It took forever for Andrea Bargnani to get on the court this season, but since he has he’s impressed Phil Jackson. So much so that the Knicks would reportedly like to bring the 7-foot Italian back next season.   A calf injury forced Bargnani to miss 49 of the Knicks’ first 51 games, but since returning he’s seemingly gotten better every game...

07/14/2015 - 5:30 PM / 9:00 PM - Il Fornaio, 18051 Von Karman, Irvine CA Registration: IALOC Members Only – Free; Non-Members – $10.00 (USD) Appetizers are free, as our sponsor, Domestic Violence Legal Center, will be graciously covering the cost.   The bocce tournament will guarantee that you will play at least 1 game....

by Stephanie Maksin   Members of the Italian American Civic Club gathered at Centerton Country Club for the club's 23rd annual Memorial Golf Tournament Wednesday afternoon. Lunch and drinks were served to the golfers at the food tent. Authentic Italian dishes were prepared along with seafood and a traditional barbecue.   The even...

By Rolando Vitale   HERE are some greats who just missed the cut. These include explosive knockout artist Rocky Graziano best remembered for his slugfest trilogy with Tony Zale which rank as the most savage duels ever witnessed inside a boxing ring.   Harry Jeffra, a two-weight champion, beat great bantamweight Sixto Escobar of Puerto...

While there were no new world records tonight at the 2015 European Short Course Championships, there was still plenty of fast swimming. The Italians proved especially strong with wins in the men's 100 freestyle semi-final, the women's 200 freestyle final and the 4×50 mixed freestyle relay.   One of several Italian's who won tonight was Marco...

by Chiara Beghelli   We are still far from August 5, when the stadium of Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro will celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games. But for some companies, that date is near. Just ask Roberto Colletto, CEO of Piscine Castiglione.   The company, based in Castiglione delle Stiviere (Mantova), and specialized in the desi...

Pittsburgh native and former International Boxing Federation lightweight champion, Paul Spadafora, is anxious to get back in the ring again. He's looking to add a few more win totals and knockouts to his current record of 48-1-1 with 19 knockouts. After an outstanding amateur career that saw him win 75 of his 80 fights, Spadafora turned profession...

For all his achievements in Italian and European football, including three UEFA Cup titles, Dino Baggio still wonders what would have been had he accepted a proposed move to Major League Soccer when the league first launched in 1996.   "I was invited by a friend at the (New York/New Jersey) MetroStars but I was only 25 at the time," Baggio r...

Coming off stellar performances for Team Italy in both the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics, the love for Padres' outfielder Chris Denorfia overflows well beyond San Diego's Little Italy to the motherland where his paternal grandmother Michelina lived.

Preparing to end the pre-conference tournament season and begin Big 12 Conference play, Kansas will host a unique exhibition match against the U-23 Italian National Team, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.   AROUND THE GYM· Family Night – Two Adult GA/Two Youth GA; Four Drinks, Two Popcorn: $30· Faculty Free...