Hometown Media Productions (HMP) announced today that, in conjunction with Little Fish Records (LFR) and CPI Distributors, it will be releasing the DVD of film festival hit Breaking Balls on November 17th. Breaking Balls, produced by HMP affiliate Pallino Productions LLC, and directed by Cleveland State film instructor and USC film school alum John...

Paralympic fencer Beatrice Vio is a veritable sports icon in Italy, a model of courage whose battle against disease, infectious enthusiasm and prowess have won her legions of loyal fans. Now the 20-year old ace is in Rome, where on Wednesday she will defend her title as wheelchair fencing world champion after taking home gold in last year's Paralym...

Brian Gionta (Rochester, N.Y.) will serve as captain of the U.S. Men’s National Select Team at the 2017 Deutschland Cup, it was announced today by USA Hockey. The event runs from Nov. 10-12 in Augsburg, Germany, and includes the U.S., host Germany, Slovakia and Russia. Gionta has represented Team USA at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Ital...

Joe Fortunato was such a dominating force during a 12-year career with the Bears that if he had played elsewhere, he might be even more revered as one of the game’s all-time great linebackers. But as a member of the Bears and a teammate of Bill George, known as the first true middle linebacker in the sport, Fortunato’s credentials never got quite t...

Andrea Pirlo has retired from football after a successful playing career in both Europe and the United States. The 38-year-old made the announcement on his official Twitter account (h/t BBC Sport) after completing his stint with Major League Soccer side New York City FC. Following a 4-3 aggregate defeat to Columbus Crew in the conference semi-final...

Giovanni Savarese è uno che ha fatto la gavetta. Un allenatore che è diventato tale dopo aver giocato al calcio in differenti parti del mondo, tra cui in Italia. Un Italiano di origine, sebbene Giovanni sia nato in Venezuela. Negli ultimi anni, Savarese ha trovato continuità e successi allenando i New York Cosmos, lo storico club americano dove han...

Kevin Nagle, chairman and CEO of Republic FC, works out of an El Dorado Hills office filled with high-end sports art and memorabilia, the highlight of which has to be a large mural reproducing the famous image of Muhammad Ali standing over a vanquished Sonny Liston in their fabled “Phantom punch” title fight of 1965. It’s quite a sight in the waiti...

The phrase “Fall Classic” has only one real meaning for Maldonians in October of 2017 — “you are correct sir,” I’m talking about the Italian American Citizen’s Club Annual Bocce Championship Series Finals. This year it took Pete “Boss Of The Bocce Court” Robinson and his band of merry men five games to put this barn burner of a series to sleep for...

On October 30, Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza (New York Mets) was interviewed at the newly renovated Stage 17 at the Cumulus radio station 77 WABC in New York City, as part of The Baller Series. 77 WABC's Mike "Gunz" Gunzleman, as heard on the Imus in the Morning program, served as the host. This event was moderated by Brandon Steiner, the CEO...

Chicago Cubs‘ All-Star Italian American first baseman Anthony Rizzo was presented the 2017 Roberto Clemente Award at Minute Maid Park prior to the start of game three of World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers on October 27, 2017. The Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball’s prestigious award that recognizes sportsman...