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Flynn Puts First Week of NBA Career In Books

  • Posted on November 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Jonny Flynn now has a full week of his NBA career in the books.  The former Niagara Falls high school and Syracuse University stand out made his NBA debut last Monday after being the sixth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves over the summer.

The early reviews are mostly good.  Minnesota is off to a 1-2 start; defeating New Jersey on opening night before suffering consecutive losses to Cleveland and Phoenix over the weekend.

For his part, Flynn is leading the Wolves in scoring at 15.3 points per game.  It ranks him second only to Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee) at 20.5 points in rookie scoring average.  He’s also shooting 47% from the field, has made 2 of his 4 three point attempts and has knocked down 14-of-16 free three attempts, all while averaging just under 25 minutes per game.

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Harvard Cup Recap: Riverside, Burgard Clinch

  • Posted on November 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm

On a weekend where the top two places in the Harvard Cup League were solidified for the upcoming playoffs, the remaining two openings for the coveted Cup’s post-season party were anything but settled.  Unexpected wins by some, thrillers by others, and possible infractions of rules by another means that four or five teams are alive for two places going into the last week of the regular season.

Last week’s Intense Milk Game of the Week on 1440 AM WJJL (click here to listen) was never a contest from the first whistle.  Riverside’s Harold Millender returned the opening kickoff 82 yards as the Frontiers romped over the listless Mighty Violets of Lafayette by a score of 42-0.

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Buffalo Bills Mid-Season Report Card

  • Posted on November 2, 2009 at 10:42 am

Here’s a question.  If pro is opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress?

The answer?  Dick Jauron

We’re officially at the mid point of another Buffalo Bills season, and all signs point towards a fourth annual Jauron-led run to 7-9.

Talk about a lack of progress.

To assess the Bills offense midway through, just insert your  favorite singular negative adjective.  Terrible…  Awful…  Dreadful..  Appalling..  Horrendous.. Feel free to come up with one on your own.

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Ryan Miller Looking like Team USA’s Goalie (Part 2)

  • Posted on November 2, 2009 at 7:24 am

Ryan Miller is off to a blistering start.  His dominance during the first month of play should definitely send a message to Team USA hockey about who their starting goalie should be.

If that does indeed occur, it would retribution for Miller who cut from the team 2006. I recently spoke with him about his supposed snubbing. “Some of the other people got a lot more angry than I did, I didn’t take it as a slight, I just took it as separating business from personal, it was a situation where I was inspired. And coming off injury, I didn’t get picked, and the goalies that did had more NHL time, they played at a high level. With me they didn’t know,” Miller said.

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Green Captures Individual Crown at UB Open

  • Posted on November 2, 2009 at 7:15 am

Wrestling unattached, University at Buffalo sophomore and 16th nationally-ranked wrestler Desi Green captured the individual crown in the 149-pound weight class at the seventh annual UB Open at Alumni Arena on Sunday, November 1. Sophomore Kevin Smith and 20th nationally-ranked junior Jimmy Hamel finished in second place at 133 and 197, respectively. The Bulls finished with nine total wrestlers in the top six, all wrestling unattached at the non-scoring event.

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Canisius Hockey Falls to Air Force

  • Posted on November 2, 2009 at 6:00 am

The Canisius College hockey team lost the finale of a two-game series against Air Force, 4-1. The loss drops the Griffs to 2-6-0 and 1-3-0 in Atlantic Hockey play, while the Falcons improve to 3-5-0 and 3-1-0 against league foes.

“We had our chances and we just didn’t capitalize today,” said Canisius head coach Dave Smith. “Air Force is a good hockey team that we let come into our building and take two of our points.”

Sophomore Dave Kostuch (Richmond Hills, Ontario) netted the Griffs’ lone score of the afternoon, while sophomore Dan Morrison (London, Ontario) anchored the defense with 25 saves.

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