The NBA player playoff game boycotts Wednesday through Friday in the Orlando bubble has drawn support from the league's brass and several team owners, including Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver. That support reflects the league's diversity initiatives dating back to former Suns owner and sports impresario Jerry Colangelo paving the way for the NBA'...

Today we go west, to the Grand Canyon State: Arizona. The story of the Italians here starts with an important explorer, Father Eusebio Kino: we will learn about this incredible hero, another Italian explorer who helped many people, included a lot of Native Americans. Our guest, the person who will lead us through Italy in Arizona, is Massimo Paolil...

Attribute to Joseph V. Del Raso, Esq., National Italian American Foundation Chairman (NIAF) and John M. Viola, President   "On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation's Board of Directors, we congratulate Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member and Chairman of the Board of Directors for USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo on b...

By David Roeder and Fran Spielman The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, operating under a financial cloud, is in line to be sold. Whether the deal assures the museum's future remains to be seen. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has a part of the transaction, and its goal is to keep the place open.   The museum's pending sale...

We've been worried about the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame for a while. The Little Italy landmark has been in trouble with its bank for some time now, and the prospect of it being shut down was saddening. But with powerful backers like sports mogul Jerry Colangelo — the man whom the museum's building is named after — it didn't succ...

Join Jerry Colangelo and friends on Saturday, March 15, 2014, for the Fourth Annual NIAF Golf Tournament at the Wigwam Golf Resort.   With a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., the tournament will include 18 holes of golf, a continental breakfast, and special gifts and giveaways. To register your foursome online, visit www.niaf.org/azgolf.  ...

by Paola Boivin   The barbs are flowing as freely as the grappa. Jerry Colangelo is surrounded by 13 of his closest friends, many from the Hungry Hill neighborhood of his youth. "You're a funny guy, Jerry," someone shouts. "You mean 'odd'?" Joe Piunti says. "Did I ever expect Jerry to become this big? Hell no," offers Kelo Pan...

Lo sport ha da sempre un ruolo di veicolo culturale, sociale, economico e commerciale della società americana. L'approccio americano allo sport ha convinto generazioni di ragazzi e ragazze forgiandone la consapevolezza circa il carattere vincente della società americana; lo sport ha spesso agito da vero portavoce della cultura popolare statunitense...