Chuck Pagano stood behind a set of white barrels Wednesday at Halas Hall. The unit that led the NFL in scoring defense and takeaways in 2018 — nearly intact — was in front of him. Methodically during Wednesday’s OTA at Halas Hall, they went through plays with linebackers filling gaps. The new Bears defensive coordinator offered coaching points and...

The NFL world lost one of its greats. Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti died Monday night at the age of 93. Marchetti played 14 seasons, all but one of them with the Colts. He was named the top defensive end of the NFL’s first 50 years, was selected for a then-record 11 straight Pro Bowl appearances ...

John Bosa, still imposing at 6' 4" and 230 pounds, is squeezed on a leather couch in a quiet corner of a Columbus, Ohio, Italian spot, next to his son Nick, now some 40 pounds heavier than his dad. John is nursing a Dewar’s on the rocks. After talking for an hour about the future first-round pick by his side, the first-round pick of 32 years ago br...

The storybook Lincoln football season will continue in high fashion May 13 at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, where the organization’s third annual San Francisco High School Awards Banquet will be held. Modeled after the Downtown Athletic Club’s Heisman Trophy, Lincoln coach Phil Ferrigno and quarterback-defensive back Jovan Baker will be...

Joe Bellino was sitting in an electrical engineering class at the Naval Academy in November 1960 when he was summoned by the school’s superintendent. Mr. Bellino, Navy’s star halfback, thought he was in trouble. The superintendent’s office was filled with people, including two sports reporters and an admiral, who read a telegram from the Downtown A...

Not many college football athletes are aware there is opportunity to continue playing this sport after graduation, outside of the United States. Sport of football is growing in the entire world, Mexico, Japan, Europe, and with that beeing said, in Italy as well. Football networking platform www.ThePodyum.com is working with 400+ teams and organizat...

Sasso di Castalda is a town in the province of Potenza (Basilicata), known above all for its double Tibetan bridge, the "Ponte alla Luna". From here, in 1921, Antonio Petrone and his wife Teresa DeLuca left for America, moving away from the south despite the work of Antonio, a member of the Carabinieri, with the awareness that they wanted to offer...

The offseason is officially here. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Broncos and Ravens have a deal in place to send veteran quarterback Joe Flacco from Baltimore to Denver. The trade will become official on March 13, the first day of the 2019 league year.  The Ravens were expected to trade Flacco this offseason, but the Broncos weren’t widely...

As sailed a fellow countryman so long ago, new Minnesota United goalkeeper Vito Mannone, too, crossed the ocean blue seeking adventure in a new world. Italian born and raised, Mannone has left behind a professional career built in England’s Premier League and second division for MLS and a new country in which he has vacationed, including his honeym...

Weekends are big for FOX Sports broadcaster Tim Brando this time of year. This week he’s about to finish up four college basketball games in seven days, each on a different campus. But last weekend was even bigger than usual — and he didn’t have a game. His job is to call the action; last weekend, he had a Friday-Saturday doubleheader, and he WAS t...