As with most NFL coaches John DeFilippo’s road to Super Bowl LII began on a bus. The coach’s life is a peripatetic one. If you don’t like to pack and unpack choose another profession. DeFilippo was well aware of this long before he first boarded a bus in Harrisonburg, Va., in the spring of 2000, riding for seven hours to the Bronx to study film of...

Il wrestling è anche donna e regala emozioni a tantissimi fan. Da Jefferson nel New Jersey arriva l’italo-americana Deonna Purrazzo che ha voluto raccontarci la sua carriera tra Impact Wrestling, WWE e ROH in cui ha difeso con orgoglio anche le sue origini italiane. Ciao Deonna, raccontaci come vanno le cose sul Pianeta Purrazzo. Proprio adesso mi...

Tony Vitello grew up in a baseball family in the baseball-crazed city of St. Louis and spent a decade playing and coaching the sport at the University of Missouri. So it's only natural Vitello is using a concept he attributes to former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as he begins his first head coaching job at Tennessee. Vitello remembers...

«Datti una mossa per favore, stai perdendo troppo tempo». Mario Tobia si volta di scatto, alle sue spalle c’è un gruppo di golfisti che protestano. «Dovete scusarmi se a questa buca sto andando più lentamente, sono cieco». Attimi di imbarazzo, nessuno fiata. Tutti pensavano che quel ragazzo accanto a lui, che lo avvicina fisicamente alla pallina, l...

This past Saturday, Roberto Angotti was at Milford High along with Lou and Chris Colabello, premiering his documentary “Italian American Baseball.” To know the journey Chris Colabello took from Milford to the major leagues, it helps to know the story of his father, Lou. And to know the professional and international baseball career of Lou, it helps...

Italian tactician Paolo Tramezzani is reportedly heading to Major League Soccer as Coach of Colorado Rapids. According to Calciomercato.it, the deal has been done and he is ready to fly out for this new experience. Tramezzani was assistant manager to Gianni De Biasi for Albania, then left to lead teams by himself. The 47-year-old had two spells in...

In 1965, during my sophomore year at Yale, football coach John Pont abruptly resigned to take a more prestigious job at a Big Ten school. Instead of tapping another WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant), the school replaced him with an Italian American, assistant coach Carmen Cozza. I still remember how outraged the alumni were. Yale had always had W...

Al Console Generale d’Italia a New York, Francesco Genuardi, l’idea è venuta osservando il calendario degli eventi podistici della città: “C’era la corsa dedicata al Giappone e ad altre Nazioni. Allora mi sono chiesto: “Perché non quella per gli italiani?”, ha spiegato. Una telefonata agli amici del prestigioso New York Road Runner, il club che org...

Fran Fraschilla was born and raised in Brooklyn and by the time this day is over he or someone who knows him well will refer to him as An East Coast Guy at least nine times and, superficially, you can see what they mean. The confidence. The quick pace. The clothes. The references to New York. If you didn’t know where the 5-foot-9 Italian Catholic w...

His introduction before home games at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons is the only one that includes a nickname. When it’s announced, ND-BG boys’ basketball senior Lorenzo Cavallaro — sorry; the “Italian Stallion” — can’t help but smile. “It’s funny,” Cavallaro said. “I’ll take it.” This season, the ND-BG team has had plenty to smile about during its 11-2...