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Hilarity ensues in the improvisational comedy “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” set to keep audiences on their toes at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Sept. 13 and 14. The interactive improv show, directed and co-produced by Southeast student Francesca Bucci, follows the wedding and reception of an Italian-American family. The wedding...

A public ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 30, in Newton, to honor the memory of legendary world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano, who died in a plane crash here 50 years ago.  A large information sign will be dedicated, with a large rock sitting next to it stating Rocky’s record of 49-0, with 43 knockouts. Iowa Governor Ki...

Parma native Matteo Bocchi threw 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts and two walks in his Triple-A pitching debut for the Iowa Cubs against the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington on August 5, 2019. The 23-year-old Italian pitcher entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with Rainiers shortstop Daniel...

The beard, flecked with white, didn’t last. Chris Colabello, the former Twin, shaved it before the Kansas City T-Bones, his current team in the independent American Association, left town after last weekend’s series with the St. Paul Saints.  He also coaxed a teammate into giving him a haircut, reviving the modified Mohawk he sported with the Toron...

Vito Mannone is a popular man around Minnesota United’s training ground these days. After a recent practice, Mannone is one of the last players to leave the pitch. Engaged in a friendly match of soccer-tennis with teammates, he volleys and heads the ball over the net with a touch as skilled as any outfield player. After securing a victory in straig...

Italian heavyweights AC Milan have announced the club's preseason roster for the 2019 International Champions Cup, headlined by a trip to Children's Mercy Park on Tuesday for a marquee showdown against German powerhouse FC Bayern. Buy TICKETS for AC Milan vs. FC Bayern at Children's Mercy Park. AC Milan's formidable 27-man roster, assembled by newl...

Most diehard MLS fans are able to hop in their car or take public transportation to a game, tailgating beforehand or even sitting in the supporters’ section. But a member of the Colorado Rapids faithful doesn’t have that luxury, as Italy resident Lino De Rosa is an ocean away. He has been getting up in the wee hours of Italian mornings to watch his...

After throwing seven scoreless innings and allowing just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts on July 1 and then following up with his second win for the Rocky Mountain Vibesthis season on July 6, the Team Italy right-hander and Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect Michele Vassalotti was named the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week on July 7,...

Cirque Italia is bringing the first ever traveling Italian water circus to Omaha Thursday through Sunday. Cirque Italia will be premiering their newest show "Aquatic Spectacular" in Omaha. The tent has been 'transformed' the stage into a large ship for the performance. The performance includes the use of a 35,000-gallon water tank. Performances wil...

Casey Colletti’s last name screams Italian. However, the Pueblo cowboy doesn’t have much of a brethren on the PRCA Pro Rodeo circuit. He has plenty of paisans — Italian for friend — in the profession, but none who share his heritage. “None, nobody,” Colletti confirmed after his successful ride in the bareback competition at the Greeley Stampede rod...

A standout midfielder with extensive experience in Italy's youth national team system, Margherita Giubilato, will join the Kansas soccer team for the 2019 season, it was announced Wednesday "Margherita is a very dynamic attacking midfielder," said Francis. "She is quick and technically very good on the ball and comes to KU with extensive playing ex...

Gianluca Busio might have been ready to leave home at age 14 to pursue a career as a professional soccer player. But his parents weren't prepared to let him go. “I don't know if it was denial as much as just flat-out refusal to even entertain the idea of him going away,” said his mother, Dr. Dionne Sills Busio. “I was very much against it. I though...