Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese yelled out instructions to his team in English during a recent practice session at the Timbers training facility in Beaverton. He then turned to Paraguayan midfielder Cristhian Paredes and Peruvian winger Andy Polo and carefully repeated those same instructions in Spanish.  "It's really helpful," said Parede...

Pietro Lazzarotto didn't know what kind of situation he was coming into when he signed up to play basketball with the Hirschi Huskies. The senior foreign exchange student from Italy just wanted to play on an American high school basketball team so he could continue playing the sport in college. Much to his surprise, he joined one of the top Class 4...

Ninety-one-year-old Joan Salvato Wulff, the “First Lady of Fly Fishing,” says that even after all these decades, she never fails to feel a jolt of life every time she casts into the water. “Fly fishing puts you in touch with the natural world,” she says. “Everything we do is in tune with that.” Salvato Wulff is a proud inductee of both the Internat...

Danilo Gallinari—all 6-10 of him—is sitting on a small couch in a makeshift green room at the Nordstrom Century City in Los Angeles. It is All-Star Weekend, and the veteran is making an appearance on behalf of Tissot. Teammates describe Gallo as laid-back and unbothered, and that’s exactly how he looks today. The Clippers forward is lounging comfor...

Every seat in Reynolds Coliseum was filled an hour before game time. The attraction was more than the advertised 10th anniversary celebration of the 1983 NCAA championship, more than the contest that followed against Duke. Fans and professional onlookers came to see the color analyst for the ABC telecast, the restless architect of that ’83 title, t...

Baseball Italian Style brings together the memories of major leaguers of Italian heritage whose collective careers span almost a century, from the 1930s up to today. In these first-person accounts, baseball fans will meet at an intimate level the players they cheered as heroes or jeered as adversaries, as well as coaches, managers, front-office exe...

Zany Italian Sofia Goggia denied Lindsey Vonn the chance to reclaim the Olympic downhill gold with a winning run that perfectly mixed aggression and control in the marquee event of women's Alpine skiing at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday. The bubbly 25-year-old from Bergamo clocked one minute, 39.22 seconds to take gold nine hundredths of a seco...

Joe Jordano, who is entering his 21st season at Pitt's baseball coach, is scheduled to reach a milestone when he coaches his 1,500th game, including time spent as coach at Merychurst, April 29 at Cost Field against LIU Brooklyn. Barring postponements, of course. Senior outfielder Frank Maldonado, who was the team's second-leading hitter last season...

The Little Italy Association, Convivio and the Italian Cultural Center are proud to partner with the San Diego Padres for the 2018 Italian Heritage Night on Thursday, May 31. Come celebrate with us for an evening of special guests and programming. Purchase your ticket today to have a chance to receive a limited edition, commemorative San Diego Padr...

Domenica 18 febbraio 2018, in occasione del Gladiatori Day a Castel Giorgio (TR) presso lo stadio “Vince Lombardi” e il MUFA - Museo del Football Americano, verrà presentato il libro di Fausto Batella "GLADIATORI ROMA 1973 – 2013. 40 anni di football americano". Un volume di grande formato (cm. 21 x 29,7) di oltre 200 pagine e più di 150 illustrazi...