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 Here is a quick Q&A to get you ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics Q: Where are the Olympics? A: Pyeongchang, South Korea. The city is 80 miles from Seoul, which hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988, and about 60 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone that separates North Korea and South Korea. Events also will take place in Jeongseon and Gangnueung on the coast…

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Colts general manager Chris Ballard faced the media on Wednesday morning, hours after the stunning decision by Josh McDaniels to back out of his agreement to coach the Colts. The Colts-Patriots rivalry has run deep – from the duels for AFC supremacy when it was Peyton Manning's Colts against Tom Brady's Patriots to the Colts' role in starting what would become known as …

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Alex Smith won't be the next quarterback of the Bills. The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade Smith to the Washington Redskins, according to a report in the Kansas City Star. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the Chiefs will get a 2018 third-round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller, who was a 2016 third-round pick. As part of the deal, Sm…

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Mon, Feb 14, 2011

General Motors Co. will pay more than $189 million in profit-sharing to 48,000 U.S. hourly workers and millions more in performance bonuses to salaried employees, according to company documents obtained by the Associated Press. The payouts could go to as many as 2,000 people in two Buffalo Niagara region plants.GM will pay most hourly workers more than $4,000 each …

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Tue, Jul 20, 2010

The Buffalo Bills have seven down and two to go in their quest to sign their draft class of 2010.Third-round pick Alex Carrington signed a four-year contract with the team on Monday, becoming the seventh of the team's nine picks to agree to terms.The only remaining unsigned picks are first-rounder C.J. Spiller and second-rounder Torell Troup. None of the NFL's…

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Thu, Feb 25, 2010

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez felt a huge relief after helping the New York Yankees win the World Series.The All-Star third baseman said a "humongous gorilla came off my back."Now I just have an opportunity to come out and play baseball and have fun," Rodriguez said. "Really continue to focus on what I did in '09. Divorced myself of personal achievements and really buy …

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Thu, Nov 26, 2009

Lazar Hayward scored 27 points and Jimmy Butler added 15 to help Marquette beat Xavier, 71-61, on Thursday at the Old Spice Classic.The victory set up a semifinal matchup with No. 15 Michigan at noon today (ESPN). The Wolverines needed overtime Thursday to defeat Creighton, 83-76.Hayward, the former Traditional standout, had two three-pointers and David Cubillan hit a long…

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Sat, May 16, 2009

Buffalo Bills fullback Corey McIntyre was arrested Thursday for allegedly masturbating outside the home of a Port St. Lucie, Fla., woman in March, authorities said.Meanwhile, former Bill and future Hall of Famer Bruce Smith was charged with drunken driving Friday morning after a police officer stopped him for speeding, Virginia Beach police said.McIntyre, 30, was charged w…

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Wed, Sep 24, 2008

This hockey-crazed town 100 miles northeast of Montreal was the capital of the puck world for one day Tuesday, hosting an NHL preseason game between the Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, former Sabres star Rick Martin and former Habs forward Rejean Houle were among the dignitaries in town to celebrate Roberval's day in the sun as "Hockeyville.…

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Niagara's Charron Fisher (30 points) and Tyrone Lewis (26) took scoring honors, but Rider came out ahead, 80-76, before a sold-out crowd of 1,700 at Alumni Gym Friday night.Niagara held Rider star Jason Thompson (18 points, game-high 14 rebounds) to just two points in the first half while Fisher netted 20 points and grabbed six of his 11 rebounds as the Purple Eagles opene…

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Fri, Jan 25, 2008

Charron Fisher and Tyrone Lewis combined for 54 points to lead Niagara to a 79-59 rout of Saint Peter's on Friday night.Fisher, the No. 3 scorer in the nation, led all scorers with 29 points, above his average of 26.9.He was perfect (14 for 14) from the free-throw line and made 3 of 7 three-pointers. Lewis was 6 of 13 from beyond the arc.The game was tied at 24-24 with abo…

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Sun, Mar 13, 2005

Office Depot Inc., the world's second-largest chain of office supply stores, said today it named Steve Odland, 46, as chairman and chief executive officer.Odland joins Office Depot from AutoZone Inc., the nation's largest auto parts retailer, where he had served as chairman, president and CEO since January 2001."Steve's track record in delivering strong operating performan…

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Mon, Feb 7, 2005

PNC Financial Services Group's $779 million deal for embattled Riggs Bank has fallen apart, Riggs parent company said Monday, and Riggs is suing the regional bank for damages.That could open up a new opportunity for Buffalo-based M&T Bank Corp., which had previously been interested in buying Riggs.Riggs National Corp. said its board rejected a reduced merger bid of $19.32 …