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ALLENTOWN, Pa. – After struggling for most of the month of July, the Buffalo Bisons are coming home on a bit of a roll.Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer and Brad Glenn had three hits, scored a run and drove in another as the Herd pounded out 10 hits and won the series finale over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7-6, Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Park.The outburst followed the Bis…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Michal Neuvirth has been absolutely spectacular since arriving in Buffalo. He’s also 0-2.The Sabres’ goaltender was the unquestioned star Thursday night, stopping 51 Carolina shots. As the total suggests, the Hurricanes dominated. They picked up the victory they deserved by scoring three times in the third period, including one into an empty net, for a 4-2 …

Playing one of its most complete games of the season, the Canisius women’s basketball team defeated Rider, 75-68, in the Koessler Center Sunday afternoon for its fifth win in the last seven games.The Golden Griffins improved to 7-10 overall and 4-2 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. It was a season-high point total for Canisius.Senior Ashley Durham scored a season-…

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This may not solve anything regarding the recent conflict between a school district and a teacher over religious material posted in a classroom, but as a former teacher and current school district technology director, I do sympathize with the superintendent and the science teacher’s positions. Schools cannot use public funds to promote a state religion, as we know from the…

St. Bonaventure’s men’s basketball team ended 84 years of road frustration against Temple in Philadelphia by upsetting the Owls, 81-78, Saturday before 6,607 in the Liacouras Center and a national TV audience. It was Bona’s first win over Temple in the City of Brotherly Love after 30 losses and ended a 14-game losing streak to the Owls. St. Bonaventure last defeated Temple…

Niagara made clutch plays late in the game to complete a season sweep of Fairfield, 67-64, on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., and keep its share of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.Iona (11-6, 5-1 MAAC) kept pace with a 97-87 triumph over Canisius in New Rochelle.“Our team had an attitude today and we competed like crazy,” coach Joe …

Niagara strengthened its hold on first place and Canisius moved into a tie for second in the Atlantic Hockey Association standings with victories Saturday.Chris Lochner and Dan Kolenda scored second-period goals and Ryan Rashad added a empty-net power-play goal with 1 second left in Niagara’s 3-1 victory over American International at the Olympia Ice Center in West Springf…

The University at Buffalo men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams juggled their lineups to give several swimmers the chance to compete in events outside of their usual races in a sweep of Niagara on Saturday at Alumni Arena Natatorium.The UB men (2-1) defeated the Purple Eagles, 147-80, while the women (4-0) won, 139-96.Brittney Kuras won a pair of events for the UB wo…

PHILADELPHIA – Tonight represents the Buffalo Bandits’ second chance at earning their first win of the season. The Bandits failed to accomplish that goal in their season opener on Friday. They dropped a 13-8 decision to the Philadelphia Wings in the Wells Fargo Center.The Bandits will play their home opener in the First Niagara Center tonight against the Minnesota Swarm (7…

ATHENS, Ohio — The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team entered Mid-American Conference play with a losing record Wednesday night for the first time since the 2002-03 season.Things did not get any better for the Bulls, who dropped an 86-68 decision to Ohio University before 4,846 at the Convocation Center.The Bobcats sprinted out to a 20-12 lead, hitting 8 of 13 fro…

WASHINGTON — The St. Bonaventure defense is having trouble containing opponents.For the fourth straight game Wednesday night, the Bonnies allowed a team to shoot better than 50 percent from the field. George Washington hit 12 of its first 14 shots and ran away with a 78-59 victory over the Bonnies before 1,985 in the Charles E. Smith Center.It was the Atlantic 10 opener fo…

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RALEIGH, N.C. – C.J. Leslie, the bane of St. Bonaventure’s meeting with North Carolina State last year, once again powered the Wolfpack past the Bonnies.The junior forward scored a career-best 33 points as No. 25 N.C. State routed Bona, 92-73, before 16,288 at the PNC Arena on Saturday.The snapshot of Leslie’s twisting buzzer-beater last season in Rochester remained crisp …

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Niagara University’s men’s basketball team probably picked the wrong opponent to extend its winning streak to three games.The Purple Eagles dropped an 89-67 decision to Notre Dame, the 22nd-ranked team in the country, on Friday night.Jack Cooley was a major factor in the win by the Fighting Irish (12-1). He scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, both …

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Niagara University's men's basketball team probably picked the wrong opponent to extend its winning streak to three games.The Purple Eagles dropped an 89-67 decision to Notre Dame, the 22nd-ranked team in the country, on Friday night.Jack Cooley was a major factor in the win by the Fighting Irish (12-1). He scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, both …

PHILADELPHIA — You can call it the statement win of the Jim Baron era at Canisius.With solid rebounding and impressive three-point shooting, the Golden Griffins upset Temple, 72-62, at the Liacouras Center on Wednesday night."This is a quality win for our program," said Baron, the Canisius coach.Canisius improved to 8-2 overall and handed Temple (8-2) its first loss at hom…