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...

In 1984, when Kobe Bryant was 6, his father, Joe, uprooted him and his family to Italy to eke out a few more paychecks after an eight-year NBA career. A 6-foot-9 forward, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant had played for the Philadelphia 76ers, the San Diego Clippers and the Houston Rockets, and had now accepted an offer to play for Sebastani Rieti, based in t...

After Tommy Lasorda’s passing on Jan. 7 last year, many shared their remembrances of the larger-than-life Hall of Famer. Among them, Dodgers past and present offered their condolences and their memories of the legendary manager and baseball ambassador who bled Dodger blue until the end. Another way to recall the joy Tommy brought to so many is thro...

Italy international Lorenzo Insigne has signed a four-year deal to join Major League Soccer's Toronto FC from Napoli on July 1, the Canadian club announced Saturday. The 30-year-old forward and Napoli captain will move in the middle of the MLS season after his contract expires with the Serie A side in June. Insigne helped Italy win last year's Euro...

Last month, Pasquale “Pat Delsi” Del Signore, 86, passed away peacefully at home. Born in Sulmona, Italy, Pat grew up in Camden before marrying his wife, Margie (nee Tryka) and moving to Haddon Heights, N.J. Pat began his radio career on Sept. 21, 1953, and worked in broadcasting with WCAM. He bought the station, then named WSSJ, in 1980 and owned...

The Italian American Baseball Foundation awards college scholarships to deserving student-athletes who express pride in our culture and heritage. LEARN MORE & APPLY! All awardees must follow the application process. Our goal is to honor graduating high school seniors or current college players. An IABF scholarship committee will select the winners...

Century-old pine trees that line my path hunch over, their branches weighed down by a heavy dusting of snow. In front of me, the sun is piercing through an opening. Climbing this trail with chunky “snowshoes”, like tennis rackets, strapped to my feet is tough work, but the breathtaking views of Italy’s white-tipped Dolomites that await make the eff...