Everybody has heard about Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo and Washington Nationals President Mike Rizzo, but it's never too late to learn about the legacy of Italian American Reid Rizzo. If it had not been for renowned sports artist Chris Felix, most baseball lovers would have never have known about the impact that Reid Rizzo had on so many live...

by Amy Lamare   In February 2013 the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII in the Harbaugh Bowl that pitted head coaches John and Jim, real life brothers, against each other for the NFL's ultimate prize. When the clock ran out, John Harbaugh and the Ravens emerged victorious. Another big winner on the day was 53 year old Ravens owner Stephen...

by Jenna Fryer   Alex Zanardi received a hero's welcome at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the famed race track where he has never turned a single lap. The beloved Italian was greeted warmly wherever he went Friday after he was feted by former team owner Chip Ganassi, who presented Zanardi with the car called "Old Midnight" that Zanardi wa...

Enjoy a traditional game of bocce or a not-so-traditional hot air balloon ride at the Verdi Club's annual Community Festival July 19 to 21 in Amherstburg. Festival committee chairman Lucio Salvati said the festival has changed and grown since the club began 54 years ago but it's always meant a little "Italy in Amherstburg."   Salvati said t...

Ohio State coach Thad Matta has announced that sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle is leaving the team to play professional ball in Europe. Della Valle, from Alba, Italy, notified the Buckeyes staff of his decision on Saturday.   Beloved by fans for his scraggly mop of curly hair, Della Valle was expected to be a valuable reserve next season....

No, Charlie Margiotta didn't invent touch-tackle football. Though, understandably, some folks around here might have thought that the case. Truth is the longtime master of the Staten Island Touch Tackle League didn't even create the SITTL.   "John DeSio was the guy," the now 78-year-old Margiotta was saying the other day. "In the b...

Patrick DiMarco comes from a successful sports family. His father Mitch was a high school football standout and his uncle is well-known PGA golfer Chris DiMarco.   His grandfather, Richard DiMarco, played basketball at St. John's University, and his cousin, Steve DiMarco, was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1990.   Read more...

By Charles Boehm   US Soccer Players - Giuseppe Rossi is back in the USA, and even on holiday, he manages to find the net. It's a warm, rainy night just before Christmas at the Chelsea Piers sports complex on the east bank of the Hudson River. The New Jersey native has been calmly watching rec-level soccer and posing for photos for near...

by Sam Allard   Italy struck first blood at the FedCup tennis tournament this afternoon with two decisive wins beneath the gilded mezzanines of Cleveland's Public Auditorium downtown. In order to come away victorious, team USA will have to win all three matches tomorrow afternoon.   The United States' Christina McHale fought valiantly...

by Gioacchino Moncado   Tacopina, atto secondo. Dopo l'esperienza a Bologna l'avvocato italo – americano Joe Tacopina torna a far parlare di se per un'altra acquisizione di una società di calcio italiana. Si tratta del Venezia, attualmente impegnata nel campionato di Serie D, club del quale ricoprirà l'incarico di presidente. Ed il progetto...