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Over the past five years, Matteo Bocchi has lived in Italy, Odessa and Austin. One day, could Chicago be the next place he calls home? The Texas baseball team announced on Tuesday that Bocchi has signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent. A right-handed pitcher, Bocchi was not selected in this month’s MLB Draft. This past week, Chicago used a 14...

Barcelona's summer schedule is taking form, and the Blaugrana have secured two friendly matches against the Italian side Napoli with both to take place in the United States. Barça is taking advantage of the Spanish Super Cup change scheduled, which allows them to extend their pre-season, opening space for the games against Napoli set for August 7th...

Phil Martelli is trading his crimson and gray wardrobe for maize and blue. The former Saint Joseph’s coach announced on Twitter Monday that he has accepted an offer to be an assistant men’s basketball coach under Juwan Howard at Michigan. “THE NEXT CHAPTER!!!” Martelli tweeted. “@umuchbbal @JuwanHoward THX to @saintjosephs @A10MBB, Big 5, Philly ho...

Wednesday June 12 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT. Angelo's Nido Italia, 12020 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland 44106, OH. Tickets at www.italianamericanbrotherhoodclub.com. Members and guests are welcome, cost is $35.00 per person. Call Ray Guarino at 216-403-8570 Join us for the IAB monthly dinner featuring special guest speaker Mark Sommer. “Mark Sommer has written a...

Chuck Pagano stood behind a set of white barrels Wednesday at Halas Hall. The unit that led the NFL in scoring defense and takeaways in 2018 — nearly intact — was in front of him. Methodically during Wednesday’s OTA at Halas Hall, they went through plays with linebackers filling gaps. The new Bears defensive coordinator offered coaching points and...

Rocky Colavito, the closest thing to sports royalty in the city and one of the last resonating ties to 1960s baseball played in the cavernous stadium by the lake, is scheduled to make a rare appearance in Cleveland during MLB All-Star Week. The event - billed as "The Return of Rocky Colavito" - will be at Playhouse Square's State Theatre on Friday,...

Join us on June 2 for the 2019 Giornata Nazionale dello Sport! The first Sunday of June, the Italian National Day of Sport is celebrated in Italy and all over the world. The Detroit City FC is joining the Consulate of Italy in Detroit in celebrating the event! A youth soccer exhibition with Italian-American children will take place at halftime of t...

Mario Andretti says he remembers everything about that May afternoon 50 years ago when he won the Indianapolis 500 — including the belief that his victory could be followed by a few more in the world’s biggest auto race. More victories at Indianapolis, as race fans know, have not come for Andretti, now 79, or for his sons, his nephew or his grands...

Mario Andretti became the Mario Andretti of legend on May 30, 1969. That’s the day he won his first and only Indianapolis 500 in commanding fashion, defeating second-place Dan Gurney by nearly two laps. He never took the checkered flag at The Brickyard again, but had an epic driving career that stretched into the 1990s. It included a Formula 1 cham...

Join us on May 21st at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre as we celebrate Italian cinema and the Italian film industry! Starting at 4:30 pm, two contemporary Italian films, will be screened in the context of the second edition of #FareCinema (Making Cinema), an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation...

Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 Entrance: Free. The second edition of a special event dedicated to Italian film industry professionals, highlighting their talent around the world. As part of the intiative, over 100 Italian cinema ambassadors will travel the globe to talk about...

John Bosa, still imposing at 6' 4" and 230 pounds, is squeezed on a leather couch in a quiet corner of a Columbus, Ohio, Italian spot, next to his son Nick, now some 40 pounds heavier than his dad. John is nursing a Dewar’s on the rocks. After talking for an hour about the future first-round pick by his side, the first-round pick of 32 years ago br...