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Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro stole his 28th career base in Saturday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. With it, Locastro broke the Major League Baseball record for most successful stolen bases to start a career. Since making his MLB debut in 2017 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, he's gone 28 for 28 on his stolen base attempts. Hi...

It was 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and the Arizona Diamondbacks' clubhouse was not yet open, but there was Tim Locastro sitting in the parking lot anxiously waiting. After spending 10 days in isolation following a positive COVID-19 test, Locastro craved being around his teammates again. "I was completely bored," Locastro said. "For the last 10 da...

Luisa Gauci has a philosophy that guides her life: “Baseball before anything.” Her overwhelming love for the game, and her almost fanatical dedication to pursuing it on the field, has led her around the world, and now brings her far, far away from her native Australia. It led her to a stint playing summer ball in North Carolina when she was still i...

Along with iconic architecture and replicas of famous structures in Venice, Italy, the newly Venetian in 1999 also introduced a facsimile of one of the Italian city’s most famous attractions—its gondolas. The Las Vegas version was a motorized version which wound its way throughout a number of indoor and outdoor water routes around The Venetian and...

After 177 years of performing, the Zoppé Family Circus knows it will take more than a pandemic to keep them out of the spotlight. The Italian circus annually performs in Tucson at the Mercado District, and will continue that tradition this month, albeit with new precautions. Their new “drive-in” circus, in town from Friday, Jan. 15, through the end...

We like the idea of combining Americans’ fresh mentality with our Italian taste, and with that unique ability, typical of those born and raised in our beautiful country, to think outside the box.” With films hailing from more than 70 countries around the world, the festival has featured over 4,500 films since March 2019. “We listen to the artists,...

The circus is coming to the Old Pueblo. For the 10th year in a row, the Zoppé Family Circus will bring its extraordinary acts to Tucson. But this time, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tucsonans can take in the sights and sounds from the comfort of their own car. The show will be broadcast through an FM radio station. "The Zoppé Circus is Covid...

Sedona International Film Festival presents the Great Art on Screen series with “Botticelli: Florence and the Medici.” The event will show in Sedona on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4 and 7 p.m., at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Great Art on Screen is a series of documentaries featuring an in-depth look at the most extraordinary and groundbreaking...

The circus is coming to town. And this year the Zoppé Family Circus, which has been traveling to Arizona for 13 years, is coming to Tempe as a drive-in show for the COVID-19 era. During the "live, multimedia drive-in show," a big top will be suspended in mid-air with a large LED screen showing the action on stage. Performances will include a human...

Marvin Vettori has had an extremely unlucky year. But the UFC middleweight contender will finish a trying 2020 with a fortunate break and the biggest victory of his career. Vettori defeated Jack Hermansson via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45) in the entertaining, back-and-forth main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. ESPN ha...

The long-running Italian celebration event known as Festa Italiana is now happening at Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood instead of Pioneer Square.  COVID-19 restrictions have forced organizers to take the event out of the Italian-feeling parquet square we call Portland’s Living Room, and stage it in an area with a little more elbow room. The traditi...

We are pleased to share with you the Seattle International Film Festival’s 12th annual "Cinema Italian Style” going virtual for 2020, from December 10-17. The festival is an event uniting the Italian community in Seattle like no other - and now, virtually, we can share with other Italian Sister City communities. We invite your participation in this...