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5:24 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Sabres lose draft lottery; GM, coach reflect on 'unacceptable' season

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray and Head Coach Ted Nolan recap season at First Niagara Center.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

The Buffalo Sabres just can't seem to catch a break in what has been a season of suffering.  The Sabres lost the lottery held in Toronto Tuesday night to determine which of the non-playoff teams would get the top draft pick in the NHL draft this June.

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9:32 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Niagara County being considered for Bills stadium

Credit File photo

Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential home of the Buffalo Bills.

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Sports
11:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Sabres remove interim tag, extend Nolan's contract

Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The Buffalo Sabres have removed the interim tag from head coach Ted Nolan and given him a three-year contract extension.

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Sports
1:27 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Sabres to retire Hasek's #39 next season

Dominik Hasek will go into the Sabres Hall of Fame Saturday and have his jersey retired next season.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek will have his #39 jersey retired next season by the team. The honor was announced Friday, one day before Hasek is set to enter the team's Hall of Fame.

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Sports
12:33 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bills fans to celebrate Wilson's life with tailgate party

Buffalo Bills fans tailgate before the game.
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A group of Buffalo Bills fans plan to celebrate team owner Ralph Wilson’s life with a tailgate party this weekend.

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Sports
4:13 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Sabres deal Moulson, others at trade deadline

Forward Matt Moulson is on his way to Minnesota.
Credit nhl.com

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Buffalo Sabres were busy, as expected.

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Buffalo Sabres
7:34 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Miller, Ott dealt by Sabres to St. Louis

Ryan Miller's farewell news conference
Credit Photo courtesy of Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres traded star goalie Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 third-round pick.

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Sports
10:24 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Trade talk for Miller

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.
Credit WBFO News file photo

As the National Hockey League Trade deadline approaches, Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray confirmed to reporters Tuesday night that he is looking at possible trades for goalie Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. Both are unrestricted free agents.

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Sports
1:00 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Sabres representing in Sochi, both on and off the ice

Gilbert with interim Sabres coach Ted Nolan, who is coaching Team Latvia in Sochi.
Credit Mike Gilbert's Twitter feed (@MGibbyGilbert)

Several members of the Buffalo Sabres organization are in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics, but not all will be playing hockey.

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Sports
2:53 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

USA Hockey Prospects Game returning to Buffalo

Officials from USA Hockey and the Buffalo Sabres made the Prospects Game announcement Tuesday.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

Top young hockey talent from across the nation will be playing in Buffalo the next two years. The Sabres and First Niagara Center will be hosting USA Hockey's All-American Prospects game in 2014 and 2015.

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Sports
3:36 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Bisons name new manager

Gary Allenson will be in the dugout for the Bisons this summer.

The Buffalo Bisons have announced a new manager for the 2014 season. Their parent club, the Toronto Blue Jays, have named Gary Allenson, a veteran minor league manager and former major league catcher to the post.

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Sports
12:13 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Sabres hire Tim Murray as new GM

Tim Murray is the new general manager of the Buffalo Sabres
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The Buffalo Sabres have hired former Ottawa Senators assistant GM Tim Murray to be the team's new general manager.

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Sports
3:13 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Report: Sabres choose Murray as new GM

Tim Murray, assistant general manager of the Ottawa Senators.
Credit Photo from Ottawa Senators Webpage

Media outlets are reporting that the Buffalo Sabres have decided on Tim Murray as their next general manager.

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Buffalo Bills
9:08 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Higgins says NFL blackouts unfair to Bills fans

Congressman Brian Higgins
Credit WBFO File Photo

The Buffalo Bills will play their last home game of the season Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.  But if you don't have a ticket, you won't be able to see it.  The game will be blacked out on local television after failing to sell out. 

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
10:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

UB gears up for Saturday's bowl game in Boise

The University at Buffalo community is gearing up for this Saturday's appearance of the UB Bulls in a college football bowl game.  UB is using the "Famous Idaho Potato Bowl" to introduce the university to a national audience.

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Sports
10:49 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Rocker Bon Jovi reportedly interested in buying the Bills

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The Buffalo Bills didn't play this weekend, but were still making headlines when a report surfaced Sunday by CBSSports. Reporter Jason La Canfora wrote rock star Jon Bon Jovi is, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, positioning himself to purchase the NFL team.

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Buffalo Sabres
11:26 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Sabres begin LaFontaine-Nolan era with win over Toronto

The First Niagara Center was electric Friday night.  It was the first Buffalo Sabres game with interim coach Ted Nolan behind the bench.  Plus, there was a large contingent of Toronto Maple Leafs fans in the building.  It was a successful start under the new coach as the Sabres beat the Maple Leafs 3 to 1.

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Sports
10:33 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Sabres fans say 'it’s about time'

Kenneth McFadden of Syracuse & Patrick Lamattina of Dunkirk react to changes with Buffalo Sabres.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

News of the Buffalo Sabres' big shake-up at First Niagara Center spread quickly Wednesday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley caught up with some Sabres fans happy to see the major changes.

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Sports
5:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Local sports writer reflects on Sabres trade & discusses his new sports history book

Budd Bailey, sports writer and editor with the Buffalo News, in WBFO studio
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A longtime Buffalo sports writer has penned a brand new sports history book. 

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Sports
3:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Sabres beat reporter shares his thoughts on Vanek trade

New Buffalo Sabre Matt Moulson appears at First Niagara Center Monday.
Credit WBFO News photo provided by sports reporter Dave Ricci

The newest member of the Buffalo Sabres took part in the team's morning skate in First Niagara Center. Meanwhile, reaction continues to pour in from Sunday's blockbuster trade.

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5:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Sabres trade Thomas Vanek to Islanders

The Buffalo Sabres have traded Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders. General Manager Darcy Regier announced the trade Sunday night. 

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HarborCenter
9:16 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

HarborCenter announces plans for Academy of Hockey

An Academy of Hockey is one of the programs that will be housed at the new HarborCenter in downtown Buffalo. HarborCenter managers say they will also expand the Buffalo Junior Sabres.

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Sports
2:02 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Ex-Sabre captain Jason Pominville returns to First Niagara

Former Sabres captain Jason Pomville meets with reporters as he returns to play at First Niagara Center as a member of the Minnesota Wild.
Credit WBFO News photo courtesty of Dave Ricci, Tonawanda News sports reporter

The Buffalo Sabres play host to the Minnesota Wild Monday night at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.  They are also be welcoming back ex-Sabre captain Jason Pominville.

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Sports
11:16 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Bell TV to broadcast Sabres games in Ontario

The Buffalo Sabres are expanding their television reach into Canada. The team announced Wednesday that Bell TV has agreed to broadcast 50 Sabres games this season to its customers in southern Ontario.

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Sports
5:30 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Injured Bills QB Manuel out 'a few weeks'

EJ Manuel's injury will require the Bills to add a quarterback to the roster.
Credit AP

Buffalo rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will miss "a few weeks" with a sprained ligament in his right knee.

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2:30 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Bills plan to start rookie QB Tuel in opener

Jeff Tuel is in line to start the season at QB for the Bills.

The Buffalo Bills are planning to start undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel at quarterback for the season opener vs. New England September 8. Bills coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Monday.

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Sports
10:09 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Sabres announce succession plan for Jeanneret

Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rich Jeanneret
Credit WBFO News file photo

Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rich Jeanneret has signed a new, three-year contract deal with the team. He will remain the primary play-by-play voice over the three years, but will call an “increasingly reduced number of games” over the next three seasons according to the Sabres.

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4:30 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Sabres announce 2013-14 regular-season schedule

Buffalo Sabres
WBFO News file photo

The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League  announced the team’s 2013-14 regular-season schedule.  The Sabres season-opener is scheduled for Oct. 2 against the Red Wings, a new Eastern Conference and divisional foe, in Detroit.

The Sabres then return to Buffalo for the team’s home-opener against another division rival, the Ottawa Senators, on Oct. 4 at First Niagara Center.

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Sports
6:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Rebuilding Sabres still shopping Miller, Vanek

With last weekend's draft in the rear view mirror, the Buffalo Sabres are now turning their attention to the start of NHL free agency on Friday. Meanwhile, the futures of goalie Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek are still up in the air.

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Sports
11:10 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Dallas Stars hire former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff

Ruff speaking at a farewell press conference in February.
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Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/06/20/4953078/stars-will-hire-ruff-as-head-coach.html#storylink=cpy

Most hockey observers believed former Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff wouldn't be out a job very long.

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