On February 7, 1949, "Joltin Joe" DiMaggio became the first player in the history of the American League to crack six figures when he inked a one year deal with the New York Yankees that would pay him $100,000. The first player to sign for six figures was Hank Greenberg in '47, when he inked a deal with the Pirates that paid him $100,000. The year...

Weekends are big for FOX Sports broadcaster Tim Brando this time of year. This week he’s about to finish up four college basketball games in seven days, each on a different campus. But last weekend was even bigger than usual — and he didn’t have a game. His job is to call the action; last weekend, he had a Friday-Saturday doubleheader, and he WAS t...

For those dreaming of a golf vacation, Italy offers a number of itineraries that also include the best of wellness, cuisine and art. From north to south, in mountains or at sea, on the Peninsula and off, one can find a wide variety of greens set against spectacular backdrops, and characterized by significant cultural, artistic and enogastronomical...

Play ball! Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? He’s safe, but he’s not where you think. The $150,000 statue of baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, which was abruptly removed from a plaza across the street from the closed National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame — leading to an uproar from some Little Italy residents — is now being housed in Elk Grove...

There was once a brief meeting in a hospital with a fan who talked Formula One and Ferrari with him over a cup of coffee. When he saw the man later that day, sobbing and holding a small child, Zanardi offered him comfort. The man was crying tears of joy. His daughter, born without legs, had been fitted for her first pair of prosthetics that day. Wh...

Un nome da mitologia, un’avventura da favola, da “italiana d’America”. Col lieto fine da copione Usa. Nausicaa Dell’Orto, 25 anni, vive a Philaldelphia, dove lavora da screenwriter per Nfl Films. Racconta il football dietro una telecamera, si racconta alla vigilia delle finali di Conference playoff New Orleans-LA Rams e Kansas City-New England. Anz...

Italian Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) will spend a couple weeks in Colorado before trying to win the Giro d’Italia this May. Aru announced this week that he’ll return to the Giro d’Italia, where he placed second to Alberto Contador in 2015. He will begin his season in Mallorca on January 31, race in Algarve, Portugal, and Catalunya, Spain — and wil...

For more than 20 years, a statue of Joe DiMaggio has called Little Italy home since Piazza DiMaggio was dedicated to the New York baseball player in 1998. The legendary Yankees ballplayer even attended the ceremony when the plaza was dedicated to him. But late last week, the statue in the plaza at 1004 S. Bishop St. was abruptly removed and is now...

Mascognaz is one of the Ayas Valley’s 35 towns at 1,800 meters of altitude. It is also a wonderful albergo diffuso (a virtual hotel solution with accommodations spread in an area, instead of concentrated in a single building) that belongs to “that ancient world” of the “eternal winter that dominated summer pastures”, so beautifully described by nov...

Did you know that the longest trekking trail in the world belongs to Italy? The Sentiero d’Italia is the amazing path that, starting from the North Eastern Italian Alps, joins together the Alps and the Apennines, creating a 6000 km long walk immersed in nature, history and beauty. After years of abandon and neglect, the Sentiero has been finally di...