The Clark chapter of UNICO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Awards at a banquet held at the Gran Centurions. Named after professional football player Brain Piccolo, the awards recognize excellence in athletics, integrity, and leadership.   Arthur L. Johnson High School Class of 2015 award recipients are Christina Bonaccor...

Yesterday I had the distinct honor of waving the start flag in front of the Fairmont Hotel to mark the beginning of the 23rd annual California Mille vintage car tour. Was it the standard green flag, like in NASCAR? Not for the California Mille, a race inspired by the 1000 mile race that ran between Rome and Brescia from 1927 to 1957. It was the tri...

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) officially inducted its Class of 2013 at a celebratory dinner dance. Welcoming guests from throughout the United States were NIASHF National Spokesman and New York Mets Hall of Famer Mike Piazza. Piazza was joined by Chicago radio and television sports broadca...

by Bruce Weber   The Army-Navy game of 1963 was an important one in that season's college football landscape. With a Heisman Trophy winner and future pro star at quarterback, Roger Staubach, Navy, the No. 2 team in the nation, won by 21-15 and went on to face top-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl. (Texas won.)   The Army game is better...

Il sogno a stelle e strisce di Giorgia Battisti non solo si è realizzato ma è diventato una piacevole e proficua quotidianità. Si sa, lo sport ad alto livello gola a qualsiasi atleta. Se poi si è una giocatrice di hockey cosa c’è meglio del Nordamerica? Nulla.   Ed ecco che quell’anno di stacco dalla scuola italiana per andare a fare un’espe...

By Niccoló Graffio   Since I began writing for this blog, my articles have dealt mainly with famous indigenous inhabitants of Southern Italy/Sicily. It behooves me to mention, though, since the destruction of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1861, the majority of the members of our ethnos were born outside the borders of the modern state...

Pasadena Mayor, Bill Bogaard takls about Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia:"We are very pleased to welcome the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia back to Pasadena. Last year's inaugural event was a huge success, and we expect the 2013 ride to attract even more participants. Cycling is a vital component of Pasadena's transportation plan. Named the most bike-friendly c...

Ettore Messina had taken a sip from the NBA cup before when he was a consultant on Mike Brown's staff with the Lakers for the 2011-12 season. This time is like opening wide, throwing back his head and drinking it all in. "The Spurs," he said with a grin. "It is a familiar taste." A comfortable fit, like a designer Italian suit.The team w...

By Tony DiZinno The No. 22 STR Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 hasn't figured in too much to this year's Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, but has been on pace this weekend with arrival of young 22-year-old Edoardo Liberati alongside Fernando Barbachano this weekend.   Liberati, who replaces Max Biancardi, is the latest...

The reviews are in. The new special edition Poufman, made for the MLB Fan Cave by italydesign.com, is a home run. The italydesign design team worked with their producer in Italy to create a special edition of the Poufman footstool covered in red and white leather with baseball stitching at the seams. The design is a hit and fits perfectly in the un...