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By Budd Bailey » Monday, January 25, 2016

Back in 2010, four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers made a special appearance at the Subaru 4-Mile Chase. The day before the Chase, he was part of a fun run that went from the race start/finish line to Hoyt Lake. I described it at the time as playing three holes of golf with Arnold Palmer. Everyone posed for... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Buffalo Bandits got off to a good start to their season last week by winning their first game. Not coincidentally, so did the team’s penalty-killing unit. The Bandits looked to make it two wins in a row to open the season returned to work on Saturday night when they played the Colorado Mammoth in... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, January 7, 2016

The National Lacrosse League has announced that Nick Sakiewicz has been hired as its Commissioner. He will replace George Daniel, who resigned to start a new law firm while remaining as Counsel to the league. Sakiewicz's previous background in pro sports is in soccer. He was a goaltender in outdoor soccer in Europe in... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Friday, December 18, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits have set their 20-man roster for the upcoming season, and it's a cast that should be familiar to most of their fans. The team made few changes to last year's squad. Daryl Veltman was signed as a free agent; he played for Calgary last season. Anthony Malcom was the team's top pick in the September... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, December 17, 2015

Every once in a while, I'm asked by someone who knows I read a lot of sports books for tips on gifts for friends. If I can help them out, I can help out readers here too. Here are some of the good ones I've read in 2015. The comments are brief and to the point; you can go to my blog by hitting the link on each book... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The news came somewhat out of the blue. George Daniel, who had served as the Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League since 2009, would be stepping down from that position. Daniel will remain as the head of the league until a successor is found. Then he will slide over to the job as the league's counsel, as he is... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Buffalo Bandits were blanked in the annual awards ceremony of the National Lacrosse League, which was held Tuesday night in Toronto.The Bandits had five finalists selected: Ryan Benesch, Dhane Smith, Steve Priolo, General Manager Steve Dietrich and team executive Scott Loffler. Benesch was named as a first-team All-Pro... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Life for the Buffalo Bandits without John Tavares on the field begins on January 9, 2016. The National Lacrosse League released its 2016 schedule on Tuesday, and the Bandits will open with a home game against the Calgary Roughnecks. It will mark the first time in team history that Buffalo will be without Tavares, an... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Sunday, September 6, 2015

In the end, it turns out that I'm a member of an exclusive club. I saw John Tavares' first goal as a Buffalo Bandit. It was on January 4, 1992, in Memorial Auditorium against the New York Saints. I was helping out in the press box, serving as a statistician. We didn't know how many people would show up that night, but... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Sunday, September 6, 2015

More than 400 runners and many other guests turned out for the induction ceremony of the Western New York Running Hall of Fame on Friday night in Buffalo. The late Tom Donnelly was the only member of the Class of 2015. I was given the chance to tell that crowd about his credentials. Here's how the speech read. - Budd... Read More

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