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As a rookie head coach for the New York Jets, while his dazed city and a nation recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Herm Edwards would stand at the 50-yard line for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and remember his late father. Master Sgt. Herm Edwards Sr. spent 27 years in the Army, fought in World War II and the Korean War and raised his children for a whi…

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Bill Wilson was prepared to leave New Era Field and never return. Kim Wilson, his wife, braced herself and then punched Bill in his left shoulder, a reminder to watch his temper if something unsavory unfolded before them. She, too, was ready to walk away from their Buffalo Bills season tickets. In the opposite corner of the stadium, Wes Wilson wished to see the exact…

Statement from Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula: "Several of us met tonight -- players, coaches, staff, and ownership. Our goal was to provide open dialogue and communication. We listened to one another. We believe it's the best way to work through any issue we are facing -- on and off the field. "President Trump’s remarks were divisive and disrespectful t…

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NFL sideline protests had been a fading issue. A few players still kneel or raise a fist during "The Star-Spangled Banner," but the regular season began three weeks ago. Fans are watching the games, tracking their fantasy players, betting the point spreads. While Colin Kaepernick's continued unemployment after kneeling out national anthems last season remains a debate, p…

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Boston fans can go to the New England Sports Museum inside the halls of TD Garden, home of the Celtics and Bruins. The facility is celebrating its 40th year and has an annual budget of $1.4 million. In Pittsburgh, you can relive the glory of Roberto Clemente, the Steel Curtain, Mario Lemieux or high school football at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. The Green…

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What pills these new Buffalo general managers are. They sat in front of the cameras and droned on about infrastructure and collaboration and character and the process and my goodness ... When will one of these guys make a trade already? The Pegulas apparently have forsaken entertainment and are out to bore us. At introductory news conferences Thursday and Friday, we …

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OK, fellas. You're in this together. One doesn't escape if the other one fails. One can't leave the other behind. And the owners can't wash their hands by rationalizing somebody else hired these people. Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott and rookie GM Brandon Beane will win as a pair, lose as a pair. Terry and Kim Pegula are on the hook for both. One Bills.…

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When it comes to Brandon Beane and the Bills' GM vacancy, we've described his candidacy and coveted second interview as "logical" and "as expected." But those words merely refer to his link with Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott. They worked together with the Panthers. More important, what kind of experience does Beane have compared to the Bills' other candidate…

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The conversation didn't go down like this, but imagine how logical the decision would've been had this been the case. Sean McDermott to a room filled with Bills scouts: "He played in your back yard and held his pro day in our field house. How did you not notice Khalil Mack was a phenom?" (Silence.) McDermott: "OK, how did you rank Torell Troup over Rob Gronkowski?…

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Three weeks ago in this space, I wrote that a vibe around One Bills Drive indicated General Manager Doug Whaley would not be fired right after the NFL Draft and could be safe through the 2017 season. That, however, was before the Pegulas jolted the Sabres a week ago, abruptly firing General Manager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma. Now, everyone is on red alert. A …

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Jay Skurski of [BN] the Blitz podcast fame knows what he's talking about when it comes to the NFL draft. I do not. So our good pal hooked up Wednesday with "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan. Skurski delivered his thoughts on what the Bills will do with the 10th overall selection, Wednesday's report the team's scouting department is bracing to be w…

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Russ Brandon has been getting his teeth kicked in for a few months, and with the Sabres in shambles it might seem like a strange time to say this: Give Brandon a break. Fans rush to blame Brandon for every problem facing the Bills and Sabres. He's president of both teams, after all. But for a moment, with three NFL teams relocating over the past 14 months, conside…

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Knowledgeable hockey folks have made plenty of assertions Jack Eichel is an entitled young superstar. The mother of all reports surfaced Wednesday, with WGR 550's Paul Hamilton writing Eichel would not sign a contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres as long as Dan Bylsma remained coach. The controversial report drew immediate rebukes from Eichel's agent and led to …

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Jack Eichel, all 20 years and two NHL seasons of him, won't sign a contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres this offseason if the club didn't fire, WGR 550's Paul Hamilton reported Wednesday morning. So Buffalo News beat writer John Vogl got Eichel on the phone Wednesday afternoon to get his side of the story. Vogl posted his exclusive Eichel interview as a Q&A…