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While most local hockey fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the Buffalo Sabres' new season, an annual hockey event continues today inside HarborCenter. Scouts from college and professional hockey teams have come to Buffalo. What's happening there attracts as many as 200 scouts who come to look at prospects, playing under the same roof. 

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Olympic Silver Medalist Nelson Vails will be leading this evening's "Slow Roll" in Buffalo.

LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. "It was one of those days when everything, and I mean everything, came together for a Bills win," said analyst Matt Sabuda during WBFO's Beyond the Playbook.


LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  Buffalo City Hall was lit up red, white and blue overnight in honor of the team's first win of the season.

"I have to say that this is the earliest I can remember Bills fans being so distraught over the state and prospects for the team," said analyst Matt Sabuda during WBFO's Beyond the Playbook. He's troubled by the strange timing of the dismissal of offensive coordinator Greg Roman and the team's poor showing on defense.

Buffalo Sabres alum Richie Dunn dead at 59

Sep 21, 2016
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Buffalo Sabres alumni Richie Dunn has died. He was 59 years old.

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The Buffalo Bills have fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman. The team announced the move in an email released on Friday, a day after Buffalo fell to 0-2 following a 37-31 loss to the New York Jets.

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Will coverage of Buffalo Bills games be focused on the exploits of players on the field, or on drunken fans in the parking lots outside the stadium this season? Tonight's home-opener against the New York Jets is an opportunity to find out.

Bills lose 13-7 to Ravens in season opener

Sep 11, 2016
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The Baltimore Ravens used a touchdown pass by Joe Flacco, two field goals and a throwback defensive performance to beat the Buffalo Bills 13-7 on Sunday in their season opener. Buffalo's home opener is on Thursday evening.

Pro golf tour event coming to Fort Erie, Ontario

Sep 2, 2016

Western New York golf fans have an opportunity to attend a pro golf tournament just across the border, when Cherry Hill Golf Club in Fort Erie hosts an event that was a late addition this summer to the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada schedule.

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As the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero came to a close Sunday, Western New York athletes could be proud of the impact they made.

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For the second week in a row, a Buffalo Bills pre-season game was overshadowed by off-the-field developments.

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Two hours before the kickoff of today's preseason game against the New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills announced they have released running back Karlos Williams. An hour later, they announced that defensive tackle Marcel Dareus is entering a rehabilitation facility.

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The Buffalo Bills will formally unveil the new name of Ralph Wilson Stadium Thursday morning. Starting this season, the Orchard Park facility will be known as New Era Field.

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A Western New York native will compete Tuesday with the hopes of winning a medal at the Olympic Games in Rio. Anita Alvarez and her partner will compete in synchronized swimming. Among those who will watch closely is Alvarez's mother, who coaches a local synchronized swimming team.


Buffalo's Regan brings home rowing gold from Rio

Aug 15, 2016
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Buffalo's Emily Regan and her "unbeatable eight" U.S. women's rowing team finished more than two seconds ahead of Great Britain to win gold in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

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Could it be a preview of what is to come in Rio? The U.S. synchronized swimming duet of Kenmore native Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva found itself on the podium once again Friday - and this time it was on the top step.

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South Korea was nearly flawless to beat Elma native Jake Kaminski and the U.S. men's team in the archery final Saturday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. So convincing was the win that  Kaminski bowed to the Koreans after the match.

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Elma native Jake Kaminski goes for the gold again at the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, beginning with a ranking round in his team sport of archery Friday morning. Kaminski, who currently lives in Florida, is one of three U.S. archers on the men's Team USA.

During a visit to the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York's senior senator joined with Olympic athletes to urge passing legislation that would eliminate the federal tax on medals and other prizes.

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The National Lacrosse League has announced the five finalists for its Class of 2016 ballot. Two new nominees, including retired Buffalo Bandit John Tavares, have been selected by the league's Hall of Fame Committee.

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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.

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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.

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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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