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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 &…

Just a quick note to the smug know-it-alls who ripped me for referring to the strep infection in Jay McKee's knee in my last hockey blog. It was strep, not staph, as you guys gleefully noted. It was a rare infection, but there you go. We actually do check the facts sometimes.

Sadly, the quest to become a club champion at Brighton has hit a snag. I've reached that grisly point in golf when, after a brief period of competence, you begin to get progressively worse. After a promising 93 in my first time out late in April, my scores have gone up four times in a row. I also went to Oak Hill for a media outing and limped home to a 122, which did nothi…

End of the Game: Bandits barely hold off the Jax in the final seconds after losing possession and win their first championship in 12 years. Huge celebration in front of the Buffalo net. 32.0 seconds left in the game:  Big defensive play by Phil Sanderson behind his own net to knock the ball away from the Jax and Bandits have possession. Buffalo coach Darris Kilgour ca…

It looks like the Flyers' Braydon Coburn will miss tonight's elimination game against the Penguins because his left eye is still swollen. Philly is also without its other top defenseman, Kimmo Timmonen, who is out with a blood clot in his ankle. Do you think Daniel Briere and Martin Biron are having flashbacks to the 2006 conference finals, when the Sabres lost four defens…

The Bills said they did their research and were "very comfortable" with James Hardy when they drafted him last month. And maybe the big wideout from Indiana will prove to be a model citizen and impact player. But it's troubling, at the very least, to hear that Hardy was accused of pulling a gun on his father during an argument back in Indiana.Two weeks ago, in a …