“Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you,” Simon and Garfunkel sang in their 1960s song Mrs. Robinson.  Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio was a cultural icon in the ’50s and ’60s, a time when sport allowed people to escape their everyday drudgery and dream, for a moment, of greater things. He was a hero full of grace, el...

A plethora of Boston Facebook pages have become a central setting in a global protest staged by Italian soccer fans against American ownership. James Pallotta, a Boston native, is the president and co-owner of Italian soccer club AS Roma. Fans are blaming Pallotta — a co-owner since 2011 — for the club’s recent decision to not re-sign longtime midf...

University of Texas pitcher Matteo Bocchi threw two innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts against Big 12 Conference rival Oklahoma Sooners to close out his Longhorn baseball career at UFCU Disch Falk Field in Austin on May 16, 2019. The deceptive right-hander served as a starter and a reliever for a total of 33 innings during the 2019 se...

If you’ve ever considered a bike trip to Italy, chances are that you’ve come across a company called Ciclismo Classico. Celebrating its 30thanniversary this year, they offer rides like Cinque Terre & Tuscany, A Feast in Umbria and Majestic Dolomites. Italy-obsessed biking enthusiasts know they’ll get a great workout, feats on regional specialties a...

The New York Golf Kick Off Reception will host the legendary race car driver Mario Andretti who will attend and present a NIAF scholarship to benefit NIAF’s Scholarships program. Monday, June 17, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Classic Car Club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 76. 1 PIER 76, 408 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018 To benefit NIAF’s Scholarships pro...

In addition to retaining Ryan Saunders as their head coach, the Timberwolves have reached an agreement to hire Nets executive Gianluca Pascucci, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Pascucci will serve as an assistant GM under new head of basketball operations Gersson Rosas in Minnesota. Pascucci, who held the...

Santa Clara student life and the professional sports world often seem overwhelmingly disconnected. Most of us weren’t blessed with the raw talent to give us a chance to play in the big leagues, and, for many of us, the business side of sports may seem even more complex. We constantly hear of big-name, recordbreaking contracts or large marketing dea...

Smack in the middle of the annual Italian Market Festival in South Philadelphia Saturday, some 30 men gathered to play half-ball — a game with a local history spanning about 70 years that calls for a broomstick, a three-story building, and half of a squishy ball. Split into teams of five people, these men comprised the 10th annual John Marzano Half...

The Frank Catalanotto era of NYIT baseball started with a Twitter DM. But first we have to go back to 2010. Catalanotto, who was drafted out of Smithtown High School on Long Island and played 14 years in the majors, spent the last few months of his career with his hometown New York Mets. There, he met ESPN beat reporter Adam Rubin and followed him...

On Saturday, May 25, the Old Forge Sons of Italy will host its annual bocce tournament, at the Arcaro and Genell bocce courts on Main Street, to benefit Saint Francis Commons, a newly constructed housing facility designed to provide transitional housing to homeless veterans. The entrance fee for a four-person team is $100. All teams play a minimum...