Former McNeese All-American Erika Piancastelli reached one of her lifelong goals last weekend by helping her Italian National team qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating Great Britain5-0 at the WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier in Utrecht’s, Netherlands. “It still hasn’t hit me yet, it doesn’t feel real,” Piancastelli said. “...

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Nicolò Melli. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melli, 6-9, 235, joins the Pelicans after a successful 12-year professional career in Europe with stops in Italy (Reggiana, Olimpia Milano, VL Pesaro), Germany (Brose Bamberg) and most recently Tu...

The sport of bocce is alive and well at the Santa Maria Di Prata Club on Walnut Grove Avenue in Cranston. On a recent summer night, Team Giovanotti – which is made up of Johnston residents – tested its mettle again Team Azzuri Di Prata on the clay courts located behind the Italian-American Society in what players like David Slinko called “a friendl...

Every Thursday people from Ramapo and the surrounding areas gather at the Sal Builione Bocce Court located at Bon-Aire Park in the Village of Suffern. The loyal group of players will play multiple games of bocce ball, and enjoy many laughs. The court is named after Village of Airmont resident Salvatore Builione, who passed away in February of 2006...

Martedì mattina, giornata nuvolosa a New York. Siamo all’imbarcadero di Weehawken in New Jersey per prendere lo yacht che avrebbe portato la ACF Fiorentina e il suo nuovo presidente vicino alla statua della libertà per ammirare dal mare New York. Nonostante i nuvoloni minacciosi di pioggia, Rocco Commisso arriva con un sorriso solare, con accanto i...

A handful of Gonzaga players considered professional options versus returning to the Zags following the 2019 season. So did a member of GU’s coaching staff, minus the fanfare and headlines. Riccardo Fois found himself in Phoenix – staying at the same hotel where the Zags stayed at the 2017 Final Four – to interview for the position of player develo...

It is heartbreaking to announce the passing of George Randazzo, National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame President and Founder, who passed away yesterday, Sunday, July 28 at the age of 77. George was larger than life and had a heart of gold, devoting his life to his family, friends and to the Italian American community through the National Ita...

“Quello di Tony Di Piazza è forse il volto meno conosciuto dai tifosi tra quelli della nuova società Hera Hora“. Apre così l’edizione odierna de La Repubblica, raccontando la storia personale dell’imprenditore nativo di San Giuseppe Jato. L’italo-americano, insieme a Daniele e Dario Mirri, è oggi il nuovo proprietario del Palermo. In passato aveva...

Italy secured a fourth FINA World Championships men's water polo title by beating Spain 10-5 on Saturday (27th July). A lively crowd cheered the teams into a floodlit arena, before the 48th and final match of the men’s tournament in Gwangju, Korea. The rainstorm that soaked USA's win in the women’s final on Friday had cleared, leaving the kind of d...

Andrea Ruotolo’s path to the banks of South Boston Speedway are far different than anyone else. It’s a guarantee that it isn’t even close. Ruotolo was born and reared just outside of Naples … the one in Italy, not Florida. He didn’t come to the United States permanently until 2005 and he had already been bitten by the racing bug. These days Ruotolo...