Dear President and Members:The Sports Commission of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts will hold its annual Bocce Tournament onSunday, September 22, 2013 at the Methuen Sons of Italy – 459 Merrimack Street – Methuen, MAbeginning at 9:00 A.M. The Tournament will take place rain or shine on Methuen's indoor bocce courts. The entry fee is $90.00 per fo...

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) is holding their 2014 5K Run/Walk to help fight drug abuse on Sunday, July 20, 9 a.m. at the FIAO Soccer Field, at 20th Avenue and 33rd Street. Their new headquarters is at 20-12 21st Ave., Astoria, NY 11105.   The course is five kilometers (3.1 miles) through the local street...

The oldest of six kids in a tight Italian-American family from South Jersey Baltimore Ravens star Joe Flacco is one of the only Italian-American Quarterbacks in the NFL. Much less, he's the face of the franchise going forward and there's no other player on their team right now who is more valuable to the Ravens than Joe Flacco. He's good as well a...

Relevent Sports and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission today announced that Real Madrid and F.C. Internazionale, better known as Inter, will meet August 10 at 1 p.m., Central Time, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will mark the first men's soccer match at the Edward Jones Dome, which previously featured the...

A new Colorado-based distributor is offering North American dealers an array of Italian brands, both well known and obscure in these parts.   Italian Bicycle Group N.A. is distributing brands including: Almarc Nuova, Artigiana Selle, Barco Cicli, Bistark, Cecchini Team (Chakra, Gold Race and Olympic Ring), Chiossi Cicli, Ciclitorino, Ciocc,...

How many clubs in the world experience fan protests ... during preseason? AS Roma, for one. The Giallorossi are already under plenty of pressure a full month before the start of the new Serie A campaign on August 25 — a direct result of a sixth-place league finish and an Italian Cup final loss to archrivals Lazio.   Although the club h...

The Louis Vuitton Cup finals have been more about survival than sailing.   Emirates Team New Zealand fell out of the second race of the series because of a mechanical problem Sunday, handing Italy's Luna Rossa a victory that evened the finals at one apiece.   Read more   Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com  

On Thursday, February 13, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) presented the 5th Rocky Marciano Amateur Boxing Tournament. A sold-out crowd packed the Grand Piazza at the NIASHF for a great evening of fights and two award presentations honoring champion supporters Enrico Mirabelli and Mayor Ronald Serpico.   Wayne Randa...

Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department has announced plans to build two new bocce courts. The first, to be completed in mid-summer, will be located in the Jerry Cline Recreation and Tennis Complex (7205 Constitution, NE) at the corner of Constitution and Louisiana.   The second is scheduled for a fall opening at the North Domingo Baca M...

By Mark Bennett Yards and yards of wide open, flat dirt. A batch of hard plastic spheres the size of softballs, and permission to throw them. My preschool-age sons couldn't have been happier. They got a brief taste of the ancient game of bocce ball when our family trekked to the Little Italy Festival at Clinton in the 1990s. The festival fea...