According to FIP (Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro) Italy's National Basketball organization, the Wildcat will be the only non-Italy-based player join the Italian National Team Training Camp.   Coach Wright wished the point guard luck before his flight to Europe. The rising junior is coming off a season where he averaged 9.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg a...

On Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, Italian basketball powerhouse EA7 Emporio Armani Olimpia Milano, from Chicago's sister-city Milan, will face-off against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at the United Center in the first leg of the inaugural Euro Classic Tournament. On Sunday, October 4th at 12:30 PM, EA7 Emporio Armani Oilmpia Milano and Maccabi Elect...

By Kevin Parrish   STOCKTON - It was 105, and romance was in the air. Brittany Jasmann of Stockton and Michael Blohm of Ripon, both in their 20s, were on their second date. She talked him into going to Sunday's premiere Festa Italiana at the Waterloo Gun and Bocce Club. They barely got inside the gate when two makeshift bocce court...

Save big on a premier cycling experience! The best of Italian cycling meets Southern California style in Beverly Hills for 2 incredible bike routes at the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Beverly Hills on November 3, 2013.Save 40% of the registration price by signing up before August 8, 2013 with a special coupon code.   Join cyclists from around th...

by Doug Fernandes   Dick Vitale will be busy later this year giving thanks and accepting waves of applause. The Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN college basketball analyst will receive three awards, the biggest being the fifth annual Court of Honor Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation.   It's given...

On a day when the rain and clouds disappeared by late afternoon, Pompilios Restaurant hosted more than 15 elected or appointed officials in shirt sleeves or ties on two soil courts for bocce ball. About 30 spectators drank in the action.   For Ken Rankle, mayor of Dayton, Ky., the annual bocce ball game at Pompilios is the only time he plays...

Panini America, (www.paniniamerica.net), the world's largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, and the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), announced today an exclusive multi-year trading card agreement with CLC's nearly 200 partner institutions, including Alabama, Florida State, Texas Christian University, The University of Michigan an...

by Jay King   In a Facebook post Friday morning, newly-acquired Boston Celtics forward Luigi Datome pledged his "efforts" and "soul" to his new team while stating the goal of proving he's an NBA player.   "It's time to pack!" wrote Datome, who the Celtics acquired Thursday along with Jonas Jerebko for veteran forward Tayshaun Prince....

di Francesco Caremani   Una Champions League americana, dall'Alaska alla Terra del Fuoco, della durata di circa otto mesi, ben inserita nei calendari della Concacaf (Confederazione calcistica del Nord, Centro America e Caraibi) e della Conmebol (Confederazione Sudamericana di calcio), alla quale dovrebbero partecipare sessantaquattro squadre...

English Premier League club Chelsea and Italian team AS Roma will play an exhibition game at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on Aug. 10, according to the AS Roma website. The mouth-watering encounter will see two of Europe's top teams, loaded with famed players, test out their rosters a week before the Premier League kicks off. The Italian League S...