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...

By Lorne Chan Spurs.com   Marco Belinelli is giving an interview in Italian, moments after the Spurs won the NBA title in June. He thanks his family for believing in him when his emotions take over. When he mentions his small hometown of San Giovanni in Northern Italy, Belinelli can no longer speak. The first Italian NBA champion wipes his...

Italian Wedding took the lead above the final fence and won the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase by a length Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.   The 8-year-old gelding ridden by Bernard Dalton gave trainer Jonathan Sheppard his 14th win in this race. He also owns Italian Wedding and was rewarded with a $90,000 share of the pur...

Roma have Mehdi Benatia, Kevin Strootman and Juan Iturbe in their US tour squad, but Gervinho will join later.   The Giallorossi will fly out to begin their pre-season tour of USA, including a training camp in Orlando. Benatia is included in the list despite repeated transfer links to Manchester City and Chelsea.   Read more  ...

By Rolando Vitale The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900­–1955 is the first book to explore the history of Italian Americans in boxing. It is a fascinating collection of sociological essays and detailed appendices, examining the role and achievements of the Italian American prizefighter. From humble immigr...

A group of North Americans led by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina completed the purchase of Italy's cash-strapped Serie B soccer club Bologna on Wednesday.   Tacopina was named club president and Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo is a large investor. A statement posted on Bologna's website announced the deal.   Read more   So...

by Tom Sheen   Andrea Pirlo has accepted a move to join New York City FC in Major League soccer, according to reports. The Juventus legend, 36, has "accepted" a proposal from the new club, according to Spanish newspaper AS, having spoken to the club's CEO Ferran Soriano.   Should a move go through, he will join former England and...

by Roberto Natalini   With the arrival of summer time, each town and city in Italy celebrates tradition and culture with countless feasts throughout the peninsula, where local food and popular customs become the heart of the festivity.   In California and in particular in the Bay Area, the Italian heritage is honored as well with seve...

By Josh Cooper   Team USA World Cup general manager Dean Lombardi picked John Tortorella as the squad's head coach for four clear and obvious reasons. 1. Tortorella's track record of success as a Stanley Cup champion and the winningest American born coach in the NHL   Tortorella has an understanding of his players as an NHL coach...

In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia - a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions - the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six ye...