Anthony Rizzo was born on August 8, 1989 in Fort Lauderdale, FL to an Italian American family with roots in Sicily. He attended Stoneman Douglas High School, where his batting average was .468 with 11 home runs in his senior year. In 2007, he was awarded the Sun Sentinel Player of the Year & the Miami Herald Player of the Year.   After g...

Il primo corso comincerà il 30 Maggio per 8 sabati consecutivi alle 10.30am, con una classe di bambini di eta' tra i 4 e i 5 anni. Classi per bimbi piùgrandi potrebbero tenersi negli stessi sabati alle 11.30am. Il programma fa parte di una collaborazione più ampia con Boston Super Soccer Stars, organizzazione da tempo leader nel cam...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   They are, in the queen of all sports, those who we could call, with a somewhat abused phrase, "The Best of Youth": girls and boys yet in school age who give back to Italy a hope in athletics, after years of darkness. From Eskilstuna, Sweden (European Junior)...

by Fraser Masefield   Twelve years on to this very day since the accident that almost killed him and changed his life forever, Alex Zanardi is still as chippy and cheerful as he ever was.   Motorsport is littered with stories of inspirational comebacks and bravery in the face of adversity, Niki Lauda immediately springs to mind after...

by Robert Ranieri   Mike D'Antoni has resigned as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday night. D'Antoni, who holds American and Italian dual citizenship, joined the Lakers in November, 2012 after Mike Brown was fired following just 71 games in charge.   D'Antoni had a 67-87 record during his tenure as the...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : Simone Callisto Manca      Translation by:   Federica Pellegrini, Tania Cagnotto, Martina Grimaldi, and not only: behind the "star" of Italian swimming there is a growing generation of young and very young that, after the disappointment of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the transition of the 201...

By Warren Rojas   Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., and Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, will attempt to bowl over competitors onJune 1 at the 3rd Annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament. The sporty showdown, sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation, is scheduled to take place at Venable law firm at 575 Seventh St. NW from 4 to 6:30 p...

By Chris Hunn   Of all the Little Leaguers at the Darcey School field in Cheshire on Wednesday, no one had a bigger cheering section than North Haven's Dante Chiappetta. A handful of Yale football players and a couple of Bulldogs coaches dropped by to root for Chiappetta, who turned 7 on Thursday.   This is part of an ever-growin...

The victory of the US Open by Italian tennis player Flavia Pennetta has been on everyone's lips since Saturday 12th September, when she met her rival and compatriot, Roberta Vinci, making history as it was the first time an Italian woman reached the singles final of the US open and that two Italian women met in the final. If Pennetta previously bea...

By: Giuseppe Esposito.   Not since the Second World War has there been so much emotion in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood over the rivalry between Italy and England.   It may not be a war that everyone is talking about, but one would be hard pressed to tell the difference based solely on the hyperbole and rhetoric when the su...