by Vincent Goodwill   Auburn Hills -- Sporting a ponytail and speaking better-than-expected English, new Piston Luigi Datome hopes to make a smooth transition to the NBA. He's eager to prove he belongs at the highest level of basketball.   "I want to come here and show I deserve to be an NBA player," said Datome, who'll wear jersey nu...

by Mark Weinreich   Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani's recovery was without a timetable back in January when he suffered a torn ligament in his elbow, and Ian Begley of ESPN tweeted this week that despite nearly two months of rehab, the 28-year-old Italian native could be out for the rest of New York's regular season.   With the Knicks...

Midway through his 12-year love-hate project of putting down in words a life story and describing the road which took him from a childhood in Bristol to a 31-year basketball coaching career Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Gary Palladino came face-to-face with yet another challenge.   A casual friend happened to mention that, on average...

The OSA FC, formerly the Tacoma FC, see link below, has announced they will provide an inflatable soccer court in Tino's Cortile, the kids courtyard at the Italian Festival at Seattle Center, and conduct soccer clinics for children of all ages!   On hand to teach will be the almost all-Italian coaches and team members from both the men's squ...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 81st issue of our online magazine. At We the Italians there's a lot going on. We're working on a complete restyling of our website, which will be ready in September and won't disappoint our readers. In...

by Andrew Dampf   Tim Tebow has been offered a four-month contract by the Italian federation for American football, and the Milano Seamen are hoping to sign the free agent quarterback. Excerpts of an offer sent by federation president Leoluca Orlando to Tebow's representatives were posted on the federation's website Thursday.   "...

È stata inaugurata lunedì 6 maggio dal Presidente della Repubblica, Giorgio Napolitano, la mostra "La Nazionale tra emozioni e storia. Un secolo di calcio azzurro", allestita a Roma, presso l'Auditorium Parco della Musica, fino al prossimo 27 luglio.   La mostra presenta un patrimonio inestimabile di cimeli e documenti, alcuni dei quali ined...

The Detroit Waza Flo professional soccer team is starting this inaugural season in the new Major Arena Soccer League by making sure they have a stellar coaching staff to lead them. The organization made an impressive move by signing Mirco Gubellini as an assistant coach for the 2014-2015 MASL season. He previously played professional soccer in Ita...

More than 11 years ago, the native of Italy entered Lake Forest Country Day School for the first time. Alessandro "Ale" Raganelli was six years old, a boy who knew just a few more words in the English language than most newborns in the United States know.   The first-grader from Rome uttered two words quite often back then. "Little" was one....

Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima presented a check for $525 Monday to the Abilities Baseball Field Project at its general membership meeting at Milano Café. CIAO invited Abilities Baseball co-founders Rachael Chapman Staley and Tracie Sarno Sanchez to speak to the packed room of CIAO members about the Abilities Baseball Field o...