The true measure of a team isn’t just whether it wins championships – although there is nothing wrong with that – it is how the coach and players handle adversity, disappointment and defeat. It is how do they deal with it and bounce back after an excruciating loss or a stunning red card in a match. During the early years 1990s, the Brooklyn Italian...

Even in retirement, former DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto remains a vivid, radiant beacon lighting the way for those aspiring to follow in her path making college athletics a way of life. The latest milestone paying tribute to Ponsetto's iconic 42-year career in Lincoln Park came last week when the National Association of Collegiate...

Not long ago, at Wimbledon, Matteo Berrettini became the first Italian male tennis player to reach a Grand Slam final in 45 years. This performance came after a splendid run to the title at the Queen’s club championships. Lorenzo Musetti managed to take two sets off Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros. Italy currently has ten men inside the top 100...

A life-size statue of Tribe legend Rocky Colavito is set to be dedicated on Tuesday in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood at Tony Brush Park. Colavito, a member of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame who is also an Italian American icon, will be in attendance for the statue unveiling, which also serves as a celebration of his 88th birthday.  “It’...

As Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini lifted the Henri Delaunay trophy high into the drizzling London sky nearly a month ago, the sheer scale of what Roberto Mancini’s side had achieved in just three years wasn’t lost on some. “We’ve come from missing out on the 2018 World Cup, which was a tragedy, the worst tragedy that you can imagine for a country...

Italy's Jannik Sinner, the ATP's top-ranked teen, captured his third career title on Sunday, outlasting American Mackenzie McDonald 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in the Citi Open final. World number 24 Sinner, a 19-year-old who won at Sofia last year and Melbourne in January, took the top prize of $350,755 on the Washington hardcourts. "I'm very happy about this t...

Italy ends its Olympic adventure in Tokyo with a total of 40 medals, the most the country ever won, beating the previous record of 36 set in Los Angeles 1932 and Rome 1960. Italy's haul of medals comprises 10 golds, 10 silvers and 20 bronzes, putting it in 10th place on the table, despite having the same number of gold medals as the Netherlands, Fr...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates former Chairman Jerry Colangelo on leading Team USA to its fourth consecutive gold in men’s basketball. The gold medal came after an 87-82 win over France on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. “We are extremely proud of Jerry’s accomplishments as executive director of USA Basketball. We salute Je...

Gianluca Busio has become the latest young American to make the jump from MLS to Europe, as Sporting Kansas City agreed to transfer him to Serie A side Venezia FC. Long rumored to be moving to Italy, thanks in large part to his Italian passport, Busio becomes the second USMNT player to make a transfer abroad following their Gold Cup performances. H...

The Yankees have had offensive inconsistencies all season. They struggled to score runners they had on base, leaving insane amounts of men on in games they’d lose by narrow margins. This frustration made the Yankees extremely hard to watch, because they always felt like they were on the cusp of going on a run just to fall one hit short. In steps An...