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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 …

“First Lady Suite,” a musical by Chautauqua native and Broadway composer Michael John LaChiusa, about exactly what its title suggests, is a unique musical. It is bold, original, weird, abstract, daring, crazy and unconventional – in the right and wrong ways. Spend some time with it, stew in its uniqueness, and you’ll be rewarded with a rare experience.A production of LaCh…

KENT, Ohio – There is just something about the MAC Center that the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team can’t quite get past.The Bulls entered Wednesday’s game with Kent State 0-15 against the Golden Flashes in that building. And although they had a double-digit second-half lead, the Bulls’ woes continued as they dropped an 83-81 overtime decision. Chris Evans hit a…

Canisius’ Harold Washington scored a team-high 16 points, while Billy Baron scored 13 points with eight coming in the second half as the Golden Griffins defeated Saint Peter’s, 68-59, Saturday at the Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, N.J.Canisius (17-10, 10-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) is the team’s seventh win in its last 10 games, while the Peacocks fell to 8-18 …

Despite a 6-5 overtime loss to Robert Morris on Saturday evening, Niagara secured the outright Atlantic Hockey regular-season championship.This is Niagara’s first AHA regular season title since the program entered into the conference in 2010-11, and its first conference crown since the 2006-07 season when the Purple Eagles earned the College Hockey America regular-season c…

The University at Buffalo registered a season-high 23 assists and shot 50 percent from the field, defeating Eastern Michigan, 79-63, Saturday at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the Bulls (8-16, 6-5 Mid-American Conference).The Bulls never trailed in the contest, which was tied three times early, the last at 6. Followi…

The Hilbert College men’s basketball team captured its first regular season championship in school history on Saturday in a thrilling 79-75 overtime victory over La Roche.Hilbert, which earned its first 20-win season, also clinched the top seed and will host the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday.Anthony Hodge led Hilbert with 23 …

Niagara, playing without leading scorer Antoine Mason for the fourth consecutive game, nevertheless took another step toward claiming the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship with a 57-54 victory over Marist on Friday night in Poughkeepsie.Sophomore guard Juan’ya Green, who finished with a game-high 20 points, broke a tie at 54 on a three-pointer with two second…

The Canisius men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are both in fourth place headling into today’s final round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference swimming and diving championship at ECC’s Flickinger Center.The Niagara women’s team sits in eighth place while the men are 10th.The Purple Eagles did crown a champion as Aubrey Kettrick, who earned the top seed in th…

At this point in the season, they’re all important games. But as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings remain jammed at the top, each contest provides a new opportunity to create some space. That’s what the Canisius men will look to do tonight when they face Loyola in Baltimore (7:30 p.m., Radio 1400 AM).The teams enter the contest with 9-5 MAAC records and part…

The University at Buffalo (9-15, 4-6 MAC) faces the hottest men’s basketball team in the Mid-American Conference tonight when Toledo (11-10, 6-3 MAC) comes to Alumni Arena (7 p.m., Radio 1230 AM, 102.9 FM). The Rockets have won their last five league games and stand third in the nation with a 77.8 team free-throw shooting percentage.UB has won five straight against Toledo …

The Canisius College women’s basketball team limited Loyola to six points over the final 9:30 and went 9 for 10 from the line in the final 1:30 to win, 48-39, on Saturday in the Koessler Center.The Griffins completed the season sweep of Loyola, snapping a four-game losing streak to improve to 9-14 overall and 6-6 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.Junior Jamie Ruttl…

KINGSTON, R.I. – Eric Mosley hit a clutch three-pointer and accuracy at the foul line brought St. Bonaventure a 67-61 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday in their Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball game.The last of 13 ties in the closely-contested game, 58-all, came with 2:18 left. Demitrius Conger of the Bonnies put his team ahead to stay with a pair of free throw…

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After its loss Thursday, Niagara coach Dave Burkholder said his team lacked aggression and passion.If there’s a place the Purple Eagles can regain those intangibles, it would be Dwyer Arena.Niagara has a 17-game unbeaten streak in its home building and will look to avenge a 2-0 loss to Canisius when it hosts the Golden Griffins tonight (7 p.m., TWC, 1440 AM) in Lewiston.Ca…