A "Made in USA" matchup. The "American derby." Italian media are promoting Friday's match between AC Milan and Roma at San Siro Stadium as the first meeting of two American-owned clubs in Serie A. While Roma has been in American hands since 2011, when a group of four Boston executives took over control of the capital's club from the Sensi family,...

More than 100 golfers hoped for a hole-in-one Wednesday during the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival golf tournament at Bridgeport Country Club. The turnout was the highest in the fundraiser’s history of more than 20 years, according to Eric Spatafore, tournament co-chair. “We had 27 teams and we’re completely sold out,” Spatafore said...

The Atlanta Falcons signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio to a contract, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed for Tavecchio, who was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this month. Tavecchio will battle Matt Bryant for the kicking responsibilities with the Falcons. The 28-year-old Italian replaced Sebastian Janikowski in 20...

Ha avuto luogo dal 22 al 24 giugno, presso il Mancini Park Hotel di Roma, il corso d’inglese per coach targato College Life Italia: l’associazione, in partnership con l’AIAC, ha tenuto un programma intensivo col duplice obiettivo di formare gli allenatori sia sul gergo tecnico calcistico, dando loro gli strumenti per condurre una sessione di allena...

Team Italy slugger and Cincinnati Reds prospect Leonardo Seminati ascended from the dusty Goodyear spring training complex fields of the Arizona League to the rocky mountain advanced rookie Pioneer League’s finest facility at Dehler Park as a member of the Billings Mustangs on August 20, 2018. In his first at-bat against Idaho Falls, Leonardo Semin...

As a kid, Rick Lovato was a fine pitcher and a good passer, but he was always too big to play quarterback. His teams needed him on the offensive line. Lovato knew he'd be too light to play lineman in the NFL, so he took his big frame and strong arm and become a long-snapper. Now 6-2 and 249 pounds, Lovato replaced magical fan favorite Jon Dorenbo...

Sacred Heart University sophomore Lauren Celentano began a journey last year that took her to places she never imagined, and it’s not over yet. Celentano, a member of SHU’s dance company, left the U.S. in the summer of 2017 for Italy, where she auditioned to compete on that country’s popular talent show, Amici. After eight hard months of work, pass...

Merritt Paulson knew something was up when he saw a new face manning the grill. Earlier this year, the Portland Timbers were hosting a cookout for players and their families at their training facility when the club’s owner/CEO – puzzled that someone other than team chef Richard Meyer was at the barbeque – asked why outside help had been hired for t...

Nearly three thousand years ago athletes gathered in Olympia to throw a round object as far as they could as part of the founding Olympic Games. The discus was originally made of stone and later of iron, lead or bronze. Discus throwing remains an Olympic sport, although in southern Italy a traditional sports aficionado has devised a somewhat more c...

When it comes to bocce, you can call it a comeback. The old Italian sport was not too popular on the Island for many years, but Angelina's Ristorante drastically changed that with its own bocce league. "It started five years ago and what really made me want to do it is I'm a big contributor to Staten Island University Hospital and a good friend of...