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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the Buffalo Bills starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the PittsburghSteelers on Saturday.

Manuel started the game by engineering two scoring drives — including a 67-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charles Clay — on Buffalo's first two series. And the third-year player then re-entered the game in the third quarter, and hit Tobias Palmer for a 37-yard touchdown pass.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.

He had every reason to be and now, American Pharoah may have run his last race.

The track lived up to its reputation as the "Graveyard of Favorites" when 16-1 long shot Keen Ice held off American Pharoah by three-quarters of a length in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes — a result that seems almost unfathomable.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a race car driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."

Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on a dirt track in Canandaigua even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers.

The lawyer noted five other cars drove around Ward during a yellow caution flag before Stewart"revved his engine and ran him over." He called Stewart's legal papers in response to the lawsuit "appalling."

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CANANDAIGUA (AP) State police are investigating an accident in the Finger Lakes region that claimed the life of a teenage bicyclist.

Troopers say a tractor-trailer rig that was stopped at a light Friday afternoon on state routes 5-and-20 in the Town of Geneva struck and killed a 17-year-old boy after the light turned green.

The operator of the rig, 64-year-old Edward Hicks of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, made a right turn and did not see 17-year-old Jealousis Pereria, who was parallel to the truck and pedaling forward when he was hit.

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NEW YORK (AP) — NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday.

Kevin Ward Jr.'s family filed a lawsuit this month that accused Stewart of gross negligence, saying he gunned his engine and put his card into a skid as the 20-year-old Ward walked on the track after a crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9, 2014.

NEW WINDSOR (AP) A pilot was killed after his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday.

Trooper Steven Nevel said the accident happened around 2 p.m. Friday at Stewart International Airport in the Orange County town of New Windsor, where the New York Air Show is scheduled to take place this weekend.

The pilot was the only person in the plane. His name wasn't immediately released.

SYRACUSE (AP) Officials say two children were checked out at the New York State Fair's infirmary after two roller coaster cars bumped into each other during a ride.

Troy Waffner, acting fair director, tells the Syracuse Post-Standard he visited the children in the infirmary after the noontime incident Friday and talked to them. He said they were "shaken up a little.''

Waffner said two cars bumped into each other, apparently because of a combination of "minor mechanical error and a minor operator error.''

The ride, the Comet II, was shut down Friday afternoon.

BUFFALO (AP) The Seneca Nation of Indians says it will expand its Buffalo casino.

Tribal leaders on Friday outlined plans for a $40 million, two-story expansion at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino that will make room for more slot machines, table games, a non-smoking area and a steakhouse restaurant.

Construction is expected to start in October and be done in early 2017.

The Senecas opened the existing Buffalo casino in 2013.  A temporary casino operated at the site before then.

The western New York tribe also has casinos in Niagara Falls and Salamanca.

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The Memorial Art Gallery is offering free admission on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Instead of admission, the MAG will collect voluntary contributions to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester in the wake of the shooting that happened in front of that club on Genesee Street last week. Three people were killed and four were injured.

The MAG's director, Jonathan Binstock, says it's just one way their museum feels they can help. 

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FORT DRUM (AP) Has anyone seen a stray missile?

The Army is asking the public for help finding a dummy missile lost Friday
morning during an Apache helicopter flight from Fort Drum in northern New York
to this weekend's air show at Stewart International Airport in the lower Hudson
Valley.

Fort Drum officials say the M36 Captive Flight Training Missile poses no risk
to the public because it's not explosive. The 100-pound steel casing is used to
simulate the weight of a missile during flight.

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