It's all connected. Family. School. Community. Football. This is why folks around here gather on Thanksgiving morning to watch the local high school football team playing against a rival we've been playing against since some time back in the Reagan administration, or perhaps the (Teddy) Roosevelt administration. This is why folks in the Newton co...

Former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace has signed for Italian team Pallacanestro Cantu for the remainder of the season. After a series of teasing tweets from the 35-year-old World Peace — such as "whatever you can do I Cantu better" — Cantu confirmed the news, calling it "the coup of the century."   "When Daniele (sporting director Danie...

UNICO of Pittsfield, a non-profit Italian-American service organization, will induct five Berkshire County athletes into the UNICO Berkshire County Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.   Those to be inducted include Randy Driscoll, a four-year member of the Lee High School baseball team...

City leaders will visit Italy later this month to see if a ski village there is a good fit for the Aspen Sister Cities program, and they also plan to visit multiple bike-racing towns to gather ideas for the USA Pro Challenge.   Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron will join three other city officials Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 on the trip to Abetone, an Italia...

Join Jerry Colangelo and friends on Saturday, March 15, 2014, for the Fourth Annual NIAF Golf Tournament at the Wigwam Golf Resort.   With a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., the tournament will include 18 holes of golf, a continental breakfast, and special gifts and giveaways. To register your foursome online, visit www.niaf.org/azgolf.  ...

With an assist from one of his all-time great players, Tom Izzo was named to another Hall of Fame today. The Michigan State basketball coach was one of the headliners of an eight-member Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class that was unveiled by former MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves at the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.   "I think...

While in Italy people are currently following il Giro d'Italia, Seattle Ciclisti, a group of passionate Italian and Italian-American cyclists recently formed, is looking for a sponsor that can finance the purchase of the team sportswear.   The company logo would appear on their jersey/shorts on the Seattle to Portland bike ride on July 11 an...

by Carla Balzano   From July 14-18, two Italian teen sailors from Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino will compete against three well-known Boston-area sailing centers. The teens were honored to accept this invitation and will receive credit from the school for competing.   The event starts at the MIT Sailing Center, and ends with a ceremon...

Si terrà il 9 ottobre prossimo, presso il Glen Oaks Country Club di Long Island, il Torneo di Golf che annualmente l'Italian American Museum sponsorizza.I ricavati saranno destinati alle opere di ristrutturazione in programma per il Museo newyorchese. Per raccogliere fondi, il Museo ospiterà anche un'asta e una riffa. Il museo si rivolge per questo...

By Doug Halberstadt   Located in the heart of Little Italy in downtown Chicago is the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Its address is 1431 W. Taylor St. It's only about an hour-and-a-half drive from almost anywhere in the Rockford area (depending on traffic and construction). It's the best and closest sports hall of fame to our...