A Grizzlies icon once described as a "living, breathing scouting computer" who was "disguised in the package of a short, jolly Italian man" died Tuesday. Tony Barone Sr. was 72. Barone's 11-year run with the Grizzlies ended in 2012. He began and ended his time with the franchise as director of player personnel. In between, the Chicago native and fo...

A standout midfielder with extensive experience in Italy's youth national team system, Margherita Giubilato, will join the Kansas soccer team for the 2019 season, it was announced Wednesday "Margherita is a very dynamic attacking midfielder," said Francis. "She is quick and technically very good on the ball and comes to KU with extensive playing ex...

The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved Olympics-style ‘Motorsport Games’ for 2019, where racers will stand a chance to win medals. The decision was announced by the FIA as WMSC approved an Olympics-style ‘Motorsport Games’ in its meeting on Friday in Paris, where racers will perform and stand a chance to win medals for their respective countrie...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere’s inaugural “Taste of Italy” BocceFest Sunday saw hundreds participate in a professional bocce tournament, kids activities, award presentations and prizes, raffles, live entertainment, dinner — and indulge in authentic Italian specialties at all day food stations. These days the age-old sport of boc...

Legendary high school basketball coach Gene Pingatore—the winningest boys basketball coach in Illinois history—died on Wednesday night at the age of 83. St. Joseph won two state championships (1999, 2015) under Pingatore, while also capturing six sectional championships during a high point from 1982 to 1988. During his tenure, Pingatore helped prod...

“Mancino” in Italian translates as left-handed or, in boxing circles, “southpaw.” However, Raymond Michael Mancino, born in Youngstown, Ohio, on March 4, 1961, was neither a southpaw nor Mancino to the boxing fraternity. The orthodox pressure fighter soon became known as Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini in the professional ranks. Years ago, many Italian Ame...

Our 1st IABF Sponsored College Showcase is scheduled for August 15 on the Campus of NYIT. The IABFshowcase allows young, talented players to learn from top college coaches while showcasing your abilities to elite college programs and pro scouts.  Among the colleges that have committed are NYIT, UConn, Sacred Heart, U of Maine, Fordham, Post U and s...

Rocco Commisso will actively look to expand the ACF Fiorentina brand in the United States after purchasing the Serie A club early this month.  The Italian-American billionaire, who is the chairman of cable provider Mediacom, bought Fiorentina from brothers Andrea and Diego Della Valle in a deal worth a reported $190m.  The 69-year-old also owns the...

On the outskirts of Florence, near the foot of the beautiful Fiesole hills, there is a regular assembly of several aspiring minds. Every year, these aspiring coaches get together at the Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in the hope of passing their UEFA Pro License, or Il Master, as it is proudly known in these parts. It is the highest certific...

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was born on May 12, 1925 in St. Louis Missouri to Italian immigrant parents. He started playing baseball in the local legion leagues, where he learned the fundamentals of batting and catching. Originally, Yogi Berra was overlooked by the St. Louis Cardinals in favor of his friend Joe Garagiola Sr., however that was some...