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Tim Graham has covered the NFL since 2007 for The Buffalo News, ESPN and the Palm Beach Post. He was the Sabres beat reporter for seven years and served two terms as Boxing Writers Association of America president.

Who am I to tell you and your friends what to do with $100 on Aug. 26? That's how much it'll cost to watch master boxer Floyd Mayweather fight mixed-martial artist Conor McGregor, boxing professionally for the first time. Of course, you can save $10 if you don't want to watch it in high-definition, and maybe that would be wise. Not being able to recognize the nuan…

What I learned from my summer trip to Washington D.C.: Covering the most powerful people in the world looks easier than covering the NFL. When I arrived at the Capitol to report on Michael Caputo's July 14 hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, I filled out a basic questionnaire and was given my daily press pass. I was told my credential allowed me almost a…

Michael Caputo stares out the passenger window of his friend’s silver BMW 750Li. The car provides a smooth ride, but where Caputo’s headed Friday afternoon has his thoughts roiling. Caputo, a political consultant from East Aurora, is being chauffeured to the Capitol for a closed-door hearing before the House Intelligence Committee. He’s about three hours away f…

Miguel Montero couldn't throw anybody out, but he could throw a teammate under the bus. So the Chicago Cubs threw him off the team. Montero yapped his way off the defending World Series champions Wednesday. About 13 hours earlier, the two-time All-Star catcher blamed star pitcher Jake Arrieta for letting the Washington Nationals steal a franchise-high seven bases. …

Scooter Gennett, of all people, hit four home runs in a game. Each of Aaron Judge's at-bats is an event. Albert Pujols crushed a grand slam for his 600th home run. The best part of the season, however, has been sublime pitching. Historic numbers are being posted. Strikeouts per nine innings are at an all-time high. And Clayton Kershaw continues to make a case for being …

There was a lot to digest from Monday's basebrawl between the Nationals and Giants. What's the statute of limitations for beaning a batter? Giants reliever Hunter Strickland plunked Nationals star Bryce Harper, who stroked a pair of home runs off him in the 2014 postseason. They hadn't faced each other since. Strickland didn't go for the noggin, but he tagged Harper …

A rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals looks like a fait accompli. We've been hankering for this blockbuster showdown while enduring so many lopsided playoff games along the way. Mark Bortz cut to the chase Wednesday on "The Tim Graham Show." The former University at Buffalo and international basketball player broke down…

Doug Whaley bucked the trend of fired Pegula Sports and Entertainment executives remaining silent about their performances. Whaley was a guest Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio and was gracious about his departure. He took the blame for not getting the job done in his seven years with the Bills, four as GM. Whaley reduced the problem to his failure to find a franchise qua…

Two years back, I wrote a feature that explored the ethics of losing on purpose. Whether it's the Sabres or a girls' high school basketball team trying to lose for a better postseason tournament seeding, I found the topic fascinating. I reached out to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for his thoughts because he's known as a progressive thinker. I asked him if losing on…