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Behind The Bench
6:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

'Behind The Bench': The second half begins

Omar Fetouh and Bill Hoppe talk Sabres each Thursday morning on WBFO.
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On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's return from an extended All-Star break and the return of the team's captain Brian Gionta.

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Behind The Bench
6:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Nolan on the hot seat?

Is Ted Nolan's job on the line?
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On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat writer Bill Hoppe talks about the team's extended losing streak, now at 11 games, and how it might affect the future of head coach Ted Nolan.

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Sports
9:40 am
Thu January 15, 2015

'Beyond The Playbook': Meet Rex Ryan

In our first-ever video version of 'Beyond The Playbook,' WBFO's Mark Scott and Bills analyst Matt Sabuda discuss Rex Ryan's introductory press conference from Orchard Park.

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6:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

'Behind The Bench': Struggling Sabres

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In this week's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat writer Bill Hoppe talks about the team's continuing struggles and the retirement of Dominik Hasek's #39 jersey.

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Sports
1:46 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Listen: Rex Ryan introduced as new Bills head coach

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The Buffalo Bills held an introductory press conference Wednesday with Rex Ryan, who was hired on Monday to succeed Doug Marrone as the team's head coach. 

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Sports
8:44 am
Wed January 14, 2015

National sports host says Rex Ryan a good fit for Buffalo

Rex Ryan is greeted with a La Nova pizza in Buffalo
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Western New Yorkers will hear from new head coach Rex Ryan when he is introduced by the Buffalo Bills at noon Wednesday in Orchard Park.

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Sports
5:11 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Roman in, Schwartz out as Bills coordinators

Greg Roman is the Buffalo Bills' new offensive coordinator
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Greg Roman is in as the Buffalo Bills new offensive coordinator, and Jim Schwartz is out as defensive coordinator.

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Sports
1:15 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Hasek joining Sabres immortals in the rafters

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A former Buffalo Sabre whose excellence on the ice earned him the nickname "The Dominator" will receive the team's highest honor Tuesday night.

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Sports
8:26 am
Tue January 13, 2015

U.S. women win gold at HarborCenter

U.S. Women U18 team wins gold in Women's World Hockey Championship at HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY
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A sold-out crowd of 2,000 people were on hand to see the U.S. Women's Under 18 team win gold in hockey at Buffalo's HarborCenter Monday night.


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Sports
11:06 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Bills hire Rex Ryan as new head coach

Rex Ryan first look in Bills apparel
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The Buffalo Bills have formally announced that Rex Ryan has been named the 18th head coach in team history.

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Sports
5:10 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Amherst native playing key role for U.S. women's hockey team

An Amherst native, Ben Kogut (left) is helping to prepare the U.S. team for tonight's Women's U-18 World Hockey Championship.
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Tonight, the U.S. meets Canada at HarborCenter for the gold medal in Women's Under-18 World Hockey Championship. One person behind the USA bench holds a local connection.

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Behind the Bench
4:28 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

WBFO’s Behind the Bench spotlights Sabres action

Bill Hoppe, contributor to WBFO's Behind the Bench
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A new weekly segment on WBFO focuses on the Buffalo Sabres. 'Behind the Bench' provides enlightening and lively analysis on Sabres developments both on and off the ice.

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Marrone interviewing to head Jets
2:49 pm
Sat January 3, 2015

Marrone interviewing to head Jets

Former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone
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The New York Jets are interviewing Doug Marrone, today.

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Sports
6:56 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Bills coach Doug Marrone opts out of contract

Marrone (r.) and General Manager Doug Whaley spoke with reporters Monday following the end of the season.
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Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone surprisingly opted out of his contract Wednesday after two years with the team.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Listen: Buffalo Bills end-of-year press conference

Whaley and Marrone fielded questions for about 40 minutes Monday on the Bills' 2014 season.
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Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley held an end-of-year press conference from Orchard Park Monday to look back on a season where the team improved, but again failed to make the playoffs. 

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Sports
11:25 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Bills QB Kyle Orton announces his retirement

Kyle Orton is calling it a career.
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After a season guiding the Buffalo Bills to their first winning record since 2004, the team announced Monday morning that quarterback Kyle Orton has informed the front office of his plans to retire from the NFL.

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Beyond The Playbook
8:16 am
Mon December 29, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': A season-ending winner

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The Bills win over the Patriots marked the first time an AFC team has beaten New England at home since the Pittsburgh Steelers toppled the Patriots in Foxboro back in 2008.

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Sabres recal Grigorenko
5:15 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

Sabres recal Grigorenko from Amerks

Mikhail Grigorenko
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The Buffalo Sabres have called up forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans.

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Beyond the Playbook
11:07 am
Fri December 26, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': A holiday wish list for the Bills

With the Buffalo Bills officially eliminated from playoff contention, Sunday's game at New England has little meaning for the team and its followers. With that in mind, Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook" offers a holiday wish list for the team as it prepares for the 2015 season.

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Sabres recall Schaller & Pysyk from Amerks
3:09 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Sabres recall Schaller & Pysyk from Amerks

Tim Schaller
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The Buffalo Sabres announced, today, the team has recalled forward Tim Schaller and defenseman Mark Pysyk from the Rochester Americans.

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Sports
11:14 am
Fri December 19, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills ready to raid Oakland

WBFO's Jay Moran with Matt Sabuda.
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At first look, the Buffalo Bills seem to possess an advantage in talent over this Sunday's opponent, the Oakland Raiders. In WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Raiders also have some talented players, enough to pose problems this weekend.

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Beyond the Playbook
8:14 am
Fri December 12, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Getting ready for the powerful Packers

WBFO'S Jay Moran and Matt Sabuda bring you 'Beyond the Playbook'.
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Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers bring their high-powered offense to Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday for a meeting with the Buffalo Bills. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says he likes the Bills chances against a team some are picking top make the Super Bowl. 

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Beyond the Playbook
10:31 am
Mon December 8, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills stumble in Denver

Despite complaints about officiating, Matt Sabuda believes the Bills lost Sunday at Denver 24-17 because the Broncos were the better team. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Sabuda says the Buffalo defense excelled but their offense underperformed in the biggest game of the year.

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Beyond the Playbook
9:40 am
Fri December 5, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills face a tough road

If the Buffalo Bills are to make the playoffs this year, they will need to beat some of the league's top teams. On WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills face their toughest test of the season Sunday when they travel to Denver to meet Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

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Beyond the Playbook
10:32 am
Mon December 1, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills beat up the Browns

The fans had plenty to cheer about Sunday as the Buffalo Bills beat the Cleveland Browns 26-10. In Monday morning's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO,  analyst Matt Sabuda says the win keeps alive the team's hopes for a postseason berth.

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Beyond the Playbook
11:44 am
Fri November 28, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills return to Orchard Park

The Bills host the Cleveland Browns this Sunday after Monday's "home" win over the New York Jets in Detroit. On WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills played their most complete game of the year in beating the Jets in front of a surprisingly energetic crowd.

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Sports
1:44 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Buffalo to again host March Madness games in 2017

College hoops fans swarmed downtown Buffalo earlier this year to watch March Madness action at First Niagara Center.
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Buffalo will once again play host to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

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Sports
12:16 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Sabres' Jeanneret, now cancer-free, returning to work

Broadcaster Rick Jeanneret will begin transitioning back to the broadcast booth starting this weekend.
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Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret says he is cancer-free and will start transitioning back into the broadcast booth on a limited basis beginning Saturday. 

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Beyond the Playbook
9:51 am
Fri November 14, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Dolphins squish Bills' playoff hopes

In losing to the Miami Dolphins 22-9 Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills have now dropped two consecutive games. As Matt Sabuda points out in today's "Beyond the Playbook," the game also exposed the Bills as a team that still needs significant improvement.

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Sports
8:06 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Inspirational athletes take to the ice in sled hockey

Sabres Sled Hockey Team playing a Canadian team at Depew Ice Rink
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Sled hockey teams from the U.S., Canada and Russia will square off at HarborCenter in late November in preparation for next year’s World Sled Hockey Championship here in Buffalo. The tournament is just one indication of the increase in sled hockey's popularity and inspiration the athletes who take part in it are providing others.  


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