WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : Simone Calliosto Manca      Translation by:   2014 was a year full of sports: certainly not the absolute best of the last years for our country, but still with important and recognized successes. The characters on the cover are certainly these: Federica Pellegrini, Vincenzo Nibali, Marco Belinelli,...

"My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes" compiles the stories of Jews who lived or sought refuge in Italy during World War II and the gentiles who helped them, particularly after German troops occupied the northern half of the country in 1943.   The movie periodically returns to the deeds of Gino Bartali (given a voice-over by the actor Rob...

There have been a lot of role players on the Celtics over the years that have developed a loyal following at the TD Garden. However, few have received the admiration of Celtics fans as quickly as Italian forward Gigi Datome. After being glued to the bench in Detroit, Brad Stevens has given the 6-foot-8 sharpshooter a chance to make an impact upon...

The San Diego arts and Italian American communities are coming together by supporting the ongoing efforts of the Reid Rizzo Foundation in assisting pediatric heart patients and their families while meeting one of the creative forces behind the Artists' Tribute to Italian Americans in Baseball Exhibit at the Convivio Center in Little Italy.  ...

During its 75-year history, the Baseball Hall of Fame has never enshrined three living managers at once. Until now. Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre rank third, fourth and fifth on the all-time wins list and will be recognized for their work July 27.   "I was on the (Expansion Era) Committee down in Florida when we voted on those...

There’s a definite chance of speed-ball coming to the Rocky Mountains next season. The Knicks visit the Nuggets Monday to begin a five-game Western swing and will face a squad fronted by new interim coach Melvin Hunt, who last week replaced fired Brian Shaw.   Though the Nuggets may not begin looking for a long-term candidate until after the...

by Adam Cairns   The Columbus Italian Club held its annual bocce tournament at its headquarters in Grandview Heights on Aug. 19. The annual tournament has been conducted since the courts were built 26 years ago.   Bocce was an ancient Roman sport that dates back to pre-B.C. era and is still popular within the Italian culture. The summ...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   The whole world considers Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari one of the greatest racers of all time, an extraordinary sports champion, who marked three decades of racing, loved and admired not only for his sporting skills, but also for its deep human qualities. Tazio Nuvolar...

One day last year, Jim Pallotta was walking through the Sistine Chapel with some friends. As the group admired Michelangelo's stunning frescoes, one of Pallotta's companions took out a cellphone to take a picture.   Almost immediately, a security guard rushed up; photography is strictly forbidden inside the chapel. But as the guard began to...

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is still recovering from two surgeries on his left knee, but said at Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, that he is hopeful that he will be fully cleared to play by the start of training camp in September, via NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper.   Gallinari is still recovering from two operations on his left knee t...