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Kane Chronicles: Reaction to Major Team Injury (9/23)

  • Posted on September 23, 2009 at 11:59 am

It was the biggest, and most unfortunate, news to hit the Chicago Blackhawks in weeks.

“Adam Burish went into the boards on Sunday night in Minnesota and injured his right knee. When a player like him leaves the ice it is always concerning and unfortunately he suffered an ACL tear. He will undergo a reconstruction as soon as possible and we anticipate a complete recovery. His return will take approximately six months,” reads a statement from Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry.

“I went into the boards goofy. It was one of those goofy plays, I was helpless,” said Burish to a very large crowd of reporters after the team’s practice on Tuesday. Fellow forward and South Buffalo resident Patrick Kane, certainly no stranger to recent heightened publicity, spoke about his fallen teammate:

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Former Buffalo Native Jim Thorpe in Big Trouble

  • Posted on September 23, 2009 at 11:36 am

BSD GOLF2Our debut golf post here at Buffalo Sports Daily isn’t a happy one.

Regrettably, it looks like PGA Senior Tour and former Buffalo native Jim Thorpe is in big trouble with the law.

According to this AP report, Thorpe has pleaded guilty to failing to pay more than $2 million in income taxes. The report goes on to state he was charged in February with seven counts of failing to pay federal taxes on income earned in 2002-04.

Thorpe lived in Buffalo for 20 years before moving away in 1996. He won three times on the PGA tour and 13 times on the Senior tour, including The Tradition major in 2002.

Thorpe never won a major on the PGA Tour but did have a three top ten finishes; placing T-4th at the 1984 U.S. Open and T-9th three years later. He also finished T-7th in the 1986 PGA Championship.

Morning Links for September 23

  • Posted on September 23, 2009 at 8:43 am

Buffalo News reporter Mike Harrington says Sabres defensemen Henrik Tallinder is fighting for his job.

¶ Paul Hamilton of WGR-550 reports that Derek Roy still has habits that get to his coach.

¶ The Olean Times Herald says Alex Van Pelt may be the change the Buffalo Bills needed.

¶ Fred Jackson is taking a back seat to nobody, writes Paul Jannace of the Wellsville Daily Reporter.

Buffalo Rumblings takes a look back at the offensive line Sunday with Notes from the Bills O-Line.

¶ Bob DiCesare of the Buffalo News pens a column chronicling how Donna Pumphrey has traveled a tough road with her UB star son.

¶ North Tonawanda defeated Grand Island in boys volleyball, in this Tonawanda News high school roundup.

Sabres Send 14 Players to Portland

  • Posted on September 23, 2009 at 8:00 am

Portland, ME – Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have assigned 14 players to the Portland Pirates of the American League. In addition, defenseman Ryan Stokes and goaltender Glenn Fisher have both been released from their training camp tryouts. The moves leave the Sabres with 33 players remaining in camp: 19 forwards, 11 defensemen and three goaltenders.

Heading to Portland are: forwards Paul Byron, Tyler Ennis, Brad Larsen, Maxime Legault, Mark McCutcheon, Kyle Rank, Travis Turnbull and Derek Whitmore; defensemen T.J. Brennan, Matt Generous, Mike Kostka, Dennis Persson and Drew Schiestel; and goaltender J.P. Lamoureux.

Big names still with Buffalo are Jhonas Enroth, Tim Kennedy and Nathan Gerbe.

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Bulls Drop Conference Opener to Hartwick 3-1

  • Posted on September 23, 2009 at 6:00 am

The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team dropped its conference opener to Hartwick, 3-1. Leading goal-scorer Mike Unwin (Basingstoke, England/Iowa CC) led the Bulls’ offensive attack, scoring off a chest pass in the 31st minute.

The Hawks scored first at the 11th minute-mark off a corner kick. Owen Botting sent a bending kick into a crowd of blue and white jerseys with Nick Pratico heading the ball in for the Hawks’ 1-0 lead. In the 28th minute, the Hawks doubled their advantage as Jumol Harewood scooped up a loose rebound off a shot by Steven Amaya to put the Hawks in the lead 2-0.

A few minutes later, the Bulls’ cut the Hawks lead in half as they scored their first tally in the 31st minute. With a crowd in front of the Hawks’ net, senior defender Steffen Thoresen (Trondheim, Norway/ Kristen Videregaaende Tronderlag) led the ball up to Unwin, located near the left-goal post. Unwin received the chest pass, hitting the ball home to cut the Hawks’ lead to 2-1.

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