Laura De Marchi and Olivia Ghormley of the Michigan Tech volleyball team were named All-Region by two different organizations on Wednesday (Dec. 4). Both juniors were honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA). De Marchi earned AVCA All-Midwest Region honors for th...

Peter and Garrett Gintoli of Shelton were named captain and alternate captain of the United States national hockey team for this month’s Deaflympics in Chiavenna, Italy, the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association announced. The brothers are among 16 of the 23 American players with international experience. This will be the fifth international...

Word comes that Italy is planning to invade the United States — specifically Florida. The invasion will take place on Sunday, December 8 and Monday, December 9 at Pompano Park, as an amateur series will be featuring many of the best amateur drivers in the sport. The American contingent will be headed by last year’s Amateur Driver of the Year, Steve...

The San Francisco 49ers are one of the best teams in the NFL this season, and that’s in large part thanks to their quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo. Along with the team’s rock-solid defense, Garoppolo has been the team’s guiding force in his first full season as a starter. But what some may not realize is that the foundation for Garoppolo’s success sta...

Many times my interviews have given light to people and institutions born in America who work to help Italy, improve the bridge between our two countries, and represent in an excellent way an aspect - territorial, thematic, professional or cultural - of being part of the Italian American community. The friend who is today the protagonist of this in...

Alessandro Franciosa, a sophomore at Masconomet Regional, was named United Premier Soccer League Player of the Week on November 20. The Mass United center midfielder is only 15 years old, but playing up at the elite level and attracting attention for his skills. Voting for the award was online and Franciosa received 60 percent on the Twitter Poll....

When Mike Piazza was hired to manage Italy's national baseball team, one of the first people he shared the news with was Tommy Lasorda. Now 92, the former Los Angeles Dodgers manager had persuaded Piazza to switch from first base to catcher at the start of what would be a Hall of Fame career. “His style may be a little dated for lack of a better te...

With the Team Italy women's softball squad heading to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the Italian softball revolution has just begun. In order to compete at a higher level than the European standard, more Italian women than ever from both sides of the Atlantic are playing at U.S. colleges and high schools. Starting every game in the Europe-Africa Olymp...

San Mateo’s soon-to-open Pinstripes venue will offer a new spin, if you will, on entertainment and dining. It’s a place where you can roll a couple of games, then sit down to a fettuccine Bolognese or maple-glazed salmon dinner with wine or cocktails. For dessert, think gelato and bocce ball. This Chicago-born concept is coming to the West Coast fo...

By now, you've surely heard that Brescia strike star Mario Balotelli is fed up with the racist abuse he's been receiving in his home country and open to an MLS move. It makes sense that the supremely talented 29-year-old would like the idea of escaping to faraway America. Naturally, there's the stateside lifestyle that has enticed many players over...