Whilst mass cycling events are mainstream in Europe, South Africa and Australia, they are still only developing in the USA. Italian company KronService SRL contracted Accuchip Timing to time their inaugural Gran Fondo Giro D'Italia at Coral Cables in Florida. The event had a strong Italian theme with the odd Ferrari being seen amongst the parade....

Marco Belinelli was not among the prominent NBA free agents last summer. Four teams had employed him in six seasons, and he was always something of a peripheral figure. When he signed a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs in July, it attracted little attention. Tom Thibodeau knew better.   The Bulls coach saw first-hand what Be...

AC Cugini's rising U15 Girls team, RES Roma 99, that plays in WAGS has a few spots open, with scholarships also available to players with financial need. Rising U14 and rising U15 age girls are welcome to try out.   Tryouts are by appointment only in July and August at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. The team is trained and coached by Cugini Pr...

It took forever for Andrea Bargnani to get on the court this season, but since he has he’s impressed Phil Jackson. So much so that the Knicks would reportedly like to bring the 7-foot Italian back next season.   A calf injury forced Bargnani to miss 49 of the Knicks’ first 51 games, but since returning he’s seemingly gotten better every game...

07/14/2015 - 5:30 PM / 9:00 PM - Il Fornaio, 18051 Von Karman, Irvine CA Registration: IALOC Members Only – Free; Non-Members – $10.00 (USD) Appetizers are free, as our sponsor, Domestic Violence Legal Center, will be graciously covering the cost.   The bocce tournament will guarantee that you will play at least 1 game....

by Stephanie Maksin   Members of the Italian American Civic Club gathered at Centerton Country Club for the club's 23rd annual Memorial Golf Tournament Wednesday afternoon. Lunch and drinks were served to the golfers at the food tent. Authentic Italian dishes were prepared along with seafood and a traditional barbecue.   The even...

By Rolando Vitale   HERE are some greats who just missed the cut. These include explosive knockout artist Rocky Graziano best remembered for his slugfest trilogy with Tony Zale which rank as the most savage duels ever witnessed inside a boxing ring.   Harry Jeffra, a two-weight champion, beat great bantamweight Sixto Escobar of Puerto...

While there were no new world records tonight at the 2015 European Short Course Championships, there was still plenty of fast swimming. The Italians proved especially strong with wins in the men's 100 freestyle semi-final, the women's 200 freestyle final and the 4×50 mixed freestyle relay.   One of several Italian's who won tonight was Marco...

by Chiara Beghelli   We are still far from August 5, when the stadium of Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro will celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games. But for some companies, that date is near. Just ask Roberto Colletto, CEO of Piscine Castiglione.   The company, based in Castiglione delle Stiviere (Mantova), and specialized in the desi...

Pittsburgh native and former International Boxing Federation lightweight champion, Paul Spadafora, is anxious to get back in the ring again. He's looking to add a few more win totals and knockouts to his current record of 48-1-1 with 19 knockouts. After an outstanding amateur career that saw him win 75 of his 80 fights, Spadafora turned profession...