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The National Lacrosse League has canceled the first two weeks of the season because of an ongoing labor dispute. In a statement, the league said games scheduled for the weekends of Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 are off. It is the first time the league has lost games because of a labor issue. The Buffalo Bandits were scheduled to report to training camp Nov. 1, but no practices o…

Bills

Charlie Rogers, a Bills punt and kick returner in 2002, was arrested in New Jersey this week for wielding a sword and making terroristic threats during a youth basketball event, according to the Asbury Park Press. He also was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, stalking and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to the report. He was rele…

Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits were scheduled to open training camp on Saturday, but the start has been postponed as the National Lacrosse League and its players have not negotiated a collective bargaining agreement. The regular season is scheduled to open Dec. 1, with the Bandits hosting the Toronto Rock. The league has never lost time to a labor issue, but concerns continue t…

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been named in two separate lawsuits by women who claimed he sexually assaulted them while they were unconscious. One day after a Jacksonville, Fla., station reported that the former Bills first-round pick was being sued for sexual assault stemming from an incident in April, he also was named in a suit involving a …

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LOS ANGELES – If the Cleveland Browns have been inclined to use the No. 1 pick on USC quarterback Sam Darnold, then Wednesday provided them with comforting evidence. Darnold furthered his case, throwing passes in front of scouts on a rainy Pro Day in Los Angeles. "Quarterback pro days are heavily rehearsed, following a custom script, and Darnold's pro day wasn't any …

Nation and World

By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times People who are pessimistic about what life is like during old age may be helping to make their fears come true. A new study finds that older Americans with negative beliefs about aging were significantly more likely to develop dementia than their peers who embraced their senior years with zeal. The difference was hardly trivial: St…

The Buffalo Niagara region's moment in the sun as one of the nation's hottest housing markets is over.Due to a rebound in home values in more than 40 percent of all major U.S. cities during the fourth quarter, the Buffalo Niagara region no longer ranks as one of the nation's markets where home prices are rising the fastest.The region fell in the rankings, not because th…

This week's golf at a glanceEvent: LPGA Corning Classic.Site: CorningSchedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Corning Country Club (6,062 yards, par 72).Purse: $1 million. Winner's share: $165,000.Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday, 4-6:30 p.m., 9:30-11 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 4-6:30 p.m., 10-11:30 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).Last year: Juli Inkster won the 29th of her 30 …

Claws retracted... Note to animal lovers: Pull in your claws when it comes to Halle Berry.The "Catwoman" star is under attack from some who have seen the film, reports MSNBC.com.In the flick, which opens in July, "Catwoman" apparently rescues felines from a product-testing laboratory -- which struck many animal-rights types as ironic, since Berry is also a makeup pitch…

Bowel Buddy Bran Wafers, a product made near Hamilton, Ont., to help with regularity, are selling like hot cakes thanks to a mention in humor columnist Dave Barry's "2003 Holiday Gift Guide."Al Curnew, president and CEO of Abundance Marketing, which makes the wafers and operates a warehouse in Lockport, said he has never heard of Dave Barry, but he has noticed his shipment…

What the ...?In the '80s, Al and Tipper Gore accused Twisted Sister of endangering the morals of America's youth and undermining parental authority.Two decades later, the band is playing New Jersey's two most family-friendly venues -- the Meadowlands State Fair and Six Flags Great Adventure -- and the "F" word is off-limits, by mutual agreement.Lead singer Dee Snider says …

Osbourne enters detox ...Jack Osbourne, 17-year-old son of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne, has checked into a drug and alcohol rehab clinic in Pasadena, Calif."I got caught up in my new lifestyle and got carried away with drugs and alcohol," Osbourne told People magazine. "Once I realized this, I voluntarily checked myself into a detox facility for my own health and well-b…

Still on the road ... Willie Nelson -- who turns 70 today -- shows no sign of slowing down. Rather than take the day off, he'll play the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, La., one of more than 200 concert dates this year."We've been doing it so long it's like a regular routine. It's good for us just to keep hitting it every day," Nelson said.Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, …

Madonna backs troops ... Madonna has yanked the anti-war video for her new single "American Life" out of respect for the troops fighting in Iraq.In a statement posted on her Web site, the singer said the video was filmed before the war started and was not appropriate to air at this time. "Due to the volatile state of the world and out of sensitivity and respect to the …