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The creation of a board of directors

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Reminded of the RCW patch Bills players are wearing on their jerseys, Fred Jackson looked to the heavens and wondered if the teams late owner might be pulling a few strings.Something certainly seems to be up in Buffalo.Though the veteran running back is not the superstitious type, Jackson was among several players who vowed to dedicate this season to Ralph C. Wilson shortly after the Hall of Fame owner died in March.And wonder of wonders, look at them now. The Bills (5-3) are entering their bye week firmly in the AFC playoff picture after showing newfound resolve, overcoming a rash of injuries, yet another quarterback shuffle and several last-minute deficits.Ralph is looking out for us, Jackson said. Im not one to shy away from that. Hes putting us in the right places. He is with us.How else to explain whats gone right for a franchise that has struggled staying relevant during a 14-season playoff drought — the NFLs longest active streak — and nine straight years without a winning record.Buffalos encouraging start follows a tumultuous off-season during which Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and Wilsons death raised concerns about the franchise potentially relocating under new ownership.By September, those fears melted away.On Sept. 4, doctors informed Kelly he was cancer-free after completing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Five days later, the Bills long-term future in western New York was secured after Wilsons estate agreed to sell the franchise for an NFL-record $1.4 billion to NHL Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula.Yeah, it was a crazy time there, a lot of uncertainty, Jackson recalled. And with all that settled, now its just about going and playing football.The Bills have been resilient going about their on-field business, riding the crest of a momentous wave. Three of their wins have been decided on their final offensive possession.That includes Buffalo overcoming a 14-0 deficit to beat the Lions 17-14 on Dan Carpenters 58-yard field goal with 4 seconds left. It came in the Bills final game under the Wilson familys ownership, and in Wilsons hometown of Detroit, no less.Not even a laser-pointing fan in the Ford Field stands could distract them.Like some magic energy or something? coach Doug Marrone said, when asked whether Buffalos streak of good fortune is coincidental. Im probably the worst person to ask that question only because for me, its right there. I need to have a sense of blinders and realism to all the things that we have to do.Marrones job is far from done as Buffalo prepares to open the second half hosting Kansas City on Nov. 9, followed by a division game at Miami four days later.Buffalo has not made the playoffs the previous three times it hit the midpoint of the season with a winning record, including 2011, when the team turned a 5-3 start into a 6-10 finish.Defensive tackle Kyle Williams has been around for two of those collapses, and believes this team is built to reverse that trend.The way this team responds is mostly what I think is different, Williams said. When the going gets tough or when things seem like theyve turned against this team, the response has been strong.The Bills strength remains their defence, which has a league-leading 28 sacks and 12 interceptions.Their offence has found focus since 10-year journeyman quarterback Kyle Orton took over after second-year starter EJ Manuel was benched following a 2-2 start.Orton has quickly established chemistry with Buffalos young group of receivers, led by Sammy Watkins. The rookie first-round pick has emerged as the teams top threat at a time Buffalos running attack has been severely slowed by injuries.Jackson is expected to miss two more weeks with a groin injury, while C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is not eligible to return until Week 16.At 33, Jackson is itching to return, knowing this just might be his last and best shot at helping the Bills secure a playoff spot.Oh man, this is a great opportunity for us right now, Jackson said. I like the momentum that we have, and I want to be a part of it.Four years ago, when the Bills were entering their bye week at 0-7, Wilson told The Associated Press he anticipated it would take another three to four years for his team to become a contender.Its going to take time, Wilson said. Im patient for the fans of Buffalo. I probably wont be around, but they will be. And I hope we can get it done.In some ways, thanks to Wilson, the Bills are halfway home.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Rogers Hornsby Jersey .Airport spokeswoman Heather Lissner said that all departing flights were back on schedule. However, arriving flights were still trying to catch up.Super Bowl Sunday got off to an inconvenient start for hundreds of passengers trying to get to Phoenix for the game. 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Getzlaf scored the first two goals in the second, and Teemu Selanne scored the go-ahead goal late in the period as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Thursday night.TORONTO -- Canadas largest private sector union will likely hold a formal meeting early next week as it attempts to begin the process of representing major junior hockey players from around the country. A Unifor spokesperson said internal meetings will be held Wednesday as the union continues to put leadership plans in place for the project. However, there are no firm plans to meet with players at this time. "Once we feel that we have everything in order, then well call that meeting," said Unifor spokesperson Sarah Blackstock. "We dont want to rush into anything and I think the stakes are really high. The need for the union is great and so weve got to move carefully and make sure that we get it right." Reached a short time later, Unifor president Jerry Dias said plans should be finalized in the coming days at a venue yet to be determined. "Were just nailing down the details as to what its going to look like, but my guess is well be ready to go next week," he said. Unifor was created a year ago through the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions. There was a failed atttempt to unionize junior hockey players in Nova Scotia over a year ago.dddddddddddd A would-be union withdrew its certification application with the provincial government in November 2012. Dias has said Unifor was approached by the failed union in June for help. The creation of a board of directors and a legal entity are first on Unifors to-do list. The union would aim to make improvements in several areas for players, including pay, restrictions on university scholarships and health insurance. "Weve always said and we strongly feel more than ever before that we serve the best interest of our players," OHL commissioner and CHL president David Branch told The Canadian Press. "We are always challenging ourselves on how we can better meet their needs, both as developing them as young people and as players, and we dont think a third party could do it better. "So were certainly committed to continue on with our programs as they currently exist." There are 60 teams in the Canadian Hockey League, the umbrella organization for the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ' ' '

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