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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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LeBron James encouraged vandals to spray racial slurs on his home again. That's a remarkable sentiment from a luminary who's thought of as a sports icon and even a pop-culture juggernaut, but should be regarded more for his willingness to speak out on social issues. While many pro athletes choose to mind their personal interests and just carry out their duties within…

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A rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals looks like a fait accompli. We've been hankering for this blockbuster showdown while enduring so many lopsided playoff games along the way. Mark Bortz cut to the chase Wednesday on "The Tim Graham Show." The former University at Buffalo and international basketball player broke down…

The Tim Graham Show

Who doesn't love Jack Armstrong? I love him. You love him. The American and Canadian people love him. Armstrong, the Toronto Raptors analyst and former Niagara University coach, joined "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan to discuss the NBA playoffs and the fascinating MVP debate. In studio for the discussion were co-host (and WNY three-point king) J…

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The epicenter of a national phenomenon is located on 900 square feet in the Walden Galleria. On the second floor, between Abercrombie & Fitch and Perfumania, where a frozen yogurt shop used to be, is a molten nexus of sports, pop culture, sneakers and art. Fabes Sole High was founded for the serious sneaker customer, folks who desire the hottest brands, who colle…

TORONTO -- Paul George boldly proclaimed in September he could be the NBA's most valuable player this season. "Sure, OK," people said in patronizing tones. George still hadn't proven he was back from a ghastly compound leg fracture. And besides, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who immolates on a nightly basis, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James autom…

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You can get off your high horse now. Believe me, I understand why you’re there. But for us skeptics who spend much of our lives on hype patrol in the precincts of American celebrity, one thing is obvious relatively early on about “Trainwreck:” Amy Schumer is as good as advertised (i.e. hyped everywhere for the past month).People have known how edgy and raunchy and fu…