Rocco Commisso will actively look to expand the ACF Fiorentina brand in the United States after purchasing the Serie A club early this month.  The Italian-American billionaire, who is the chairman of cable provider Mediacom, bought Fiorentina from brothers Andrea and Diego Della Valle in a deal worth a reported $190m.  The 69-year-old also owns the...

On the outskirts of Florence, near the foot of the beautiful Fiesole hills, there is a regular assembly of several aspiring minds. Every year, these aspiring coaches get together at the Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in the hope of passing their UEFA Pro License, or Il Master, as it is proudly known in these parts. It is the highest certific...

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was born on May 12, 1925 in St. Louis Missouri to Italian immigrant parents. He started playing baseball in the local legion leagues, where he learned the fundamentals of batting and catching. Originally, Yogi Berra was overlooked by the St. Louis Cardinals in favor of his friend Joe Garagiola Sr., however that was some...

Monty Foss and John Moirano's Theitalianamerican, a bay son of Girolamo bred in New York by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and Spruce Lance Farm, has rallied to complete the exacta in both of his career starts. Last out, he earned a 57 Beyer Speed Figure when closing from last of seven in the 5 1/2-furlong Tremont, won by Fore Left."John Moirano...

When St Francis renounced his worldly possessions and left in quest of spiritual purity, befriending wolves and other animals along the way, it's a mystery whether he was receiving the words of Christ or acting on symptoms of PTSD caused by battle and imprisonment. What's not a mystery is why St Francis felt such a strong connection to nature in hi...

Northern Italy was chosen Monday as the site of the 2026 Winter Olympics, with hosting to be shared by the economic and fashion capital of Milan and the ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, as the International Olympic Committee desperately tries to curb waning interest, spiraling costs and white elephant competition venues associated with the Games. T...

As director of minor league operations for the Los Angeles Angels, Mike LaCassa says that yes, of course, developing players for Major League Baseball is the goal. “Each time a player moves up a level and especially when they make their Major League debut, it really makes us feel proud of all the work they put in, because none of it comes easily,”...

Saturday, July 6, 2019. 7:00pm – 8:00pm Cocktail Reception (open bar & passed hor d’ouerves). 8:00pm – 10:00pm Round Table Discussion on the History of Italian-Americans in Baseball and Our Future. Nido Italia 12020 Mayfield Road Kent Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106. Located in the heart of Cleveland’s “Little Italy” neighborhood. Purchase tickets here. T...

This itinerary is home to breathtaking places capable of making visitors who walk it feel very adventuresome while looking out over the vast landscapes, the wild nature and the historic remains of ancient boarders.  This trail is suitable for expert and curious hikers, but also to anyone who wants to experience some exhilaration. This itinerary, wa...

Before the hoopla that greeted the most homecoming of homecomings for Cavan Biggio, who had spent his boyhood shagging flies in Minute Maid Park, then served as an Astros bat boy while his dad sealed a Hall of Fame career with more than 3,000 hits, then starred on St. Thomas High School’s state championship teams under his dad’s obsessive coaching,...