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BENJAMIN SIEGEL, SPECIAL 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 …

Buffalo State (3-4, 1-3) limited Ithaca to 253 yards total offense and forced three turnovers to register its first Empire 8 victory, 21-14 over the Bombers (4-2, 2-2) at Butterfield Stadium in Ithaca. Pasquale Vacchio led the Bengals’ defense with nine tackles, and Scott Koen recorded eight. Kam Johnson and Mike Burton each had an interception. Quarterback Casey Kacz (S…

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Three Lehigh Valley pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout of the Buffalo Bisons and pinned a 6-0 loss on the Herd on Sunday evening at Coca-Cola Park. It marked the 13th time the Bisons were shut out this season. The last-place Herd (67-76) concludes the 2012 season this afternoon with a 1:35 game against the IronPigs (Radio 1520 AM). It is likely the…

Liza Minnelli will soldier through surgeries, divorces and rehab, then turn around and put on a Broadway show about making her comeback.She'll get nostalgic for a minute -- as if there were a minute she weren't -- and perform a concert of songs from the films of her late father, the director Vincente Minnelli.Last year, while recuperating from knee surgery, she rec…

Gloria Steinem would probably object to this hypothesis, but the sexual revolution did not occur in the 1960s. Not on the pages of her feminist Ms. magazine, not in the prolific Summer of Love, not in Madonna's underground vogueing, not in the marbled grain of Lady Gaga's meat dress, and not in the retro mood-enhancers of "Mad Men." These are chapters in the book…

The 1960s must have been exciting. The blooming flowers, the decadent love, the revolutionary energy; it all looks like so much fun, especially through the eyes of Neil Simon. His 1963 comedy, "Barefoot in the Park," an ode to newlywed life, is buoyant with puppy love and new furniture. Life is grand on this fifth-floor walk-up.But in an updated and outdated prod…

It's here, whether the weather says so or not: Halloween season has arrived, and with it, the requisite tales of ghosts and goblins, monsters and mystery. The same stories you've known since childhood attempt to scare once again. And they usually do.But here now, we have a new tale to fray our nerves. "The Ghost of Fort Niagara" is the latest original musical produ…

There is no such thing as a good funeral. A memorable one, or a fitting one, maybe. But enjoyable and successful don't come close to summarizing the experience of mourning and memorial.So why does "Elegies," the song cycle written by William Finn of "Falsettos" and "Spelling Bee" fame and now heard in a production from O'Connell & Company, work so beautifully? Why …

The Buffalo Bandits won't waste much time in finding how they rank with the best in the National Lacrosse League.The Bandits will open the NLL season on Jan. 14 with a home game against the Toronto Rock, the league's defending champions.There are two other meetings with the Rock, and three games scheduled against Rochester and Philadelphia. The Bandits will pla…

If it weren't for the weak whiskey sours, the cuisine of brown fried things and the latent waft of Dorito breath in the air, there might not be any reason to like the Elmwood Lounge.Yet there it is, haggard and dingy, tired and dated, settled and well-worn. It's in good company with most other corner stops, places once classy enough to entice its clientele with mir…

MOOSIC, Pa. -- The Buffalo Bisons (61-81) will end their second-worst season since their return to Triple-A baseball with a single game today against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at PNC Field (Radio 1520, 1:05 p.m.).After a 64-minute rain delay Sunday, the teams split a doubleheader, with Buffalo taking the opener, 5-1, behind the pitching of spot star…

TOLEDO -- A wild start literally proved to be too much for the Buffalo Bisons to overcome here Thursday night against the Toledo Mud Hens.Toledo drew six walks in the first two innings, leading to four runs as the Mud Hens earned a 6-1 triumph.A crowd of 7,752 watched Toledo beat the Bisons for the 11th time in a row in Fifth Third Field. The fans saw Will R…

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jordany Valdespin gradually seems to be getting adjusted to Triple-A pitching.The Buffalo Bisons rookie infielder drove in three runs with a pair of hits and a sacrifice fly as the Herd won their third straight from the Columbus Clippers, 6-4, Monday night before 11,102 at Huntington Park.Valdespin, who was promoted on Aug. 10 from Double-A …

PAWTUCKET, RI -- With runners on the corners and no outs in the top of the 10th, Jesus Feliciano laced a line drive to center field to drive in the game-winning run in a 5-4 Buffalo Bisons' victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium.Feliciano went 3 for 4 in the game with two RBIs and helped the Bisons earn their fourth win in the past five games. Th…