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First round playoff picks for non-gamblers

First round playoff picks for non-gamblers

Is it possible the Sabres will fall to the Bruins in round one? Of course. Is it likely? Hello no. But the other playoff series are a bit tougher to predict.

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Which Sabres team will show up Thursday?

Which Sabres team will show up Thursday?

What are we to make of this version of the Sabres? We've seen them, from October to April, be maddeningly fragile and satisfyingly strong; frustratingly low-scoring and gratifyingly high-octane. The only consistently good thing has been Ryan Miller, on whose stellar play the team has fallen back on in times of trouble.

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Marshawn Lynch's final chance

Marshawn Lynch's final chance

Isn't it time Lynch realizes it's fourth-and-long and getting perilously late in the game of salvaging his career?

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Great baseball in Toronto, NYC—and Buffalo

Great baseball in Toronto, NYC—and Buffalo

Aside from a brief flirtation, Buffalo has never enjoyed the Major Leagues. Yet we're baseball fans nevertheless because at our core, we're still Americans. And while we can't pull for our own hometown club, we know the way to the Bigs, which are essentially right in our backyard.

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A Madness to remember for Buffalo

A Madness to remember for Buffalo

I'm thinking that this weekend's NCAA Tourney games probably constitute basketball's finest hour in Buffalo. For two days—three if you count the day in the middle—the city ate, slept, and breathed the game, and here's the shocker: the games actually warranted the hype.

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Tim Tebow? Brian Brohm? Trent Edwards? No thanks.

Tim Tebow? Brian Brohm? Trent Edwards? No thanks.

I hope Buffalo doesn't draft Tim Tebow. I just don't like his awkward mechanics and left-handedness, which I think throws receivers off their game. Hey, I'm a lefty myself, but I'm just of the belief that we make great relievers and first basemen, just not necessarily top-notch NFL quarterbacks.

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T.O. moves on—but where to?

T.O. moves on—but where to?

It's obvious he and agent Drew Rosenhaus had a shrewd, one-year plan in the works: grab the cash from a desperate bettor, behave and try to put up some respectable numbers, and then cash in on one last bloated contract as the NFL's Fort Knox organizations hand them out like Halloween candy, no longer burdened by that pesky salary cap in 2010.

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Ryan Miller makes The Onion!

Ryan Miller makes The Onion!

Another honor for our Ryan—satirically.

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Tiger needs golf, but golf needs him, too

Tiger needs golf, but golf needs him, too

The PGA Tour needs Tiger back in a big way. They're slipping precipitously down the backward path to irrelevance with the likes of Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir and Sergio Garcia as their main attractions. Tiger gives them instant credibility; a face everyone recognizes.

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Don't be shocked to see a gold for Finland

Don't be shocked to see a gold for Finland

What's impressive about the Finns' forwards is that with the obvious exception of the shamelessy cherry-picking Selanne, none seem to be too one- dimensional. All of them appear to be well-versed, complete players who play well in most situations: leading, trailing, one man down, one man up ... you name it.

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