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Dwayne Haskins will make the first start of his NFL career for the Washington Redskins when they visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at New Era Field. With Case Keenum in concussion protocol, Haskins took the majority of the first-team practice snaps in preparation this week. “I get hyped every day I get to put a helmet on,” Haskins said this week. “Even more excited t…

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Josh Allen's No. 15 was retired by Firebaugh (Calif.) High School on Friday night as part of Senior Night festivities against Coalinga. Firebaugh won the game, 25-7. Allen, the Bills' quarterback, graduated in 2014 in a class of 164 students. Firebaugh, with a population of about 8,300 people, is 40 miles outside of Fresno in the Central Valley. Allen grew up on the …

Colleges

How far will the University at Buffalo men's basketball team go in the NCAA Tournament? The News' Mark Gaughan writes, "Go ahead, dream big. Dream of a deep run."  ESPN's Rece Davis, during the network's NCAA special Sunday night, projected that UB would reach the Elite Eight in the West region. That would set up a matchup with top-seeded Gonzaga, which enters the te…

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The Canisius College men's basketball team won't be going to the postseason. School officials withdrew from consideration for the College Basketball Insider tournament during the weekend. The field for the tournament was announced late Sunday night. The Golden Griffins played in the CBI last season for the first time, its fifth postseason bid in six years at that poi…

High Schools

West Seneca East hockey player Billy Coughlin and Royalton-Hartland swimmer Mandy Hill have been named the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial, in voting for visitors to BuffaloNews.com. Coughlin had four goals and three assists in two victories, including overtime winner against rival West Seneca East and hat trick vs. Amherst. He received 47.2…

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As I sat down to work Friday morning, I received word that the Bills suffered their biggest loss in 13 years when Kyle Williams decided that Sunday would be his last game in the NFL — as a Bill — and as the embodiment of the woeful, wonderful franchise and city. Williams killed himself for 13 unlucky years on a series of bad, mediocre and occasionally decent teams. He w…

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Selected by Western New York coaches ALL-WESTERN NEW YORK Player of the Year: Ishaan Kashyap (Wmsv. East). Coaches of the Year: Jeff Librock, Jim Clauss (Wmsv. East). First team Pos. Name School Cl. F Trey Buscaglia Wmsv. East 12 F Kyle Hofschneider Kenmore East 12 F Josh Bean East Aurora 12 F Joe Fronczak St Joe’s 11 F Johnathon Putney East Aurora 12 M Mi…

High Schools

As chosen by Western New York coaches. All-WESTERN NEW YORK Runner of the year: Armani Merlino (Lancaster) Coach of the year: Jim Zubler (Frontier) Runner of the year by class: Senior: Tom Appenheimer (O’Hara) Junior: Evan Hilbert (St. Joe’s) Sophomore: Joshua Peron (Frontier) Freshman: Austin Burkard (Newfane) Eighth grade: Mason McVinney (J…

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The Oakland Raiders have signed former Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman to the practice squad, according to multiple reports. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders signed Peterman to take scout team reps in practice because another former Bills quarterback, AJ McCarron, is with his wife, Katherine, after she gave birth to a son Tuesday night. Ca…

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Carolina Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz became the first former Canisius College athlete to score a touchdown in professional football since Tom Colella in 1948 for the Cleveland Browns of the old All-America Football Conference. Manhertz’s 50-yard touchdown came on a trick play halfback pass from Christian McCaffrey in the Panthers’ 12-9 loss to the New Orleans Sain…