The Italian American Society presented Ken, Derek and Brad Leonard with an award on Monday at its annual Charity Gala dinner for their work with local high school athletes and their achievements in coaching. The three were named the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Honorees of the Year for charity and motivation. Ken Leonard has won three...

New Orleans actor and former Heisman Trophy nominee Ed Marinaro will be recognized as the National Honoree at the 31st Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Jan. 16 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.   Marinaro began his football career at Cornell University, where he was the first player in col...

By Nicole Mulvaney/The Times of Trenton   It was a hail Mary pass that paid off big time for the owners of D'Angelo Italian Market, who won the Super Bowl of catering gigs. No, really. "When we found out the Super Bowl was coming to New Jersey, we contacted the NFL Host Committee to find out how we could get involved," said Daniell...

by Ed Gruver   Cocalico senior and football star DJ Fabiani has been selected to be a member of the American Football Worldwide ELITE team that represents the United States when it travels to Italy in March. Fabiani and the ELITE team will compete in an international exhibition against the U19 national team of Italy on March 26 in Milan...

By Jenny Vrentas   The Velodromo Vigorelli is a place of legend in this city. For decades, it was an important speed cycling track, home to the record for the longest distance cycled in one hour. The Beatles played their first show in Italy here in 1965, and a few years later a Led Zeppelin concert at this site infamously devolved into a tea...

The National Football League and Panini America (www.paniniamerica.net), the world's largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today a new long-term physical and digital trading card and sticker agreement. The agreement, which will go into effect in advance of the 2016 NFL Draft, makes Panini America the sole manufacturer of...

Florida-based Trend Group, the world's leading producers of glass mosaic, gold mosaic and Venetian enamel and its sister company Granite Transformations sponsored the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Tailgate at the University of Phoenix by displaying Pam, a magnificent life-size gold mosaic elephant in front of the Stadium. &nb...

by Tiler Dunne   Inside this cafe off North Broadway, nobody recognizes Giorgio Tavecchio. At Green Bay's Kavarna Coffeehouse, he sips coffee, reads books on faith, on psychology and relaxes between practices.   As the visits mounted and Tavecchio became a regular, two employees began to wonder. The tan skin. The hidden accent. They c...

The New England Patriots selected Jimmy Garoppolo with the 30th pick in the second round (62nd overall) during the NFL Draft on Friday.   Garoppolo, a 6-foot-2-inch, 226-pound righthanded passer played college football at Eastern Illinois. As a senior in 2013, he broke Tony Romo's school records for career passing touchdowns, yards and passi...

By David Barron Longtime Lamar football coach Tom Nolen was honored Saturday by the Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation at its annual scholarship luncheon.   Nolen, whose 2012 team advanced to the 2012 Class 5A Division I title game against Allen, has 255 victories at Lamar since 1985 and coached four TCIL championship teams at Strake...