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With the offseason program in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, Jay Skurski looks even further ahead for his latest Inside the Bills feature, projecting what the 53-man roster could look like at the end of preseason. "Competition for jobs at wide receiver and defensive end should be of particular interest during training camp at St. John Fisher Colle…

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Before he became the “Wizard of Westwood” and won 10 national championships coaching basketball at UCLA, John Wooden found inspiration from watching how another coaching legend, Frank Leahy, ran his Notre Dame football practice. “I thought my basketball practices were well-organized and efficient. After observing Coach Leahy’s practice, I realized more work was needed,”…

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Before leaving Strikers Lanes, Rob Plant waited for an opening to approach Lorenzo Alexander. He wasn’t seeking an autograph or picture with the Buffalo Bills linebacker. Plant wanted to shake Alexander’s hand and say thank you. “Guys like him are the reason that I love the Bills as much as I do,” the 30-year season ticket holder from North Tonawanda said. “He’s a class…

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The Buffalo Bills have one more work week before going on summer break. With OTAs over, players report for mandatory minicamp this week and are then off until training camp opens in late July. Player physicals can be conducted today, and the team is scheduled to practice at noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A second walk-through session is allowed as long as the tot…

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"This is not the easiest place to get to from Buffalo," Jay Skurski writes about his recent trip to Shreveport, La., hometown of the Bills' ascendant star cornerback, Tre'Davious White. "Ask most residents of Louisiana’s third-largest city, however, and they’ll tell you that getting here is nothing like the challenge of finding your way out." "Nowhere is that more true …

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Our Bills beat reporter Vic Carucci took a road trip to Berea, Ohio, last week to spend some time with two players who played prominent roles in ending Buffalo's 17-year playoff drought – quarterback Tyrod Taylor and cornerback E.J. Gaines. "Does Sean McDermott know you're here?" Taylor joked upon greeting Carucci. Preferring to focus on his future with the Browns, T…

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Rachel Donner was a double-winner at the Section VI track and field championships, shot putting and throwing the discus a combined 175 feet to qualify for next weekend’s state championships in both events. But the Iroquois senior’s proudest moment of the meet came before the start of Saturday’s finals when she presented a print of the Chiefs logo to her coach, Scott Rollo…

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Maxana Grubb got a little bit ahead of herself. The Amherst sophomore set out to break a school record and qualify for states in the 400-meter dash Friday during the first day of Section VI track and field championships at Niagara Falls High School. Instead, she accomplished those feats in an event that was supposed to be her focus for next season. Grubb came up short …

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Lancaster and Frontier had fought for a Section VI girls lacrosse title every year since the start of the decade. On Tuesday night, the two programs were both able to celebrate championship conquests on the same turf. Lancaster reclaimed its Class A crown with a 15-6 victory over Orchard Park, while on the adjacent field at Williamsville North, Frontier defeated cross-to…

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For Bills coach Sean McDermott, the “One Buffalo” ethos extends beyond his own team and throughout the entire Western New York football community. “We are all one,” McDermott said while walking off the practice field at the ADPRO Training Center on Thursday after greeting a group of local high school coaches who took a field trip to watch the Bills’ organized team activit…

After getting upset in the sectional playoffs as an unbeaten No. 1 seed last year, the senior-laden Lancaster softball team set a motto at the start of this season. See red. “It was about coming back and proving ourselves after not winning last year,” Legends coach Kelly Ambrose said. “We had that drive and desire in seeing red all year.” Losing three games on walk-off …

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Kim Pegula wields unprecedented power as co-owner and president of both the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. She is one of only two women in the NFL with full control of the day-to-day management of a team and the only current female president in the NHL. On top of that, Pegula serves on three NFL ownership committees — Super Bowl and Major Events Advisory, Business Ventures a…

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We are still two full months away from the start of Buffalo Bills training camp. Organized team activities got underway last week and the team hasn't yet announced the date players will report to St. John Fisher College. But Bills fans can't help but wonder which veterans could be in jeopardy of being left off the official 53-man roster at the end of preseason. Asked…

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Already established as the top scholastic sprinter in Western New York, Jenna Crean embraced the pressure to perform in her first championship meet of the outdoor track and field season. “I do feel pressure but I definitely have been focusing on trying to be more mentally stable going in and say a lot of positive affirmations to myself,” the Orchard Park junior said durin…

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Two years after moving here from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Shevaughn Allen is still acclimating to the colder climate. “It’s the only thing I don’t like,” said the JFK senior who wore long pants and a hooded sweatshirt despite temperatures approaching 80 degrees Saturday between events in the ECIC track and field championships at Williamsville South. Allen followed up a reco…