“Rocco! Rocco! Rocco!” The shouts echoed around ACF Fiorentina’s 88-year-old stadium on a Sunday evening in January as the home crowd celebrated a narrow win against Spal that may prove crucial in keeping their team in Italy’s top football league. The adulation wasn’t for a star player or coach, but for the club’s new owner, Rocco Commisso, the bil...

Benedetta Moresco’s tournament history is diverse. Type her name into the World Amateur Golf Rankings and the hit produces a list of tournament starts in which a U.S. flag appears only once, to indicate Moresco’s turn on the European Junior Solheim Cup team for last fall’s matches in Scotland. This week’s Annika Invitational USA was both Moresco’s...

When Rutgers University announced they were going back to the future with the re-hiring of former head coach Greg Schiano, there were few people more pleased than the Cioffi family. Anthony Cioffi, who currently plays for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) was a stand-out defensive back during his four years playing in Pisca...

Cervinia has been an international destination since the early 1900s. It lies at the end of the Valtournenche, the last inhabited center in the valley before the trails climb toward the Matterhorn. It’s always been among the Valle d’Aosta’s top-choices for resorts due to the length of its ski season (which lasts more than six months). Since it’s co...

Jimmy Garoppolo prefers to keep his family life away from the public eye, something that is difficult to do for an NFL quarterback. Jimmy has granted just a couple rare interviews discussing his parents and brothers dating back to his college career at Eastern Illinois. Jimmy’s nationality is Italian and his family is proud of their heritage. Prior...

2019 was an important year for Italian sport thanks to the many victories achieved at international level by Italian athletes of different disciplines. Seven endeavors, in particular, deserve to be remembered for their historical value. Below are the protagonists of these extraordinary sporting successes. Filippo Tortu, a 21-year-old athlete born i...

Mike Piazza took the first drive down the street named after him on Thursday, while participants from Mets fantasy camp cheered him on down Piazza Drive leading up to the also newly named Clover Park. Piazza, who the Mets aquired from the Marlins, and spent 8 years in 'the Big Apple' from 1998 to 2005. got emotional when looking up who Saint Lucie...

Dick Vitale has been honored with awards with sports announcers (Curt Gowdy and Keith Jackson) in their titles, a coach (John Wooden) and a clown who pitched hamburgers (Ronald McDonald). He’s in 14 halls of fame, one devoted to ethnicity (National Italian Sports Hall of Fame), four city specific (Elmwood Park and East Rutherford, New Jersey, Saras...

If you feel like you don't really know Jimmy Garoppolo, you're not alone. His pre- and post-game interviews are mundane. His Instagram is comprised mainly of game photos with the occasional ad peppered in: a local luxury car dealership, the Men's Wearhouse, New Era or Bose. He doesn't even have a "personal life" section on his Wikipedia page. With...

Being the only Italian player in the entire National Football League, Giorgio Tavecchio gets asked a lot about his very first approach to American Football. Born and raised until he was 9 years old in Italy, a country where the national sport is soccer, it comes as a surprise that the 29 years old native of Milan became a NFL placekicker instead. F...