A rocket scientist has blasted his way into the lead to be the Giants' next head coach. The Daily News has learned that all signs are pointing to Matt Patricia, the New England Patriots defensive coordinator with a degree in aeronautical engineering, as the man the Giants will hire to point Big Blue back in the right direction. The Giants' glory da...

A familiar face is back in the Catholic school ranks. Anthony Alfaro, who coached the women’s basketball team at LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, for the past four seasons, has taken over as the girls’ varsity hoops coach at Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S., East Flatbush. A native of St. Joseph’s parish, Astoria, and a current resident of Ho...

It has been an offseason of change for the Portland Timbers, including adding new head coach Giovanni Savarese, who made his local debut Monday at Providence Park. In addition to moving from the Big Apple to the Rose City, Savarese is stepping up to the big leagues of American soccer. The upcoming season will be his first time as an MLS head coach...

It is safe to say that Nico Ferrari will not be visiting any Olive Gardens during his stay in America. But other than missing the pasta from his native Italy, the senior exchange student is loving his time in the United States – and his new school is embracing him right back. In addition to forming an immediate bond with his teammates on the Glouce...

The new year is officially upon us, but for Gary Perone 2017 was a year to remember. Perone, the assistant general manager for the Brooklyn Cyclones, was named the Italian American baseball executive of the year by the Italian American Baseball Foundation. "I was humbled and grateful," said the Tottenville resident Perone. "Very humbling because wh...

It's not much of a stretch to say that basketball was a defining force in Barry Schiavo's life. In the late 1940s, he was a point guard for the Irwin High School basketball team that won a state championship. A lifelong hoops fan, Schiavo in recent years was not one to miss a great-grandchild taking the court. “Just a couple weeks ago, he was at my...

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” —Roberto Angotti. In his new, award-winning documentary, “The Italian American Ba...

Il 22 maggio 1991, presso il ristorante “Il Barolo” di SoHo, si festeggiò la fondazione del Genoa Club New York. Quattro giorni dopo il Grifo battè 2-0 la Juventus nell’ultima di campionato conquistando l’accesso in Coppa Uefa: il battesimo portò una discreta fortuna ai ragazzi di Bagnoli. Il club ha subíto le ingiurie del tempo ma un volenteroso d...

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride,” says Patrick Edomwaddoba, barely audible over the racket of the Tam Tam basketball team warming up for their fourth match of the season. The Pentecostal pastor watches proudly as the players take part in an exercise drill, neatly passing the ball between themselves in a tight lattice before raining a qui...

Giorgio Tavecchio’s story is one of those stories that should be told to youngsters. His story is an example of how tenacity and grit in sport, and especially in life in general, can really help dreams come true. Much has been said and written about how he fought to play in the NFL, America’s top-flight American football league, and succeeded in be...