Coming off stellar performances for Team Italy in both the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics, the love for Padres' outfielder Chris Denorfia overflows well beyond San Diego's Little Italy to the motherland where his paternal grandmother Michelina lived.

Preparing to end the pre-conference tournament season and begin Big 12 Conference play, Kansas will host a unique exhibition match against the U-23 Italian National Team, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.   AROUND THE GYM· Family Night – Two Adult GA/Two Youth GA; Four Drinks, Two Popcorn: $30· Faculty Free...

Daniele De Rossi could leave Roma for New York City FC and the MLS, but only if he wins the Scudetto. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, De Rossi is considering his future and a surprise switch to Major League Soccer.   He recently bought a house in America and spends many of his vacations there. However, the midfielder would on...

By Richard Peterson   My wife, Anita, and I live in southern Illinois, about 10 miles from Herrin, a community with a rich Italian-American heritage. Its historical society recently asked me to give a talk on Italian-Americans in baseball history.   Once I began my research, I was surprised by the number of notable Italian-Americans w...

2013 Women's Italian OpenLoretta BatesBrianne CanovaJune 3, 2013 Information on The 22nd Women's Italian Open for 2013 The 22nd annual Women's Italian Open will be held at The Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Club on Monday, June 3rd, with an 8am shotgun start. Lunch immediately following golf, in the club house.

More than 30 members of Clark Unico joined the Clark Recreation Department in christening a newly installed bocce court on Sept. 26. The celebration included pizza, desserts and Italian music as guests learned the game and played against each other.   The court was donated by The Keith W. Dolan Memorial Fund and was installed by Steve Patern...

di Giulio Chinappi   Dopo le due medaglie d'argento vinte ieri da Biagio D'Angelo e Sofia Petitto, i Mondiali cadetti di Sarajevo 2015 hanno regalato al judo azzurro la prima medaglia d'oro, grazie a Giovanni Esposito (66 kg). Il diciassettenne ha così ottenuto il primo titolo iridato di categoria per l'Italia dopo quello conquistato nell'ed...

by Dan Palmer   The 48-year-old dead-eye first beat the compound men's open world record for the 72-arrow ranking round, shot at 50 metres, by scoring 706 out of a possible 720 points, improving on his own previous best by one point.   He then posted a perfect score in his quarter-final clash against Antonio Tosco during matchplay, re...

by Serena Perfetto   "Being Italian-American in New York, I am very proud of my heritage. It's something I have great pride in and I'm a little emotional, knowing how proud my father and grandfather would be if they could see me here."   It was 2002 when Mike Piazza shared this thought in an interview to the Associated Press during hi...

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced this week that they have signed 16-year-old Italian outfielder Federico Giordani. He is from Anzio and playing for Nettuno. Italian senior national team head coach Marco Mazzieri and Bob Engle were the scouts to convince the Dodgers to sign him.   He is expected to start his professional career in the spring...