My “Living Legend” passed away this morning. And Bruno Sammartino, the pro wrestling legend was appropriately labeled with that title because he was professional wrestling and a hero to  yours truly and many others. The longest reigning, and then known as WWWF Champion, would later get my start in the business with the late “Captain” Lou Albano and...

Carol Ann Caronia knows potential when she sees it. After a career teaching chess to young children in city schools and programs, she’s worked with kids who’ve won national championships before graduating high school. Talented children, knowledgeable about the rules and moves even soon after kindergarten. But then there was Fabiano Caruana. He came...

Bruno Sammartino, one of the most iconic stars in professional wrestling history, has died at age 82, the WWE announced Wednesday morning. Sammartino was the then-World Wide Wrestling Federation's longest-reigning world champion, holding the title for nearly eight consecutive years. He began his record title reign after beating Buddy Rogers at Madi...

The United States will face Italy in a friendly in November in a matchup of teams that surprisingly failed to qualify for the World Cup. The Italian football federation announced on Friday the game has been set for Nov. 20, with the site still to be determined. It is likely to be in Europe as Italy are scheduled to host Portugal in the UEFA Nations...

AC Milan are set to face Tottenham and Barcelona in a tournament that will be held in the USA next summer, Tuttosport reports. According to the Turin-based paper the rossoneri have decided to take part to a tournament that will take place in the USA and the Serie A giants will be facing both the Premier League and the La Liga giants. It is believed...

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina is expected to interview for the Charlotte Hornets' head coaching vacancy. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday that the Spurs granted permission for the Hornets to interview Messina, who is familiar with Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak due to their time together with the Los Angeles Laker...

Living legend Eraldo Ferracci is returning to professional road racing in America by joining the Quarterley Racing/On Track Development MotoAmerica Junior Cup team as a sponsor and maybe more. “As you know, I rode for Eraldo back in the day. I was his first rider,” said Quarterley Racing/On Track Development co-owner Dale Quarterley, who raced and...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #102 magazine of We the Italians! First of all we want to thank all of you, recipients of our newsletter: we reached 80,000 subscribers! It's just the beginning, we have to do much better than that, but it's worth celebrating. So, once again: THANKS!! Please spread the word and have your friends who love Italy to subs...

Rowing Erin Cafaro (1983, Modesto, CA), NCAA rowing champion in 2005 and 2006. Gold medal with the 4 without (4-) of the U.S. team at the Under 23 World Championships in Amsterdam 2005. Always with the national team but 4 light, Erin won a gold at the 2006 World Cup in Munich. Cafaro also boasts 2 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2004 London...

The Museo Italo Americano and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club as well as the San Diego Little Italy’s Amici House and Convivio are proud to co-present exciting nights in San Francisco (April 26) and San Diego (April 28) celebrating “Baseball Italian Style”. Special guests include renowned author Lawrence Baldassaro (Beyond DiMaggio: Italian...