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4:35 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Sabres to host OHL game, top prospect McDavid

Erie Otters to play in Buffalo.
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The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday that they will host a game between the Erie Otters and the Niagara IceDogs at First Niagara Center this fall. The Ontario Hockey League game will showcase the talent of the world’s top junior prospect, Connor McDavid.

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5:17 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Report: Bills bidders to submit formal offers in two weeks

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A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills sale timetable tells The Associated Press that the process is entering the final stage with prospective buyers asked to submit formal bids in two weeks.

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2:47 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Buffalo to host 2015, 2016 NHL Combine

HarborCenter will partially host the 2015 and 2016 NHL Combine.
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WBFO's Chris Caya reports

The National Hockey League announced Monday that the league's annual scouting combine will be held in Buffalo in 2015 and 2016. 

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12:46 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Toronto documents imply intent to relocate the Bills

The press release with information about Roger Rai before the redaction
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The Buffalo Fan Alliance has uncovered documents from a Canadian public filing that suggests a Toronto-based group has plans to relocate the Buffalo Bills north of the border.

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3:13 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Andre Reed prepares for HOF induction ceremony

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver and pro football HOF inductee Andre Reed
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Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. The ceremony will take place in Canton, Ohio. It will be followed by a HOF football game on Sunday.

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1:05 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Report: Pegula submits initial $1.3 billion Bills bid

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula
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Preliminary bids in the sale of the Buffalo Bills have been submitted and those bids start at over $1 billion. There were reportedly at least 15 interested in purchasing the team, but only three are known to have placed an official bid before Tuesday’s deadline.

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1:57 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Deadline passes for initial Bills bids

A 5pm Tuesday deadline has passed for potential buyers of the Buffalo Bills to submit initial bids.

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3:27 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Active Sabres add Gionta, bring back Moulson at start of free agency

NHL veteran Brian Gionta is one of the newest members of the Buffalo Sabres.
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It was a busy afternoon for the Buffalo Sabres on the first day of National Hockey League free agency Tuesday.

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8:34 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Sabres draft Reinhart with second pick

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The Buffalo Sabres selected center Sam Reinhart with the second overall pick in the NHL draft Friday night.

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2:56 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

World Cup soccer game brings thousands to Canalside

World Cup soccer at Canalside.
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Team USA lost to Germany 1-0 in a widely anticipated World Cup soccer game Thursday. Thousands of people gathered at Canalside in downtown Buffalo for the noon-time matchup.

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4:52 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Sabres legend Hasek elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Dominik Hasek was given hockey's highest honor in his first year of eligibility.
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Buffalo Sabres great Dominik Hasek is among six people selected as the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.

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10:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Wilson estate contacting prospective Bills owners

Outside Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills.
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A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills' sale process has told The Associated Press a law firm representing late owner Ralph Wilson's estate has started contacting prospective ownership groups.  WBFO'S Mike Desmond talked with Smith College sports economist Andrew Zimbalist.

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6:49 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Golisano publicly expresses interest in buying Bills

Billionaire businessman Tom Golisano spoke publicly for the first time Thursday on his interest in buying the Buffalo Bills.  He addressed the issue during a speech at an awards ceremony at a Rochester high school. 

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2:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Bills staff help clean up South Buffalo park

Buffalo Bills staff volunteering in Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo.
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The Buffalo Bills staff took part in a day of service at Cazenovia Park Friday. This is the second year the Bills crew volunteered their time in the community.

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9:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Renovations at Ralph Wilson Stadium contribute to boost in season tickets

Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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Officials with the Buffalo Bills led a tour showcasing the progress of renovations taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium Thursday. The upgrades are contributing to a boost in season ticket sales.

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2:05 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

USA Hockey bringing two world championships to Buffalo

Jeff Sauer with IPC Ice Sledge Hockey, Reagan Carey with IIHF U18, USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean, Mayor Byron Brown, President of HARBOR CENTER John Koelmel and Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

USA Hockey announced Wednesday that Buffalo will host two world championships at the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER in 2015. The 8th annual International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship will be held next January and the International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey Worlds will begin in April.

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9:50 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

As It Happens brings anti-Bon Jovi effort to North American audience

The fan-generated effort to create a "Bon Jovi Free Zone" in Buffalo received some widespread publicity in the US and Canada Thursday night.  As WBFO's Mark Scott reports, the CBC's As It Happens found out why some people here are angry with the rock singer.

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12:50 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Bills hire financial and legal advisors for team's sale

The Buffalo Bills have announced their choice of the investment bank and law firm to oversee the sale of the franchise.

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12:33 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Gus Macker tournament moving to Darien Lake

The 2014 Gus Macker tournament basketball and t-shirt.
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The 2014 Gus Macker tournament is moving to a new location. The 3-on-3 basketball event will be held at Darien Lake this year.

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Buffalo Bills
9:43 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Johnson traded to 49ers, Watkins arrives in Buffalo

Sammy Watkins poses at Ralph Wilson Stadium
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The Buffalo Bills Friday traded wide receiver Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers for undisclosed draft considerations. 

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10:20 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Bills trade up, draft receiver Sammy Watkins

The Buffalo Bills made a trade to move up in the NFL draft Thursday night and selected Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

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12:36 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Sabres raise season ticket prices 4%

It will now cost more to renew season tickets at First Niagara Center.
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The Buffalo Sabres are raising season ticket prices by four percent. The team announced Wednesday that prices will go up $1 to $4 per game for the 2014-2015 campaign, depends on the seat location.

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12:41 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

NYS hires law firm to help keep Bills in Buffalo

Buffalo Bills.
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In an effort to keep the Buffalo Bills in western New York the Cuomo administration has retained a law firm to persuade the team's future. The Governor is expected to announce the consulting firm's appointment with the state in the next few weeks.

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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.
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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

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

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11:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Sabres remove interim tag, extend Nolan's contract

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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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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.
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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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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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4:13 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Sabres deal Moulson, others at trade deadline

Forward Matt Moulson is on his way to Minnesota.
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The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Buffalo Sabres were busy, as expected.

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7:34 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Miller, Ott dealt by Sabres to St. Louis

Ryan Miller's farewell news conference
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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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