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She rewrote the record books and redefined the program as a student-athlete. Now all-American and Tiger softball standout Emily Carosone returns to Auburn to take on a new challenge as an assistant coach for the program. Head coach Mickey Dean announced the hiring on Wednesday. Carosone will primarily work with the infielders and catchers. She will...

Four months after offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy, Spurs guard Marco Belinelli continues to do his part to stop the spread of COVID-19. “It’s really important — wear a mask, clean your hands,” Belinelli stressed in a Zoom conference from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. “That’s the most important thing we can...

Baseball is the family business, but whenever Dante Girardi’s playing days are over, he has a different career in mind: Fashion. To borrow a line from ZZ Top, Girardi, 18, said he grew up admiring some of baseball’s “sharp dressed men” such as Starlin Castro and Aroldis Chapman. Those players, who competed for Girardi’s father, former New York Yank...

I’ve always loved spring training. It’s one of my favorite times of year. It just has a slower pace, a softer edge. It’s friendly. And it’s all about baseball — and I love baseball.  But this year it was a little bit tougher, more of a grind to get through every day. I’ve been to spring training with the Orioles in Sarasota every year since 2014, b...

While most European nations are undergoing a complete shutdown, the White House has woken up and started imparting directions for a national state of emergency.  This situation is unprecedented, and we are bracing up for a major paralysis of our society. After such ordinances, gathering in public places would not be just unsafe, it would be plain i...

Whenever filmmaker Mark Spano would reference his Sicilian ancestry, he often got the same remark — “oh, your father must be in the mafia.” To which Spano would reply, “no, my father worked in a steel mill.” Spano, an Orange County-based Sicilian-American, hopes that his 2018 film, “Sicily: Land of Love & Strife” will educate viewers about the “tru...

Saturday, February 22nd. 2pm-4:30pm. Free. McGuire Woods Board Room, 300 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Bring your little Italian speakers to this family-friendly event! CCI-NC will be hosting a traditional Italian CARNEVALE for children and their families. It will give the kids the opportunity to dress up in their favorite funny outfits, dress...

Just hours before he was to take the stage at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, world-famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli postponed his Friday night concert, a show that would have been the kickoff of his annual Valentine’s Day tour. According to a Facebook post on his official page, it is due to a case of laryngitis. “In over 20 years of performing in...

One of the things that Cubs’ fans have learned about their prominent first baseman is that he’s never afraid to support his alma mater in Florida. In 2018, Anthony Rizzo showed that in a number of ways. After donating $150,000 to Stoneman Douglas High School the previous November to help install lights at their baseball field, he held a fundraiser...

Former Orlando City midfielder Antonio Nocerino is returning to the club as a member of the development academy staff. Nocerino, who announced his retirement as a player on Thursday, will become the coach for the academy’s under-15 team while also assuming assistant duties for the under-17 squad. Nocerino will arrive during a transition period for...

Love, lust, seduction. Lies, betrayal, revenge. Murder most foul. Comeuppance. Shakespeare set ‘em up like bowling pins and had his fictional characters knock them down, one by one, over and over again. And from there to Dallas and Dynasty, from Downtown Abbey to Game of Thrones, these have always been the staples, the tried-and-trues, of dramatic...

Benedetta Moresco’s tournament history is diverse. Type her name into the World Amateur Golf Rankings and the hit produces a list of tournament starts in which a U.S. flag appears only once, to indicate Moresco’s turn on the European Junior Solheim Cup team for last fall’s matches in Scotland. This week’s Annika Invitational USA was both Moresco’s...