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Browns Don’t Practice Again Due To COVID-19

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield hasn’t thrown a football in four days. The Browns haven’t practiced this week. Cleveland’s return to the NFL playoffs feels cursed. For the second straight day, the team’s headquarters and training facility stayed closed due to a COVID-19 flare-up that ...

Holmes Pours In 38

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ST. BONAVENTURE — It was the Jaren and Jalen Show on Wednesday afternoon at the Reilly Center as St. Bonaventure’s Jaren Holmes and Jalen Adaway combined to outscore the Saint Joseph’s Hawks by themselves in an 83-57 victory to move to 4-1 on the season and 2-1 in Atlantic 10 ...

JHS Senior Dean Up To The Challenge

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Natural talent and physical ability can help immensely when it comes to success in athletic competition. If a student-athlete combines those attributes with a genuine love and appreciation for their respective sport, it can help take their performance to a completely new level. That is the ...

Bills’ Wealth Of Depth At WR Making Opponents Pay

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ORCHARD PARK — The Bills have such a wealth of depth at receiver, Stefon Diggs found himself playing the role of traffic controller for quarterback Josh Allen last weekend. With Diggs double-covered running a route to the left of the end zone, he pointed to the other side, where Isaiah ...

Stefanski: ‘We’ve Got To Find A Way’

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CLEVELAND — Confined to his home before the season’s biggest game, coach Kevin Stefanski vowed not to let COVID-19 stop him from getting the Browns ready for the playoffs. Stefanski doesn’t know how he contracted the virus. That’s unimportant at this point. Beating the Pittsburgh ...

Sabres Lose Girgensons For Season

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BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons is expected to miss the entire season after having surgery to repair a hamstring injury he suffered in a team scrimmage on Monday. The Sabres announced Girgensons’ injury upon returning to training camp Wednesday following a day off and ...

Cleveland Rocked

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CLEVELAND — Two days after celebrating their return to the NFL playoffs, the Cleveland Browns were knocked flat. COVID-19 will keep coach Kevin Stefanski and at least two players, one a Pro Bowler, out of the team’s first playoff game since the 2002 season. The Browns announced ...

Testing Replaces Tailgating In Orchard Park

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ORCHARD PARK — Testing is replacing tailgating in the Bills Stadium parking lot, with a limited number of fans being allowed to attend Buffalo’s wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Before that can happen, New York state guidelines require the approximate ...

Rojas Has Big Game In Alabama Win

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Keon Ellis scored 16 points and Jamestown High School graduate James Rojas scored 15 — each off the bench — to help carry Alabama past Florida 86-71 on Tuesday night to sit atop the Southeastern Conference. The pair tallied 31 of the Crimson Tide’s (8-3, 3-0) ...

Sabres Have Unfinished Business After Last Season

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BUFFALO (AP)— Ralph Krueger doesn’t consider the Sabres’ home opener against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 14 as the start of a new season. Buffalo’s second-year coach is approaching it more as a continuation of the past one. “We are continuing a story, not beginning a story,” ...

Carlson Leads Way At Frewsburg

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Kevin Carlson Jr. rolled a 259-675 for Farr’s Allstate in the VSK Emporium League at Frewsburg Lanes to lead the area bowling. Also at Frewsburg, Jeff Arnold rolled a 279 game, Matt Himes a 267, Erik Lindquist a 261 and Troy Beightol a 258. Frewsburg Lanes: Tuesday Doubles League — Josh ...

SIMULATOR GOLF

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WESTFIELD — Brandon Johnston and Scott Jagoda are the leaders of the Pinehurst Golf Club’s Winter Simulator League through six weeks. The tandem has 78 points, 2.5 better than the second-place team of Patrick Swanson and Mark Drollinger (75.5). In Week Six action — played on the back ...

Kebort Will Be Second Martial Artist In CSHOF

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the biography of Christina M. Kebort, 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, ...

Full Speed Ahead

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ORCHARD PARK — Simply making the playoffs no longer cuts it in Buffalo. Having gone one-and-done in their two most recent playoff appearances since snapping a 17-year postseason drought in 2017, these Bills have loftier objectives as they prepare to host the Indianapolis Colts in the ...

Mayfield Pushes Browns Back Into Playoffs, Prominence

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield forcefully planted his Browns flag on Sunday. With the weight of a city’s football hopes riding on his back, Mayfield delivered for Cleveland and its long-suffering fans. Coming off an embarrassing performance a week earlier, Mayfield, who came into the NFL ...

Steelers Enter Playoffs Confident Late Fade Wasn’t A Bad Omen

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin offered a very on-brand answer when asked whether he’s comfortable with where his team is at heading into the playoffs. “I feel comfortable,” Tomlin responded, declining to elaborate as is typical when January rolls around and things ...

Tompkins, Smith Shine At Jamestown Bowling Co.

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Steph Tompkins and Bonnie Smith both surpassed the 600 plateau to lead the area bowling action. Bowling in the Monday Midnite Towing/Terminal Collision Ladies Classic Doubles League at Jamestown Bowling Company, Tompkins fired a 226-618 for Axiom Office Imaging. Meanwhile, Smith rolled a ...

ESA Hosting Roller Skating Day On Jan. 30 In Russell

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Exceptional Stars Athletics, a local organization dedicated to providing children with special needs the opportunity to participate in sports, is branching out yet again. ESA will be holding its first roller skating day on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Russell Roller ...

Junior Bowling

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JAMESTOWN BOWLING COMPANY Riley Piazza rolled a 237-224-203-664 to lead the Junior-Majors; Tori Higbee hit a 127-317 and Tayvian Gilson shot a 122-317 to pace the Preps; and Jaxson Higbee fired a 105-68-173 to top the Bantams. Junior-Majors: Kyle Christensen 245-213-191-649, Colton ...

Skeet League

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Following are the results from the first day of the Chautauqua County Winter Skeet League: The Bird Dogs defeated the Twisted Triggers, 104-98 and 110-97; The Wad Squad knocked off Bee Happy, 116-111 and 116-107; the Bird Busters upended the Dominators, 117-111 and 121-108; and the Primers ...