By George F. Will The 18-year-old US Navy enlistee, thinking it sounded less boring than the dull training he was doing in 1944, volunteered for service on what he thought an officer had called "rocket ships." Actually, they were small, slow, vulnerable boats used as launching pads for rockets to give close-in support for troops assaulting beaches...

Italy will face either Spain or the Czech Republic in the April semi-finals after reaching the World Group's last four for the fourth consecutive year.   With veterans and Fed Cup stalwarts Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta all excusing themselves from the tie, captain Corrado Barazutti headed a team of relative unknowns, with w...

Cagliari president Massimo Cellino has agreed to sell the Serie A club to an unidentified American consortium. Cellino, who recently took over Leeds, has been in charge at Cagliari for 22 years but has been frustrated in his efforts to build a new stadium for the Sardinian club.   "I am very happy," Cellino told Italian news agency ANSA on...

By Zjan Shirinian   Italy have won the first gold medal of the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Road World Championships, beating the hosts in the handcycling relay.   Vittorio Podesta, Luca Mazzone and Alex Zanardi powered to a time of 34 min 12.80sec on the 22.5-kilometre course at the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, S...

by Caitlin O'Connell   New York City FC's very own website revealed that Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has joined the club, according to a page that was on its website on Tuesday night but was later removed after the details spread throughout social media. By accidentally publishing the page to the public, New York City FC confirme...

by Michelle Kaufman   While David Beckham and his team of investors continue to negotiate for a MLS stadium deal next to Marlins Park, Miami's other new pro soccer team, Miami FC of the NASL, announced Monday that Italian legend Alessandro Nesta will be its coach when the team begins play in April.   Nesta, considered one of the premi...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce its inductees and honorees for the XXXVII Annual Induction Ceremony and Celebration to take place on Saturday, November 15, at the InterContinental Chicago – Magnificent Mile.   The NIASHF Class of 2014 inductees include John Andretti, Jean Lenti-Ponsetto, Babe Parilli, S...

The record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by a woman has been smashed by Italian Paola Gianotti who finished a 144-day, 29,430km trip yesterday.   "The best goal of my life!" the 32-year-old announced on her Facebook face after breaking Juliana Buhring's 2012 record of 152 days.   Read more   Source: http://...

As he nears his season debut, Andrea Bargnani still expects to be in the NBA next season. With his contract expiring July 1, Bargnani indicated he is not looking to go back to Europe. But who is going to offer the big Italian a meaningful pact if he doesn't play this season? Bargnani underwent another intense oncourt shooting workout Sunday before...

In late January, Italian soccer club AS Roma announced the expansion of its renowned youth soccer academy program to the United States. Selected among the seven elite U.S. soccer academies was also FC Greater Boston Bolts.   “Player development in the United States continues to be a top priority for us,” said AS Roma president James Pallotta...