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By Budd Bailey » Saturday, April 23, 2016

Feb. 6, 1970: NBA awards expansion franchises to Buffalo, Cleveland and Portland. The price is $3.5 million. March 23, 1970: Buffalo uses its first pick in the college draft on John Hummer, passing up Nate Archibald and Calvin Murphy. March 31, 1970: Dolph Schayes is named the team’s first coach. May 11, 1970:... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Here's the list of Western New Yorkers who took part in Monday's Boston Marathon. It's easy to miss someone because of the size of the race, so please send a note to sports@buffnews.com with any additions. Name, City: Time Justin Simard, Akron: 2:44:18 Jay List, Holland: 2:47:02 Jennifer Boerner, Lancaster:... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Georgia Swarm has added another of the Thompson brothers to its roster in a trade that came just before the National Lacrosse League deadline of 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Swarm acquired Jerome Thompson from the Buffalo Bandits for a sixth-round draft choice in 2016. Thompson had been on the Bandits' practice squad. He had... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Sunday, March 6, 2016

NEWS STAFF REPORT LANGLEY, B.C. - Dhane Smith had eight points for the Buffalo Bandits in their win against the Vancouver Stealth late Saturday night. To show what sort of season Smith is having, that actually lowered his average for points per game for the season. Smith had five goals and three assists as Buffalo... Read More

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

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