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By Budd Bailey » Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Buffalo Bandits and Saskatchewan Rush are as closely matched as everyone thought entering the National Lacrosse League finals on Saturday night. On a night when both teams had trouble getting leads for long and earned every goal they scored, it was the Rush who came through at crunch time to earn the 11-9 victory... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Friday, May 27, 2016

National Lacrosse League Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz is said to have spent some of his time during his first few months on the job looking for potential expansion owners and cities for 2018. I'm sure this thought has struck him: bring those possible owners to a game in this year's NLL Finals. It ought to be... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Let's take a quick look back on the morning after Buffalo's opening victory on Monday night. This space had some thoughts written before the game, so we'll start with how that turned out: The Dhane Smith vs. Shawn Evans matchup, even if they don't play against each other, turned out quite well for the Bandits. Smith... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Monday, May 16, 2016

Hello from Uncasville, Connecticut, where the Bandits' playoff run starts in a slightly unlikely place (first playoff game between the teams ever here) on an unlikely night. Both teams took part in morning shootarounds on Monday.  I chatted with Tracey Kelusky, the ex-Bandit who is now an assistant coach with New... Read More

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

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