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In late January, Italian soccer club AS Roma announced the expansion of its renowned youth soccer academy program to the United States. Selected among the seven elite U.S. soccer academies was also FC Greater Boston Bolts.   “Player development in the United States continues to be a top priority for us,” said AS Roma president James Pallotta...

di Michele de Nicolay   Nel nostro paese non si gioca solo a calcio. La nazionale italiana di MMA ai mondiali IMMAF di Las Vegas trionfa e ritorna a casa con tre bronzi, due ori e un argento, accreditandosi a buon diritto nel pantheon globale di questo sport che dagli States sta prendendo piede ormai in tutta Europa.   Dopo il trionfo...

by Ryan Comer   Genoa FC is an Italian professional soccer club that has been in existence for almost 125 years. This year marks the first year the soccer club, which competes in the highest level of the Italian soccer ranks, has made its way to the United States to scout talent – and Ogden was the second stop on its three-week trip. &...

by Bob Golfen   Enid, Oklahoma, doesn't seem like the sort of place where you might unearth a rare and valuable coachbuilt Maserati convertible, but that is where this dusty "barn find" was discovered after at least 20 years stored inside a private garage. In as-found condition and still wearing British license plates, the 1962 Maserati...

Cirque Italia, a group trumpeting itself as "the first-ever Italian water circus" to travel the United States, will set up its blue-and-white big top near Battlefield Mall later this month for a three-day Springfield run — its first appearance in Missouri ever.   In the space between Nakato's and Meador Park, you'll find mermaids, aerialists...

Virginia Elena Carta's journey to Duke and an individual national title started with three shots three years ago in central Florida. Duke head coach Dan Brooks was at Reunion (Fla.) Resort's Watson Course for the the ANNIKA Invitational, a showcase junior event that takes place in January.   He wasn't even there to see Carta, and ended...

by Celeste Erickson   With all the makings of an Italian drama, the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra will conclude its 2013-2014 season with "Italian Spring" this Friday, May 16. Under the direction of Tigran Arakelyan, the free concert features music from soloist Gloria Ferry-Brennan and the winner of the young composer competition,...

Don't tell Sara Gartland that opera plots are outlandish. This is a woman who met her future husband in an opera house, suffered a stroke while Skyping him, then had her wedding held up for 90 minutes while nine groomsmen were freed from a broken-down elevator.   Gartland will sing the title role in the upcoming Utah Opera production of Verd...

Baylor women's golf senior Laura Lonardi was named a second-team All-American by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday. Lonardi joined current Bear Dylan Kim and former teammate Hayley Davis as the only All-Americans in program history. Lonardi's honor is the fifth in the last five seasons for a Baylor player under head coach Jay Goble....

Teachers and singers from across Fairbanks and North Pole are joining for one night to perform 26 Italian songs and arias on stage at 7 p.m. Friday in Davis Concert Hall in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Complex.   The performance is a fundraiser for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The cost is $5 at the door, b...

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is still recovering from two surgeries on his left knee, but said at Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, that he is hopeful that he will be fully cleared to play by the start of training camp in September, via NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper.   Gallinari is still recovering from two operations on his left knee t...

by Doug Knoop   Tickets are on sale now for "A Passion for Beauty: Cinema Italian Style," a new film series at the Seattle Art Museum. The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 with "Ossessione/Obsession," Luchino Visconti's 1942 take on "The Postman Always Rings Twice." The series plays select Thursdays through March 19, when it closes with...