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Just over four months ago, Steve Pearce was toiling on injury rehab with the Buffalo Bisons – and even wearing a "Buffalo Wings" jersey during his two home games for the Herd. Sunday night, he was at the top of the baseball world as the most valuable player of the World Series. The Boston Red Sox dispatched the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, with Pearce's two-run homer in…

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Feb. 28, 1948 – Oct. 18, 2018 Steven W. Nelson lived with cancer for most of a decade, but that did not stop him from continuing to show others the power of kindness, said lifelong friend Pete Hermann, who recalled a recent example. “I was getting ready to coach my final basketball game in Georgia and I hear there is someone who wants to try out for the team,” recalled…

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Fox television executives aren't the only ones who have to love a Dodgers-Red Sox World Series. Admittedly you're going to need to be willing to stay up past midnight to see the end most nights, but you'll get a chance to see some massive star power when things get underway Tuesday night in Fenway Park. There haven't been too many like these in recent years. Think of…

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The Bisons answered one question on Tuesday when they announced Sahlen's now has the naming rights for the ballpark. That inspired an obvious follow-up query: Will a hot dog join the lineup for the team's inter-innings food-based footraces? The Bisons started the Wing, Cheese, Celery race, which is sponsored by (716) Food and Sport, in 2011 with its original three co…

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Sahlen's isn't possessive about the name on Sahlen Field. Buffalo-based Sahlen Packing Co., better known as Sahlen's, chose not to use the "apostrophe S" when it bought the naming rights for the ballpark. Company President Joe Sahlen told our Sean Kirst that an apostrophe would imply the singular, when the stadium is being named for his entire family. This got us …

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Ted Wyatt, in one sentence, defined the problem the Buffalo Bisons hope they finally solved. Wyatt was there, more than 30 years ago, on the day Bisons owner Robert Rich Jr. joined such public officials as Mayor Jimmy Griffin and Gov. Mario Cuomo in breaking ground for a ballpark that touched off a national trend in throwback style. Wyatt recalled that moment by tele…

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Sahlen’s and the Buffalo Bisons have thrown a new name for the downtown ballpark onto the grill. The Bisons next season will play in Sahlen Field – note no apostrophe “S” – the stadium’s fifth sponsored name since it opened in 1988. Team and company officials announced the 10-year naming rights agreement Tuesday afternoon at the stadium, where they touted the ties be…

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Updated Oct. 9, 2018: It's not official yet: The ballpark is now Sahlen's Since the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. is not renewing its naming rights deal on Coca-Cola Field, the Buffalo Bisons stadium will get a new name starting next season. The Bisons are scheduled to announce the ballpark's new naming rights partner at a news conference at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Pu…

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(Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses) 1. Boston Red Sox. Will franchise record for victories translate to fourth World Series title in 15 years? (1) 2. Houston Astros. After another 100-win season for the champs, it will be a tough chore to beat their rotation.  (2) 3. New York Yankees. Home run record moot if they can't beat A's on Wednesd…

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During the 1930s, the Weigel sisters were some of the biggest stars on Buffalo's athletic stage. The three were figure skating champions. They swam. Oh, and Mary and Estelle competed in equestrian. Mary also was an elite golfer, making her one of the city's foremost sports women until her untimely death in 1941. Their story, and that of Werner "Babe" Birrer, James Hewso…

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With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolina coast – and the Durham Bulls scheduled to host Games 3, 4 and 5 of the Governors' Cup finals beginning Thursday, the International League has taken pre-emptive measures to avoid the storm. The league has decided to play the entire series between the Bulls and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa…

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(Through Friday's games. Most recent rankings in parentheses) 1. Boston Red Sox. Team consistency: Lead MLB in wins at home (48) and on road (49). (1) 2. Houston Astros. Struck first in potential ALCS preview series at Fenway.  (3) 3. New York Yankees. Tanaka inching ahead to bid to start wild-card game. (2) 4. Oakland Athletics. Opened Hall of Fame for 50th an…

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Baseball is making me crabby lately. With so little action at times, games are getting exceedingly dull and I hope the analytics hounds are happy with the overload of strikeout-walk-home run, strikeout-walk-home run. Shifts need to be legislated down a few notches and "The Opener" is just plain awful. Before you send me the Rays' record with relievers starting games, I …

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Buffalo Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been named Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, the first member of the Herd so honored by the magazine that has been the chief publication chronicling the minor leagues since its founding in 1981. Guerrero Jr. played his final 30 games of the 2018 season in Buffalo after a promotion from Double-A Ne…