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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. After two weeks, 36 games and 106 goals, the…

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Canisius men's soccer coach Dermot McGrane will be serving as a guest correspondent for The Buffalo News during the World Cup. A two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, McGrane has been at Canisius since 2011 after nine years as coach at Niagara. McGrane is originally from Leicester, England, and has been coaching at U.S. colleges since 1995.  Fit…

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As host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia kick off the 2018 World Cup on Thursday, soccer fans around the globe will gleefully prepare for a month of seemingly nonstop action. Thankfully for viewers' sake, there's no clear favorite - but a slew of contenders who, with some good fortune, breakout performances and steady play, could hoist soccer's biggest prize on July 15. …

Soccer

Canisius men's soccer coach Dermot McGrane will be serving as a guest correspondent for The Buffalo News during the World Cup. A two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, McGrane has been at Canisius since 2011 after nine years as coach at Niagara. McGrane is originally from Leicester, England, and has been coaching at U.S. colleges since 1995.  I r…

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Dedicated soccer supporters don't have many demands when it comes to watching a match at a pub, but there are a few considered non-negotiable. The bar must sell beer, the sound must be amplified for big games and it must be accepted that supporters will sing, shout and probably curse louder than most patrons. For some bars, that's actually a lot to ask. With the Worl…

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Hertel Avenue is the hub of Buffalo’s soccer love, and considering the North Park Theatre’s proximity to self-proclaimed “Soccer Bar and Restaurant” Mes Que, it makes sense to mount a four-film “Sunday Morning Soccer” series — just in time for the World Cup. (Mes Que is one of the series’ sponsors.)The pleasingly offb…

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You can’t call in sick Thursday. It’s too obvious, like calling in sick the day you’re supposed to come back from a two-week vacation. But you can't work while the match is on. (If you don’t know which match, it might be time to consider purchasing a color TV and changing your typewriter ribbon.) And, really, you don’t need the whole day; all you need is about an hour and…

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A Buffalo Zoo rhino is all caught up in FIFA fever, it seems. Brandon Davids and his son Dylan were visiting the zoo Thursday when they were treated to a display of one rhino's soccer skills. Davids suggested the rhino simply couldn't contain its World Cup spirit. [bn_youtube id="t9ngwaMqrDM"] Davids said his almost-4-year-old son was visiting the zoo on a field trip. T…