Golden State Warriors guard Nico Mannion will reportedly play for Italy in the Olympic qualifying tournament this month in Belgrade, Serbia, according to Sportando. The Italy men’s basketball team will participate from June 29 to July 4, along with the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal and Serbia. Each country will play thre...

Four second-grade classes in the Milan suburb of Verano Brianza have been learning to play basketball this spring from a real pro. They also got a lesson in diversity. Their coach for the month of May has been Adolfo Damian Berdun, an Argentinian-Italian wheelchair basketball champion. Berdun, 39, lost his left leg in a traffic accident at age 13 i...

Pelicans forward Nicolò Melli has seen his playing time cut in his second NBA season and he may be looking for a way out of New Orleans, according to a report from Sportando. The story first appeared in the Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, which states that Melli is waiting for an opportunity with a new team. The 30-year-old has gotten...

Today we continue to introduce the Fordham Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2021, recognizing the former student-athletes and coaches who will be honored, as today we recognize an influential "Man of Fordham", Joe Moglia. He joins water polo's Ali Arat, former head rowing coach Ted Bonanno, women's basketball's Abigail Corning, softball's Jocelyn De...

The 6’6” freshman guard has taken no orthodox path to land with the University of Delaware men’s basketball team. From Italy to New Jersey to Delaware, the 19-year-old Gianmarco Arletti is no stranger to adapting into a new climate. At 16 years old, Arletti moved from his hometown of Bologna, Italy, to the United States. He enrolled at Holy Cross P...

Kobe Bryant spent the better part of his childhood in Italy, and was fluent in Italian. From ages 6 to 13, Kobe lived with his father, Joe Bryant, who played for several basketball teams in the country, The Washington Post reports. “All of the NBA players are important, because they’re legends, but he’s particularly important to us because he knew...

2020 was a difficult year for everyone and sport is non an exception. Thousands of races and events were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But the world of sport did not stop completely and in the last months of this terrible year in Italy five young sports stars raised up and and everyone is talking about them. W...

A former member of the Chicago Bulls from the early 2010’s, 34-year-old shooting guard/wing Marco Belinelli, is headed to play overseas in his home country starting next season. The now former San Antonio Spurs veteran role player and sharpshooter likely could’ve continued his NBA career through this offseason, but he elected to take his talents ba...

The free-agent forward is finalizing a three-year, $61.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, his agent, Michael Tellem of CAA Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Over the past week, the retooling Thunder have made multiple moves, including sending Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns, Dennis Schroder to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kelly Oubre Jr. to...

Although he began his coaching career in 1990, it was the year 2002 that D’Antoni made his return to the NBA(he was coaching The Denver Nuggets) as a Phoenix Suns assistant under Frank Johnson. In 2003, he replaced Johnson as head coach of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and he won NBA Coach of the Year honors for the 2004–05 NBA season. Despite the team’s...