di Stefano Arcobelli   Andrea D'Arrigo Mitchell è un ventenne stiliberista (200 e 400 sl) argento europeo in vasca lunga in carica. Non ha bisogno di presentazioni ulteriori. Mario Franchi è un allenatore milanese che ha scritto un libro, si occupa di media e ha scelto Mitch per un colloquio sull'asse Italia-Stati Uniti, dove l'azzurro si al...

By Davide Arminio   There's a game that's becoming increasingly popular in New Mexico, and it's not American. It's bocce (also called "boccie" or "bocci" in English) and it's one of the oldest games played by mankind. Invented probably in ancient Egypt some five thousand years ago, spread throughout the Roman Empire, then solidified in...

Liverpool Football Club has announced that the team will return to Boston as part of the club's 2014 preseason tour in July. The Reds will play Serie A (Italian first division) club AS Roma at Fenway Park on Wednesday, July 23 — 30 years after the two teams met in the final of the 1984 European Cup final in Rome.   That game was famously won...

Tutto vero. Un italiano è campione Nba. Da quanto lo sognavamo? Troppo tempo passato ad invidiare francesi, tedeschi, spagnoli, sloveni, argentini e belgi.   Oggi abbiamo Marco Belinelli da San Giovanni in Persiceto in cima al mondo della pallacanestro coi suoi San Antonio Spurs, capaci di vincere tre partite consecutive contro i bicampioni...

More than 100 sports memorabilia photos, every one signed by the athlete, are part of a unique exhibit, a first on Staten Island, that chronicle the rich history of Italian Americans in the world of sports spanning the 20th Century.   There are household names, for sure, but many even the most diehard sports enthusiast might not recognize. T...

Silvano Pieri survived World War II in a small village near Lucca, Italy, and came to America in 1946. A retired lamp-maker, Pieri has hands as big and tough as catcher's mitts and his accent is as thick as tomato paste.   But when he rolls a bocce ball with his classic soft touch, it looks like a supple hand gently turning a key. The secre...

The United States team that will compete in the World Team Chess Championship next month in Armenia stands no real chance of winning. It is not sending its three best players, and even if it were, it would not have enough talent to compete with the stacked teams from Russia and China.   But one does not have to be born in a country to repres...

by Eric Freeman   The Brooklyn Nets' terrible 2013-14 season hit a new low on Thursday night. Hosting the cross-river rival New York Knicks at Barclays Center for a matchup of the NBA's two most disappointing teams, the Nets were blown out 113-83 to run their record to 5-14. Facing an opponent that had lost nine in a row, Brooklyn looked let...

Dal 16 al 17 maggio il Piemonte è al NYC Bike Expo, esposizione dedicata al mondo del ciclismo, preludio alla Gran Fondo New York, manifestazione ciclistica internazionale di ciclofondo amatoriale che si svolgerà domenica 18 con arrivo e partenza a New York e percorso sulle colline dello stato di New York e del New Jersey.   La presenza piem...

TUESDAY, JUNE 24 - 3:30 p.m. bus departs IAHFIt's San Francisco Giants 2014 Italian Heritage Night! Our special event ticket package includes one ticket for the game (will be provided upon boarding) vs. the San Diego Padres, and access to the Italian Heritage Night pre-game party hosted by the Giants from 5:00-7:00 p.m. cultural entertainment,...