Long before Sonny Conto made his professional heavyweight boxing debut at 2300 Arena by pounding Jimmie Levins until the ref stopped the fight in the first round, “Sonny from S. 9th Street” was just a well-known guy from the neighborhood. Like a hyped rap act with posters announcing its first mixtape or a young punk band hustling DIY stickers, the...

In attesa dell’ufficializzazione della mancata iscrizione del Palermo in serie B, e la conseguente ripartenza forzata dalla D con una proprietà senza debiti, circolano già i nomi pronti a rilevare il club. Tra questi, c’è anche Tony Di Piazza, imprenditore italoamericano originario di San Giuseppe Jato, interessato a riportare il Palermo dove merit...

Bocce, the Italian outdoor game generally played on crushed stone or natural soil, has a new surface to play on in Natchez. Pat and Lisa Miller of Natchez Brewing Co. have kicked the game up a notch. They built a bocce court outside at Natchez Brewing and now have to mow it every five days. “Tommy Smith built the court and suggested grass because i...

Milan is known for fashion, design, art and incredible architecture and now… surfing. Visitors to landlocked Milan can now learn to surf at one of the world’s biggest surf parks. Wakeparadise, which opened this weekend, is a brand new artificial wave facility in Idroscalo Park, a watersports park in the south-east of the city. It provides surf enth...

Riccardo Bergamini ci ha abituato alle imprese straordinarie. Ma lui non sembra proprio accontentarsi e ha vinto la sfida lanciata ai ghiacci dell’Alaska. L’alpinista lucchese ha completato infatti l’ascesa al monte Denali (6194 metri), la cima più alta del Nord America. Si tratta di una montagna notoriamente difficile da salire perché vicina al ci...

 The honors for recent Duke University women’s golf graduate Virginia Elena Carta keep rolling in as the NCAA has announced Carta is one of a record 585 female college athletes that have been nominated by the NCAA member schools for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating fe...

Rocky Colavito was on the other end of the phone. I called the former Tribe star to talk about his July 5 appearance at the State Theatre in Playhouse Square during All-Star weekend in Cleveland. He will be joined by former Tribe teammates Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant and Vern Fuller. “Is the theater a nice place?” asked Colavito. “You’ll love it,” I s...

Nicolo Melli is leaving Fenerbahce BEKO as Adrian Wojnarowski reported first and Eurohoops sources confirm. Melli is finalizing a two-season deal and will join the Pelicans after using the NBA opt-out option on the three-year contract he signed in 2017. Fenerbahce BEKO will receive a buyout. The 28-years old Melli was also on the radar of the Atlan...

The year 2019 sees the ongoing celebration of the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the then young democracy of the United States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The events, which last throughout the year, are organized by various public and private entities under the patronage of the American Consulate in Florence. It's just a coin...

After two successful clinics led by John Franco, Mark Cardillo and Roberto De Franceschi in Rome and Nettuno last summer, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) returns to Italy for a series of youth baseball and softball clinics from July 13-19, 2019. Italian baseball and softball players born between 2003 to 2012 are invited to participa...