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The Sabres are getting roasted all over the hockey world for suspending Teppo Numminen after learning Numminen will have to undergo heart surgery. They deserve it, too. Yes, they're within their rights to suspend the veteran defenseman. More than heartless, it's another stupid and short-sighted move by an organization that has made far too many of those in recent months. …

Yeah, it was me that J.P. Losman snapped at after the opener. I asked him if he would have liked to have thrown downfield more against the Broncos and he said, "You're the expert, Buddy, right?Personally, I wasn't offended. I enjoy the odd exchange with an athlete or coach. Some day I'll post a list of my all-time favorites. But you'd expect more from an NFL quarterba…

It was a sad and uncommonly busy Monday afternoon at One Bills Drive. About three times more reporters and cameramen than usual were on hand -- including two staffers from ESPN -- to follow up the Kevin Everett story. Bills PR did a nice job, bringing four players to the microphone with special ties to Everett, who underwent surgery Sunday  night for a serious spinal …

A couple of interesting inactives for the Bills' opener against Denver: Duke Preston and Tim Anderson. We've known for some time that Anderson is a marginal NFl player. But it's not a good sign if he can't make the active list on this defense. This means the Bills will probably go to a three man tackle rotation, with Jason Jefferson getting occasional snaps as the No. …

Apparently, I caused quite a stir among the more critical Blue Jays fans last week by suggesting in a column that Toronto's John Gibbons deserves consideration for MVP. I felt Gibbons had done an amazing job by keeping the Jays in shouting distance of the wild card, despite a rash of injuries. His critics feel he is a mediocrity whose handling of pitchers leaves much to be…

McKinley's 12-0 win over St. Joe's in high school football last weekend was the most significant city high school sports event in many years. It was some tangible and much-needed evidence that Dr. James Williams' campaign to upgrade the city program is having an effect. Last year, local businessman Paul Snyder donated his steakhouse for the McKinley football team to have s…

Dick Jauron seems to be preparing himself for the worst. At his first media day press conference Wednesday, the Bills head coach said he was excited about the start of a new NFL season. But Jauron wasted little time reminding us of his team's overall youth. ""I don't think there's anyone in this (press) room that's not aware of how young this football team is,…

There's always a chance he'll go into a massive slump the rest of the way, while the Yankees fall out of the playoffs. But with 24 games left, Alex Rodriguez is a clear-cut choice for American League MVP. Detroit's Magglio Ordonez is making a strong case. Ordonez is hitting .355 (.410 with runners in scoring position!) and has 120 RBIs. But A-Rod will win it if he doesn't …

Uh oh. It looks as if Dick Jauron is starting to have his doubts, too. In the leadup to the final preseason game last week, Jauron twice bemoaned the lack of time to get his team prepared. "Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of time," the head coach said, referring to his sputtering running game. Jauron also complained about the shortage of preparation time in ge…

When the Red Sox finally won the World Series in 2004, I expected my fatalistic attitude to change forever. It hasn't. I still see disaster around every corner. I don't care how big their lead is over the Yankees. There's still something that bothers me about the Sox. The starting pitching is supposed to be the strength of the team, but I don't have a lot of faith in any o…

What more does Fred Jackson need to do to earn a roster spot with the Bills? Jackson has looked terrific in the preseason games. He was a productive running back in the European league. Against the Titans last Friday night, he certainly looked good enough to be an NFL backup. Shaud Williams has done little to distinguish himself as an NFL back. Jackson is clearly a better…