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...

In one of the most storied and beloved championship sports cities in America, an ostentatious statue of New York Yankee legendary center fielder Joe DiMaggio stands in the middle of Taylor Street in Chicago. That's because across the street from the massive sculpture of the Yankee Clipper is home to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame...

The Minnesota Lynx announced Monday that they have signed Italian forward Cecilia Zandalasini for the remainder of the season. Zandalasini averaged 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for Famila Schio of the Italian league last season, and represented Italy at EuroBasket 2017 in June. She averaged 19 points and 9.6 rebounds per game during the tou...

In “Pastorale americana” di Philip Roth la star dell’high school di Weequahic, Seymour Levov, è campione incontrastato di baseball, basket e football, le tre colonne portanti dello sport americano. Se il romanzo fosse stato ambientato in un liceo romano o milanese, forse lo Svedese sarebbe stato una stella del calcio. Il soccer, o calcio americano,...

There is a list of things an incoming freshman has to deal with when preparing to leave home and head off to college, especially if they have to travel several hours to a remote corner of the world to do so. Typically for incoming Michigan Tech students and student athletes, that list does not include learning English. For incoming freshman volley...

Major League Soccer made a permanent home in the Big Apple just a few years ago. But on the lower levels of the sport, soccer has been a staple in Brooklyn for nearly seven decades. The Brooklyn Italians, currently of the lower-tier National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), were established shortly after World War II by a group of Italian immigrants....

This foray into football began innocently enough for Giorgio Tavecchio. It was fun. A catchy Italian song from the 1950s, “Eh, Cumpari!” by Julius La Rosa, bounced from the stadium speakers at Campolindo High in Moraga, California, whenever the Italian-American took the field for a field goal or extra point. He relished the time spent with friends....

The Italian American Club of Sebastian will be hosting their 21st Annual Golf Tournament on October 14, 2017, at the Sebastian Municipal Golf Course. The purpose is to raise funds for their Madeline Smith Scholarship Fund. The club is dedicated to community involvement and has awarded over $166,000 in scholarships for the past sixteen years to dese...

You may have never heard of it. But this weekend, the Wickliffe Italian-American Club is hosting 12,000-15,000 people at the self-proclaimed largest bocce tournament in the Midwest. The tournament - officially called the Pat O'Brien Chevrolet Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce - has been running for 34 years. This year is its biggest year yet, with 1...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce inductees and honorees for the 40th Annual Induction & Awards Gala to take place at a dinner on Saturday, November 18th, at the Westin Chicago River North. Last year’s Sportsman of the Year award recipient, Eddie Greco of Greco and Sons, will chair the dinner. The program will b...