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Tim Graham

Tim Graham has covered the NFL since 2007 for The Buffalo News, ESPN and the Palm Beach Post. He was the Sabres beat reporter for seven years and served two terms as Boxing Writers Association of America president.


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Rick Dudley stood with a cup of coffee on the HarborCenter's upper concourse, while the NHL's best prospects worked out in tank tops and shorts on the arena floor below. Dudley is the quintessential hockey scout, a tireless bird dog who bought a house 15 years ago in Lewiston, although he worked for the Chicago Blackhawks, because he mapped out 34 amateur and pro arenas…

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Rasmus Dahlin is a survivalist. Whether stickhandling through the neutral zone or strafing his way through Anarchy Acres, his mission is the same: to escape chaos and make his enemies pay the price for failing to contain him. Dahlin is the presumptive first overall draft choice in the NHL Draft. He's a blue-line prodigy who was 16 when he turned pro in Sweden's top l…

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LOS BANOS, Calif. – Three of Josh Allen's coaches gathered on the field where he played Pop Warner for them and discussed their quarterback's long-shot journey to the NFL. Head coach Michael Tate, offensive coordinator Tyrell Jenkins and defensive coordinator Chauncey Lee are men of color. None was asked what he thought of the controversial tweets that surfaced the day …

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FIREBAUGH, Calif. – Each year, the NFL's incoming rookie class grows increasingly aware of the long-term risks of brain trauma. Young players have surrendered jobs to avoid accumulating injuries that could lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative disease caused by repeated blows to the head. Canisius High grad and Baltimore Ravens offensive li…

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The Buffalo Bills drafted their next great hope at quarterback with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is the fifth of a five-part series, "You bloom where you're planted: The cultivation of Josh Allen." (Read Part 1 here,  Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here.)  FIREBAUGH, Calif. – Few people have experienced Wyoming football like Jerry Hill has. …

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The Buffalo Bills drafted their next great hope at quarterback with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is the fourth of a five-part series, "You bloom where you're planted: The cultivation of Josh Allen." (Read Part 1 here,  Part 2 here, Part 3 here.)   Part 5 will be published on BNblitz.com Thursday.  FIREBAUGH, Calif. – Mistakes were made. Suf…

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The Buffalo Bills drafted their next great hope at quarterback with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is the third of a five-part series, "You bloom where you're planted: The cultivation of Josh Allen." (Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.)  Part 4 will be published on BNblitz.com Wednesday.  LOS BANOS, Calif. – Josh Allen, all of 9 years old, was a bac…

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The Buffalo Bills drafted their next great hope at quarterback with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is the second of a five-part series, "You bloom where you're planted: The cultivation of Josh Allen." (Read Part 1 here.) Part 3 will be published on BNblitz.com Tuesday.  FIREBAUGH, Calif. — In a place this small and so remote, folks handle multiple …

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The Buffalo Bills drafted their next great hope at quarterback with the seventh overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. This is the first of a five-part series, "You bloom where you're planted: The cultivation of Josh Allen." Read Part 2 here.  FIREBAUGH, Calif. – Joel Allen slowly rolled his brown GMC Sierra pickup past a field of beardless wheat. The night before, swather…

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This week's "Tim Graham Show" shouldn't have left anybody wanting Wednesday. Buffalo News senior columnist Jerry Sullivan stuck around the Sports Radio 1270 The Fan studio for an extra segment to discuss the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres' front office turbulence. Sully and Jonah Bronstein hashed out whether LeBron James is the greatest basketball player ever, the …

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Russ Brandon has resigned as managing partner and president of the Pegula sports empire. Kim Pegula has taken over as president. The move comes after Pegula Sports and Entertainment conducted an internal investigation into Brandon's workplace behavior and allegations of personal misconduct, two sources told The Buffalo News on Tuesday. As the top executive under T…

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Josh Allen posed for the first time with his No. 17 jersey as Friday's sun dipped below New Era Field's upper deck. He posed with his father, his girlfriend and fellow first-round draft choice Tremaine Edmunds. Then the Buffalo Bills front office arrived. Allen stood alongside Terry and Kim Pegula, General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Allen beamed …

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Brent Vigen was among the supporters at the NFL Draft in Texas with Josh Allen. Vigen is Wyoming's associate head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and was the one who recruited him to the school, meaning he has likely spent as much time with Allen as anyone over the last few years. He also recruited Carson Wentz and coached Wentz during the first two years…

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Merry End-of-Pre-Draft season, everyone. We made it. We survived. Mock drafts and all the ejaculatory declarations about prospects and their hand sizes and three-cone-drill times and pad levels will be rendered useless so very soon. We reveled Wednesday on the "Tim Graham Show." The usual gang was in studio, with special appearances from Buffalo News NFL reporter …

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The 1983 quarterback draft class is the gold standard. This year's group probably won't pan out so well, but silver sure can shimmer. The Comstock Lode, the massive silver vein in Nevada's western mountains, made many men rich and established much of America's Pacific infrastructure. There was so much silver, the U.S. Mint opened a branch in nearby Carson City. …