Former LSU coach Paul Mainieri was inducted Friday night into the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the River Oaks Event Center in Lafayette, La. The Hall of Fame ceremony capped the first day of the annual LBCA Convention, which continues Saturday at Rock‘n’Bowl in Lafayette. Among the other members of the 2022 LBCA Hall of Fa...

Since its creation, football has had great success, both for the simplicity of its rules and the show it manages to offer. In Italy, it has become a genuine faith with fans born with the myth of football. Italian teams, including the national team, have always distinguished themselves worldwide, winning trophies in every competition. Italian footba...

The passion for Ducati has never been greater. With 59,447 motorcycles sold worldwide, 2021 is the best year ever. Ducati concluded 2021 with a record figure of 59,447 motorcycles delivered to customers all over the world and achieving an increase in sales of + 24% over 2020 (48,042) and + 12% over 2019 (53,183). Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO:  “2...

“I’m a distinct animal,” says Rocco Commisso. “I hope they respect a distinct animal. And in the event that they don’t respect that, screw them.” The American billionaire and proprietor of ACF Fiorentina, a well-known however underachieving Italian soccer membership, is reflecting on his relationship with the staff’s supporters, gamers, different m...

Vincenzo Bernardo envisions the kids coming over after school to grab a slice of pizza or a bite to eat at "The Shop - Pizza, Pasta & Panino" that has just opened at 365 Main Street in Chatham, the former Cafe Villa space. It's easy for Bernardo, co-owner of "The Shop" with longtime friend, Christopher Bezzone, to envision because he used to be one...

Italian national team curler Stefania Constantini grew up in Cortina d’Ampezzo, a mountain town well known for winter sports in Veneto’s southern Alps. As a little girl, she swam, played tennis, skied and even danced hip hop, but it was curling that stole her heart at age 8. “The moment I started playing curling, a spark ignited,” the 22-year-old s...

Anna Marcotti, who competes for and trains at Gymnasium Pordenone in Pordenone, a province in northeastern Italy, has announced her commitment to swim at the University of North Carolina Asheville beginning in the fall of 2022. Marcotti is a freestyle and butterfly specialist with converted times that are fast enough to make the ‘A’ final at the 20...

The image does not compute. It ought to come with an Error 404 message. Or maybe an Error 5 message, because that’s the number on the jersey. And while that number and the face of the man wearing it are familiar, nothing else about this picture is recognizable. That’s Joe DiMaggio, all right. The hair is grayer and the face a little more weat...

Follow your passion. It seems like a simple concept, but it can be easier said than done. It takes courage, sacrifice, self-awareness and a firm belief in yourself and what you can accomplish. Tom Gamboa followed his passion and it led to a career in baseball that lasted over four decades and gave him a front seat to history on multiple occasions....

Throughout 2021, we have examined the career and life of Roberto Clemente from many perspectives. What’s left now is the question that comes up inevitably: 50 years after his remarkable play in the 1971 World Series, what is his true legacy? Clemente himself was asked that question toward the end of his career. He responded: “I would like to be rem...