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The Buffalo Bandits have announced the signing of transition player Kevin Brownell to a two-year contract and forward Craig England. Brownell has been with the team for five seasons after being a third-round pick in 2012. He has not missed a game in the last three seasons, and has career totals of 23 goals and 49 assists for 72 points. England worked his way into the…

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It has been a busy day in the National Lacrosse League, with one unexpected announcement and one bit of business left over from last season. The surprise was that John Grant Jr. announced his retirement from the Colorado Mammoth. Grant, 42, ranks as one of the greatest players in the history of lacrosse. He won two trophies as the league's Most Valuable Player, and was …

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The Buffalo Bandits have played 26 seasons in their history. It’s easy to pick out the most disappointing of those seasons. We just witnessed it. The Bandits reached the finals of the National Lacrosse League playoffs in 2016 after winning the East Division. Buffalo lost to Saskatchewan in the title round by a small margin, leading to the conclusion that the Bandits …

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The Buffalo Bandits had a very unusual night at the office on Saturday night. The abbreviated version is that the team concluded a disappointing season in an appropriate manner, dropped a 19-15 decision to the Toronto Rock before 18,417 in the KeyBank Center. The loss left the Bandits with a 6-12 record. The strange part of the night came during a 15-minute or so spa…

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The Buffalo Bandits are on the clock. The Bandits wrapped up the first overall pick in the National Lacrosse League draft this year, and they hadn't even finished their game with the Toronto Rock when it happened. Rochester beat Georgia earlier in the night on Saturday, which meant Buffalo was guaranteed to finish last overall. The only catch might come if the league…

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If Mark Steenhuis needed a reminder that Saturday figured to be a special day, he got it when he picked up some coffee. “I was at Tim Hortons this morning,” the Buffalo Bandit said. “I got into my truck, and a guy came up and said, ‘Are you going to get them tonight?’ ” “Them” refers to the two points that Steenhuis needed to reach 1,000 for his National Lacrosse League …

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 Worth the trip: Toronto still has a chance at finishing second and getting a home game against New England in the first round of the playoffs. The Rock must beat Buffalo while the Black Wolves lose to Vancouver. Rochester's loss to Georgia ended most of the suspense in the East, as Toronto and New England clinched while Rochester was eliminated when the Knighthawks lo…

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Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich and the team's fans felt sick to their stomachs when watching last week's meltdown against the Georgia Swarm. The difference between them was that the fans could leave early and try to forget about it. Dietrich had to stay and watch all 60 dispiriting minutes. "To be honest, I had a feeling of utter embarrassment," Dietr…

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This may sound familiar to Buffalo’s sports fans: Another local team will miss the playoffs. The Bandits joined their sports “cousins,” the Bills and Sabres, on the outside looking in at the postseason. They lost any hopes of reaching the playoffs in a Saturday night loss to the Georgia Swarm. But it’s the “how it happened” that left everyone in the KeyBank Center al…

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The Buffalo Bandits' playoff hopes are officially over. The Bandits were no match for the Georgia Swarm on Saturday night, dropping a 20-7 decision in the KeyBank Center. Buffalo needed to win its last two games and get a little help to make the postseason, but those hopes were firmly buried. The Bandits were greatly outplayed in all aspects of the game. The Bandits …

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The Buffalo Bandits host the Georgia Swarm at 7:30 p.m. http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/20/bandits-cosmo-considering-retirement-season/ Live updates and observations from our staff and selected accounts are below. A Twitter List by TBNSports Check back for more on the Bandits and the NLL.

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Back in January, Georgia Swarm coach Ed Comeau had a smile on his face. His team knocked off last year's playoff finalists, Saskatchewan and Buffalo, in back-to-back weeks to open the season. Now it's late April, and Comeau still has reason to smile. The Swarm took a 11-4 record into Saturday's game with the Bandits - the best record in the league. "We try to talk ab…

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Injury problems. The Bandits' woes in this department became more serious on Saturday morning. Star forward Dhane Smith suffered a lower-body injury during the shootaround, and had to be helped off the field. It would be a surprise if he played tonight. In addition, Billy Dee Smith said he tore a hamstring and wouldn't be able to play for at least six weeks. Craig Engl…

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This season could be the last rodeo for Anthony Cosmo. The 39-year-old goalie for the Buffalo Bandits is about to finish his 17th year in the National Lacrosse League. He heads into Saturday’s home game with the Georgia Swarm (7:30 p.m., Radio 1520 AM) not knowing how many more times he’ll be playing before the enthusiastic crowds at the KeyBank Center. “My body is prett…

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On Friday night, the Buffalo Bandits started very slowly but went on a long run to pull away and defeat the Toronto Rock. They reversed the pattern on Saturday night. The Bandits jumped to an 8-3 lead early in the second quarter. However, Georgia took control of the game for the most part from there, and went on to a 17-16 victory in Duluth, Ga. It was a damaging …