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,...

by Andrea Almeida   Carando is gearing up for its first-ever NASCAR sponsorship at the Loudon Sprint Cup race. Throughout the week, the #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford will be making pit stops at area Big Y stores, where Carando will be sampling its classic Italian meats, along with a variety of other activities and giveaways planned at e...

Whilst mass cycling events are mainstream in Europe, South Africa and Australia, they are still only developing in the USA. Italian company KronService SRL contracted Accuchip Timing to time their inaugural Gran Fondo Giro D'Italia at Coral Cables in Florida. The event had a strong Italian theme with the odd Ferrari being seen amongst the parade....

Marco Belinelli was not among the prominent NBA free agents last summer. Four teams had employed him in six seasons, and he was always something of a peripheral figure. When he signed a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs in July, it attracted little attention. Tom Thibodeau knew better.   The Bulls coach saw first-hand what Be...

AC Cugini's rising U15 Girls team, RES Roma 99, that plays in WAGS has a few spots open, with scholarships also available to players with financial need. Rising U14 and rising U15 age girls are welcome to try out.   Tryouts are by appointment only in July and August at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. The team is trained and coached by Cugini Pr...