Lo sport ha da sempre un ruolo di veicolo culturale, sociale, economico e commerciale della società americana. L'approccio americano allo sport ha convinto generazioni di ragazzi e ragazze forgiandone la consapevolezza circa il carattere vincente della società americana; lo sport ha spesso agito da vero portavoce della cultura popolare statunitense...

By Dick Kaegel   KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have agreed to terms with 16-year-old shortstop Marten Gasparini, considered by some experts to be the most promising European prospect ever. Gasparini, from Cervignano, Italy, reportedly will receive a signing bonus of $1.3 million -- highest ever for a European, eclipsing the previous mark of...

Dopo aver passato qualche anno a giocare a calcio (e un po' a pallavolo), vogliamo dimostrare che abbiamo il talento necessario di cimentarci anche col basket!   Nell'area di Washington ci sono diversi tornei ricreativi e, se c'è l'interesse necessario, vorremmo iscrivere una squadra Italians in DC ad uno di questi!   Read more  ...

Italian soccer powerhouse AS Roma is returning to Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando for a week of training and a friendly against Orlando City. Roma will be stateside next month, training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from May 22-25, and will play Orlando City on Friday, May 23.   Orlando City, currently in the United Soccer...

When Bruce Gradkowski made his first start for the Oakland Raiders back in November 2009, the tweets and the e-mails started coming. Jewish fans came up to him constantly and assumed he was Jewish.   It turned out Bruce Gradkowski is not Jewish. Bruce has a Polish mother & an Italian father. The 31-year-old is yet another Pittsburgh...

By Tim Bojarski   Although it was Columbus Day atBatavia Downs, it was Groundhog Day for Rock Vinci. That is because Vinci won the special harness racing Italian-American drivers race (known as the Christopher Columbus Pace) for the second year in a row, in the identical time as last year and with another bombs-away payoff.   Vinci le...

AS Roma's American owners see a return to the Champions League next season as only the the first step in creating a club that can compete regularly with the best in Europe.   Roma are seeking to follow the example of Italian rivals Juventus by building a new stadium of their own that would boost matchday revenues and create new commercial op...

It was ready, set, go Saturday morning at the 15th Annual Italian Heritage Festival 5K. Even the rain couldn't hold back the determined runners. Registration was at 7 in the morning, with the race kicking off at 8:30 a.m.   The starting line was at Byard-Mercer Pharmacy on Main Street. The course went throughout Glen Elk. All in all, the cou...

American outfit New York Cosmos are ready to make a concrete offer for Udinese veteran Antonio Di Natale. The 37-year-old Italian international confirmed at the start of the month that he is set to leave Udinese at the end of the season, after 11 memorable seasons.   'Toto', as he is affectionately known, is regarded as a legend at the...

By Mike Billoni   I was a 22-year-old rookie sportswriter at the Buffalo Courier-Express in August of 1977 when at precisely 7 p.m. my idol, legendary columnist Phil Ranallo, walked into the sports department. A Lucky Strike cigarette dangling from his lips, Ranallo presented his column to copy editor Joe Alli.   As I sat at my d...