With an assist from one of his all-time great players, Tom Izzo was named to another Hall of Fame today. The Michigan State basketball coach was one of the headliners of an eight-member Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class that was unveiled by former MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves at the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.   "I think...

While in Italy people are currently following il Giro d'Italia, Seattle Ciclisti, a group of passionate Italian and Italian-American cyclists recently formed, is looking for a sponsor that can finance the purchase of the team sportswear.   The company logo would appear on their jersey/shorts on the Seattle to Portland bike ride on July 11 an...

by Carla Balzano   From July 14-18, two Italian teen sailors from Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino will compete against three well-known Boston-area sailing centers. The teens were honored to accept this invitation and will receive credit from the school for competing.   The event starts at the MIT Sailing Center, and ends with a ceremon...

Si terrà il 9 ottobre prossimo, presso il Glen Oaks Country Club di Long Island, il Torneo di Golf che annualmente l'Italian American Museum sponsorizza.I ricavati saranno destinati alle opere di ristrutturazione in programma per il Museo newyorchese. Per raccogliere fondi, il Museo ospiterà anche un'asta e una riffa. Il museo si rivolge per questo...

By Doug Halberstadt   Located in the heart of Little Italy in downtown Chicago is the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Its address is 1431 W. Taylor St. It's only about an hour-and-a-half drive from almost anywhere in the Rockford area (depending on traffic and construction). It's the best and closest sports hall of fame to our...

Everybody has heard about Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo and Washington Nationals President Mike Rizzo, but it's never too late to learn about the legacy of Italian American Reid Rizzo. If it had not been for renowned sports artist Chris Felix, most baseball lovers would have never have known about the impact that Reid Rizzo had on so many live...

by Amy Lamare   In February 2013 the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII in the Harbaugh Bowl that pitted head coaches John and Jim, real life brothers, against each other for the NFL's ultimate prize. When the clock ran out, John Harbaugh and the Ravens emerged victorious. Another big winner on the day was 53 year old Ravens owner Stephen...

by Jenna Fryer   Alex Zanardi received a hero's welcome at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the famed race track where he has never turned a single lap. The beloved Italian was greeted warmly wherever he went Friday after he was feted by former team owner Chip Ganassi, who presented Zanardi with the car called "Old Midnight" that Zanardi wa...

Enjoy a traditional game of bocce or a not-so-traditional hot air balloon ride at the Verdi Club's annual Community Festival July 19 to 21 in Amherstburg. Festival committee chairman Lucio Salvati said the festival has changed and grown since the club began 54 years ago but it's always meant a little "Italy in Amherstburg."   Salvati said t...

Ohio State coach Thad Matta has announced that sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle is leaving the team to play professional ball in Europe. Della Valle, from Alba, Italy, notified the Buckeyes staff of his decision on Saturday.   Beloved by fans for his scraggly mop of curly hair, Della Valle was expected to be a valuable reserve next season....