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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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This young man insists he will no longer rumble. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson stunned the mixed-martial arts world Saturday night in Buffalo, where he announced his retirement. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier victimized Johnson with the dreaded rear-naked chokehold in the UFC 210 main event at KeyBank Center. Johnson then grabbed the microphone and told everybo…

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Daniel Cormier defended his UFC light heavyweight championship by strangling Anthony Johnson into submission in the second round of their rematch Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The UFC 210 main event didn't provide many fireworks during the bout, but Cormier overtook the power-punching Johnson on the mat, delivered a succession of unreturned right hands to Johnson's …

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Gegard Mousasi defeated former UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman on a controversial medical stoppage that had the KeyBank Center crowd howling in protest. Mousasi wobbled Weidman with punches 20 seconds into the second round and later caused a timeout after kneeing Weidman in the head. Veteran UFC referee Dan Miragliotta apparently thought the blows were illegal beca…

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Colin Kaepernick said Buffalo Bills fans treated him worse than any others last season. Kaepernick, having tested America's fabric by daring to kneel for the national anthem, made his first start for the San Francisco 49ers here. In parking lots outside New Era Field, T-shirts depicting Kaepernick in a sniper's cross hairs were sold. Kaepernick has been unable to fin…