Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano has announced their 7th annual Bocce Ball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, July 14.  This event is part of the city of Robbinsdale’s “Whiz Bang Days” celebration, and it will start at 10 am.   Now is a great opportunity to get your team together and compete on bocce courts which will be built in the Robbinsdale m...

American business magnate Rocco Commisso is reportedly set to buy AC Milan after it appears that the ownership of Yonghong Li has come to an end after he missed a payment, paving the way for a takeover. Commisso is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs in order to secure the funding to purchase Milan, looking to outpace a rival bid from Chicago Cub...

Pitt made the change in leadership atop its baseball program official Friday, releasing a statement from coach Joe Jordano stating he resigned after 21 seasons, 1,112 games and 588 victories. The statement came one week after he tweeted that he is looking forward to the 2018-19 season. "I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead this program...

Bocce ball games of ancient Rome have nothing on the national tournament the Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue) will host on the Hill next week. Players from across the United States will travel to St. Louis and compete from June 25 to June 30 for their chance to qualify for advancement into the world tournament. This will be the seven...

The Ricketts family, owner of the Major League baseball team Chicago Cubs, expressed interest on Friday in acquiring a controlling stake in Italian top-rank football club AC Milan. The news came as two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters that the Italian club's Chinese majority shareholder had failed to meet a deadline on Friday for a...

Those who go against the grain, who push for change, who question the status quo are not the sort who are universally cherished. Making a difference can be a struggle. It can divide, it can offend, it can cast you aside. "It's still lonely," says Hope Solo, arguably the greatest female goalkeeper in history, of life as a plain-speaking fighter for...

Some of the best Rugby players in Italy and Ireland will compete in Chicago in November as part of a Rugby Weekend hosted by USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide in conjunction with Chicago Sports Commission and Soldier Field. All matches will take place at Soldier Field on Nov. 3 The USA Women’s Eagles will open the match line-up against the 2017 Women’s R...

MLB ambassador John Franco and former Italian Baseball League veteran Mark Cardillo have joined forces to work with Team Italy U15 manager Roberto De Franceschi on two clinics to help the young and talented baseball squad at the Acqua Acetosa Sport Center in Rome on July 19, 2018 and Steno Borghese Stadium in Nettuno on July 20, 2018. John FRANCO p...

St. Louis FC’s Joey Calistri was living the dream. Born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Ill., Calistri grew up playing for the Chicago Fire Juniors and Fire Academy. While attending nearby Northwestern University, he spent summers playing in the Premier Development League for the Chicago Fire Under-23s. “The summer before my senior s...

On June 24th each year, Florence's main square turns into an arena for a sport which is a brutal combination of rugby, football, and wrestling. The Local explores the history of the unique tradition. Calcio Storico (Historical football) is a game thought up by 16th-century Florentines and as the name suggests, it's an early - and very violent - for...