If you’re a student-athlete at Sarah Lawrence College, you know Joe. “That man is an icon,” says Bismillah Bath, a sophomore on the basketball team. Members of the Campbell Sports Center faculty have come and gone; new coaches, new directors, new building managers. But, Joe remains. In fact, he’s been here longer than the sports center itself. In 1...

I’ve always loved spring training. It’s one of my favorite times of year. It just has a slower pace, a softer edge. It’s friendly. And it’s all about baseball — and I love baseball.  But this year it was a little bit tougher, more of a grind to get through every day. I’ve been to spring training with the Orioles in Sarasota every year since 2014, b...

Il calcio, lo sport, spesso ci regalano storie di uomini che vengono raccontate e che ci avvicinano a loro. Storie che in un modo o nell’altro li lega per sempre, anche ad una terra che magari essi non sapevano neanche esistesse. Oggi parliamo della storia di Tony Meola. In molti non lo conosceranno e ve lo presentiamo noi. Tony Meola è un portiere...

Henry Poggi’s return to the U.S. from Italy last month, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in that country, was a meandering journey that has all the makings of an adventure movie. It involved three Americans, a couple of Italians, an official police-endorsed permission to travel, empty trains that were late or didn’t show up at all, a long...

Glance at Dan Fiorito’s bio in the Yankees’ media guide and it reads like a New York baseball love story. Born in Yonkers, where he still lives; Fordham Prep in The Bronx for high school; Manhattanville College in Purchase; four seasons as a Yankees minor league player; two as a coach and one as a manager in the Gulf Coast League. The memories burn...

As STL sports fans struggle with the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey, St. Louis Alderman Joe Vollmer has tossed another bombshell into the mix: For the first time in 30 years, the Milo's Bocce League will not be starting any time soon, if at all. "We'd postponed the (April) start awhile back, but now w...

Italy's Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Wednesday the country's top-flight Serie A soccer championship looks unlikely to resume this season because of the COVID-19 epidemic. On March 9 Italy suspended the league campaign as part of a nationwide lockdown to curb a new coronavirus epidemic that has seen over 200,000 confirmed cases and mor...

You can draft players to fix an offensive line as long as they are the right players, but you better have the right offensive line coach coaching them. A Bill Parcells guy, for instance. And more than anyone, the ultimate success of GM Dave Gettleman’s 2020 Hog Molly NFL draft will rest on offensive line coach Marc Colombo — now arguably Joe Judge’...

He really should be training for the Giro d'Italia instead of making deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. But how else is a professional Italian cyclist supposed to stay fit? At least that is what Umberto Marengo was thinking when he decided to pull on his lycra and start hauling pasta and pizza across the suburbs of the northern Italian cit...

It might be considered too sentimental for today’s TMZ audiences, but this eloquent recounting of the Dodgers’ long-awaited “Wait ’Til Next Year” coronation in the 1955 World Series — and the borough of Brooklyn’s unbreakable love affair with Dem Bums — ranks as one of the finest works ever written about our national pastime. My father grew up in B...