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Ray Bentley coming to WNY for book-signing events

Ray Bentley coming to WNY for book-signing events

Ray Bentley, the former Buffalo Bills linebacker (1986 to ’91) and preseason TV play-by-play announcer now in his 13th season with ESPN as a college football game analyst, will appear in Western New York to promote his debut fiction novel, “Driftwood,” the weekend of Dec. 19. Bentley has scheduled several appearances to sign copies of his book and meet with fans.

Bentley will kick off his schedule from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Nice Ash Cigars & Lounge, 5334 Transit Road, Depew, with a Bills roundtable discussion and book signing. Later Saturday, Bentley will visit Dave and Adams Card World, 8075 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Bases Loaded to Host Buffalo Bandits Players for Free Holiday Signing Event

Bases Loaded to Host Buffalo Bandits Players for Free Holiday Signing Event

Several members of the Buffalo Bandits will visit Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, for a free holiday signing event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 16.

Tentatively scheduled to appear are Ryan Benesch, Dhane Smith, David Brock, Mitch Jones, Brandon Goodwin, Adam Will, Nick Weiss and Anthony Malcom. Guests can meet and have photos taken with the players, and receive a free autographed team photo or yearbook. Fans can also bring their own items to get autographed.

Players are subject to change. For more information, please contact Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles at 656-0066. You can also follow Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles on Facebook for frequent updates.

New Book Features the Best of Newspaper Columnist Phil Ranallo; Two Signings Planned

New Book Features the Best of Newspaper Columnist Phil Ranallo; Two Signings Planned

Paul Ranallo, son of the late newspaper columnist Phil Ranallo, will hold two book-signing events Dec. 4 and 5 during the annual Hertel Holidays. Ranallo’s very first signing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets, 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. The second signing is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave.

Ranallo’s book, “What’s New, Harry? The Best of Buffalo Courier-Express Columnist Phil Ranallo,” features more than 100 of Phil Ranallo’s greatest columns originally written during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The columns cover a variety of public figures — from Ralph Wilson, Tim Horton and Jack Kemp to Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens and Martin Luther King — in addition to historic moments in American history. Each story, according to the author, is like opening a long-lost time capsule.

WNY Sports Card Expo to Host Impressive Lineup of Athletes

WNY Sports Card Expo to Host Impressive Lineup of Athletes

 

Several NFL, MLB and NLL stars — including Hall of Famers Thurman Thomas, Rayfield Wright, Charlie Joiner and Gaylord Perry — will take part in the annual Western New York Sports Card Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. 

Nineteen athletes are scheduled to sign autographs during the event:

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Darryl Talley (Buffalo Bills), Thurman Thomas (Buffalo Bills), Charlie Joiner (San Diego Chargers) and Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd (Boston Red Sox).

Bases Loaded to Host Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams

Bases Loaded to Host Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams

 

Karlos Williams, the exciting Buffalo Bills rookie running back who played his college ball at Florida State, will sign autographs from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Williams is the only player in the NFL this year to score a touchdown in each of his first four games. The 22-year-old was selected by the Bills in the fifth round (number 155 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. His very first carry in the NFL was a 26-yard touchdown run against the Indianapolis Colts.

Nearly 20 Football, Baseball Stars Slated to Attend Annual WNY Sports Card Expo

Nearly 20 Football, Baseball Stars Slated to Attend Annual WNY Sports Card Expo

 

Eighteen well-known athletes — including 13 former Major League Baseball players and five NFL stars, are scheduled to appear at the annual Western New York Sports Card Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. 

Former Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas, Darryl Talley and Ken Jones will take part in the show, presented by The Sports Corner, along with San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner and Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright. The Jones autograph is free with a paid admission ticket.

Meet Buffalo Bills Preston Brown and John Miller at Sports Collectors Corner

Meet Buffalo Bills Preston Brown and John Miller at Sports Collectors Corner

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Buffalo Bills Preston Brown and John Miller from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.

A linebacker, Brown was drafted by the Bills in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, while Miller, a rookie guard, was taken by the Bills in the third round of the 2015 draft.