The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to auto racing legend Mario Andretti at a Nov. 9 induction and awards gala at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont. A 1981 inductee of the hall of fame, Andretti earned victories in 111 races during a career that spanned five decades and six continents. Along the...

With a home in nearby Long Beach, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon returns to Southern California after nearly 15 years since serving as the Angels' bench coach from 2000-2005. For owner LA Angels owner Arte Moreno, it have been a long and frustrating five-year postseason drought. Coming to his rescue is Italian American manager Joe Maddon, wh...

Over the summer, Middleburg and Creighton Farms have had multiple meetings with the organizers for the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA 2019 event, which will take place in and around Middleburg; Creighton Farms; Summit Point, W.Va. and other points in the D.C. region on October 23 to 26. The event will feature two days of time trials, as well as three days...

He is colorful. He is animated. He is candid. He is everything you would expect from the son of Italian immigrants raised in the Boston area, an in-your-face type of guy who will never hesitate speaking his mind and will do so in whatever colorful language the moment demands. This in a nutshell is Dave DeGuglielmo, the offensive line coach...

Former Team Italy catcher Tyler LaTorre is the new pitching coach at California State University, Sacramento. It should come as no surprise to learn how catchers later blossom into some of the game’s best pitching coaches. Former backstop Dave Duncan, one of the most respected and successful pitching coaches of all-time, was credited for the succes...

Rocky Colavito made a point of spending time with his fans when he played in Cleveland. Soon, those fans will have more than memories to remember their beloved hero. A life-size statue of Colavito is being created by noted sculptor David Deming and will be placed in Tony Brush Park at University Circle — about five miles east of Progressive Field....

Since the beginning of ATP ranking — dating back 1973 — only 41 Italian tennis players have made it to the top 100. But the good news is that ten of them are still playing at the present time. They proudly represent the new golden age of Italian tennis which began in 2006, under the sign of women players. That year, Italy won the first of its four...

Although the International Stars College Showcase welcomed baseball players from all over the world, the 19 Italians ballplayers participating were the largest group from any of the countries represented during the program in Phoenix, Arizona from October 1-11, 2019. Led by International Stars College Showcase Technical Director Mauro Mazzotti, the...

Il Circolo Italiano invites all University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, students to attend their annual Italian Card Night event from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the J.B. Hunt World Language Center, JBHT room 215. Members of Il Circolo Italiano will teach participants how to play various Italian card games including Scopa and Briscola. Bring y...

The IDEA Boston festival is an extension of IAM bookstore’s platform and mission. IDEA Boston is a two-day “Italian-inspired cultural festival, celebrating literature, history, art and many other aspects of Italian and Italian American culture.  IDEA Boston kicks off on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in Cam...