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Bandits go ice cold, fall to Roughnecks - PHOTOS

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The Buffalo Bandits came out firing in their National Lacrosse League battle with the Roughnecks from Calgary, however, in the end, it was Calgary that left town with the “W” and disappointed the 16,000 raucous Bandit fans in the First Niagara Center.…

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Weekend double-dip crucial for Bandits

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Let’s pump the brakes a little bit.

Buffalonians tend to go to extremes when…

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An epilogue: Explaining the Bandits’ disastrous 2013

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The last six months have been brutal to Buffalo’s professional sports teams, an unnecessary reminder for our city’s loyal fan-base.

The…

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New York Times sheds light on John Tavares’ greatness

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I’ve heard over and over again that the tale of the Buffalo Bandits’ John Tavares is the most under-reported professional sports story of all-time.

For the vast majority of his 22-year career, Tavares was satisfied with dominating from the shadows,…

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Buffalo Bandits fall on Fan Appreciation Night - PHOTOS

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The Buffalo Bandits didn't quite have the year they expected to, but the orange-and-black clad fans still showed up for the last regular season game of the year. It was Fan Appreciation Night at the First Niagara Center as the Bandits faced off against division rival…

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Bandits control destiny against rival Knighthawks

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While the majority of Buffalo’s season has been forgettable, you couldn’t script a better ending than what’s to come Saturday.

Given that eight of the NLL’s nine teams reach the postseason, it’s easy to think the regular season…

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In danger: Bandits may miss playoffs for first time since 2002

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With three games remaining in the National Lacrosse League season, the Buffalo Bandits are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Darris Kilgour’s club is reeling with five straight losses, leaving the Bandits knotted at 5-8…

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Buffalo’s woes continue as Bandits embarrassed by Rush

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The signs were evident early that the Buffalo Bandits were well on their way to a fourth consecutive loss.

In the first five minutes between Buffalo and Edmonton, Mike Hominuck conceded a bad turnover near the center line, Shawn Williams was brutally dispossessed…

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Tavares to Tavares: Amusing story of loyalty, lacrosse

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NLL legend and Buffalo Bandits mega-star John Tavares happens to have an exceptional nephew: the New York…

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Bandits do ‘Harlem Shake,’ will ‘Black Out Cancer’ - VIDEO

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Knock-offs of the original ‘Harlem Shake’ video continue to spread like wildfire, largely because they serve as an excuse to wear crazy outfits and go berserk for roughly 20 seconds.

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Bandits’ Williams sneaks into ESPN SC’s Top 10 Plays - VIDEO

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In the NLL, there are highlight-reel goals that involve rapid-fire passing between teammates that catch the goalie out of position, plays where all you hear is the whirring of the rubber ball sailing from stick to stick before the goal horn explodes in celebration.…

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Stock watch: Grading Buffalo Bandits at bye week

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In most respects, the National Lacrosse League’s regular season is meaningless.…

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Shorthanded Bandits host nemesis Toronto tonight

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The Buffalo Bandits’ post-season quests have reached the same conclusion the last three years: a narrow loss to the Toronto Rock. Last year’s debacle was the most heart-breaking, as Buffalo’s Tracey Kelusky was ruled in the crease as Tavares rifled…

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Bandits victorious over the Philadelphia Wings - PHOTOS

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Bandits fans no longer have to feel the sting of Philadelphia's season-opening victory over Buffalo's beloved lacrosse team. The Bandits erased those bad memories when Luke Wiles took a feed from John Tavares with 23.6 seconds left and put the ball between the legs…

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Tavares’ hidden ball trick fools Wings, makes Deadspin - VIDEO

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This hidden-ball-trick goal was one of the few bright spots in the Bandits’ season-opening 13-8 loss to Philadelphia, but it shined enough to feature…

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