The Niagara Purple Eagles turned in one of their strongest performances of the season, winning the second half of the Battle of the Bridge against rival Canisius, 5-3.

The Grand Island Vikings boys volleyball season has been nothing short of magical. And, for the team, the best part is – it’s going to continue.

BUFFALO — The Niagara Purple Eagles led in almost every category Friday night, except for where it counts.

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again.

BUFFALO — Dougie Hamilton scored in overtime and the Carolina Panthers overcame a late blown lead to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Thursday night.

LACKAWANNA — There's nothing like avenging past postseason failures.

The Battle of the Bridge resumes this weekend, as Niagara plays a two-game set against Canisius at Harborcenter.

ORCHARD PARK — For a strong-armed quarterback, Josh Allen isn't surprised by concerns being raised about his inability to hit a deep pass this season.

Starpoint senior Joe Carlson has been named one of the top 10 high school football players in Western New York.

The Gallagher Center will be a welcome sight for the Niagara men's basketball team.

LACKAWANNA — The Vikings' dominant fall continues to reign.

The Buffalo Bills will be playing a second national broadcast.

Joe Dentico threw a 300 game at Bowl-O-Drome, headlining more recent action on the local bowling lanes.

ORCHARD PARK — Ultimately, it makes no difference to Bills coordinator Brian Daboll what identity his offense adopts.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — After falling short of reaching the World Series for the 10th straight year, the New York Yankees intend to have conversations with top free agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg.

TORONTO — Don Cherry, Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers.

CLEVELAND — When you cut through all the zany particulars — the fumble return touchdown that wasn’t, the fumble recovery near the goal-line by an amazingly nimble Jon Feliciano, the good, bad and ugly moments from Jarvis Landry — it was a fairly simple and predictable football game.

LEWISTON — The Niagara Purple Eagles are eight games into the 2019-20 season, and have yet to get a win. After tying RIT (and gaining an extra point) in Rochester Friday night, the Purple Eagles fell 4-1 against the Tigers Saturday night at Dwyer Arena.

CLEVELAND — The Browns temporarily stopped another season from slipping away.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers put together its most dominating Division I win under head coach Steve Pikiell, overwhelming Niagara 86-39 on Sunday.

ORCHARD PARK — The Lakemen chartered into stormy waters Saturday night.

AMHERST — The Class A Far West Regionals ended in defeat for the Grand Island Lady Vikings in a 2-1 in double overtime loss to the Spencerport Lady Rangers.

STOCKHOLM — Pat Maroon scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Lighting beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday for a sweep of their two regular-season games in Sweden.

LEWISTON — The Niagara women's basketball team likes to run.

HILTON — The Falcons' high-flying season has suddenly landed.

AMHERST — After commemorating another storybook season by unfurling a championship banner inside Alumni Arena for the third time in four years, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team quickly discovered that past glory doesn’t account for much when opening a new chapter.

The Greg Paulus era got off to a great start Friday night in Philadelphia.

WILSON — Keep the family close, right?

ORCHARD PARK — It's been one heck of a ride for the 2019 Lakemen.

ORCHARD PARK — Championship week is upon us, folks, and your Wilson Lakemen are front and center. I had the opportunity to meet with some of the players and coaching staff on Tuesday at New Era Field for the Section VI media day.

EAST AURORA — Lockport High School junior Sydney Nowicki remembers running alongside senior teammate Owen White when White first got started in the sport several years ago.

STOCKHOLM — Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a fast start in Sweden.

Niagara comes back to Dwyer Arena Saturday night in the second part of a home-and-home series against conference rival RIT, which starts tonight in Rochester.

LEWISTON — At Niagara University, they're pretty confident they've found the perfect replacement for their perfect replacement.

The blue-collar Buffalo basketball team bolstered its bling collection to help ring in a new year.

LEWISTON — At Niagara University, they're pretty confident they've found the perfect replacement for their perfect replacement.

TONAWANDA — Just like that Canisius football has gotten back on track.

Mikiah Kreps is two wins away from a spot in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

With the Sabres season rolling, and a rather optimistic start, there seems to be new signs of hope developing in the 716. There is an excitement that hasn’t been felt since the days of the slug jerseys, the days when Lindy Ruff was behind the bench and Ryan Miller was making huge saves. But …

The Niagara University women's basketball team starts its fifth season under head coach Jada Pierce tonight at Little 3 rival St. Bonaventure.

Niagara University has reached a multi-year deal with Greg Paulus to become to 23rd head coach in the history of the men's basketball program.

Niagara Falls native Patrick Healey Jr. has been elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, the USBC announced Tuesday.

ORCHARD PARK — Jordan Phillips takes exception when asked if the Bills have fixed their leaky run defense.

ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed defensive tackle Corey Liuget to a one-year contract in a bid to shore up their run defense.

ORCHARD PARK — Bills coach Sean McDermott has spent the first half of the season opening most every week with a reminder about how much room there is for his team to improve, no matter if it's after a win or a loss.

AMHERST — It was only a matter of time before Niagara-Wheatfield's relentless offensive attack would break the Williamsville South defense.

There you go. The Bills beat the Redskins on Sunday, 24-9. They’re 6-2 for the first time since 1993, the last of the Super Bowl years. The six wins are against teams with a combined record of 9-41. Hey, someone had to win the Dolphins-Jets game.

ORCHARD PARK — Micah Hyde sees no reason why the Bills should apologize for taking advantage of a soft season-opening schedule.

LAS VEGAS — At one point Saturday, it felt like there was no chance Canelo Alvarez would be able to make history by defeating Sergey Kovalev at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Our mother, Jean S. (Olejarz) Grabon, 99 years old, passed away on November 13, 2019 at the Erie County Medical Center one month short of her 100th birthday. She was born in Niagara Falls on December 11, 1919 the daughter of the late Anthony and Bernice (Skrobacz) Olejarz. She is survived by…

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