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Suffice it to say, Niagara athletics director Simon Gray never expects to live through another season like 2019-20. There’s no handbook to prepare an AD for the level of tumult Gray faced in his sixth year on Monteagle Ridge.

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When Babe Ruth was a young, 19-year-old breaking into baseball in 1914, the first game he pitched as a professional was against the Buffalo Bisons in in Baltimore. Pitching for the Orioles, Ruth shut out the Bisons on that day, 6-0.

When Larry Brzeczkowski first started coaching club hockey at at Niagara University in 1996, the team was lucky if it could put together two full lines of players in mismatched uniforms. It played a local schedule that more often resembled beer-league games than organized hockey.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association and its executive committee held their quarterly meeting Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, as the organization voted on several proposals, including the LECOM Harborcenter being selected to host the boys ice hockey championships for 2022-24.

Greg Paulus and Niagara University men’s basketball have picked up their second commitment for the 2021-22 season, and they’re hoping to have found a diamond in the rough.

New York State's largest Division III athletic conference has cancelled winter sports amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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LOCKPORT — As quickly as the Niagara-Orleans League golf season came, it has already concluded.

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The Atlantic Hockey season will begin November 13, the association announced Thursday.

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It hasn't quite been a year since Greg Paulus took over as head coach of Niagara University men's basketball following the surprising resignation of Patrick Beilein.

The Mid-American Conference will begin its six-game regular season with every team in the conference scheduled to play Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Niagara Falls native Mikiah Kreps, after an accomplished amateur career which included a bronze medal at the 2019 AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championships, is slated to make her pro debut Oct. 30 in Tijuana, Mexico, according to Kreps and her management team.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays won a postseason series for the first time in 12 years, overpowering the young Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep of their AL wild-card matchup.

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The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the pandemic, became the final one to jump back in, making it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference officially announced its 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball schedules Tuesday. Conference play begins Dec. 8 and will close March 6. 

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A Lewiston resident is aiding the effort to bring a new special needs hockey team to Western New York.

Suspended University at Buffalo men's basketball player Malik Zachery ran into some trouble before allegedly stabbing a Canisius College player last Wednesday after a pick-up game in North Tonawanda.

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NORTH TONAWANDA — A University at Buffalo basketball player was charged Friday with assault and weapons possession after stabbing a rival player during an off-campus pickup scrimmage, officials said.

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In April of 1989, I came to Buffalo to be a sports columnist at The News, straight from the national NBA beat at Newsday. Two months later, Clifford Robinson — he was just “Cliff" in those days — was drafted in the second round by the Portland Trail Blazers.

MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte celebrated his Miami debut with a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning, helping the Marlins top the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night.

BUFFALO — José Iglesias and Bryan Holaday had RBI doubles in the 11th inning for Baltimore, and Iglesias threw out the potential tying run at home plate as the Orioles salvaged a 4-3 win against the Toronto Blue Jays to break a five-game losing streak.

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BUFFALO — I’m not sure when, or if, I’ll see another Major League Baseball game in Buffalo, but I can tell you this: The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles gave me the thrill of a lifetime Sunday afternoon. The Blue Jays, our local team now, beat the Orioles 6-5 on a two-out, bases-load…

Justin Hemphill made the All-Western New York basketball team after leading Cardinal O’Hara to a state championship in 2019. Now the hard-nosed, 6-foot-5-inch forward will join another local all-star squad in Daemen College’s recruiting class.

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The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced its United for Justice campaign Thursday in an effort to promote "lasting change" in the battle against social injustice and racial inequality.

WILLIAMSVILLE — In a COVID-19 summer, football camps are scarce. Thanks to Cross Training Football, local kids had two camps to attend this summer.

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LOCKPORT — The doors finally reopened and the familiar sounds of one of the world's oldest sports could be heard in earnest again.

For the first time since Joe Mihalich roamed Monteagle Ridge, the Niagara University men’s basketball program has received a commitment from a player over a year away from a move to Lewiston.

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It was only a few years ago that gym owner and aspiring kickboxer Amer Abdallah returned Lockport, N.Y. to the boxing map.

It was only a few years ago that gym owner and aspiring kickboxer Amer Abdallah returned Lockport, N.Y. to the boxing map.

BUFFALO — If Magneuris Sierra and the Miami Marlins were looking for special souvenirs to bring home from their extra long road trip, they found them with a big extra-inning win and a hold on first place.

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The signage is familiar. And well, really, that's about it. But hey, it beats nothing. Or, to be more precise for the Toronto Blue Jays, it beats seeing their name on the bottom of a scoreboard in a visiting stadium for a game that is “home” in name only.

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It was announced Saturday that the Mid-American Conference (MAC) is canceling its fall football schedule, according to watchstadium.com. Due to health/safety concerns for coaches and players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAC will look to bring back its season in the spring of 2021.

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There will be no fall sports at Niagara University or Canisius College in 2020.

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