Is there such a thing as too much snow? The week I arrived in Champoluc, in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, the whole village seemed to be buried. Trees resembled sticks of candyfloss, huge mounds hid cars that would take days to dig out, and the air itself was laced with a diaphanous glittery frost. Each morning a fresh set of hastily printed warning poste...

Joe Girardi stepped down as manager of Team USA last week, indicating he anticipated a shot at managing in MLB once again. That bet paid off, and instead of spending his summer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, he will lead the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies hired Girardi on Thursday, culminating the search process began two weeks ago following t...

Minnesota United FC's Vito Mannone won the 2019 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award on Thursday, after leading the Loons to their best season in as an MLS club. Mannone, 31, finished second in MLS in saves, with 129, while conceding the third-fewest goals in the Western Conference, 43. He posted 11 shutouts and helmed a 259-minute shutout str...

The Italy women's national soccer team was awarded the Foreign Press Association's Invictus award Monday for promoting and "emancipating" the female game in the country with its run to the World Cup quarterfinals. Head coach Milena Bertolini and forward Barbara Bonansea were given the award during a ceremony at the Rome-based association. With s...

The son of Italian immigrants, Lawrence Peter Berra grew up in the historic Italian district of St. Louis known as "The Hill," where he was given the nickname of "Yogi" by a friend, noting his resemblance to a snake charmer seen in a movie of the era. Berra spent countless hours of his youth playing baseball in the sandlots of St. Louis, enjoying t...

Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are committed in helping grow the game in Italy. Based on the meeting between high-ranking executives on both sides of the Atlantic at FIBS headquarters in Rome on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Italian baseball may be on the verge of Major League renaissance. MLB was well...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to auto racing legend Mario Andretti at a Nov. 9 induction and awards gala at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont. A 1981 inductee of the hall of fame, Andretti earned victories in 111 races during a career that spanned five decades and six continents. Along the...

With a home in nearby Long Beach, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon returns to Southern California after nearly 15 years since serving as the Angels' bench coach from 2000-2005. For owner LA Angels owner Arte Moreno, it have been a long and frustrating five-year postseason drought. Coming to his rescue is Italian American manager Joe Maddon, wh...

Over the summer, Middleburg and Creighton Farms have had multiple meetings with the organizers for the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA 2019 event, which will take place in and around Middleburg; Creighton Farms; Summit Point, W.Va. and other points in the D.C. region on October 23 to 26. The event will feature two days of time trials, as well as three days...

He is colorful. He is animated. He is candid. He is everything you would expect from the son of Italian immigrants raised in the Boston area, an in-your-face type of guy who will never hesitate speaking his mind and will do so in whatever colorful language the moment demands. This in a nutshell is Dave DeGuglielmo, the offensive line coach...