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What is Jamestown’s identity? • For generations, it was a hotbed of manufacturing. But much of that has dwindled. • Every summer, the nearby Chautauqua Institution draws thousands of visitors and dozens of big-name speakers. That’s nice – but that’s seasonal. • There are good things going on in the 31,000-person Chautauqua County city, especially in terms of downtown…

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Tue, Mar 4, 2014

AKRON, Ohio — Senior Quincy Diggs, a 6-foot-6 forward, led a second-half comeback by Akron that carried the Zips to an 83-71 victory over the University at Buffalo in their Mid-American Conference men’s basketball showdown Tuesday night at James E. Rhodes Arena.Diggs, who had 16 second-half points, scored 11 of his 25 over a span of 10:42 when the Zips outscored UB 26-8 to…

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Fri, Feb 28, 2014

LEWISTON —The Niagara University hockey team erupted for four goals in the third period against visiting Air Force and went on to a 4-1 romp on Friday night at Dwyer Arena.The Purple Eagles wrap up the Atlantic Hockey Association regular season against the Falcons this weekend. The teams meet again tonight at 7.After Air Force opened the scoring in the second period with a…

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Sun, Feb 23, 2014

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Jason Belmonte converted two splits late in the game to defeat Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga in the first of his four match-play triumphs on the way to a historic USBC Masters Championship Sunday at Brunswick Zone Carolier.The two-handed star from Australia became only the third to win successive Masters titles, the first since Billy Welu in 1964 an…

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Sat, Feb 22, 2014

LEWISTON — Niagara University outshot Mercyhurst, 40-25, but still dropped a 4-2 decision to the visitors on Saturday night in Dwyer Arena.Mercyhurst jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period before NU’s pressure finally paid off at 11:37 off the stick of Isaac Kohls. TJ Sarcona picked up the assist when he skated the puck up the near boards and slipped it to Kohls for…

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Fri, Feb 21, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The Robert Morris hockey team remained one of the hottest in the nation Friday night with a 4-1 win over Canisius College in a Atlantic Hockey League game played before 982 at 84 Lumber Arena.The Colonials are 11-2-2 since the start of the calendar year.Robert Morris scored all four of its goals in the third period. Canisius was nursing a 1-0 lead after it sco…

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Sat, Feb 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Two days after seeing its nine-game unbeaten streak end in shocking fashion in Lewiston, Robert Morris denied Niagara a home-and-home sweep in the Atlantic Hockey Association weekend series between the two rivals by claiming a 5-0 triumph at 84 Lumber Arena.Goalie Terry Shafer, who is from the Rochester suburb of Penfield, bounced back from giving up two third…

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Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Both University at Buffalo basketball teams lost Mid-American Conference games in Ohio on Sunday afternoon. The women’s team lost despite an offensive flourish, while the men were beaten at the finish. The men were outscored, 14-2, over the final two minutes as Bowling Green went on to a 74-68 victory over the Bulls before 1,456 at the Stroh Center. The Bulls dropped to 11…

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Sat, Jan 25, 2014

ERIE, Pa. — Senior Patrick Sullivan (St. Francis) scored the go-ahead goal at 1:12 of the third period and 18 seconds later assisted on the eventual game-winner by Taylor Law as Canisius went on to a 7-4 Atlantic Hockey Association victory over Mercyhurst, ending the first-place Lakers’ seven-game unbeaten streak. The game was tied 3-3 entering the third period and both go…

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Sat, Jan 25, 2014

The quest for the New York State Golden Gloves championships are officially underway as 21 male and female amateur boxers advanced to the next round of the tournament on Feb. 22 by earning opening night victories Saturday at The Tralf in downtown Buffalo.In open class bouts involving Buffalo-area fighters, pugilists from Westside Boxing Club and UB Boxing Club had good nig…

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Sun, Jan 19, 2014

DENVER — The Buffalo Bandits didn’t need John Tavares on Saturday night. They won their third straight game without him.The Bandits (3-1) used long scoring runs in the first and third quarters to defeat the Colorado Mammoth, 16-9, before 14,822 in the Pepsi Center. Buffalo’s offense came from a variety of sources.Dhane Smith had four goals, including a natural hat trick sp…

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Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Canisius finally had a successful road trip to New Rochelle on Friday night. No one can say the Golden Griffins did it the easy way.Billy Baron hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to lift Canisius to an 85-83 basketball win at Iona in the Hynes Athletic Center. The Gaels had won the last six times that the Golden Griffins came there as the visitor.Canisius had a 50-39…

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Thu, Jan 16, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Niagara ended a four-game losing streak by defeating Fairfield, 67-63, on Thursday at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.Ramone Snowden, who scored the go-ahead basket with 26 seconds remaining, led the Purple Eagles with 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including 4 of 4 from long distance. He also had six rebounds for Niagara (5-13, 2-5 Metro Atlantic …

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Sun, Jan 12, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — There’s still plenty of life left in the magical lacrosse stick of John Tavares.The 45-year-old scored five goals, including one in overtime, to lead the Bandits to a 12-11 win over the Philadelphia Wings on Sunday afternoon.Tavares, who is the National Lacrosse League’s all-time leader in all of the major scoring categories, took a shot from high in the slo…

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Thu, Jan 2, 2014

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Maybe if Niagara had taken the lead the first time it rallied to tie during the second half, it may have been able to produce a winning outcome. Instead, the Purple Eagles fell behind by as much as 10 and ultimately ran out of time during their second comeback bid Thursday night.Antoine Mason scored 23 of his game-high 31 points in the second half, bu…