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BSD Interview: Lingerie Football Star Taira Turley

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Taira Turley For the majority of sports craved men, there’s precious few things in life greater than the mixture of beautiful women and football.  Of course, for the most part it rarely if ever meant enjoying the two simultaneously.

That changed with the formation of the Lingerie Football League (LFL) in 2009.  The eight team league featured big market franchises ranging from New York all the way to Los Angeles.

There’s palpable disparities in LFL football rules as opposed to one most enjoy watching on Sunday afternoons.  For starters the field is only 50 yards long and 30 feet wide.  End zones go eight yards deep instead of the traditional ten.  Each team only has seven players on the field and instead of four 15 minute quarters, LFL rules call for a pair of 17 minute halves.

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Sabres end home stand with clash vs. Wild

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:45 am

Buffalo SabresThe Buffalo Sabres get to enjoy the cozy confines of HSBC Arena one more time tonight before heading to the road for five consecutive games.  They’ll try to pick up their fourth straight win as they play host to the Minnesota Wild.

After falling off track with consecutive losses in their return from the Olympic break, the Sabres seem to have things going right again.  After failing to score more than three goals in 10 straight games the offense had an explosion by their standards Wednesday night against Dallas, netting four goals and adding an empty netter in the final seconds.

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UB season ends with MAC Tourney loss to Miami

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:15 am

UB LOGOThe University at Buffalo men’s basketball team was unable to overcome an early 18-point deficit as a furious second half rally came up short as the Bulls fell to Miami 73-59 in their Mid-American Conference quarterfinal game at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Bulls scored the first bucket of the game, but the RedHawks responded with a 17-0 run, taking an early 14-point lead. UB continued to struggle from the floor in the opening half as the Bulls hit just four of their first 14 shots.

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Sabres 10 Game Review: Rock Bottom & Redemption?

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:13 am

Lindy RuffFirst off, I’d like to apologize to readers for not having this in sooner.  School has been trucking me with work.  Hooray for midterms.  Anyway, on to the article:

Dates: February 3rd to March 07th

Record: 3-5-2

In Brief:

When we left the Buffalo Sabres, things were not looking good.  They had blown a two goal second period lead to the Pittsburgh Penguins on national television and had strayed even further from the defensively responsible game-plan that

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Sabres Extend Affiliation Agreement with Pirates

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:00 am

Portland PiratesThe Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League announced today that they have extended their affiliation agreement.

The Pirates are currently in the second year of their original deal with the Sabres. The new extension is a long term agreement that re-affirms the commitment between the two franchises.

“Lyman (Bullard, the Pirates Chairman/Governor) and I are thrilled to share this great news with our fans, our sponsors and the entire community, who have experienced firsthand, over the past two seasons, the quality and exciting style of Buffalo Sabres hockey at the AHL level at the Cumberland County Civic Center,” Pirates Managing Owner/CEO Brian Petrovek said. “Greater Portland has embraced a group of world class players, coaches and team staff who have been and continue to be outstanding professionals and people both on and off the ice. We’re looking forward to our future together with high hopes and expectations as we continue to do our part to help develop future Buffalo Sabres and compete for Calder Cup Championships.”

March not kind to Flynn, Wolves

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 6:58 am

It’s less than two weeks into March but things are already looking bad for Niagara Falls native Jonny Flynn and his NBA Minnesota Timberwolves.

Flynn and the Wolves have played four games since the calendar hit March and have dropped them all. With a four game road trip next week and a tough line up late in the month, it doesn’t look like Flynn will be coming off the court a winner much the rest of the month either.

The March losing streak started with a road game against the Dallas Mavericks. Flynn and his teammates held their own against one of the strongest teams in the league but still lost by three. Flynn helped carry the Timberwolves in Dallas, posting 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists. With Wolves big man Al Jefferson on the bench due to a suspension, Flynn proved to coach Kurt Rambis he has what it takes to be a team leader.

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UB’s Cannon Earns Bid To National Championships

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 6:00 am

University at Buffalo wrestler John-Martin Cannon earned a wild card into the NCAA Division I National Championships at the 165-pound weight class.

Cannon, a sophomore, finished third at the Mid-American Conference Championships, having to default due to an injury in the second place match, but was chosen as a wild card for his first appearance at nationals. Cannon was ranked in the Top 20 throughout the second half of the season and finished the season with an 11-6 record in dual meets and had 22 wins overall.

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Bona vs. Temple tourney game on Time Warner at noon

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 4:30 am

St. Bona LogoSt. Bonaventure’s Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinal game against top-seeded Temple at Boardwalk Hall on Friday will be televised live on Time Warner SportsNet in Western New York.

The game will broadcasted by CBS College Sports as part of its Regional Syndication package. CBS’ Eric Frede (Play-by-Play) and John Grffin (Analyst) will have the call for the noon-tip.

The game can be seen on Time Warner SportsNet (TWCS) in Buffalo (Ch. 12), Olean (Ch. 13) and Rochester (Ch. 26).

NU Men’s Hockey Opens CHA Tournament With Bemidji

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 3:33 am

Egor MironovNiagara will open up the 2010 College Hockey America Tournament against top-seeded Bemidji State. This is the first time in the 11 year history of the CHA Tournament that these two teams will meet in the semifinals. These two teams have met three other times in past CHA Tournaments, all championship games, with Niagara holding a 2-1 advantage in those games.

Niagara’s semifinal game against Bemidji State will be broadcasted live on WJJL 1440 AM, with that feed streamed online, free of charge via Yahoo! Sports. Covering the game will be Jason Mollica.

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Buffalo Bills Notes: Oakland interested in T.O.

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:15 am

Jimmy KennedyA few Buffalo Bills related notes from an uneventful Thursday at One Bills Drive…

♦♦ As of late Thursday night there was still no word on how the team’s meeting with Vikings defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy went, if he’s still in town or if a deal is imminent.  Obviously when the Bills don’t strike quickly with a player they covet it’s not a good sign.  I’d hate to use the comparison; but it’s kind of like a kidnapping case.  Typically if a victim isn’t found within the first 24 hours, well sadly you know how that usually goes.

Fan reaction to Kennedy is mixed.  Some consider him nothing more than a situational depth guy who’s been a bust since being the 12th overall pick in 2003.  Others, including this author regard him as the type of body and talent that will help the defensive line better move into their new schematic 3-4 look.

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Griffs begin pursuit of Atlantic Hockey Championship

  • Posted on March 12, 2010 at 12:01 am

Canisius HockeyThe Canisius College hockey team begins its quest for an Atlantic Hockey Championship with a matchup against long-time rival Mercyhurst. The Griffs and Lakers face off in a best 2-of-3 quarterfinal series in Erie. The two schools are set to meet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, if necessary, with all three games slated to start at 7:05 p.m.

• Canisius and Mercyhurst met four times during the 2009-10 season with the Griffs winning three of the four games. Canisius also won both contests at Mercyhurst.
• The Griffs defeated the Lakers three times in a single season for the first time since the 1995-96 campaign.
• In November, Canisius swept Mercyhurst for the first time. It took the Griffs 21 years and 60 games before registering a weekend sweep against their rivals.
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