Alla finalissima giocata da grande protagonista manca soltanto il lieto fine: i 15 punti di Davide Moretti non consegnano a Texas Tech il titolo NCAA, perché a prevalere è Virginia, che di fronte ai 70.000 di Minneapolis trionfa 85-77 dopo un supplementare. Il sogno di vedere il primo giocatore al 100% italiano campione del college basket si infran...

The New York Cosmos have added some veteran leadership for the upcoming season with the signing of defender Emmanuele Sembroni. He began his career in the youth ranks of Italian side Pescara as well as spending time with the Sampdoria Academy. He went on to make his professional debut with Pescara in 2008, playing in Serie B. The 31-year old repres...

The Italian American Society of Marco Island held their annual Dale Johnson Memorial Bocce Picnic at Mackle Park with 125 members and guests enjoying a great barbecue of chicken, sausage and peppers, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, assorted desserts and music with DJ Steve Reynolds. The picnic signals the end of the Monday afternoon league for the se...

Four years ago, Matt Costello was jumping for joy. His Michigan State team beat Louisville to get to the Final Four. He can’t do that at the moment. Not with the bad ankle that forced him home from his previous pro team in Italy. Even though that walking boot he finally shed allowed him to blend in with the rest of the Spartans this winter. But Tom...

Members of the Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage club recently held their 10th annual Bocce Tournament for charity. This year’s tournament, in honor of late club memberTony DiMare, raised more than $5,000, which will be presented to Cornerstone Hospice at the Benvenuto’s April club meeting. “Tony was one of the founding members of our club,”...

Major League Soccer contends that it will be damaged by a 2014 U.S. trademark application filed by Serie A club Inter Milan over usage of the term "Inter," according to a legal document filed by the league and obtained by ProSoccerUSA. In a notice of opposition filed on March 25 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, MLS says: "No one soccer team...

The big dance. Lo chiamano “il grande ballo”. Un rito a stelle e strisce che si ripete ogni anno in questo periodo. Una follia collettiva che contagia proprio tutti negli Stati Uniti, anche quelli che la palla a spicchi non la seguono certo tutti i giorni. Tutti pazzi per il basket, non quello blasonato dei professionisti dell’Nba, ma quello più ve...

Author Mark Di Ionno acknowledges that Gods of Wood and Stone is a clearly masculine book, ostensibly about sports — predictable fare from a reporter who has covered it for years. Yet in Di Ionno’s talk Tuesday at the Morristown & Township Library, it became clear that his novel really is about the changing American experience, and the loss of trad...

Team Italy put together back-to-back wins with victories over Grand Canyon University on March 25 and Paradise Valley Community College on March 27 at Mesa’s Hohokam Stadium. Leo ZileriAfter the dynamic pitching duo of Mattia Aldegheri and Alex Bassani worked in synergy to defeat the Grand Canyon University Antelopes by a score of 5 to 2, Azzurri m...

Before European soccer became a household brand in the United States, there were a handful of big-name clubs that true soccer fans knew: Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid. On that list as well was Juventus FC, arguably — and I stress the word “arguably” — the biggest club in Italy, one that was originally founded in 1897.  In 1956, the Juventus...