By Marc Berman Andrea Bargnani is already asking former Knick Danilo Gallinari about the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan. Bargnani, whose trade from the Raptors will become official Wednesday, is flying in from Rome tomorrow to meet with Knicks brass. Bargnani and Gallinari, from Milan, are close former Italian National Team members. Ga...

Chris Mullin's 2015 recruiting class got a major boost Monday morning. Touted Italian guard Federico Mussini told St. John's coaching staff he was turning down professional dollars to come to Queens and later signed a financial aid agreement. The 6-foot Mussini – ranked as the No. 13 European prospect in his class, according to EuroHopes.com,...

In 1986 the Americans, always looking for new ways to measure competition in sports, invented a game for the top three shooters in the NBA, the "Three Point Shootout". During the All-Star Game week, the best shooters from afar were challenging each other with several series of shots from beyond the arc, with little time available and therefore unde...

  WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : Simone Calliosto Manca      Translation by:   2014 was a year full of sports: certainly not the absolute best of the last years for our country, but still with important and recognized successes. The characters on the cover are certainly these: Federica Pellegrini, Vincenzo Nibali, Marco Belinelli,...

There have been a lot of role players on the Celtics over the years that have developed a loyal following at the TD Garden. However, few have received the admiration of Celtics fans as quickly as Italian forward Gigi Datome. After being glued to the bench in Detroit, Brad Stevens has given the 6-foot-8 sharpshooter a chance to make an impact upon...

There’s a definite chance of speed-ball coming to the Rocky Mountains next season. The Knicks visit the Nuggets Monday to begin a five-game Western swing and will face a squad fronted by new interim coach Melvin Hunt, who last week replaced fired Brian Shaw.   Though the Nuggets may not begin looking for a long-term candidate until after the...

Everything seems better about Italy's Andrea Bargnani — even his English.Last season with the Knicks turned into a mess for Bargnani, who partially tore the ulnar nerve in his left elbow in late January. He elected not to have surgery but never made it back, his season shortened to 42 games. Team president Phil Jackson is the latest to try to turn...

By Mike Jensen On Monday, the box came down from the top shelf in the basement archives of La Salle's University's College Hall. Brother Joseph Grabenstein, La Salle University's archivist, had been filling the box for years. Out came gold shorts that looked more like modern swim trunks. A game jersey with 15 on the front and back. A plain gray s...

By Scott Schroeder Andrea Bargnani has recently been dealing with a respiratory issue, eventually figured out to be pneumonia.   It was unclear how serious the issue was initially, but it will apparently keep him out of us next month's EuroBasket tournament, according to Sportando.   Read more   Source: http://www.sbnatio...

by Robert Ranieri   Mike D'Antoni has resigned as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday night. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, joined the Lakers in November, 2012 after Mike Brown was fired following just 71 games in charge.   D'Antoni had a 67-87 record during his tenure as the...