Marina Auto Group announced Wednesday that it has reached a stadium naming rights agreement to the downtown Rochester multi-use stadium formerly named Capelli Sport Stadium. Effective immediately, the stadium will be transitioning to the new name, Marina Auto Stadium. Marina Auto Group held the naming rights to the stadium previously during the 200...

Quiz time. How many players can you name that have played in consecutive World Cup finals? Ten? Come on now. Twenty? Now you’re trying. Any more? In fairness, to play in successive World Cup finals is not as unusual as some may think. In international football, teams have tended to dominate for a period of a few years and, in such times, many of th...

Borough Park is not Williamsburg. The corner of 58th St. & 18th Ave is Brooklyn-Brooklyn and the headquarters, the still-beating heart, of the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club. “It used to be Italian people as far as you could see in this neighborhood,” said Ludo Masucci, current club director, unlocking the front door and nodding to a family of Hasid...

Christian Vieri in his playing days at different top club in the Serie A was regarded as a beast and also one of the most fierce and feared strikers in the world. But the now 44-year-old, Bobo, as he is affectionately known - is living a rather different life.  Bobo enjoys his retirement life at the Miami Beach, where he treats fans to frequent (an...

There’s both magic and the gritty real in director Lorena Alvarado’s film, “Beatrice,” which brings us into the fascinating world of Beatrice Vio, a 19-year-old Italian fencer who had her four limbs amputated because of complications from meningitis. Alvarado talked to Salon about what it’s like to be in the room with Vio and how she found inspirat...

It will soon be possible to cycle around Italy's largest lake on an incredible 'floating' bicycle path. The path has already been called Europe's most beautiful bike ride, and it's not even finished yet -- but drone footage of the route under construction has been viewed tens of thousand of times on social media. When complete, the path will measur...

When the Atlanta Hawks let Marco Belinelli walk midway through the season, few expected him to be one of the most important players on a legitimate contender. Now the Philadelphia 76ers seem capable of making noise far into the playoffs, and Belinelli is part of the reason why. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons get a lot of the credit for Philly’s succes...

My “Living Legend” passed away this morning. And Bruno Sammartino, the pro wrestling legend was appropriately labeled with that title because he was professional wrestling and a hero to  yours truly and many others. The longest reigning, and then known as WWWF Champion, would later get my start in the business with the late “Captain” Lou Albano and...

Carol Ann Caronia knows potential when she sees it. After a career teaching chess to young children in city schools and programs, she’s worked with kids who’ve won national championships before graduating high school. Talented children, knowledgeable about the rules and moves even soon after kindergarten. But then there was Fabiano Caruana. He came...

Bruno Sammartino, one of the most iconic stars in professional wrestling history, has died at age 82, the WWE announced Wednesday morning. Sammartino was the then-World Wide Wrestling Federation's longest-reigning world champion, holding the title for nearly eight consecutive years. He began his record title reign after beating Buddy Rogers at Madi...