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By Amy Moritz » 2:02 PM

He spent the last five days working on his pitch. He tried a fastball. Tried a curveball. Even a little submarine action. It was “just” a ceremonial first pitch, but there is no “just”... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sunday's running column has some anecdotes about the late Tom Donnelly, who is entering the Western New York Running Hall of Fame on Sunday. There wasn't room for all of them, as many were anxious to... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 28, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The New York Racing Association has put together a monster racing card for Travers Day, which includes six straight Grade 1 races followed by the Grade 2 Ballston Spa after... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fredonia native Jenn Suhr finished tied for fourth in the pole vault today at the world championships in Beijing. Suhr, the reigning Olympic champion who is ranked first in the world in her... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The 146th edition of the Travers Stakes will have a little something special for racing fans attending the historic track nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 21, 2015

The $600,000 Grade 1 Alabama Stakes is the featured race this weekend at the Spa, where seven 3-year-old fillies will look to win the 135th edition of the race named after William Cottrell of... Read More

By Keith McShea » Wednesday, August 19, 2015

At first glance, it was disappointing to see that when ESPN's Uni Watch ranked every city for its pro sports uniforms -- because it included cities with three or more pro teams. That meant no... Read More

By Gene Kershner » Friday, August 14, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Racing is serving up a great couple of days for the weekend warrior. Saratoga serves up a couple of great turf races, the Grade 2 Lake Placid today and the Grade... Read More

By Milt Northrop » Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ben Reichert of East Amherst birdied all five of the par-5 holes on the course Wednesday and tied for the first round lead with a 3-under 69 in the New Era Junior Championship at Harvest Hills Golf... Read More

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Billy Goodall drove in four runs with three singles to lead the Creekside Crocs of Youngstown, Ohio to an 11-3 victory over Royal Printing Wednesday, eliminating the Buffalo team (1-2) from the AAABA... Read More

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Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.