Beyond all else, Bob Rosmarino never wanted to let down his father. Roger Rosmarino came over from Italy at age 13 and worked tirelessly in the mills so his son could have a better life. A lot of Bob’s Holy Cross teammates were from well-to-do backgrounds, but the Rosmarinos had to scrap for everything. Roger would hitch-hike to Worcester to watch...

After six weeks of play, team #3 won first place in the tournament. The winning team was led by Captain Willie Celata along with players: Anthony Antidormi, Natale DeMarco and Mike Romano. As usual, the games were very competitive and challenging. It goes without saying that at times, the competition was not without some confrontational moments. A...

Following in the footsteps of the recent MLB signings of fellow Italian-born and developed pitchersDaniele Di Monte (Detroit Tigers) and Matteo Bocchi (Chicago Cubs), 17-year-old Azzurri leftySamuel Aldegheri has signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Expected to report to the Phillies Spring Training Facility in Clearwater,...

Long before Sonny Conto made his professional heavyweight boxing debut at 2300 Arena by pounding Jimmie Levins until the ref stopped the fight in the first round, “Sonny from S. 9th Street” was just a well-known guy from the neighborhood. Like a hyped rap act with posters announcing its first mixtape or a young punk band hustling DIY stickers, the...

In attesa dell’ufficializzazione della mancata iscrizione del Palermo in serie B, e la conseguente ripartenza forzata dalla D con una proprietà senza debiti, circolano già i nomi pronti a rilevare il club. Tra questi, c’è anche Tony Di Piazza, imprenditore italoamericano originario di San Giuseppe Jato, interessato a riportare il Palermo dove merit...

Bocce, the Italian outdoor game generally played on crushed stone or natural soil, has a new surface to play on in Natchez. Pat and Lisa Miller of Natchez Brewing Co. have kicked the game up a notch. They built a bocce court outside at Natchez Brewing and now have to mow it every five days. “Tommy Smith built the court and suggested grass because i...

Milan is known for fashion, design, art and incredible architecture and now… surfing. Visitors to landlocked Milan can now learn to surf at one of the world’s biggest surf parks. Wakeparadise, which opened this weekend, is a brand new artificial wave facility in Idroscalo Park, a watersports park in the south-east of the city. It provides surf enth...

Riccardo Bergamini ci ha abituato alle imprese straordinarie. Ma lui non sembra proprio accontentarsi e ha vinto la sfida lanciata ai ghiacci dell’Alaska. L’alpinista lucchese ha completato infatti l’ascesa al monte Denali (6194 metri), la cima più alta del Nord America. Si tratta di una montagna notoriamente difficile da salire perché vicina al ci...

 The honors for recent Duke University women’s golf graduate Virginia Elena Carta keep rolling in as the NCAA has announced Carta is one of a record 585 female college athletes that have been nominated by the NCAA member schools for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating fe...

Rocky Colavito was on the other end of the phone. I called the former Tribe star to talk about his July 5 appearance at the State Theatre in Playhouse Square during All-Star weekend in Cleveland. He will be joined by former Tribe teammates Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant and Vern Fuller. “Is the theater a nice place?” asked Colavito. “You’ll love it,” I s...