As America is gaining ground on the world soccer stage, one of the State's elite youth's turned heads — earning a spot as a member of the renowned AS Roma academy. At the youthful age of 9, Alessandro Cupini trained with the top three soccer academies in Italy including Empoli FC, Atalanta BC and AS Roma. Alessandro has trained with AS Roma, one of...

A vent’anni esatti di distanza da Catarina Pollini, un’altra italiana ha vinto il titolo WNBA. Si tratta ovviamente di Cecilia Zandalasini, che nella notte - pur giocando solo 8 secondi - ha preso parte alla decisiva gara-5 vinta dalle Minnesota Lynx contro le Los Angeles Sparks per 85-76. Anche l’ultima partita non ha tradito le attese di una seri...

Domenico Cecere said he couldn’t be happier to be promoted to head trainer for Lindy Racing of Somers, CT. The Italian-born horseman will take over from Frank M. Antonacci early in 2018. Antonacci said he was stepping back a bit from horses to focus more on his family’s other businesses that includes USA Hauling and Recycling. Reached in Lexington,...

Bernardo Cardines was an Italian immigrant, a resident alien, a tailor and a future soldier who lived just a short distance from one of the earliest baseball parks in the United States. He had journeyed to Rhode Island by his 15th birthday, registered for the draft by his 22nd birthday. He never celebrated his 23rd birthday. He was killed on a batt...

Next Sunday, I am honored to speak at the Sons of Italy Columbus Day Dinner in Charleston. I grew up with an Italian father from McDowell County who always had great admiration for Italian-American athletes. No matter the team, he always liked Robustelli, Marchetti, DiMaggio, Berra, Crosetti, Rizzuto, Bellino, Cappaletti and others. I can’t name or...

One of the best things about the city of Baltimore is its diversity. If you walk a few blocks in any direction, you can go from the Inner Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay to eclectic neighborhoods such as Mount Vernon, Canton and Fells Point. One particularly well-known neighborhood within a neighborhood in Baltimore is Fells Point’s “Little Italy,” wh...

Mario Pagnoni of Methuen, who has done it all in the world of bocce, will be honored Friday with the U.S. Bocce Federation Wall of Fame celebration at the Methuen Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack St. Pagnoni, a unanimous Hall of Fame inductee, is the author of “Joy of Bocce” and has brought numerous tourneys and leagues to the Merrimack Valley.  There...

Chiunque mi conosca ve lo può confermare (credo) senza alcuna difficoltà: non sono mai stato un grande appassionato di sport. E non lo so nemmeno adesso, che la giovinezza ormai l'ho abbandonata... forse da poco, è vero, ma comunque l'ho fatto. Nonostante tutto, però, lo sport e i suoi personaggi e le sue dinamiche e il suo influenzare e farsi infl...

Shortly after Lorenzo D’Angelo took a leap of faith and left his native Rome, Italy, to enroll at Coastal Carolina, he realized the football being played at the Division I college football level was vastly different than what was being played in his young adult league back home. “Once I got here I understood this level is not what I was used to,” D...

Javier Baez broke the code of silence when he mentioned to reporters the latest thing for a Cubs team that designed a Party Room for their state-of-the-art clubhouse at Wrigley Field, turned Jason Heyward’s Rain Delay Speech into World Series mythology and interviews each other in the dugout for pretend TV segments after hitting home runs. “He does...