition in sports, invented a game for the top three shooters in the NBA, the "Three Point Shootout". During the All-Star Game week, the best shooters from afar were challenging each other with several series of shots from beyond the arc, with little time available and therefore unde...

  WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : Matthew Lofstrom      Translation by:   When we arrived in Rome, our professor had us write down three goals we wanted to accomplish during our semester in Italy. My number one goal was to get to Stadio Olimpico to watch A.S. Roma play. This past week on December...

by Barry Lewis   Northwest Arkansas Naturals infielder Alex Liddi has never played for the Tulsa Drillers, but he had a big game against several of his former teammates Sunday afternoon at ONEOK Field.    Liddi, the first Italian-born and developed player to reach the majors, went 4-for-6 with two homers and four RBIs to power th...

Joseph Henry Garagiola was Born on February 12, 1926 in the Italian section of a neighborhood called the Hill, in St. Louis, Missouri.   Garagiola grew up across the street from Yogi Berra and the two became close friends throughout their life. Also on the same block would eventually live broadcaster Jack Buck & his son Joe Buck as well...

Per l'undicesimo anno consecutivo, la Liac ha celebrato con un gala la partecipazione di una sua rappresentativa alla Coppa Carnevale, il torneo calcistico per formazioni Primavera (calciatori fra i 16 e i 18 anni, ovvero nati tra il 2006 e il 2008) piú prestigioso al mondo.   L'evento ha richiamato domenica scorsa circa 250 ospiti al "Russo...

Veteran boxing manager John Seip has signed highly decorated Italian amateur boxer Daniele Marco Scardina to an exclusive managerial contract. Seip is best known for guiding Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) world middleweight title. The native New Yorker also manages rising British super middleweight Steed "...

By Andrew Dampf   Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the United States 3-2 Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Brindisi native Flavia Pennetta and Errani defeated Williams and Alis...

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will host Italian- American Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 30. The event is the second installment in the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage during the 2014 summer meet.   The day-long festivities will feature Italian music, dance,...

by Brian Calloway   With an assist from one of his all-time great players, Tom Izzo was formally named to another Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The Michigan State coach was one of the headliners of an eight-member Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class unveiled by former MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves at the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan S...