Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret, whose boisterous goal calls have become well known to fans around the NHL, has been diagnosed with throat cancer. . Jeanneret will begin treatment in the coming weeks and, according to a report from The Buffalo News, doctors have told the legendary broadcaster his cancer is at Stage 3 and he has an 85 per cent chance of recovery. “We wish RJ a full and speedy recovery and know his tenacity will serve him well in his fight,” the Sabres said in a team release on their website. Jeanneret has been calling Sabres games since 1971 and, according to reports, plans on returning to the broadcasting booth next season. . The motion to expand the stadiums capacity passed through by a count of 39-3, with Toronto mayor Rob Ford being among those in opposition. . While plenty of statistics illustrate Torontos turnaround in the second year of manager Ryan Nelsens tenure, stopping goals is not one of them.Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Ashley Wagner has her eyes on a third national title after a big win in the womens short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Wagner, who won consecutive national titles in 2012-13, earned 72.04 points for her performance Thursday night and leads defending champion Gracie Gold by 5.02 points. The competition ends with Saturdays free skate. One down. One to go, Wagner tweeted shortly after the last of the 22 skaters was ffinished. . Gold won last years title at the age of 18 and finished fourth at the Sochi Olympics. She and Wagner both won bronze medals as part of the U.S. team in Russia. Polina Edmunds, who finished second to Gold at nationals last year and ninth at the Olympics, was in third place after Thursdays short program with 66.04 points. Mirai Nagasu, the 2008 champion and last years bronze medalist at nationals, was in fourth with 65.28 points. ' ' '