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World’s Greatest Figure Skaters to Compete in Nearby London, Ontario

World’s Greatest Figure Skaters to Compete in Nearby London, Ontario

Figure skating fans from around the world will be heading to nearby London, Ontario for the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Joining them will be 200 of the best figure skaters in the world, from over 50 different countries, who will compete at the event from March 11-17 at the Budweiser Gardens in London.

Tickets are available online at www.budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Budweiser Gardens (formerly the John Labatt Centre) box office. 

Follow the R-I-C-E Strategy When Treating Aches, Pains and Strains

Follow the R-I-C-E Strategy When Treating Aches, Pains and Strains

The end of December saw some significant snow accumulations throughout Western New York. So, are you feeling some aches and pains associated with shoveling snow or pushing your snowblower?

Generally speaking, it is beneficial to use the R-I-C-E strategy — Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation — after suffering an injury such as spraining your ankle or wrenching your back, according to physical therapists Anthony Goode and Jeff Kirchmyer, co-owners of ProActive Sports Rehab in Hamburg and Orchard Park.

Rest: Rest and protect the affected area.

Filming Begins for Reality TV Show Based on Buffalo Warriors Basketball Team

Filming Begins for Reality TV Show Based on Buffalo Warriors Basketball Team

Filming of a reality television show based on a new minor league basketball team — the Buffalo Warriors — and its owner, Ed Bednarz of Buffalo, began Monday at Antoinette’s on the Hill in West Seneca. The basketball team will make its debut in March 2013 as part of the expanding Premier Basketball League, and will play its home games at a Southtowns venue to be announced in the near future.

‘I Bought a Basketball Team’ to Begin Filming in Buffalo Area

‘I Bought a Basketball Team’ to Begin Filming in Buffalo Area

Shooting for a new reality television show based on a South Buffalo resident who recently purchased a minor league professional basketball team will begin Monday in Western New York.

“I Bought a Basketball Team” will focus on the Buffalo Warriors and its owner, Ed Bednarz of Buffalo. The team will make its debut in March 2013 as part of the expanding Premier Basketball League.

Popular London Sports and Entertainment Venue Gets New Name

Popular London Sports and Entertainment Venue Gets New Name

London, Ontario’s well-known home for concerts, events, exciting hockey courtesy of the London Knights and full-filled basketball with the London Lightning now has a new name. Gone is the familiar John Labatt Center nameplate, replaced by the equally recognizable Budweiser Gardens moniker.

A soft transitioning of the venue to Budweiser Gardens began several months ago, with the official re-opening of the building held on Oct. 11 – the 10th anniversary of the venue.  

Lisfranc: The Midfoot Injury With the Odd Name

Lisfranc: The Midfoot Injury With the Odd Name

Aside from playing in the NFL, there’s something else that professional athletes such as Matt Schaub, Ronnie Brown, Kevin Jones, Dwight Freeney, Darren McFadden, Santonio Holmes, Cedric Benson and Ryan Kalil all have in common. All have suffered from a midfoot ailment with a strange name — Lisfranc injury.

Lisfranc injuries occur when the metatarsal bones in the midfoot are broken or ligaments that support the midfoot are torn. Such injuries are typically caused when excessive force is applied either directly or indirectly to the midfoot and are most commonly associated with traffic and industrial accidents or stepping into a pothole and twisting.  

Buffalo Warriors Make Big News by Signing 7’4” Center and Well-known Recording Artist

Buffalo Warriors Make Big News by Signing 7’4” Center and Well-known Recording Artist

The Buffalo Warriors, set to make their 2013 debut in the Premier Basketball League (PBL), have made two huge off-season moves by inking 7’4” center Moussa Seck of Senegal and well-known recording artist TreVonn “Diego Trinidad” Campbell to contracts.

The 222-pound Seck, known as the tallest man in Senegal, most recently played professionally for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League, according to Buffalo Warriors owner Ed Bednarz.