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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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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…