San Antonio's Marco Belinelli won the 3-point contest at NBA All-Star Saturday night. Belinelli made his final three shots to finish with 19 points, edging Damian Lillard by one to advance to the final from the West. All-Stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Love both finished with 16 points.   Bradley Beal had 21 points to win the East bracket...

The New York Metropolitan region's premier cycling event, the fourth annual Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York (GFNY), is slated for Sunday, May 18th and will cap an exciting weekend of events and racing taking place in New York and New Jersey.   GFNY is also hosting the popular Fourth Annual NYC Bike Expo May 16-17 at the 69th Regiment Armory i...

March 29, 2015 1:00 PM - John Prince Park, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL: Il Circolo Presents its very first BOCCE Tournament! Join your family and friends in John Prince Park in Lake Worth to enjoy BOCCE games, food, drinks, and fun! $20/ person, kids are free!   There are playgrounds available and a covered...

The Clark chapter of UNICO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Awards at a banquet held at the Gran Centurions. Named after professional football player Brain Piccolo, the awards recognize excellence in athletics, integrity, and leadership.   Arthur L. Johnson High School Class of 2015 award recipients are Christina Bonaccor...

Yesterday I had the distinct honor of waving the start flag in front of the Fairmont Hotel to mark the beginning of the 23rd annual California Mille vintage car tour. Was it the standard green flag, like in NASCAR? Not for the California Mille, a race inspired by the 1000 mile race that ran between Rome and Brescia from 1927 to 1957. It was the tri...

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) officially inducted its Class of 2013 at a celebratory dinner dance. Welcoming guests from throughout the United States were NIASHF National Spokesman and New York Mets Hall of Famer Mike Piazza. Piazza was joined by Chicago radio and television sports broadca...

by Bruce Weber   The Army-Navy game of 1963 was an important one in that season's college football landscape. With a Heisman Trophy winner and future pro star at quarterback, Roger Staubach, Navy, the No. 2 team in the nation, won by 21-15 and went on to face top-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl. (Texas won.)   The Army game is better...

Il sogno a stelle e strisce di Giorgia Battisti non solo si è realizzato ma è diventato una piacevole e proficua quotidianità. Si sa, lo sport ad alto livello gola a qualsiasi atleta. Se poi si è una giocatrice di hockey cosa c’è meglio del Nordamerica? Nulla.   Ed ecco che quell’anno di stacco dalla scuola italiana per andare a fare un’espe...

By Niccoló Graffio   Since I began writing for this blog, my articles have dealt mainly with famous indigenous inhabitants of Southern Italy/Sicily. It behooves me to mention, though, since the destruction of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1861, the majority of the members of our ethnos were born outside the borders of the modern state...

Pasadena Mayor, Bill Bogaard takls about Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia:"We are very pleased to welcome the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia back to Pasadena. Last year's inaugural event was a huge success, and we expect the 2013 ride to attract even more participants. Cycling is a vital component of Pasadena's transportation plan. Named the most bike-friendly c...