PHOENIX — David Wright hit a two-out grand slam in the fifth inning and the United States beat Italy 6-2 Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. (1-1) meets Canada (1-1) in the final game of Pool D play on Sunday with the winner advancing to the second round. Ryan Vogelsong settled down after a shaky start to get the victory. The S...

Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Indian Wells WTA crown.   Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was hobbled by a left leg injury. &n...

The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) is inviting a track & field team from the USA to compete in the CONI Youth Games in Italy, June 2-8, 2013. To try out, youth must be ages 11-13 and at least 1/4 Italian. 12 track & field athletes from the US will be selected to travel to Italy (all expenses paid) to compete with kids from all ov...

Yankees vs. Mariners - Friday, June 7 - 7:10 p.m.Enjoy Seattle Mariners Baseball at a special price on Italian Heritage Night at Safeco Field! Round up your friends and family members and enjoy a fun-filled night of Italian culture. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through this special offer will benefit Festa Italiana, the fre...

Giorgio Tavecchio did not play in the Green Bay Packers' disappointing exhibition opener against the Arizona Cardinals.   His parents had flown in from California to watch the free-agent kicker make his debut, as had other relatives from New Jersey. The weather was nearly perfect on the early August evening and 73,000-plus Packer fans were e...

Ohio State's Big Ten tournament existence was saved by a mop-haired Italian bench jockey whose biggest claim to campus fame before Friday was his failed write-in campaign for student-body president.   His "platform," as seen in a comical campaign video that was produced as a brainstorm by the Buckeyes student managers: more snow days. ...

The Chicago Bears continued to rapidly assemble John Fox's coaching staff on Tuesday, reaching an agreement with Vic Fangio to be their defensive coordinator.   The team made an announcement late Tuesday. Fangio interviewed with the Bears on Saturday, and he met Sunday with the Washington Redskins for a second interview. The Redskins ended u...

Tim Cahill's future is safe and secure in the nick of time: we have a new transfer rumor to bat around. Several reports out of Italy are agreed: Antonio Di Natale has been offered 8 million euros ($9 million and not insubstantial change) over two seasons to join MLS.   Most reports attribute the information to Sky Sports. If you can find the...

by Maria Guardado   In an election that some would view as overdue, former Mets catcher Mike Piazza was voted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday. Piazza, who was in his fourth year on the ballot, earned 83 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Association of America electorate, surpassing the 75 percent barrier req...

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...