WTI Magazine #36    2014 June, 25Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   We had the illusion, in truth more because of the strength of our history then for this limp moment of our football, but it ended the only way it could end: with an elimination in the first round, full of recriminations but, all in all, right.    

San Antonio shooting guard Marco Belinelli will defend his title in the Three-Point Contest during the NBA's All-Star festivities in Brooklyn next week.   The Italian will try to become the first repeat winner of the event since Jason Kapono in 2007-08, but will face a talented field that includes Golden State's sharp-shooting duo of Stephen...

Dopo Andrea Bargnani, Marco Belinelli e Danilo Gallinari, altri due talenti del basket italiano potrebbero approdare nella Nba: i virgulti in questione sono Gigi Datome e Daniel Hackett, protagonisti dell'ultima Finale Scudetto tra Roma e Siena.   BOSTON SU DATOME - Si sapeva da tempo che diverse franchigie erano interessate all'ala della Vi...

Andrea Bargnani will end his season injured but playing as the Italian forward attempts to salvage his career and reputation. According to a team source, Bargnani suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb last week.   The injury to Bargnani's non-shooting hand will not prevent him from playing in the Knicks' final five games,...

by Serena Perfetto Fortune favors the brave, they say and, when it comes, you can't say "No". The "Buona Fortuna" - as called by Italians - helped Sergio Cerbone, an Italian professional from Milan, realize some of his dreams but it took some good efforts and persistence to make all of them happen at the same time.   In 2013, when he turned...

The achievement Tom Izzo said he never dreamed of is upon him. Izzo was announced as a member of the 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class during a Monday morning unveiling here in Houston.   The honor, regarded as the highest achievement a college basketball coach can attain, comes after Izzo took Michigan State's basket...

By Pat Dailey   Sebastiano Frandino has already won over his Blue Eye teammates by bringing a sampling of the taste of genuine Italian cuisine to the Bulldogs. Frandino, a foreign-exchange student from Italy in his first school year at Blue Eye, has twice treated his cohorts to dinner with pasta, what else, being the main course.  ...

Lauren Rappoli has always been an extremely gifted athlete. But what made her such an elite athlete is she took that God-given talents and worked absolutely relentlessly on becoming the best she could no matter the sport. Name it – softball, soccer or basketball, she can play.   She proved that during her tremendous four years of athletics a...

by Nikko Villanueva   It seems like veteran forward Rudy Gay is not the only player from the Sacramento Kings that teams are inquiring about with the trade deadline nearing, as experienced shooter Marco Belinelli is also drawing interests.   According to James Ham of CSN Bay Area, sources have confirmed with CSN California that team...

The influences seep through, impossible to hide even if Mike D'Antoni is so inclined. Just as so much of his offense, having long since grown from mocked to mimicked, can be seen in the strategies and styles of nearly every team in the NBA, so too can the imprint of every stop along the way brought D'Antoni to Houston. West Virginia is home,...