WTI Magazine #43    2014 September, 17Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   The history of the sport is sometimes made of extraordinary coincidences, that some may think just because of destiny, while others may believe it to happen thanks to something higher. Valentino Rossi, the old (for a Moto GP rider) and ailing motorcycli...

Chris Mullin's 2015 recruiting class got a major boost Monday morning. Touted Italian guard Federico Mussini told St. John's coaching staff he was turning down professional dollars to come to Queens and later signed a financial aid agreement. The 6-foot Mussini – ranked as the No. 13 European prospect in his class, according to EuroHopes.com,...

By Alex Hines   The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is still a few weeks away, but events leading up to the festival were already underway, including in Shinnston Saturday morning, where the organization held its annual bocce tournament. The yearly event is unique in that it provides an opportunity for everyone in a family to enjoy a...

by Neil Davidson   Five goals came from free kicks and three from penalties. Twelve were scored from inside the penalty box with 10 from outside. Eighteen came from his right foot and four from his left. Newly crowned MVP Sebastian Giovinco treated Major League Soccer as his personal palette this season, conjuring up gorgeous goals from...

Any football fan knows the amazing work that NFL Films has done over the years. From their behind-the-scenes access to their far-reaching musical scores, the Mt. Laurel New Jersey production arm of the NFL has won countless awards, yet is still constantly looking to innovate. This December they have created a new series called "The Timeline," which...

By Marie Mischel   For 80 years, All State Italian Day at Lagoon has meant one thing to Gloria Goddard and her family: tradition.   Goddard's Aunt Irene was a charter member of the Italian-American Civic League and would take the young Gloria with her to the organization's meeting. The first All State Italian Day celebrated the end of...

In 1986 the Americans, always looking for new ways to measure competition in sports, invented a game for the top three shooters in the NBA, the "Three Point Shootout". During the All-Star Game week, the best shooters from afar were challenging each other with several series of shots from beyond the arc, with little time available and therefore unde...

  WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : Matthew Lofstrom      Translation by:   When we arrived in Rome, our professor had us write down three goals we wanted to accomplish during our semester in Italy. My number one goal was to get to Stadio Olimpico to watch A.S. Roma play. This past week on December 10, I saw Roma play Manchester City...

by Barry Lewis   Northwest Arkansas Naturals infielder Alex Liddi has never played for the Tulsa Drillers, but he had a big game against several of his former teammates Sunday afternoon at ONEOK Field.    Liddi, the first Italian-born and developed player to reach the majors, went 4-for-6 with two homers and four RBIs to power th...

Joseph Henry Garagiola was Born on February 12, 1926 in the Italian section of a neighborhood called the Hill, in St. Louis, Missouri.   Garagiola grew up across the street from Yogi Berra and the two became close friends throughout their life. Also on the same block would eventually live broadcaster Jack Buck & his son Joe Buck as well...