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State OKs high-risk sports

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has finally budged on high-risk sports in New York state. Beginning Feb. 1, basketball, wrestling, football, ice hockey and other sports deemed high risk in the state will be allowed to resume competition as long as county Health Departments allow ...

Championship Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ten years after firing Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will stare across the field inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and see his protege trying to spoil his hopes of a Super Bowl repeat. Funny thing: Even after firing him, ...

Diggs among elite WR company this weekend

ORCHARD PARK — With his name plastered on election campaign-style lawns signs — “Allen-Diggs 2020” — popping up across Buffalo, receiver Stefon Diggs requires no further introduction. And yet, cornerback Tre’Davious White playfully decided one was necessary upon ending his Zoom ...

Sabres fall in shootout despite Cozens’ first goal

WASHINGTON — Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist, Vitek Vanecek made 24 saves through overtime and the short-handed Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in a shootout Friday night in their home opener. Nicklas Backstrom and Nic Dowd also scored for the Capitals, who won the ...

Winter has arrived

Old Man Winter sure knows how to make an entrance. Most of the area has been dodging the snowy bullet, but seasonal conditions and temperatures have arrived with a vengence. Smaller in-land lakes were freezing over, but the heavy snow fall has made ice fishing these areas less than ideal. ...

Philly special

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Sirianni’s success working with various quarterbacks with different styles comes in handy in his new job. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The ...

Sirianni reaches top of his game

Upon returning home from a walk around their West Ellicott neighborhood early Thursday afternoon, Fran and Amy Sirianni’s phone rang. The call was from a friend, Bruce Fagerstrom, who wanted to offer his congratulations after checking out the latest news on the NFL Network moments ...

Smith sees shades of ’88

ORCHARD PARK — Win or lose, and make no mistake Bruce Smith is rooting for the Bills to beat the Chiefs on Sunday, the NFL’s career leader in sacks is confident Buffalo’s future is bright. “This is just the beginning,” Smith told The Associated Press by phone this week. ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

SHOWDOWN. The two best teams in the American Football Conference have a showdown Sunday night in Kansas City. But before the Buffalo Bills take to the chilly field against the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs, there will be a great game in another cold city, Green Bay. The hometown ...

Bills’ defense is playing its best at just the right time

ORCHARD PARK — Leslie Frazier’s faith in his Bills defense never wavered even at the lowest point of Buffalo’s season. It was mid-November and the Bills were entering their bye week on the heels of a 32-30 defeat at Arizona. Immediately dubbed “The Hail Murray,” the Cardinals won ...

Report: Jamestown Native Sirianni Named Eagles Head coach

Nick Sirianni, a Jamestown native and Southwestern Central School graduate, has reportedly been hired as the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing sources, announced the hire on Twitter Thursday around 2 p.m. ...

Report: Eagles interview Sirianni for head coach

Ten days after helping Indianapolis get within a “Hail Mary” of Buffalo in the AFC wild-card playoff game, Jamestown native and Colts’ offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni has reportedly been interviewed for the vacant Philadelphia head coaching job. According to multiple reports, ...

Silver Creek standout Brown joins Canisius lacrosse coaching staff

Canisius head men’s lacrosse coach Mark Miyashita announced Tuesday that former Hobart standout Frank Brown has been added to his staff as an assistant coach. In his role with the Golden Griffins, Brown will work with the program’s attackman and assist with game planning and ...

Jayhawks ranked No. 4 in volleyball preseason

After finishing last season seventh at the NJCAA Division III volleyball championships, Jamestown Community College remains in good company to start the delayed 2021 spring season. The Jayhawks are ranked No. 4 in the preseason poll released Tuesday. Jamestown CC went 28-5 during the ...

Road split with Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Brian Ellliott made 40 saves, Travis Konecny scored his fourth goal in four games and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Tuesday night. Jakub Voracek also scored and Kevin Hayes added an empty-netter for Philadelphia, which bounced back from Monday ...

Bowling

Steve Dando’s 214-246-647 led the Frame Tuesday Night Memorial League at Lucky Lanes on Jan. 5. Ralph’s Penzoil threw the high team series with a 2,545. High games were turned in by: Charles Lewis (234), Brian Meyer (234), Art Howard (207), Rick Mazurek (202, 206), Vern Pchelka (204), ...

Skeet leagues

Mark Holthouse and Chris Dole fired perfect 50s during Chautauqua County Winter Skeet League action. Matthew Lenehan, Tim Wissman, Bruce Raymond, Matt Littefield, Danny Ficarra, Brian Gunnell and Chris Gullotti all hit 25 straight. Littlefield’s capped a string of 75 straight. In team ...

Practice starts

High school bowling, boys swimming and skiing practices began Monday as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association opened the winter season for low-risk sports. High-risk sports such as basketball, wrestling and ice hockey are still on hold due to New York state restrictions.

Rodgers shined as referee, umpire

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the biography of Larry E. Rodgers, one of 11 inductees in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. Other inductees are George L. Barone Jr., Harry G. Carlson, Andrew J. Creager, Michael A. Sirianni, Lewis G. Mack, Marc T. Tramuta, Randall G. Anderson, ...

Gowanda bowlers begin season; swimmers join Eden

The Gowanda Recreation youth flag football program held the second game of the winter session Jan. 13 at Gateway Park. Twenty young athletes in grades 4-8 participated in the 90-minute session. The games were very well organized with three adult referees and a fourth parent coordinating the ...