La domanda che negli ultimi giorni tormentava i tifosi della squadra Texana, allenata da coach Mike D’antoni, era: chi sarà il nuovo proprietario degli Houston Rockets? Finalmente si ha la risposta: il nuovo Patron dei Rockets sarà Tilman Fertitta, che ha prelevato la società americana dal ormai ex proprietario Leslie Alexander per 2.2 miliardi di...

As summer fades, it becomes time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the traditional Patchogue Italian Feast of Saint Liberata. (The namesake of the festival is the patron saint of the village of Pizzone, Italy.) This year’s event will be hosted along Main Street in Patchogue Village on Saturday, Sept. 16, with a rain date of Saturday, Sept. 23. P...

Fresh off the success of last year’s historic boxing matches between Pittsburgh and Cuba, the Hibernian Celtic Athletic Fund will be among the sponsors of an Oct. 9 program involving some of Italy’s finest young boxers at the Priory on Pittsburgh’s North Side. “This is another chance for them (local young boxers) to fight on a big stage against som...

US soccer promoter Charlie Stillitano has been called many things in the past 18 months or so - with "power broker" and "mogul" among the more flattering descriptions of the ebullient New Yorker. On the downside, for his apparent suggestion that a European super league might be an idea worth talking about, he has been called "a poster boy for greed...

Calcavecchia was born in Laurel, Nebraska in 1960. While he was a teenager, his family moved from Nebraska to West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended North Shore High School in West Palm Beach and won the Florida high school golf championship in 1977. While playing in junior tournaments, he often competed against Jack Nicklaus' son, Jackie and as a r...

A star-studded group of giants in the motorsports industry gathered on Thursday as Mario Andretti was presented with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports by the International Motor Racing Research Center at the Corning Museum of Glass. This was the fourth year the glass trophy has been presented; previous ho...

Darren Powell has made a career out of recognizing soccer talent, and he knew there was something special about Gianluca Busio when he first saw him — even if Busio was just five years old at the time. “Even as a five-year-old, he stood out on the field with exceptional technical ability,” says Powell, now head coach of USL’s San Antonio FC. “He ha...

At this point, Frank Vatrano is no longer a newcomer to the Boston Bruins. The East Longmeadow native has already logged 83 regular-season games in the NHL, and is set to enter his third pro season with his hometown team. Now a veteran of postseason battles, extended media circuits and numerous training camps, there isn't much that leaves the skill...

This was late March 1985, what turned out to be the most remarkable month of a most remarkable basketball life for Roland Vincent Massimino. His Villanova Wildcats had already stuck around the NCAA Tournament far longer than expected, they’d beaten Dayton on Dayton’s home floor, knocked off top-seeded Michigan, chased Len Bias and Maryland away in...

Youngstown's favorite Italian American boxer and lightweight champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is organizing a match between amateur boxers in Youngstown and Pittsburgh against the motherland Italy. The event "Youngstown Versus Italy" will be at the Covelli Centre October 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Organizers said that proceeds will benefit...