Postponed The NHL postponed the Buffalo Sabres’ home game against the New York Rangers tonight because of a severe storm hitting the region. A makeup date has not yet been determined. The decision comes while many communities south and east of downtown Buffalo have been blanked by a storm that has dumped 5 feet of snow since Monday. Another 1 to 3 feet was projected to fall by today.
• The Mid-American Conference tentatively rescheduled Buffalo’s football game against Kent State to today. Kent State players and staff were on time for the game on Wednesday, but their equipment truck was stranded in the snow south of Buffalo. The MAC also announced it has pushed back Kent State’s season finale against Akron from Tuesday to Nov. 28.
Selected A person with knowledge of the situation says Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America’s Cup. Defending champion Oracle Team USA, based in San Francisco, gets to choose where the event will be held. The British territory offers tax-free status for regatta participants. The official announcement is scheduled for Dec. 2 in New York.
Opened Churchill Downs is set to resume live racing today after two consecutive days of cancellations because of a frozen track. Churchill plans to make up the 20 canceled races by adding races to its remaining programs before the fall meet ends Nov. 30.
Hospitalized Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he’s being treated for pneumonia. The 84-year-old former Runnin’ Rebels coach was stabilized and undergoing medical tests. Tarkanian led three schools to the NCAA tournament, including the 1990 UNLV team that won a national title.
Agreed Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team through the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Kahne has 17 career Cup wins and has three consecutive berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Charged Arkansas prosecutors charged International Boxing Federation middleweight champion Jermain Taylor after an August shooting at his home. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the 36-year-old Little Rock native was charged Wednesday with first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. If convicted, he faces up to 26 years in prison.
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