By Tim Bojarski   Although it was Columbus Day atBatavia Downs, it was Groundhog Day for Rock Vinci. That is because Vinci won the special harness racing Italian-American drivers race (known as the Christopher Columbus Pace) for the second year in a row, in the identical time as last year and with another bombs-away payoff.   Vinci le...

AS Roma's American owners see a return to the Champions League next season as only the the first step in creating a club that can compete regularly with the best in Europe.   Roma are seeking to follow the example of Italian rivals Juventus by building a new stadium of their own that would boost matchday revenues and create new commercial op...

It was ready, set, go Saturday morning at the 15th Annual Italian Heritage Festival 5K. Even the rain couldn't hold back the determined runners. Registration was at 7 in the morning, with the race kicking off at 8:30 a.m.   The starting line was at Byard-Mercer Pharmacy on Main Street. The course went throughout Glen Elk. All in all, the cou...

American outfit New York Cosmos are ready to make a concrete offer for Udinese veteran Antonio Di Natale. The 37-year-old Italian international confirmed at the start of the month that he is set to leave Udinese at the end of the season, after 11 memorable seasons.   'Toto', as he is affectionately known, is regarded as a legend at the...

By Mike Billoni   I was a 22-year-old rookie sportswriter at the Buffalo Courier-Express in August of 1977 when at precisely 7 p.m. my idol, legendary columnist Phil Ranallo, walked into the sports department. A Lucky Strike cigarette dangling from his lips, Ranallo presented his column to copy editor Joe Alli.   As I sat at my d...

BALTIMORE — Italian soccer stars are coming to Baltimore to promote a cancer awareness program. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center says Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta and Paulo Taveggia will be at the center on Tuesday to announce the Red Card Cancer partnership.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Italian club AS Roma will try to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United when it takes on the best players in Major League Soccer this summer. Man U dominated MLS players in two of the league's annual all-star games, winning by a combined score of 9-2. But the top domestic league in the U.S. has never lost to another i...

The Coastal Carolina football program is losing another assistant coach to the NFL. Brock Olivo, who coached the Chanticleers' running backs and worked with the special teams units the last two years, has accepted the position of assistant special teams coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, he and Coastal head coach Joe Moglia confirmed thr...

Saturday night, Italian Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana finalized his first place standing in the Sinquefield Cup. Caruana established himself quickly in the tournament, working methodically through a seven-game winning streak.   This streak was halted by an 8th round draw with the Norwegian reigning world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen.  ...

By Tim Bontemps After sitting out for a week with a tight left hamstring, Andrea Bargnani took a half step toward returning Monday. The 7-footer participated in the first half of the team's practice — his first time on the court since being ruled out prior to the Nets' preseason opener a week earlier — and said he felt good afterward. "Every...