With the Team Italy women's softball squad heading to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the Italian softball revolution has just begun. In order to compete at a higher level than the European standard, more Italian women than ever from both sides of the Atlantic are playing at U.S. colleges and high schools. Starting every game in the Europe-Africa Olymp...

San Mateo’s soon-to-open Pinstripes venue will offer a new spin, if you will, on entertainment and dining. It’s a place where you can roll a couple of games, then sit down to a fettuccine Bolognese or maple-glazed salmon dinner with wine or cocktails. For dessert, think gelato and bocce ball. This Chicago-born concept is coming to the West Coast fo...

By now, you've surely heard that Brescia strike star Mario Balotelli is fed up with the racist abuse he's been receiving in his home country and open to an MLS move. It makes sense that the supremely talented 29-year-old would like the idea of escaping to faraway America. Naturally, there's the stateside lifestyle that has enticed many players over...

The long-anticipated documentary about late Pittsburgh wrestler Bruno Sammartino is being released. “Bruno Sammartino” will launch this Friday in New York City and Los Angeles and will debut around the world in the spring. The film features actor/politician/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrestler/actor John Cena, The Miz and Stan Hanson. The f...

“Sometimes you’ve just got to trust the process,” Laura Masciullo said.  With this particular utterance, the Hofstra senior and 2019 Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year referred to her experience moving to the United States from Italy as a freshman on somewhat of a whim, speaking minimal English.  But the 2019 Hofstra volleyb...

Jimmy Garoppolo has had a great year for the San Francisco 49ers so far. Any time a new young quarterback emerges as a potential elite talent, it’s natural to compare him to quarterbacks from the past. There are two quarterbacks, in particular, Garoppolo may draw comparisons to: Joe Montana and Dan Marino. Why is that and what exactly do they all h...

Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was rejected by the city committee that protects cultural monuments. Now he...

Thwacks and thumps echo through the hallway of the 17th century church in a neglected Naples neighborhood as 21-year-old Nico Rodrigues and 20 other youngsters go through their paces in the boxing ring. Rodrigues is one of 60 young people who have found an escape from the local area’s harsh streets in the boxing project founded a year ago by Father...

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the New York Mets have reached out to 36-year-old MLB veteran Drew Butera in an effort to extend depth at the catcher position. Originally selected by the New York Mets in the fifth round of the 2005 amateur draft out of the University of Central Florida (UCF), Drew Butera began his professional caree...

Niccolò “Nico” Mannion è in questo momento il cestista italiano con più margini di crescita, che fa sognare un’intera nazione. Ha il talento da predestinato. E, conoscendo i genitori, si puó capire il motivo. Buon sangue non mente. Papà Pace Mannion è stato una stella: ha disputato più di 200 partite in NBA, prima di diventare grande anche in Itali...