As in cities and towns across the US, the ancient game of Bocce is trending big in Albuquerque. Joe Marchese, arguably the city's most avid and skilled player, stands ready to move it further forward. Beginning on Wednesday, January 14 at 1:00p Joe will be on hand at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center offering tips, tricks and techniqu...

By Bill Koch   With its second verbal commitment of the week late Saturday night, the University of Rhode Island is moving closer to finalizing its roster for the 2015-16 season. IMG Academy (Fla.) forward Nicola Akele pledged to the Rams after a whirlwind courtship over the last two months.   Akele also held offers from South Fl...

The AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 31 (9 pm ET, ESPN/UniMas/TSN/RDS, live chat on MLSsoccer.com) will be stop number one on a three-game preseason swing through North America for Serie A's AS Roma, but one club legend insists that the quality of talent on the field – on both sides – will make the encounter much more than a simple preseason frie...

It has been quite some time since NBA fans saw Danilo Gallinari on the basketball floor, but he was on the practice court Thursday as he continues to recover from the ACL tear he suffered in April of 2013.   Gallinari has been working out with the Denver Nuggets' strength and conditioning staff, but he will likely train with the Italian nati...

By this time last season, Marco Belinelli had made 30 of 53 on 3-point shots and caught the attention of the folks in the NBA's Basketball Operations department who select the contestants for the All-Star Saturday 3-point contest.   Until he made 4 of 6 long-range shots in the Spurs' 123-101 demolition of the Minnesota Timberwolves at the AT...

by Marco D'Onofrio   According to Italian transfer expert, Gianluca Di Marzio, we could be seeing Juventus midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, heading stateside following the UEFA Champions League Final on June 6th. Di Marzio is reporting that the 36-year-old has been in contact with New York City FC and is tempted by the idea of plying his trade in t...

  By Charlie De Biase Jr. St. Joseph by-the-Sea has named Carmine Cantalino its new girls' varsity soccer coach, Sea athletic director Richard Bruno announced. Cantalino takes over for Kayla Hartley, who replaced Erin Kennedy after accepting the position on Aug. 9.   Hartley, who is active in the U.S. Coast Guard, was recently no...

Italian cycling legend Gino Bartali secretly helped save Jews from Nazi persecution by transporting fake identification papers and messages in his bicycle frame as he trained for the Tour de France. Other Italians, including Roman Catholic priests, are also among the silent heroes who helped protect Jews who were living or seeking refuge in Italy d...

Enjoy a round of golf with fellow Italian Americans to celebrate our Italian heritage on October 15 at the Columbus Day Invitational at the Bear's Club in Jupiter, Fla. Benefitting the Cancer Alliance of Campy Boggy Creek, the Invitational includes 18 holes of golf, a continental breakfast, golf, caddie, beverages, an Italian lunch and all gratuiti...

A consortium of American businessman continue to take steps to purchase Cagliari from current owner Massimo Cellino.   The American's Italian representative, Luca Silvestrone, arrived at the club to inspect the facilities. According to Tuttomercatoweb, Silvestrone was accompanied by architect Dan Meis, who is currently designing a new stadi...