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The results were not what USA Hockey was hoping for at the Winter Olympics, but Williamsville native David Leggio was grateful for the opportunity. Leggio, a goaltender, was named to the 25-man roster in January and played for Team USA in an international competition for the fourth time but the first at the Olympics. Leggio, 33,  represented the United States at the wor…

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Derby's Tricia Mangan narrowly lost her individual race and the United States fell Friday in the first round to Great Britain in the inaugural Alpine team event Friday at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Mangan finished six-hundredths of a second behind Alexandra Tilley in their head-to-head race, the third of the four individual races between the teams. Tilley finis…

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Buffalo Curling Club will show off its new indoor facility during an "Olympic Open House & Try" on Saturday. The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the club's new indoor facility in the old Buffalo China Factory, 91 Buffalo China Road. Visitors can learn about the sport and experience the the region’s only indoor curling facility. Those who want try…

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Emily Pfalzer is coming back to Buffalo with an Olympic gold medal. Pfalzer, a Getzville native and Nichols School graduate, was a member of the U.S. women's hockey team that beat Canada 3-2 in a dramatic shootout late Wednesday night (Eastern time) to end the Canadians' Olympic winning streak. The U.S. team last won the gold in 1998. Pfalzer posed with her medal and…

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Derby skier Tricia Mangan and her family have been overwhelmed with messages and well wishes since Mangan was added to Team USA for the Winter Olympics just days before the Opening Ceremonies. Here is a message and an update from her parents, David and Martha Mangan, and family.  "Thank you to everyone for the fabulous support you have offered Tricia and Team USA these …

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I was amazed to discover Monday that halfway through the PyeongChang Olympics, Buffalo's WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) is in 12th place nationally in TV ratings among the 56 NBC affiliates. I was even more amazed Tuesday when Channel 2 researcher Jon May advised me that the station has moved up to No. 8 in household ratings in prime time, No. 2 in weekday and weekend daytime view…

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Adam Kilgore, Washington Post GANGNEUNG, South Korea - As the clock ticked toward the conclusion of overtime, Coach Tony Granato thought, "I don't like the idea of this." His team was playing to delay the end. Most of the U.S. men's hockey players had come from European teams, minor leagues or semiretirement. A win meant another day here, another day of USA across the c…

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Derby's Tricia Mangan will return to the slopes as part of the U.S. team in the Olympics alpine team event Friday night (Buffalo time). The team event is among four new competitions added to the 2018 Winter Games and is unusual in the very individual world of Alpine skiing. Sixteen teams will compete in a knockout format. Each will consist of two men and two women, w…

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The countdown to Feb. 26 is on. Things have been awfully quiet in the NHL in recent days, save for the big Los Angeles-Ottawa trade that involved Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik packing. That's all about to change as the NHL's trade deadline day approaches. The Sabres are expected to be a prominent seller, with the likes of Evander Kane, Benoit Pouliot, Robin Lehner and…

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I was reminded why I love "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie on Valentine's Day. Guthrie, who has taken a larger role on the popular NBC morning show since Matt Lauer was fired for sexual harassment, can do it all – hard news, soft news and celebrity news. While Guthrie and co-host Hoda Kotb were interviewing gold medal snowboard winner Shaun White Wednesday morning, I…

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Derek Roy, a Sabres first-round draft pick in 2001, had three assists as Canada opened play at the Winter Olympics with a 5-1 victory against Switzerland in Group A preliminary round play. The Canadians jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period and led 4-0 after two periods. Roy saw a total of 17:30 of ice time, which was third on the team. Canada next plays…

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Tricia Mangan's hopes in the giant slalom at the Winter Olympics were over before they barely began. The Derby skier fell during the first run Thursday at Yongpyong Alpine Center, meaning she is out of the competition. The top 30 among the 79 racers advanced to the second run. Mangan was among 11 skiers who did not finish the first run. Mangan, a 20-year-old Dartm…

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Derby skier Tricia Mangan will make her Olympics debut on Wednesday night (Buffalo time) in the giant slalom, which was postponed Sunday by high winds. The first run is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and the second run begins at 11:15 p.m. The top 30 from the first run qualify for the second run. Mangan – a Nardin Academy graduate and Dartmouth student – was a late addition …

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By Des Bieler Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that the U.S. manufactured doping allegations against his country, leading to a ban from the Olympics, because the Americans "can't beat us fairly." There is no official Russian contingent at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, although 168 athletes from that country are competing as a team called "Olympic At…

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By Des Bieler Mirai Nagasu's performance Monday during the Olympics had many viewers exclaiming, "Wow, I can't believe she hit a triple axel!" The American figure skater also had some wondering, "Wait, is that a giant 'USA' tattoo on her inner thigh?" Eventually, the mystery was solved: Nagasu was using some Team USA-branded kinesiology tape under her tights. KT Tape…