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The National Women’s Hockey League  has announced event details for its 2016-17 season opening weekend October 7-9 at HarborCenter.

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies

Jun 28, 2016
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Legendary football coach Buddy Ryan has died at the age of 82.


The Buffalo Sabres used the second day of the NHL draft at the First Niagara Center Saturday to engineer a trade. The Sabres traded Defenseman Mark Pysyk and the 38th and 89th selections in the draft to Florida for Panthers Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov and the draft's 33rd pick.

National Hockey League

Fan Fest marks the start of today's NHL Draft at Canalside. The event is free, open to the public from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and includes a viewing party when the Draft opens at 7 p.m.

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have hired Bob Woods to join their coaching staff as an assistant coach. Woods joins the Sabres after spending the last two seasons as general manager and head coach of the Saskatoon Blades in the WHL.

The NHL Draft is being held Friday and Saturday at Buffalo's First Niagara Center. On a special edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about whom the organization may be looking at with its first-round pick, possible trade scenarios, the rights acquisition of college standout Jimmy Vesey and rumors the team might make a play for star free agent forward Steven Stamkos.


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The Buffalo Sabres will host the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center Friday and Saturday. At a pre-draft press conference Tuesday morning, General Manager Tim Murray discussed the team’s draft strategy, the possibility of trading their first-round pick, and rumors surrounding the Sabres’ efforts to sign free agent Steven Stamkos, among other topics.

Gordie Howe, Legend Known As 'Mr. Hockey,' Dies At 88

Jun 10, 2016

Gordie Howe, whose record-setting five-decade professional hockey career earned him the nickname "Mr. Hockey," has died at 88. The Detroit Red Wings confirmed his death on Twitter.

NFL commish sees no 'Deflategate' settlement

Jun 7, 2016

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he sees no avenue right now for a settlement with Tom Brady as the star Patriots quarterback appeals his four-game "Deflategate" suspension.

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Buffalo is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, including one local boxer.

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Hockey can be a brutal game. The injuries sustained on the ice can be life-altering, even life-ending. More attention than ever is now being paid to the effects of head injuries and concussions, on both the professional and youth levels.


Elma native Jake Kaminski will be one of four U.S. archers headed to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Kaminski secured his second trip to the Olympics after the final stage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Archery concluded Monday in Newberry, FL.

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Many reporters and analysts are expressing their displeasure with the Buffalo Bills' strict new media policy. Among other things, the policy limits what information the media can report during training camp and practices, including plays, strategies and formations. WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook" commentator Matt Sabuda talked with Morning Edition host Howard Riedel about the policy, which has gained national attention.


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Canisius College Golden Griffins Men’s Basketball coach Jim Baron is retiring.  The 62-year-old Baron insisted he is in good health, but said he decided it was time to 'step aside' and spend more time with his family.

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The Buffalo Bills will bestow a rare honor upon one of its alumni from the Super Bowl years this September, when the team retires Bruce Smith's jersey number 78.

  

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Lisa Chesson, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics with the U.S. women's hockey team, has signed a contract with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2016-17 season. General Manager Ric Seiling announced that Chesson and the Beauts agreed to terms on a one-year, $15,000 contract.

The NHL conducts its annual draft lottery Saturday evening. Last year at this time, Buffalo Sabres fans were eagerly awaiting whether the team would draw the first or second overall pick in a draft that included two consensus "franchise players." That followed months of anticipation in what many observers called a "tank," — setting the team up to fail in the short-term in order to secure a cornerstone player.

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With the 19th pick in the NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected Shaq Lawson, All-American defensive end out of Clemson University. While the team will likely look for more defensive help, Dan Lavoie of Buffalo Rumblings.com expects the team to select a quarterback before the draft is finished.


Bills likely to think defense at 2016 NFL Draft

Apr 28, 2016

Pro football fans will be watching closely as National Football League clubs choose their first round picks in the 2016 draft, which runs Thursday through Saturday. WBFO asked its resident football analyst about where the Buffalo Bills may go with their scheduled picks.


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The Buffalo Bills have released their 2016 regular season schedule. It opens Sunday, September 11, with the Bills taking on Head Coach Rex Ryan's former team, the Baltimore Ravens, including former teammates Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor, in Baltimore.

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Governor Cuomo says the economics that go with professional mixed martial arts can be a knockout for New York's economy. Joined by Ultimate Fighting Championship ex-champions Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman, Cuomo signed legislation officially ending the state's ban on the sport.

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The Buffalo Bisons play their home opener Thursday afternoon and fans attending the game will notice some new additions at Coca-Cola Field. The organization says it is committed to enhancing the fan experience, but will they knock it out of the park? WBFO’s Ryan Beiter has a preview.


On the season finale of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe recaps the recently-concluded 2015-16 season, a year that saw the team show a marked improvement on the ice. Bill talks about phenom Jack Eichel's rookie campaign, players who took their game to the next level and the club's needs heading into the offseason.

UB athletics restores "Buffalo" as main branding theme

Apr 12, 2016
Courtesy University at Buffalo Athletics

Say goodbye to the "New York" centered scheme which University at Buffalo athletes have worn for the past three years. Beginning next fall, the Bulls are putting the "Buffalo" back in UB.

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While 16 NHL teams are getting ready for the playoffs, the Buffalo Sabres are looking ahead to next year after missing the post-season for the fifth straight year. Still, General Manager Tim Murray carried an optimistic tone into Monday's season-ending press conference.

Buffalo Beauts

Paige Harrington is the first player to sign a contract with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2016-2017 season.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's late-season success, which has them within one game of a .500 record, and previews what to expect in the final two games of the 2015-16 campaign.


Buffalo Bisons

Switch hitters aren't uncommon in baseball but switch pitchers are very rare. In fact, the rules have been changed Pat Venditte, the Buffalo Bisons pitcher who will need to inform the batter which hand he will use.


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Philadelphia's district attorney will not charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in connection with a February nightclub brawl.

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When it comes to statewide popularity among New York sports fans, the Buffalo Bills don’t hold a candle to the Yankees or the Mets. That’s according to a new survey from the Siena Research Institute, whose latest poll shows the Yankees continue to be the most popular team in the state.

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