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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Christian Laettner doesn’t need the 24-second video, which has been replayed nearly 1.1 million times on YouTube alone, to revisit the pinnacle of his career. And the iconic photo, the one with his arms raised in victory and his mouth agape? He has a framed copy stashed away in storage. In a world in which perception of Laettner doesn’t agree …

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Welcome to Buffalo. If there’s one thing we love here it’s eating, so we promise you won’t go hungry during the NCAA Tournament. We’ve compiled a list of 25 restaurants and bars within a 15-minute walk of KeyBank Center where you can have a drink, grab a quick sandwich or even enjoy a high-end steak dinner. (716) Food & Sport (7 Scott St., HarborCenter)…

Bucky and Sully

After a series of fill-ins, the old "Sports Talk Sunday" cast was back in its seats to talk about the Buffalo Sabres' winning ways, Syracuse's magical run to the Final Four and Rex Ryan's response to Thurman Thomas. WGRZ's Adam Benigni returned to lead the fray, while News columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan were both on set. Jonah Javad of Channel 2 joined the gr…

Bucky and Sully

What a wild weekend in Buffalo sports. The hosts of "Sports Talk Sunday" discussed the unexpected return of the University at Buffalo men's team to the NCAA Tournament, while recognizing the monumental accomplishment of Felisha Legette-Jack in taking the Bulls women to their first-ever Big Dance. The Buffalo News Bills beat reporter Tyler Dunne joined the show to give upd…

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Liam Callahan's Syracuse Orange and Ezana Kahsay's Akron Zips have both advanced to Kansas City, Kansas, for the Dec. 11 NCAA College Cup semifinals. The Sweet Home High School graduate Callahan assisted on Ben Polk's goal in the 79th minute as Syracuse blanked Boston College, 1-0. The Golden Eagles were the last team to beat the Orange, back on Oct. 30. Watch the highlig…

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He doesn't grab national headlines like teammates Richie Laryea and Adam Najem, nor is he a grizzled upperclassman leader like Andrew Souders, Brad Ruhaak and Jake Fenlason, but Ezana Kahsay plays an important role for the Akron Zips men's soccer team. A 2013 graduate of International Prep in Buffalo, the red-shirt freshman is not a starter for the country's No. 5 ranked …

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Not since 2004 has a Western New York boys high school soccer alumnus won an NCAA Division I National Championship, and that player -- Indiana University's Jordan Chirico, who actually claimed back-to-back titles -- hailed from Section V power Livonia. In 2015, two Section VI alums are still alive in the hunt for the national title, as Syracuse's Liam Callahan (Sweet Home…

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One of the best youth soccer players in Western New York history has continued to shine in the college ranks. Syracuse captain Liam Callahan -- a product of Sweet Home High School, Empire United and ODP Region I -- struck a game-winning penalty kick in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals against North Carolina and stood out for a defense that conceded just one goa…

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By the time Friday ends, Western New York might have experienced a great moment in its often-tortured sports history. A victory by the University at Buffalo against West Virginia in the NCAA basketball tournament could help push playoff droughts, and missed calls, and cheering against the home team for a better draft position, into the background for a while. You don’t …