Red Sox right-hander Chris Mazza has made one appearance since arriving in Boston for the 2020 season. It came on August 1st when he pitched 2.2 shutout innings against the Yankees in a 5-2 win by New York. The irony of Mazza making his Red Sox debut against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium wasn’t lost on the 30-year-old reliever, who is a cousin of H...

Soccer, or calcio in Italian, is by far the most popular sport in Italy. The spirit of soccer remains strong and passionate and has contributed to the nation's collective memory and sense of identity. The Italian style of soccer is marked by its unique tactical and defensive approach. Up and down the peninsula, there are great teams with great fans...

The Italian American Club Little League team showed off its dominance in the Pittsfield American Division on Thursday, finishing off an unusual season with a solid 5-0 win over East Side Cafe in the American Division Winner's Bracket Final. The win by IAC kept the proverbial 'if' game off the table, and allowed the group of local youngsters to cele...

Roma on Thursday announced a change of ownership, with US billionaire Dan Friedkin buying the Serie A club for 591 million euros (US$700 million). Friedkin, 54, takes over the Italian side from American businessman James Pallotta, 62. "AS Roma can confirm that an agreement has tonight been reached between AS Roma SPV, LLC, the majority shareholder...

“No race is won until the tape is crossed and I realized that all the time. It’s hard luck, but it’s all in the game. I did my best, and since I’ve lost out, I’m for the man who picked the prize.” – Ralph De Palma after the 1912 Indianapolis 500  Few scenes across the decades of the Indianapolis 500’s history would more greatly move those that witn...

A video of two Italian girls playing tennis between the rooftops of their apartment buildings during lockdown prompted a visit from Roger Federer who asked to join them. The winner of 20 Grand Slam competitions flew by private jet to Italy to play in situ with the friends after images of them lobbing balls from one building to the other was watched...

When asked again about who is going to start for the White Sox in Friday night’s season opener, manager Rick Renteria answered without actually giving an answer. “I don’t know,” he said on a Zoom call with reporters before the Sox played an exhibition game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. “I’ll let you guys kind of figure it out.” With that, Rent...

Ron Onesti, newly elected President of The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, held a press conference to announce the purchase of a building at 3417 North Harlem in Chicago. The Not-For-Profit organization spent the last twenty years at its former location on Taylor Street in Chicago. The NIASHF has been the dream of its founder and for...

Nei piccoli paesi italiani la modernità arriva sempre in ritardo. La novità fa fatica ad insinuarsi tra le vecchie consuetudini e ad imporre le nuove tendenze. Nella memoria di chi scrive c’è un dopolavoro in un borgo di settecento abitanti, ci sono le urla dal cortile, intervallate da dei colpi sordi, degli scontri tra oggetti pesanti. Ci si affac...

Former McNeese softball All-American and Olympian Erika Piancastelli is one of the 56 best players in the world that will make up Athletes Unlimited, a newly formed professional softball league. Besides Piancastelli who have signed to play are AJ Andrews, Kelly Barnhill, Kylan Becker, Jessica Burroughs, Caleigh Clifton, Amanda Chidester, Emily Cran...