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Bulls Rally to Defeat Canisius, 8-7 in baseball

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 8:27 pm

The University at Buffalo baseball team rallied in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Canisius, 8-7, on Tuesday afternoon at Amherst Audubon Field. Senior left fielder Bobby Pizzuto tied the contest at 7-7 with a two-RBI double followed by a game-winning RBI base hit by senior third baseman Brad Cochrane to capture the win. Senior closer Jeffrey Hains sealed the Bulls’ victory, recording his first career save.

Trailing 7-5 and facing two outs in the bottom of the eighth with runners on first and second, Pizzuto belted a two-RBI double down the right field line to tie the contest at 7-7. With Pizzuto stealing third, Cochrane dropped the game-winning RBI base hit into left field, driving in Pizzuto for the 8-7 lead and eventual victory.

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Sabres bring up McCormick from Portland

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have recalled forward Cody McCormick from Portland (AHL).

McCormick (4/18/1983, 6’3”, 215 lbs.) is in his first season with the Sabres organization after signing as a free agent on August 1, 2009. He finished the regular season with 29 points (17+12) and a team-high 168 PIMs over 66 games with the Pirates.

McCormick has 190 games of NHL experience in parts of five seasons with Colorado from 2003-09, accumulating 30 points (9+21) and 250 PIMs.

The 27-year-old McCormick was originally selected by the Avalanche in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Buffalo Bills 2010 Schedule Revealed

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

The Buffalo Bills schedule has been officially released and seeing how their 2010 opponents were determined before last season ended, I can’t fathom anyone being surprised.

As always there’s a couple of things that stand out, including:

♦ Buffalo does not have a prime time game.  All 16 games are played on Sunday and all games are at 1pm.

♦ The season opener is a home game against division rival Miami.

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Bisons finish homestand 4-2 with win over Scranton

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm

buffalo bisons logoJason Pridie collected four hits and five RBI to lead the Herd to an 11-7 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field. Fernando Martinez added a three-run homer as Buffalo slugged their way to a winning homestand.

The Bisons went 4-2 in their first stay at Coca-Cola Field this season, earning a split of their four-game set with the Yankees.

In a back-and-forth affair, Pridie was at the heart of the Bisons attach all day. His three-run homer in the fifth inning gave Buffalo the 3-1 advantage. After Scranton/Wilkes-Barre built a 6-3 lead on homers from Chad Huffman and Jesus Montero, Pridie doubled to deep center to plate Ruben Tejada and close the deficit to two. Two batters later, the Bisons’ centerfielder scored when Fernando Martinez launched a three-run homer into the Heron’s Landing Party Deck.

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UB to name Alumni Arena practice facility

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Thanks to a $220,000 gift from former University at Buffalo hockey player Tunney Murchie and his family, the newly renovated practice facility in Alumni Arena will be named in honor of Ed Wright who has served UB for over 40 years as a coach, administrator and teaching professional.

Murchie is owner and president of Lackawanna Products Corporation in Buffalo, NY. He is a 1975 graduate of Buffalo with a degree in management and also earned his MBA from UB in 1976. He played hockey for the Bulls from 1971-73 and was an assistant coach with the program in 1974. His wife, Deanna, is a 1974 graduate of Buffalo with a degree in public health. The entire Murchie family felt this was a fitting way to honor Wright for his lifetime commitment to athletics and the University at large.

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LIVE CHAT: Buffalo Bills/Draft @2pm

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm

The NFL draft is (finally) almost here.  Let’s talk about it today.  Who will the Bills draft? Who may get traded? I’ll share with you information I’ve gathered from recent discussions.

Video: Gaustad equally to blame on GW goal

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 11:33 am

Everybody points the finger at Tim Kennedy for causing the go-ahead and eventual game winning goal by Boston’s Patrick Bergeron Monday night to put the Sabres in a 2-1 hole.

You are only partially right.

Yes, Kennedy did get knocked off the puck by 42-year old Mark Recchi, which led to the winning goal. But he’s far from the only Sabres on the ice who didn’t do his job.  Check out the YouTube clip of the play.

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Soft Sabres Better Change Mindset.. Quickly

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 11:10 am

Sabres Bruins PlayoffsLet’s not beat around the bush; the Buffalo Sabres are in a world of trouble.  Sure, even after losing Monday night in Boston 2-1, they only trail the Bruins by a game (2-1) in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.  If they can win one of two in Boston and hold serve at home they’ll be on their way to the second round.

But I know, you know and anyone who’s been watching knows that injuries and a rapidly growing hesitance to match Boston’s physicality have this series on the verge of implosion.  Simply put, Buffalo is taking numerous punches to the mouth without returning unfriendly fire nearly enough.

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Former Bison Davis Has Memorable Mets Debut

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 1:30 am

When he woke up on Tuesday morning, now former Buffalo Bisons first basemen was getting prepared to head to Coca Cola field in downtown Buffalo to play an afternoon matinee against the Scranton W/B Yankees.  Little did he know when he got out of bed that his life was about to change in the way every prospect dreams of.

Originally penciled into the Bisons lineup Tuesday, Davis found just an hour or so before the game that he was being called up by the Bisons parent club New York Mets.  And not only was he being called to the show for the first time, he wasn’t going there to be the last man on the bench.  He was going there to play.

“We didn’t bring him up here not to play every day,” Mets general manager Omar Minaya told New York reporters Tuesday afternoon.

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Bisons Fall 7-2 to Yanks

  • Posted on April 20, 2010 at 1:16 am

buffalo bisons logoFor the second time in a week, R.A. Dickey spun his knuckleball with great success at Coca-Cola Field. This time, however, it wasn’t enough.

Dickey allowed just two runs in eight innings but the Yankees exploded late in a 7-2 victory over the Herd on Monday afternoon. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored one off the Bisons’ starter in the eighth inning and five off the Buffalo bullpen in the ninth to seal the victory.

Coming off a complete game victory in the team’s Home Opener, Dickey retired 16 of 17 batters in the middle of another solid outing. The righty kept Yankees’ hitters off balance by mixing in his up-tempo knuckler with a fastball on both sides of the plate. It wasn’t until the eighth inning the Yanks got the run they needed for victory.

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