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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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The New England Patriots are menaces. They've dominated the AFC East for so long, suffocating the hopes of the other three teams for a generation. They're not the biggest reason the Buffalo Bills have failed to reach the playoffs since 1999, but they're close. Now the Patriots are trying to swipe the Bills' signature monument. "The Comeback" was posted round and r…

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Bills fans let out a collective sigh in March when Patriots owner Robert Kraft mentioned that all-world quarterback Tom Brady wants to play another 6 or 7 years. Brady turns 40 in August but follows a strict diet and remains in good health (and at the top of his game), which lends credence to the idea that he could play another several seasons. But Brady's wife, mode…

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LAS VEGAS – Whether or not you bought into the NCAA's spook stories that Jerry Tarkanian was shady, it's a fact the legendary basketball coach relied on one particular trick to keep his UNLV recruits in the dark. The school was called Tumbleweed Tech back then. It was the early 1970s, and the glitzy Runnin' Rebels were barely a glimmer in Tarkanian's eye. So to lur…

Carmen Policy was a member of the NFL's finance committee for many years. The former San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns executive has seen piles of confidential documents that revealed gargantuan dollar amounts. Yet the $1.4 billion Terry and Kim Pegula spent on the Buffalo Bills gave Policy a jolt. "I'm stunned," Policy said Thursday by phone from San Francisco. …

Expect pending Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula to zoom blissfully through the remainder of their NFL buying experience. The trust representing Bills founder Ralph Wilson's estate accepted the Pegulas' $1.4 billion bid to purchase the club. The transfer, however, won't be official until the NFL approves it. The process will resume Wednesday and Thursday in Manha…

Sources close to the Bills sale say the Pegulas' pursuit has been flawless so far. The other groups are way behind and leaking oil well short of the finish line. Two sources connected to Jon Bon Jovi's group told The Buffalo News there has been serious soul-searching within. But after a week of reflection, a source close to Bon Jovi's group informed The Buffalo News this…

Buffalo sports fans are familiar with ownership changes. The Sabres have switched hands four times in the past 15 years. Many of us were around when the Braves dribbled off to San Diego. But policies for NFL ownership are different than in other leagues, and we haven't seen them applied in Buffalo. The Bills have known only one owner. Ralph Wilson, who died two weeks ago…

Donald Trump, as he's wont to do, caused a media stir today. Trump told WBEN 930-AM he might be interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills to keep the team in Western New York. "It would be catastrophic, in my opinion, if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills," Trump said. Any such talk is greeted with enthusiasm here. Bills fans for decades have been nervous about the team so…

ORLANDO, Fla. -- At 2:02 p.m. today, the NFL owners and their executive assistants were being informed about a fan-conduct survey. Buffalo Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon's cell phone buzzed. Ralph Wilson's wife, Mary, was calling. That's a call Brandon had to pick up, and he knew what might be on the other line. Brandon excused himself from the Ritz Carlton Orlando…