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University at Buffalo women's soccer coach Shawn Burke will be providing analysis of the Women's World Cup for The Buffalo News during the tournament. Burke is entering his sixth season at UB and has led the program to five consecutive Mid-American Conference tournament appearances and was named MAC Coach of the Year in 2014. The FIFA Women’s World Cup finals stage is s…

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Williamsville South sophomore Amari DeBerry has been named to the USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team that will compete at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Chile. DeBerry, ranked as the No. 2 player in the Class of 2021 by ESPN,  was named to her second All-Western New York first team this year after averaging 16.8 points, eight rebounds, five blocks and four …

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This move might look familiar to Sabres fans. Jack Eichel makes a nifty pass to set up Clayton Keller for a goal in Team USA's 5-2 victory against Germany in a World Championships exhibition game in Manheim. Keller tied the score at 2-2 at 7:02 of the second period. The score stayed that way and then the Americans tallied three times in the third period for the win. …

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Former Buffalo Sabres captain Chris Drury has been named general manager of Team USA for next month's World Championships, USA Hockey announced Wednesday. The International Ice Hockey Federation event runs May 10-26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. Drury is the assistant general manager of the New York Rangers and general manager of their AHL affiliate, the Hartfo…

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Katelyn "Katy" Knoll remembers waiting by the door, eager to hit the ice for her next shift. All the forward from Amherst needed was for a Team USA penalty killer to have a chance to get to the bench for a line change. Only then would Knoll and her bundle of energy have a chance to potentially do her part to help her team triumph in the gold medal game of the IIHF World…

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These days, David Leggio feels happy and healthy. Nearly a year after suffering a scary, life-changing concussion, the goalie is enjoying his 11th pro season. “I’m probably better off as a person because of it,” Leggio told The News of his concussion ordeal by phone from Germany. “Yeah, at the time, it wasn’t the most fun.” Earlier in his career, the Williamsville na…

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I was amazed to discover Monday that halfway through the PyeongChang Olympics, Buffalo's WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) is in 12th place nationally in TV ratings among the 56 NBC affiliates. I was even more amazed Tuesday when Channel 2 researcher Jon May advised me that the station has moved up to No. 8 in household ratings in prime time, No. 2 in weekday and weekend daytime view…

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Todd Marchant was preparing to sell his house in Western New York last year when he stumbled upon boxes of items from a hockey career that started in Buffalo and took him around the world. One piece of his past was his Team USA jacket from the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer. Marchant played 17 NHL seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks. Many remember him wit…