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The guest of honor glanced around the James Ernle Auditorium at South Park High School and reminisced about the the last time he was here on graduation day six years ago. Could he have envisioned then, one of his former teachers asked, how far his passion and perseverance would take him before returning to his alma mater? “Yes I did,” Jody Fortson Jr. said with a smile. “…

The NFL season is upon and members of the News sports staff will be picking games on BNblitz.com. Here is how Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf see the slate for Week 1, beginning with the Thursday night game (point spreads are through Thursday morning; asterisk indicates best bet): GAUGHAN SKURSKI WOLF Thursday at Bears -3 Packers Pac…

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The NFL has fined umpire Roy Ellison one game check, worth $9,300, for his part in an on-field exchange that prompted Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes to scream at him after the team's Dec. 2 loss against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium, according to multiple reports from NFL Media. A league source confirmed the ruling. A video caught Hughes screaming at…

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – It was sloppy, it was entertaining. It was a lot of things for the Buffalo Bills. What it wasn't, though, was a win. And at 4-8 after Sunday's 21-17 loss against the Miami Dolphins, the Bills are assured of at least having one fewer win than a year ago and have all but been officially eliminated from making a second consecutive postseason appearance.…

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Buffalo Bills officials are looking into a second case of a sex toy being thrown onto the field during Monday night's game, the team said Wednesday, a day after a Florida man appeared in court after being accused of lobbing a similar item from the stands. Michael Abdallah, 34, of Oviedo, Fla., will be banned from New Era Field for violating the fan code of conduct follo…