As Bills fans were imagining their team’s playoff run in 2020 – especially with Tom Brady having left New England – scanning the schedule they envisioned a sweep of the Jets and Dolphins and a split with the Pats in the division, plus wins at Denver and in Orchard Park against the Chargers. …

When COVID-19 began spreading across the United States last spring and raged on in hotspots such as New York City, Ali Rinfrette felt she needed to do her part.

ST. BONAVENTURE — Kyle Lofton had just fielded another question on this Media Day Zoom call, addressing how his team’s preseason preparation has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For all the positive impact Sean McDermott has had since taking over as coach of the Bills, his critics, albeit quietly, have registered one persistent complaint.

The response to my column on the death of regional sports legend Chuck Crist was unprecedented in this era of email. Dozens were merely thankful for the piece recounting his athletic skills and a life well-lived, but others wanted to share their own recollections of the man the Times Herald …

When I occasionally run into sports card or memorabilia collectors, they are never bashful about telling me how much their collection is worth.

Clayton Rowland dribbled down the left-hand side, maneuvered along the end line and fired a shot with such force, the ball went through the goalkeeper’s awaiting hands and into the net.

(Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series centering on the Bonnies’ official start to a still-uncertain 2020-21 season. Today, the importance of having a veteran team in a trying season.)

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series centering on the Bonnies’ official start to a still-uncertain 2020-21 season. Today, coach Mark Schmidt touches on scheduling chaos, Anthony Roberts and an extra year of eligibility.)

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series centering on the Bonnies’ official start to a still-uncertain 2020-21 season. Today, coach Mark Schmidt’s thoughts on today’s first real practice.)

When Kevyn Adams took over the Buffalo Sabres and started gathering information on his team, he made it a priority to ask the coaches their feelings about the goaltending.

For the first two years of his NFL career, it seemed the idea that Bills quarterback Josh Allen would be in the conversation for league MVP any time in the foreseeable future would be nothing more than a pipe dream.

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series with St. Bonaventure junior guard Jalen Adaway, now eligible after transferring from Miami, Ohio. Today: how and the Bonnies have adjusted to the COVID-19 climate.)

(Editor’s note: Following is the first in a two-part series with St. Bonaventure junior guard Jalen Adaway, now eligible after transferring from Miami, Ohio. Today: how eager he is to make his Bona debut.)