Jayson Tatum and his Boston Celtics teammates were focused on every word from their interim head coach Joe Mazzulla when he addressed them for the first time in the midst of turmoil. The 34-year-old was just elevated from assistant coach to first-time NBA head coach in the wake of Celtics head coach Ime Udoka being suspended for the entire 2022-23...

Paolo Banchero started his NBA career in the best way possible. Since the beginning of the season, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft scored at least 20 points in every single game, and he's already building the reputation of a potential superstar in the league.  If there's one country with a lot of excitement for this young man, it's definitely...

The Herrin High School French Travel Club is working on a plan to allow for group visits with its sister city in Italy - Cuggiono. "I've been lucky enough to visit Cuggiono several times since 2003," said Herrin foreign languages instructor Michaelann Stanley. "Each time we have gone, we have taken a group of adults and students to exchange ideas a...

Tom Izzo insists he has no plans to call it a career anytime soon. The Hall of Fame coach, who turns 68 in January, is entering his 28th season in charge of Michigan State's program and his energy level hasn't missed a beat. “When it’s time that I don’t enjoy it, when it’s time I can’t take a red-eye (flight) from Vegas to Orlando, it will be time...

Paolo Banchero said his dazzling NBA debut was a moment he had "been working for my whole life" after showing why the Orlando Magic made him the first overall pick. The 19-year-old American-Italian set a Magic points record for a rookie by scoring 27 points with 11-of-18 shooting against the Detroit Pistons, also claiming nine rebounds and providin...

Before the Ime Udoka suspension and the Robert Williams surgery, there was Danilo Gallinari’s injury. It’s been a rough stretch for the Boston Celtics, but it all began with the news that Gallinari had torn his ACL while playing for the Italian national team at EuroBasket. Boston signed Gallinari to a two-year deal at the start of free agency with...

The Italian national basketball team made up of boys with Down Syndrome was confirmed as world champions for the third consecutive time. In Madeira, Portugal, the Azzurri - led by coach Giuliano Bufacchi - beat Hungary 36 to 12 in the final. "We played very well," says Bufacchi, "and I am happy that we were able to use everyone in the final as well...

Boston Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL on Friday. Team physician Dr. Tony Schena performed the surgery at New England Baptist Hospital, the team announced in a statement. No formal timetable has been determined for Gallinari's return, but he is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 season. The 6'10...

The Boston Celtics will have an interim head coach on the sidelines this upcoming NBA season, and everyone outside of the Northeast may be wondering: Exactly who is Joe Mazzulla? In the wake of Celtics coach Ime Udoka being suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for having an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise's staff, Maz...

The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed guard Ryan Arcidiacono to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Arcidiacono, 6-3, 195-pounds, holds career averages of 4.6 points, 2.1 assists and two rebounds over 17.1 minutes in 217 games (36 starts) over five seasons with Chicago and New York. He signed w...