Former Lions linebacker Mike Lucci, who played for the team for nine seasons from 1965-73, has passed away at the age of 81, the Detroit Lions confirmed Tuesday. A cause of death was not revealed. Lions principal owner and chair, Sheila Ford Hamp, issued the following statement after learning of his death: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the pa...

Valentino Rossi, the Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple time MotoGP World Champion, made his last race in Italy on Sunday before he retires next month after a celebrated 26-year career in the sport. The Italian racing legend - known as The Doctor - raced in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in front of a crowd of emotional fans at...

The national women's deaf basketball team climbs onto the roof of Europe. In the final of the European Championships, the Italian team defeated a solid and prepared Russia 63-61, after a hard-fought match, and climbed onto the highest step of the podium. "It's a circle that closes - says Beatrice Terenzi - because at home we presented ourselves at...

Elia Viviani golden! Finally Elia, the Prophet of our track, born in Isola della Scala (Verona) on February 7, 1989. Gold in the Elimination in the last race of the Track World Championships in the Jean Stablinski velodrome in Roubaix, France, beating the Portuguese Leitao in the last sprint. After four medals, here is his first gold on track, his...

Nicola Bartolini won the gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, free body specialty. In Kytakyushu, Japan, the 25-year-old from Quartu Sant'Elena won by performing an exercise with very few flaws that earned him the remarkable score of 14,800. The last time an Italian athlete won a gold medal at the World Gymnastics Championship...

For the first time in its 111-year history, Alfa Romeo will launch a global advertising campaign. You would expect that the Italian marque previously had such a campaign in its history at some point, but it appears that Alfa did not. Well, with the 2021 United States Grand Prix, that is about to change. Since this is Alfa Romeo's first-ever global...

Some of Italy’s biggest ski resorts opened for the new season on Wednesday, with Covid-19 green passes required when using ski lifts, social distancing measures in place at entrances and online booking required in some areas. While Italy’s government did not specify that the green pass would be required on slopes or to take ski lifts this winter, t...

The World Team Pursuit Championships returns to blue after 24 years. The Olympic champion quartet with golden bike and helmet to celebrate the gold in Tokyo, formed by Filippo Ganna, Jonathan Milan, Simone Consonni and Liam Bertazzo (who replaced Francesco Lamon in the final), overcomes France at home in the final on the track of Roubaix. And also...

When Chicago Wolves assistant coach Bob Nardella was growing up in Melrose Park, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame was located next door in Elmwood Park. His father, Robert, relished taking his son to the institution’s conventions hosted in Rosemont. “It was a big thing for my father,” Nardella said. “He took me all the time. There...

Don Landolphi is facing his biggest challenge as a coach. At the youthful age of, gulp, 80. “I’m teaching and coaching baseball to the blind,” he told the Eagle. And if he has the same success as he had while coaching at Brooklyn College, well – we’ll see. Maybe, we’ll all see. Baseball has been part of Don Landolphi’s life for over 50 years as a p...