By John Ruane Sometimes you attend an event and the thought of it is gone the next day. Sometimes it stays with you, like Doug Buffone's wake and funeral. Having grown up in the 1960s in Chicago, the teams of that era were best known for two players, Dick Butkus and Gayle Sayers.   They were incredible football players and so much fun...

Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy won the 1,500 freestyle at the world swimming championships Sunday night in a race that shockingly went off without two-time defending champion Sun Yang of China. Sun didn't appear during introductions and Lane 3 remained empty instead of being filled by reserve Pal Joensen of the Faroe Islands.   "Today I...

Domenica scorsa lo United Soccer Stars, società affiliata alla Liac, ha celebrato il suo 12º dinner dance, quando mancano ancora sei settimane all'evento cruciale della stagione agonistica: il Torneo di Viareggio. Al contrario delle precedenti edizioni, quest'anno la Coppa Carnevale (si disputa tradizionalmente a febbraio) si tiene dal 14 al 30 mar...

Dear PIB members PIB and Italian Consulate in Boston are happy to invite you to the 2014 Sailing Event. For the second year consecutive, three teenage sailors from the "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino", a nonprofit sailing school in Italy, will compete during the week of June 23rd – 29th against young sailors from three of the most renowned sailing...

by Barbara Ganz   After losing to the Swedish city of Åre the 2019 World Ski Championships, Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the province of Belluno, in recent days was designated as the host of the 2021 World Ski Championships. The World Ski Championships are events that can attract tens of thousands of visitors.   The estimates predict a...

By Julia Prodis Sulek For the first time in a Louis Vuitton Cup finals dogged by breakdowns and high winds, both the Italian and New Zealand catamarans sailed two races, stayed in one piece, and crossed the finish line without incident Wednesday.   Emirates Team New Zealand sailed two clean and fast races, defeating Luna Rossa Challenge by...

For the month of June, Eataly Chicago is celebrating the World Cup the way we know best: with Eatalian food! We've selected 16 highly competitive, high quality products and now it's your turn to VOTE for the winner. Every other day, 1 match will take place at Eataly Chicago and will be featured on Eataly Chicago's Facebook page and here on the Eat...

Goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini looks set for a fresh start in America after Tottenham announced they have reached an agreement to sell the goalkeeper to the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy say the 39-year-old Cudicini's move to Major League Soccer has been secured "pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and work visa as well as Cu...

by David Wharton   After months of missteps, bickering and tragedy, the America's Cup got down to some real racing Tuesday. As expected, Luna Rossa Challenge from Italy defeated Artemis Racing of Sweden in the first race of a best-of-seven semifinal on San Francisco Bay.   Three international teams – including a New Zealand entry...

One steady and reassuring fact of our troubled times is that good fathers still produce good sons. There are exceptions to every rule, of course, but a father who cares will generally produce a good 'un who makes him proud.   As a member of various fight groups and boxing associations, I regularly encounter the sons of former boxers, trainer...