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I'll be flying out Tuesday to San Diego for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Like all golf fans, I'm curious to see how Tiger Woods will play in his first tournament back from knee surgery. Woods will play in a group with Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott -- top three in the world rankings -- the first two days. The USGA has decided to put the world's top dozen ranked players in…

If anyone in Sabres Nation was looking for a reason to root against Tiger Woods in next week's U.S. Open, how about this: On Monday, during a new conference in Oakland Hills, Mich., Woods was asked who he was rooting for in the Stanley Cup final. Woods laughed and said, "I don't really care. It's all about the Dodgers. I don't think anyone really watches hockey anymor…

We still don't know who was driving Marshawn Lynch's vehicle when it struck a woman on Chippewa Street early Saturday morning. But it's high time Lynch and his associates provided the Buffalo police with some answers. At 3:30 today, it will have been 84 hours -- fully half a week -- since the incident occurred. That's outrageous. Obviously, the cops are getting impatient. …

So the NBA gets its dream matchup: The Lakers vs. the Celtics in a reprise of the great rivalry of the 1980s. The series, which begins Thursday, should be close and hotly contested. The teams seem to be fairly evenly matched. Both teams are better defensively than people realize. The Celtics' defense has been the key to their season. They're not that polished an offensive …

Sorry I disappeared again. I was busy working on my golf game, reading and going to the movies. I saw "Sex and the City" with my girlfriend Sunday. We discussed it on the radio this morning. Dennis Williams said no man should go to that movie. I liked the movie, though it was too long. I know it's a "chick flick", but what guy wouldn't want insight into…

I know there are still fans who feel a contract is a contract, and that if a player signs a deal he should live by it. But it's become common practice today for players to seek extensions when they outperform their current deals. So what should the Bills do with Jason Peters, who signed a five-year deal before the 2006 season and is now well underpaid for a Pro Bowl left t…

I'm putting together a list of my favorite sports books. I could fire off an incomplete list from memory right now, but I'd like to give it a little thought, so I don't leave any books out. If anyone wants to put together their own list, be my guest. Maybe it'll jog my memory a little bit. I'm sure we can get into some spirited arguments. I'll start off by assuring you tha…

OK, judging by the less than overwhelming response to my blogs from the PGA Senior Championship, I'm guessing most people didn't care about Jeff Sluman's attempt to win one in front of the home crowd. Actually, I'm not surprised it didn't elicit a reaction. Who, with the possible exception of Elma Golf, would take the time to do a blog ripping the rough at Oak Hill? I read…

ROCHESTER -- It's looking as if the winner will be the fabled East Course. Oak Hill is having its way with the PGA Seniors field today. Jay Haas is 6-over with three to play and holds a one-shot lead over Bernhard Langer. And the tough toughest holes on the course -- 17 and 18 -- are yet to go. Greg Norman, with Chris Evert looking on, moved within a stroke at 7-over. But …

ROCHESTER -- Sluman is now in the lead. Haas bogeyed the fourth hole, falling to 5-over. Langer also bogeyed No. 4, falling into a four-way tie for third at 6-over. Sindelar is making a run. He birdied the sixth and is now in the group at 6-over. I have visions of a playoff between Sindelar and Sluman, a reprise of their showdown in 1980 at the New York State Am in Vestal.…

ROCHESTER -- Bernhard Langer was right about things changing in a heartbeat in golf. Langer, who led by one shot entering today's final round, double bogeyed the first hole to fall into second place at 4-over par, one shot behind Jay Haas. Local favorite Jeff Sluman bogeyed the first hole and is tied with Langer. I have to say, my expectations were not high for Sluman toda…

ROCHESTER -- Lonnie Nielsen came into the PGA Senior Championship with high hopes. Nielsen, the former Crag Burn head pro, was 11th on the money list and having his finest season on the Champions Tour. But by the end of the third round Saturday, Nielsen was a beaten and discouraged man. Nielsen shot an 8-over par 78, leaving him with a three-day score of 19 over. He stood…

So James Hardy says there wasn't a gun after all. Should we take his word for it, or spend half a day tracking down the investigating officers to find out what really happened in the back yard with his father two Sundays ago? It seems no athlete is ever really guilty. All reports are blown out of proportion. No one ingests steroids knowingly or means the things they say. W…

One of the on-line columnists I do read on a regular basis is Mark Kriegel of FOXSports.com. Kriegel is a former sports columnist for the New York Daily News who has written biographies of Joe Namath and Pete Maravich. He generally writes a lead-in and adds a bunch of witty notes called On The Mark. Here's his latest, which includes some hilarious lines about Jason Giambi'…

I was reading a Vanity Fair article on the liberal blogosphere at the gym today and I have to admit, I really didn't know how big the whole blogging thing had become. I'm an avid reader and watch a lot of cable TV, but I'm not one to sit around reading blogs all day. It's enough trouble keeping up with my own. That said, there was a reference in James Wolcott's piece to &…