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This week, it's my turn to ask a question or two. It occurred to me while working on our annual golf preview section -- which runs in the paper on April 19 -- that my series on taking up golf and trying to break 100 appeared in 2000. That means my golfing career directly parallels the Bills' 17-year playoff drought, which began shortly after I finished the series in lat…

The Cubs received their World Series rings before Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field. It was a long time coming, a 108-year wait. Chris Coghlan is still waiting. Coghlan, who was on that Cubs team, watched the ceremony with his wife and baby boy in his Buffalo apartment, hours after playing for the Bisons against the Red Wings. "I don't know,…

One major rationalization for the Bills keeping Tyrod Taylor was that this was year's draft was such a bad one for quarterbacks. Really? Then how come they're spending so much time evaluating the top QBs? They've had private workouts with Mitchell Trubisky, DeShone Kizer and Patrick Mahomes. Evidently, Terry Pegula was present for the workouts. Nice of the owner to get …

Two years ago, the vast majority of apologists who believed the Sabres could do no wrong happily embraced losing as a strategy for winning. They bought into the asinine notion that a single player -- wait, a "generational" player – could turn around the fortunes of an entire hockey team. It was ridiculous at the time, a product of desperate and delusional fans who all…

Sabres coach Dan Bylsma had to answer some legitimate questions about his job security over the weekend in Florida. It's only fair that General Manager Tim Murray be subjected to the same sort of scrutiny during Wednesday's season-ending press conference. Granted, Murray isn't going anywhere. As history tells us, GMs survive longer than coaches in pro sports, even when …

The International Olympic Committee for decades has taken pride in its ability to celebrate history and keep up with the times. Decisions are made in the spirit of competition while expanding interest and thinking about generations ahead. Track and field has around since the beginning while beach volleyball was added in 1996 and surfing in 2016. Alpine skiing has been a…

I saw a story Monday that called Russell Westbrook the NBA's "new triple-crown king." Yes, Westbrook recorded his 42nd triple-double of the season Sunday against Denver, breaking Oscar Robertson's record for a single season. But Westbrook has a long way to go to be king (I like Kawhi Leonard for MVP, by the way). People always refer to 1961-62, the season in which the "…

Daniel Cormier stood triumphantly in the octagon after forcing Anthony "Rumble" Johnson into submission early Sunday morning in the main event of Ultimate Fighting Championship 210 when Joe Rogan mentioned Jon Jones as a possible opponent for his next light heavyweight title fight. "Who?" Cormier said. "Who?" Cormier is an intelligent guy and part-time UFC analyst we…

This will come as a surprise to nobody, but I'm no expert when it comes to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. I had never watched an entire mixed-martial arts fight before Saturday night, unless you count Ronda Rousey putting Turtle in an armbar in the movie, "Entourage." So if you're expecting me to explain what separates jujitsu from taekwondo and karate, ask somebod…

Jerome Green pleaded with his younger brother before getting whisked away to prison on a three-year hitch for robbing drug dealers in Rochester. Carve your own path in life, he said, and stop following mine. Pay attention in school, earn your degree and follow your passion, he said, unlike me. "He made me promise," Desmond Green said this week while preparing for his Ul…

Could you ask for a better sports week? From Sunday to Sunday, we have: The start of the Major League Baseball season; the NCAA hoop title games; the Bills' first OTAs; the Bisons' home opener; the Masters; the Cavs' big win in Boston; the women's world hockey championships; UFC 210 at KeyBank Center; and the finish of the NHL regular season. Did I miss anything? Oh …

Every now and again, radio show host Randy Gordon comes clean and reminds listeners and fighters of a cold and simple truth. He was the guy who banned professional mixed-martial arts in New York back when it was little more than a blood sport for street toughies and bouncers. It was presented as such when the Ultimate Fighting Championship came to town Sept. 8, 1995 for…

Jason Day, lifted by the encouraging news about his mother's health, is the sentimental choice in the Masters, which begins Thursday. Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world, is a slight Vegas favorite ahead of Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. But they're not my pick. My guy is from the United Kingdom, a former major winner who is chasing his first green jacket. No…

Monday was a dark day for UB. It felt the way it had two years earlier, when basketball star Justin Moss was tossed out of school for stealing from other athletes. Now and then, you're reminded of the potential dangers that come with competing in the murky world of big-time college sports. There was no crime this time, not in the technical sense. But it sure seemed as i…