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Albert SterbakSpecial to The News


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 …

To say that life imitates art may have become a trite expression, but it does happen, and the experience can seem unreal. In my case, the time was 2001, just a few days before 9/11. The setting was the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. The cast of characters included a mysterious stranger, an art museum guard and a dignified woman in black.As my wife and I waited for the museum to o…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

St. Bonaventure erased a 17-point deficit, but a last-second three-pointer by Ed Townsel gave Arkansas State a 73-70 win in a nonconference men’s basketball game Saturday at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark.With the Bonnies leading, 70-68, with less than a minute to play, ASU’s Raeford Worsham stole the ball from Chris Johnson and turned it into a layup to tie the …