Most freshmen athletes have the typical first-year jitters adjusting to the pace and style of a college basketball game, but American University sophomore guard Lorenzo Donadio had to adjust during a once-in-a-century pandemic. The entire experience was atypical, Donadio said.  “Last season was the hardest one that I’ve ever had,” Donadio said. “We...

When we think of Italy we think of the most famous cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice, of the hilly Tuscan landscapes and the Mediterranean waters. But have you ever considered Italy for a winter vacation spent skiing, exploring the glorious surroundings, and savoring local food? Did you know that you can actually ski in Sicily? From the Alps and...

Joe Castiglione and Chris Del Conte chat often. Once or twice a week. Sometimes business, sometimes not. Either way, they end every phone call with the same farewell. “I love you.” Hundreds of thousands of OU and Texas fans just got nauseated. Bad enough that they swore allegiance in defecting together from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference...

Assunta Scutto earned an opening day gold for hosts Italy at the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Junior Judo Championships, with athletes from Georgia, France and Russia also successful. Scutto triumphed over Russia's Irena Khubulova in the women's under-48 kilogram final, scoring an ippon inside one minute courtesy of an osae-komi-waza t...

The Southern Illinois Miners have played their last game in Marion. The team's owners, John and Jayne Simmons, announced they will retire from league ownership. Mike Pinto has been the manager of the team since its inception in 2007. He has lead the team to a league championship and numerous division titles.  "I've long said I had the best job in b...

Young players and their parents may know Dom Scala for the instructional camps he has hosted for years to help hone skills and minds for baseball. Yankees fans from the 1970s and ’80s may remember his headshot in the team yearbook and the praise heaped on him by broadcaster Phil Rizzuto for his hard work as a bullpen catcher and coach. “Phil Rizzut...

Italy won the Under 21 Men's Volleyball World Championship! Total apotheosis at the PalaPirastu in Cagliari, where our National team overwhelmed Russia 3-0 (25-19; 25-22; 25-20) in a one-sided final and won the category title for the first time in history! The Azzurri have literally knocked down the European Under 20 Champions, avenging the defeat...

Sonny Colbrelli became the first Italian to win the Paris-Roubaix Monument classic in 22 years when he prevailed on his debut in a three-man sprint finish at the end of a gruelling race on Sunday. His whole body caked in mud after 257.7 kilometres featuring 30 cobbled sectors, Colbrelli burst into tears as he collapsed on the grass of the Roubaix V...

Gaiole in Chianti and the white roads of the province of Siena are now ready to welcome the cyclists arriving for the 24th edition of L'Eroica, the poem written with the bicycle that Giancarlo Brocci created in 1997 to experience the emotions of the "beauty of fatigue and the taste of enterprise", which over time have become values appreciated all...

American midfielder Gianluca Busio scored a late equalizer to earn promoted Venezia a 1-1 draw at Cagliari in Serie A on Friday. Busio, one of three Americans at Venezia, saw his shot from the center of the area deflected in by defender Martin Caceres two minutes into stoppage time for his first Serie A goal. The 19-year-old Busio was born to an It...