by Phil Angelo   From 1932 to 1953, every New York Yankee team that won the World Series had at least two Italian-Americans in the lineup. Joe DiMaggio is best known, but there was also Yogi (Lawrence) Berra, Phil (Fiero) Rizzuto, Vic Raschi, Frankie Crosetti and Tony Lazzeri.   Lazzeri was the first Italian-American baseball sta...

As it was widely speculated during the 2014 NBA Finals, Ettore Messina has now officially been hired by the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach, the team and Adrian Wojnarowski have announced. Messina is widely regarded as one of the best European coaches. As a four-time Euroleague Champion and a two-time Euroleague Coach of the Year, Messina...

by Catherine Accardi   Before San Francisco had bat-wielding orange and black Giants roaming the fields, baseball fields that is, Seals sauntered around our local stadiums, including Seals Stadium.   Exhilarated after the recent Giants' World Series win, I pondered the bay area's admirable baseball legacy. It is quite fine. And, while...

by Nickolas Marinelli   As la Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) approaches, San Francisco's Italian Community is preparing for three events that have marked the day for decades in the City by the Bay. Besides the invitation-only celebration hosted by the Italian Consulate each year, San Francisco will pay special tribute to la patria on...

Some Knicks fans seem to have an unrealistic expectation of what Andrea Bargnani will bring to Manhattan this season. Count me in the group that thinks the attitude changes once they see him play, but this is what the time before training camp starts is for — unbridled optimism.   But first they need to get Bargnani on the court. He jus...

di Stefano Arcobelli   Andrea D'Arrigo Mitchell è un ventenne stiliberista (200 e 400 sl) argento europeo in vasca lunga in carica. Non ha bisogno di presentazioni ulteriori. Mario Franchi è un allenatore milanese che ha scritto un libro, si occupa di media e ha scelto Mitch per un colloquio sull'asse Italia-Stati Uniti, dove l'azzurro si al...

By Davide Arminio   There's a game that's becoming increasingly popular in New Mexico, and it's not American. It's bocce (also called "boccie" or "bocci" in English) and it's one of the oldest games played by mankind. Invented probably in ancient Egypt some five thousand years ago, spread throughout the Roman Empire, then solidified in...

Liverpool Football Club has announced that the team will return to Boston as part of the club's 2014 preseason tour in July. The Reds will play Serie A (Italian first division) club AS Roma at Fenway Park on Wednesday, July 23 — 30 years after the two teams met in the final of the 1984 European Cup final in Rome.   That game was famously won...

Tutto vero. Un italiano è campione Nba. Da quanto lo sognavamo? Troppo tempo passato ad invidiare francesi, tedeschi, spagnoli, sloveni, argentini e belgi.   Oggi abbiamo Marco Belinelli da San Giovanni in Persiceto in cima al mondo della pallacanestro coi suoi San Antonio Spurs, capaci di vincere tre partite consecutive contro i bicampioni...

More than 100 sports memorabilia photos, every one signed by the athlete, are part of a unique exhibit, a first on Staten Island, that chronicle the rich history of Italian Americans in the world of sports spanning the 20th Century.   There are household names, for sure, but many even the most diehard sports enthusiast might not recognize. T...