You know, amid this Coronavirus carnage here in Italy over the past couple of months it got me thinking about New York boxing great Cus D’Amato. A boxing titan who’s family originally hailed from Italy. My thoughts have been with the good people of New York in recent weeks during this devastating time for humanity over there. Cus was a proud New Yo...

What do Marcell Ozuna, Martin Prado, Marwin Gonzalez, and Carlos González have in common? Drew Butera, known for his strong arm as one of the game's best defensive catchers, struck out all four MLB stars while pitching on the mound. In the April 6, 2020 episode (#127) of the Talkin' Baseball podcast with Jake, Jomboy, and former teammate Trevor Plo...

During his pro-wrestling heyday, Bruno Sammartino sold out Madison Square Garden 188 times, was named the world’s strongest man and held the WWE Championship Belt for 2,803 consecutive days. Arnold Schwarzenegger called Bruno's life "one of the greatest immigration stories that anyone can think of."  But that life of triumph almost didn't happen. B...

L’attività internazionale del baseball al momento è ferma. Tutti, dalla MLB ai campionati nazionali sparsi per mezzo mondo, hanno dovuto presto fare i conti con la pandemia di coronavirus. Andiamo a vedere in questa sede alcuni nomi di giocatori italiani futuribili che hanno deciso di intraprendere il cammino verso gli Stati Uniti, in particolare q...

In total, 19 Italians have graced Major League Soccer with their presence. Some of those players have gone on to win championships and trophies during their spells in the American top flight, while others have failed to have an impact. But which are the greatest Italians to have played over the 25 years of MLS? Here is our list of the top five Ital...

Wyoming Area senior baseball player Ryan Petrucci has committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Lebanon Valley College. Petrucci batted a team-high .423 with two doubles, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored as a junior for the Warriors. He played first base and catcher, the position he expects to play in college. Along with Lebanon Valley, P...

Chicago White Sox hitting coach Frank Menechino paid a visit to Team Italy and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) coach Frank Catalanotto on January 29, 2020 to assist his players on baseball fundamentals. The former major leaguers played together on the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004 and 2005 as well as on Team Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Cla...

Team Italy softball captain Erika Piancastelli is featured with USA Track and Field stars Kendra Chambers and Adam Durham as well as Louisiana State University Volleyball standout Sydney Mukes in Athletes for Hope At Home Workouts for Kids Volume 2 on YouTube. The video clip is nearly nine minutes in length. After short introductions from all the a...

Team Italy switch-pitcher Pat Venditte was named as a member of the 2020 Creighton University Athletics Hall of Fame class on March 25, 2020. The Omaha, Nebraska native enjoyed a successful collegiate pitching career while attending nearby Creighton University from 2005 to 2008 and posting the school's single-season record for ERA (1.88) and appear...

Nico Mannion was not supposed to be home for his birthday. If things had gone according to his plan, on March 14 the freshman guard and fifth-seeded Arizona would have been competing in the Pac-12 title game. At the very least, he would have been in Tucson with his teammates. But instead, Mannion was back at home with his family in North Scottsdale...