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HERNDON, Va. – Ron McDole doesn’t dress up for Halloween anymore. He’s 80, after all. But his daughter says he still enjoys the holiday. “Of course he does,” Tammy McDole says. “He eats all the candy.” Some of her father’s fondest memories from the Buffalo Bills glory days of the 1960s are of Halloween costume parties. He devotes a chapter to these monster mashes in …

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HERNDON, Va. — Thomas Smith hears echoes of the crowds that cheered him at Rich Stadium whenever he goes to Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, a Buffalo Bills bar that puts the Western New York into Northern Virginia. “As an athlete you can never have enough of that adulation — that feeling that comes with people adoring you,” Smith says. “When you stop playing, you miss that che…

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If you are a Buffalo Bills fan of a certain age, you remember Elbert Dubenion as the fleet-of-feet flanker on the Bills’ AFL title teams of the mid-1960s. Younger fans may know little more than that his name is on the Bills Wall of Fame. But know this: His nickname, Golden Wheels, is the best in Buffalo sports history — and one of the best in all sports history. This…

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Booker Edgerson is Buffalo to the bone. He was a shutdown corner on the Bills’ AFL title teams of the mid-1960s. He was an administrator for nearly a quarter century at Erie Community College. And he remains, at age 80, a leading light in raising money for local charities through the Bills Alumni Foundation. It is hard to imagine Buffalo without him, but how he came …

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Paul Maguire said he understands. New owners have new ideas. Terry and Kim Pegula are no different. "They should want to make it bigger and better," Maguire said of the owners of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. "And they're going to do that." The only thing Maguire, who played for the Bills from 1964 to 1970, doesn't want to see is the team create too much distance …

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Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny announced his retirement after 11 NFL seasons, the team announced on Tuesday. Posluszny, a five-time defensive captain with the Jaguars, registered 973 tackles to reside second in franchise history behind only Daryl Smith (1,089). The 33-year-old, who would have been an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, spent seven seas…

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Jerry Ostroski spent nearly a decade on the offensive line of the Buffalo Bills, going from 10th-round draft pick in 1992 to a starter for 102 games. A knee injury late in the 2001 season would end his career. Ostroski returned to Tulsa after his playing days – he had started every game in his sophomore, junior and senior years for the University of Tulsa. He recently r…