January 12, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. -- The collective primal scream that burst through UCLA's locker room door said a lot Saturday. The way Coach Ben Howland barreled through his postgame opening statement said more. Howland was giddy. Yes, giddy. "He's happy," forward Travis Wear said. "We all are. We're where we want to be. " That would be heading home, after four days in the mountains that was anything but a trip down the bunny slopes. The Bruins couldn't exhale until a three-point shot by Askia Booker clanged off the rim, preserving a 78-75 victory.
January 9, 2013
USC VS. COLORADO When: 7 PST. Where: Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo. On the air: TV: ESPNU; Radio: 710 Records: USC 6-9, 1-1; Colorado 10-4, 0-2.. Update: Colorado had a discouraging trip to Arizona last week. The Buffaloes led by as many as 17 points, 16 in the second half, before losing to third-ranked Arizona in part on a controversial call on a Colorado three-point shot at the buzzer in regulation. Colorado Coach Tad Boyle said he was "sick to his stomach" when Sabatina Chen's banked three-pointer eventually was called no good.
January 7, 2013
Syracuse's Doug Marrone became the second coach scooped up by an NFL team Monday, hired by the Buffalo Bills. The move leaves five teams still searching for replacements for coaches who were fired a week ago - the day after the regular season ended. Marrone arrives in Buffalo after three seasons as the coach at Syracuse. The 48-year-old New Yorker takes over for Chan Gailey , who was fired after three losing seasons. Marrone helped restore the Orange to bowl status but has a tougher job with the Bills - ending a 13-year postseason drought.
January 7, 2013 |
It's the new year, and people are busily struggling to keep their new year's resolutions to eat better. We're in full support of a healthful diet, but why not have one last, little hurrah? During Monday morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter, some participants embraced a more healthful new year, while others couldn't help indulging... just a little. Here are some of the highlights: Carol Sacks, from the blog In Medias Recipe, balanced her butterscotch glazed cinnamon rolls with a kale, cabbage and carrot salad , while Jo from the blog My Last Bite shared a ridiculous photo of the pig tail from the Spice Table, with the words "crispy, fatty, porky" in the caption.
December 31, 2012 |
The Chicago Bears announced on Monday that they have fired Coach Lovie Smith. And the Buffalo Bills have fired Coach Chan Gailey. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears have sent out consent forms to teams requesting permission to interview head-coaching candidates. The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday when Minnesota beat Green Bay. The Bills beat the Jets in their finale, 28-9, but finished last in the AFC East at 6-10. Buffalo has yet to announce whether it plans to keep General Manager Buddy Nix, whose acquisition of several high-priced defensive players did not achieve the team's desired results.
December 24, 2012 |
Got a second? That's about all the time you'll need for the Clippers to tell you everything they know about their franchise forebears, the Buffalo Braves. “Well, they're from Buffalo,” Grant Hill says after a long pause. “And I know that Buffalo's really cold.” Among the things the Clippers don't know is that, for a three-season stretch in the mid-1970s, Buffalo was also really good, averaging 46 wins and reaching the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals three years running.
December 21, 2012 |
Word-association time. Buffalo Braves? "I know Bob McAdoo," said the Clippers' Jamal Crawford. On Friday, he was being asked about his knowledge of the place where it all started for this Clippers' franchise, years ago, in Buffalo. The Buffalo Braves established a franchise-record 11-game winning streak in 1974. But it's hard to expect the Clippers to know that much about the pioneers of the franchise and achievements from 38 years ago. Especially when Crawford was born in 1980.
December 6, 2012 |
In the rough-hewn documentary "Buffalo Girls," director Todd Kellstein trains his camera on two 8-year-olds in Thailand's underground Muay Thai prizefighting circles who beat other kids for money as they work their way up from rural matches to bigger bouts. Some 30,000 children are involved in this world, Kellstein found, and his unflinching approach to the brutality gives the film an unusual energy even as it makes the fighting seem oddly normal - or at the very least gives some sense of the cultural landscape in which this could be acceptable.
December 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- One-hundred-and-thirteen years after John J. Pershing recommended him for promotion, Sgt. Paschal Conley, a Buffalo Soldier, would posthumously be elevated to second lieutenant under a Senate-approved defense bill. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) sought the few lines in the massive bill at the behest of Conley's descendants. Conley was a member of the group of African American Army regiments, serving from 1879 until 1906 and fighting in the Spanish-American War, according to the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, which sought Sessions' help after the department's commissioner, W. Clyde Marsh, was contacted by the Conley family.
November 14, 2012
MIAMI (4-5) AT BUFFALO (3-6) TV: NFL Network, 5 PST. Line: Bills by 1. Over/Under: 45. Sam Farmer's pick: It's difficult to win on the road, especially for rookie quarterbacks. Buffalo showed last week that it can put points on the board. Bills won't have Fred Jackson, but have C.J. Spiller. Bills 24, Dolphins 20.