Joe Montana never enjoyed looking over his shoulder. So perhaps it should come as no surprise the legendary 49ers quarterback believes Jimmy Garoppolo shouldn’t have to either. During an appearance on The Ringer’s “Slow News Day,” Montana made it clear he feels John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan should retain Garoppolo as the team’s starting quarterback...

The year 2021 is ending and for Italian sport it will remain the most beautiful year in its history. After a beginning without great satisfaction, from July onwards the tricolor flag began to wave all over the world thanks to the amazing victories of the Azzurri in every sport and on every continent. It all started with the victory of the European...

In the decades before 22-year-old rookie Franco Harris' "Immaculate Reception—considered the greatest play in NFL history—the Pittsburgh Steelers were mostly awful. From its inception in 1933 to 1971, the team posted seven winning records and no playoff victories.  "They were a poem that didn't rhyme," says Bill Hillgrove, the team's longtime radio...

Gary Irwin still remembers his first day at Roxbury High School. He met veteran football coach Jim Fiorello in the physical education department office. Fiorello said, "You don't need to be nervous, as long as you make my coffee every day." Irwin said facetiously, but Fiorello at least pretended to be serious. Irwin made a pot of coffee every morni...

The eighth annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony, attended by more than 50 UNICO member and guests, was held Nov. 14 at St. Edmond Parish Hall. Master of ceremonies was Richard A. DiLiberto, Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture chair. Nick DelCampo, coach and referee of many sports in Delaware, was the innovative speaker. DiLiberto, De...

Three months ago, Alessandro Clementi wasn’t very familiar with Texas high school football. He was living in Acona, Italy, where soccer is the sport of choice for many young athletes. So when Clementi’s exchange-student program brought him to Newton High School just as football season was getting started, every sight at Singletary Stadium brought a...

Fresh off the success of the Solheim Cup in 2021, Toledo could soon host another international sporting event. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz talked about a trip he and a delegation made to Italy on Monday. Kapszukiewicz says he signed a sister city agreement with Ferrara, Italy. The mayor explains the city is about half the size of Toledo, but its unive...

Thursday December 2, 7pm EST. The Italian American Museum of Cleveland - 12111 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH. Dante Lavelli, the son of Italian immigrants, earned fame playing football for the Cleveland Browns under Coach Paul Brown, 1946-1956. But, the story of the life of Dante Lavelli is more than just a story about sports. It touches on Italian...

Italy's winning streak continues as the country adds 'European Champions in American Football' to its string of sporting successes this year. The Italian team, coached by Davide Giuliano, beat Sweden 41 to 14 in the final in Malmö on 31 October. The so-called Blue Team finished the first half of the game on a score of 34-0 and managed to maintain i...

Former Lions linebacker Mike Lucci, who played for the team for nine seasons from 1965-73, has passed away at the age of 81, the Detroit Lions confirmed Tuesday. A cause of death was not revealed. Lions principal owner and chair, Sheila Ford Hamp, issued the following statement after learning of his death: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the pa...