The Alabama home football season kicked off on Saturday, and so did AL.com's Tailgate of the Week series. We begin with Bama's Italian Tailgaters, a group of Birmingham families whose children attended and recently graduated from the University of Alabama. The tent, which features a large colorful sign reading "Bama's Italian Tailgaters s...

One day last year, Jim Pallotta was walking through the Sistine Chapel with some friends. As the group admired Michelangelo's stunning frescoes, one of Pallotta's companions took out a cellphone to take a picture.   Almost immediately, a security guard rushed up; photography is strictly forbidden inside the chapel. But as the guard began to...

Today marks the official start of fall. And while we haven't had the typical crisp fall weather lately (not with 70 degree temps and the leaves securely fastened to the tree branches), we are unquestionably in the midst of fall football season. So, where can you find a brunch that feels like fall, combining the best elements of American and interna...

Relevent Sports and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission today announced that Real Madrid and F.C. Internazionale, better known as Inter, will meet August 10 at 1 p.m., Central Time, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will mark the first men's soccer match at the Edward Jones Dome, which previously featured the...

How many clubs in the world experience fan protests ... during preseason? AS Roma, for one. The Giallorossi are already under plenty of pressure a full month before the start of the new Serie A campaign on August 25 — a direct result of a sixth-place league finish and an Italian Cup final loss to archrivals Lazio.   Although the club h...

di Riccardo Chioni   La sala ricevimenti Macaluso's ad Hawthorne sabato sera ha accolto diverse centinaia di sportivi all'insegna dei colori rossonero, in occasione del quinto dinner dance annuale del Milan Soccer Club del New Jersey, facendo scorrere su maxischermo le immagini dei momenti gloriosi della squadra. Frank Giuliano, presidente...

Roma have opened five youth academies in the USA, which will develop American talent to bring over to Italy. With the new American ownership the Giallorossi have been enjoying a particularly intimate connection with Uncle Sam, and the opening of these schools is the latest example.   In an extensive statement published on their site, th...

di Andrea Marinelli «Mi innamorai del calcio come mi sarei innamorato delle donne: improvvisamente, inesplicabilmente, acriticamente, senza pensare al dolore o allo sconvolgimento che avrebbe portato con sé», scriveva Nick Hornby in "Febbre a 90°", il libro autobiografico uscito nel 1992 in cui raccontava il suo rapporto con il calcio e, in partic...

On a recent visit to the North End, I decided to explore the pride that is associated with Italians and sports.As a proud Italian-American, I already know that there is a special relationship that exists between Italians and their teams, but I wanted to see what else I could find. As I walked down Tony DeMarco way, it became apparent to me that the...

L'Italian-American Soccer League di New York ha festeggiato il suo 9th Annual Dinner Dance nei rinomati locali del Russo On the Bay di Howard Beach in Queens. Alla presenza di circa duecento persone è stata presentata la squadra di Calcio della LIAC New York, in procinto di partire per l'Italia per partecipare al "Viareggio Cup 2013", il prestigios...