With his contract expired, Mike D’Antoni has informed the Houston Rockets that he is leaving the team, as Adrian Wojnarowski has reported. There has been a lot of speculation about his future and the Rockets wanted to keep him, however, there are already rumors about D’Antoni moving to the Pelicans and having the chance to coach a young team which...

Joining fellow Italian prospect Leonardo Seminati in the Cincinnati Reds organization, Nicolò Pinazzi signed a minor-league contract to play professional baseball. Wearing an International Stars t-shirt while posing with Cincinnati Reds scout Sal Varriale, Nicolò Pinazzi was all smiles behind his mask knowing that he will begin his quest to become...

His name adorns American football’s ultimate prize thanks to his outstanding record as a coach with the Green Bay Packers, but Vince Lombardi was also a humanitarian ahead of his time. A five-time champion and tactical innovator but also a promoter of gay rights and torch-bearer for racial equality, Lombardi’s legacy goes far beyond the gridiron. F...

The New York Yankees Adam Robert Ottavino was born on November 22, 1985. The 34-year-old was born to Eve and John Ottavino in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York. He attended elementary school at PS 39 where his mother was a teacher. Adam grew up playing baseball and being a Yankee fan. He played on childhood teams that his father coached. Ad...

Ever since he was a young boy, Anthony Ippolito has had a soccer ball at his feet. Soccer is a staple in the Ippolito family, and Anthony has loved playing the game for quite a long time. Anthony displays his passion for the pitch as a member of the boys’ soccer team at Guilford High School, where he is about to begin his senior year. “I’ve been pl...

Ralph Rago is 87, but you might do a double take if you look at him and think about that. His voice booms. He has a sore back but is otherwise sound. He can talk baseball by the hour with remarkable attention to detail. He credits “my good Italian genes and good Mediterranean diet” of vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains for the longevity. Bas...

The NBA player playoff game boycotts Wednesday through Friday in the Orlando bubble has drawn support from the league's brass and several team owners, including Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. That support reflects the league's diversity initiatives dating back to former Suns owner and sports impresario Jerry Colangelo paving the way for the NBA'...

Amid the grieving stories related to Covid-19 and the civil protest and unrest across the nation, readers are desperately seeking uplifting news.  It is time to be inspired by the endless possibilities of the human spirit. One story that meets this standard, and leads us out of this dark chapter in history, at least momentarily, is that of Geno Aur...

The Marlins just swept a doubleheader from the Mets and moved to a pretty surprising 14-11 on the year. They are nearing the halfway point of the season in playoff position despite an early outbreak of COVID-19 and needing to piece together a roster after that happened. It's been pretty fun. In the nightcap Tuesday, another fun thing happened. Jon...

A documentary project about the World Series of Bocce Documentary has been awarded a production grant from The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This grant is on behalf of the National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. For those that don't know, The Russo brothers directed the Captain America and A...