By Mike Billoni   I was a 22-year-old rookie sportswriter at the Buffalo Courier-Express in August of 1977 when at precisely 7 p.m. my idol, legendary columnist Phil Ranallo, walked into the sports department. A Lucky Strike cigarette dangling from his lips, Ranallo presented his column to copy editor Joe Alli.   As I sat at my d...

BALTIMORE — Italian soccer stars are coming to Baltimore to promote a cancer awareness program. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center says Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta and Paulo Taveggia will be at the center on Tuesday to announce the Red Card Cancer partnership.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Italian club AS Roma will try to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United when it takes on the best players in Major League Soccer this summer. Man U dominated MLS players in two of the league's annual all-star games, winning by a combined score of 9-2. But the top domestic league in the U.S. has never lost to another i...

The Coastal Carolina football program is losing another assistant coach to the NFL. Brock Olivo, who coached the Chanticleers' running backs and worked with the special teams units the last two years, has accepted the position of assistant special teams coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, he and Coastal head coach Joe Moglia confirmed thr...

Saturday night, Italian Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana finalized his first place standing in the Sinquefield Cup. Caruana established himself quickly in the tournament, working methodically through a seven-game winning streak.   This streak was halted by an 8th round draw with the Norwegian reigning world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen.  ...

By Tim Bontemps After sitting out for a week with a tight left hamstring, Andrea Bargnani took a half step toward returning Monday. The 7-footer participated in the first half of the team's practice — his first time on the court since being ruled out prior to the Nets' preseason opener a week earlier — and said he felt good afterward. "Every...

di Maria Rosa Quario   La vittoria arrivata ancora una volta dal fondo grazie al fantastico Chicco Pellegrino (e a Didi Noeckler) è invece mancata agli sciatori dell'alpino che fra Wengen e Flachau hanno però portato a casa ben tre podi, con Giuliano Razzoli e Stefano Gross secondo e terzo nello slalom maschile in Svizzera e con Federica Bri...

by Giovanni Minoli   Alex Zanardi, 48 years old, a Formula 1 pilot in the first phase of his life, then a writer, television host, now a winner in the Paralympic Games. In 2001, he lost his lower limbs in a terrible accident on the racetrack in Lausitz, Germany but he quickly bounced back, wiped out London, and triumphed in the New York mara...

By Marc Stein The coaching search farthest removed from the New York Knicks-level spotlight could prove to be one of the most fascinating of the NBA offseason.   That's because the Utah Jazz, I'm told, are on that very short list of teams that will give bona fide consideration to breaking basketball's Euro barrier on the X's and O's side by...

Jan 7, 2016 between 6:00 to 8:00PM is Bocce registration night for all teams and individuals interested in participating in the Spring campaign which starts week of January 10th. Registration night will include the collection of bocce, membership renewals and new memberships fees. All fees must be paid by the start of the season. &n...