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A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press a lawsuit filed against Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will not affect his status on the team.

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Are you ready for some football? Then get ready for some traffic headaches as well.

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The top prospect in all of baseball made his debut with the Buffalo Bisons Tuesday night. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., son of hall of famer Vladimir Guerrero, had a relatively uneventful performance in front of a large crowd at Coca-Cola Field even though the Bisons lost to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 11-8.  

It’s only a matter of time before he gets promoted to the Toronto Blue Jays. Until then, the 19-year old phenom will develop his skills in Buffalo. WBFO’s Nick Lippa reports.

11 Day Power Play already setting sights on 2019

Jul 24, 2018
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Not long after the completion of their second-annual running of a marathon hockey fundraiser, the organizers and operators of the 11 Day Power Play are already looking ahead to a third event next year.

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Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance Wednesdy night in Los Angeles. The award is presented to a "deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perserverance and determination."

Sports betting isn’t quite ready for casinos in New York State, but if and when that happens, an area resort plans to partner with a company that is well known in the world of fantasy sports.

A woman on social media is accusing Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy of domestic violence, threats of child abuse, animal abuse, and steroid use.

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The 11-Day Power Play kicked off with a tribute to some of those lost to cancer over the past year before a full crowd at HarborCenter last night. The hockey marathon founded by Mike and Amy Lesakowski also reached its $1 million goal for cancer research on its first day again.

Ottawa Senators

The lawyer representing Ottawa Senators Assistant General Manager Randy Lee tells The Associated Press he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment charges during his client's appearance Friday in Buffalo City Court.

Puck drops at 8pm for 11-day hockey marathon

Jul 5, 2018
Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

The 11-Day Power Play Community Shift begins Thursday night at HarborCenter. It is the follow-up to last year's inaugural event, organized by Mike and Amy Lesakowski to raise money for cancer research by breaking the record for the world's longest hockey game.

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After months of rumors and speculation, the Buffalo Sabres traded center Ryan O' Reilly to the St. Louis Blues. The blockbuster deal included 3 current NHL players and 2 future draft picks.

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"Positive vibes" and “enthusiasm” were not words fans associated with the last-place Buffalo Sabres last season. But for the hundreds who attended the team's summer development camp at HarborCenter this week, the wide belief is that better days are ahead.

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Shannon Szabados has quite the resume.

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Hockey can be a rough-and-tumble game and culture. Here in Western New York, though, it's proving to be a frontier for gay pride and acceptance. Alex Valvo, an on-ice official whose work includes NCAA Division I games, recently spoke with WBFO about his decision to reveal himself as a gay person.


The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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When the Sabres found out they won the NHL Draft Lottery two months ago, it was no secret who they were going to take. Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin was one of the best draft prospects in years and Monday he marked his first time in Buffalo as a Sabre.

On a special NHL Draft edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about Rasmus Dahlin, the Swedish defenseman expected to be selected first overall by the Sabres Friday night. Also, why has the team drafted so poorly in the later rounds over the last decade and what has been done to change that? And could Ryan O'Reilly or someone else get traded by the end of the weekend?


WATCH: The competitive world of wheelchair rugby

Jun 19, 2018

It’s a sport that originally went by the name “murderball.” As you probably figured out from that description, it’s a rough and tumble sport for those who love to push themselves to the limit and have a little fun. The competitive world of wheelchair rugby is flourishing in our region. But Chris Hilderbrant, the founder and manager of the Western New York league, The Wreckers, is on a mission to grow the team and diversify its roster.

Buffalo soccer bar welcomes World Cup fans, USA or not

Jun 14, 2018
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The FIFA World Cup is underway and soccer enthusiasts are getting ready for a month's worth of international men's competition in the world's most popular sport. While many local establishments may have the matches available for viewing, one Buffalo bar in particular is anticipating steady business, even with the USA not competing this time around.


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Olympic gold medalist and NCAA all-time goaltending leader Nicole Hensley is a Buffalo Beaut. The NWHL team has agreed to terms with the Colorado native on a contract for the upcoming season.

Washington, D.C., has had, by some measures, among the most miserable sports fans in the United States. The city ended a quarter century of futility Thursday night as the Washington Capitals beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 to win the NHL's Stanley Cup.

Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for battling cancer

Jun 4, 2018
Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer.

Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee can return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders of a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL combine.

New York State Sen. Richard Funke

Betty Perkins-Carpenter has died. The health and fitness expert and former Olympic Diving Coach was 87. She had been living in Penfield, outside Rochester.

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Former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito has reportedly been put on an involuntary psychiatric hold after getting into an altercation with a man at a Florida gym.

Unveiling a new policy after months of controversy and debate over players taking a knee or otherwise making statements during the national anthem, the NFL says all of its athletes and staff "shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem" if they're on the field.

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Jersey #34 will forever be the number of Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas.

Former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

May 14, 2018
Buffalo Bills

Chuck Knox, the veteran NFL coach who led the Seattle Seahawks for nine years and took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games, has died. He was 86.

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills plan to continue holding training camp at St. John Fisher College. That according to Senator Chuck Schumer, who released this statement on Friday:

I’ve spoken to the Bills and they have assured me that they love hosting training camp at St. John Fisher and with four more years left on the current agreement they have no plans to make a change.”

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Over objections from an adjacent major employer, the city Planning Board has approved construction of a sports field and large indoor field house in an industrial section of South Buffalo.

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