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Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) 7:05 p.m. at Coca Cola Field (Gates open at 6 p.m. ) Weather: Forecast call for 56 degrees with a 20 percent chance of rain. Promotion: Thursday is School Kids Day at Coca-Cola Field with a 10:35 a.m. game scheduled against the Mud Hens. Last game: Cody Asche hit a home run with two on in …

PITTSBURGH -- With the Stanley Cup final set to start Monday night in PPG Paints Arena, it's interesting to note the Sabres had a signature win and a crushing loss this season against both the Penguins and Nashville Predators. The Sabres went 1-2 against Pittsburgh and 1-0-1 against Nashville, with Jack Eichel's overtime goal Jan. 24 in Bridgestone Arena clearly rating …

Bernhard Langer made golf history on Sunday by winning the PGA Senior Championship, capturing his record ninth career senior title to break a tie with Jack Nicklaus. At least, that's what the record book says. Gary Player won six senior majors, but that doesn't include three British Senior Opens (or simply The Open) that he won before it became an officially sanctioned …

Merrimack College junior James Bassett of Getzville scored a goal and set a single-game high by causing six turnovers Sunday in the Warriors 11-9 loss to Limestone College in the NCAA Division II championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Bassett, a St. Joe's graduate, was a first team Division II All-American selection as chosen by the United States Inter…

In his long  career behind the wheel of various racing vehicles Scott Pruett has driven around the road course at Watkins Glen International, he does not recall ever having raced there in a taxi cab. If he did, however, it would not be all that surprising because he has raced just about everything else you can race at the Finger Lakes facility. Pruett again ba…

Veterans with a service-connected disability that results in the inability to have biological children can receive fertility counseling and treatment at Veterans Affairs facilities under a change in regulations announced this month. Spouses of eligible veterans also are covered under the change, which includes in vitro fertilization. For more information on the guide…

LITTLE VALLEY -- Jaron Anthony Ball, 21, of Salamanca was sentenced by Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz last week to a state prison term of two and one-third to seven years for his convictions on disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree and sexual misconduct. The incidents, including forced sexual intercourse, happened in the Town of Great Val…

Three Buffalo men have been arrested in connection with drug sales made to undercover buyers in the Central Park neighborhood. Derrick Pitts, 46, Shawn Cunningham, 46, and Travel Jefferson, 36, each face federal charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of…

Fifty-five national tournaments in 34 cities and 91,796 total pins. Those are totals George Barnes of Clarence arrived at earlier this month when he bowled in his 52nd straight USBC Open Championship (formerly known as the American Bowling Congress) in Las Vegas, Nev. Overall it was the 55th Open for Barnes and earned him  a special introduction when he walked down to …

Maybe it’s not good to be seeded No. 1 in the Section VI baseball playoffs. Two top seeds, Silver Creek/Forestville in Class C-1 and Barker in Class C-2, fell by the wayside Wednesday in their championship games at Diethrick Park in Jamestown. No. 2 seed Allegany-Limestone toppled Silver Creek/Forestville, 7-1, in the opener of the doubleheader. A-L was a losing se…

Driver: Eldon King III Age: 45 Hometown: Freedom Divisions: NASCAR Pro Modifieds: Holland Late Models: Lancaster Lowdown: King III is a second generation driver who is the son of retired 1993 Holland Late Model champion Eldon King Jr. After making his mark with scoring numerous wins and championships in Late Model style stock cars, King has added a family ow…

Next month will mark 13 years without a new contract for principals and administrators in Buffalo Public Schools. And they still don't seem any closer to reaching an agreement with the district. Members of the Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators, which represents more than 250 principals and building and central office administrators, rallied last week …

When Superintendent Kriner Cash took the helm of the Buffalo schools about two years ago, he promised a massive overhaul of the struggling school district. Now, Cash sits down with News education reporter Tiffany Lankes and WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley to talk about the state of the school district. From community schools to new innovative high school programs, …

The Little Valley Speedway is set to begin a milestone year when the dirt track located on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds opens Sunday for its 20th consecutive season of stock car competition. The question now is, will this season be its last? John Charlesworth has been president of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society for the last 23 years. The society prom…

By Joanne Padley There is a saying that “cousins are our first friends in life.” In my case, this is certainly true. From the moment we were born, we cousins were immersed into our family, feeling more like siblings than cousins. We spent every weekend together, as well as every occasion that called for celebrating. In our large Polish family, children were never…