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.

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.

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

Buffalo was already set to host first- and second-round games in the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

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.

SANBORN — Niagara Wheatfield boys soccer team got to unveil its new turf field in style.

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.

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

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.

As the calendar turns to September, the high school fall sports picture gets clearer.

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…

Cliff Robinson, an early star in UConn’s rise to power and longtime top sixth man in the NBA, died Saturday. He was 53.

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.

BALTIMORE — Randal Grichuk is hitting all types of pitches to just about every part of the ballpark — and often into the seats.

BUFFALO — It may have taken a while to get there, but the Blue Jays' first week in Buffalo has concluded.

It was only a few years ago that gym owner and aspiring kickboxer Amer Abdallah returned Lockport 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.

There'll be no more racing this summer at Ransomville Speedway.

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.

Major League Baseball is back in Buffalo. Temporarily, at least.

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.

It's been a long road to the top for Jordan Hogan. But his climb is still ascending.

How sweet it is, y'all. How sweet it is.

Eddie Shack, one of the NHL’s most colorful players on and off the ice, has died. He was 83.

BUFFALO — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in a minor league park in Buffalo this year after being turned down by the Canadian government and blocked to play in Pittsburgh by the state of Pennsylvania.

This is the last of four stories in a series celebrating the tradition of the Porter Cup which has been played every summer since 1959. The 62nd tournament would have been played this week at Niagara Falls Country Club but was canceled because of the coronavirus.

TORONTO — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in Buffalo, New York, this year amid the pandemic.

THIS IS the third of four stories in a series celebrating the tradition of the Porter Cup which has been played every summer since 1959. The 62nd tournament would have been played this week at Niagara Falls Country Club but was canceled because of the coronavirus.

Make it a clean sweep for COVID-19 this summer at Niagara Falls Country Club.

This is the second of four stories in a series celebrating the tradition of the Porter Cup, which has been played every summer since 1959. The 62nd tournament would have been played this week at Niagara Falls Country Club but was canceled because of the coronavirus.

This is the first of four stories in a series celebrating the tradition of the Porter Cup, which has been played every summer since 1959. The 62nd tournament would have been played this week at Niagara Falls Country Club but was canceled because of the coronavirus.

Welcome to Porter Cup Week, or what would have been Porter Cup Week.

BUFFALO — New Era Field will no longer be the name of the Buffalo Bills home stadium, after the global sports headware and clothing apparel company asked to be released from its naming rights and sponsorship agreement.

Mass gathering restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the postponement of the 2020 World of Outlaws racing series event late this month at Ransomville Speedway.

The New Jersey Devils hired veteran coach Lindy Ruff on Thursday to take over one of the NHL's youngest teams and removed the interim tag from Tom Fitzgerald's title as general manager.

It's starting to feel like March again.

Hubie Brown laughed when I posed the question. After all you’ve done, have you thought about how tough it will be if the pandemic prevents you from doing NBA playoff games this year?

The roar is back at New York's Thunder Road.

Officials at Ransomville Speedway are planning for a 2020 season, even as they await word from New York State on the return of racing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The curtain has officially fallen on Minor League Baseball.

TORONTO — Less than a week before Major League baseball teams resume training on July 1, the Toronto Blue Jays still haven’t been able to tell their players where to show up.

As MLB and the players union haggled over a 60-game season this week, it was unclear what kind of baseball season was in store for the game’s long-suffering fans. But whatever happens, it’s bound to be a bummer for trivia buffs.

Play ball! never meant more to two Western New York sports-starved cities.

LATHAM — High school athletic facilities throughout the state cannot open for student participation until Phase 4 of the state's reopening process is reached, it was stated on Wednesday by Paul Harrica, president and task force chairman of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

LAS VEGAS — Billy Quarantillo is unbeaten in UFC.

Right to the end, Dena Armstrong was still holding out hope. This was the Porter Cup, after all, which isn’t so much a golf tournament as a civic treasure. There had to be a way to make sure that the event would go on as planned from July 22-25 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.

Billy Quarantillo was itching for a fight. He didn't really care who against or where; simply the sooner the better.

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its quarterly meeting of its Executive Committee via video teleconference for the first time in the history of the Association, which comprises 788-member schools.