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7:28 am
Fri October 24, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Old rivals meet again Sunday

With the Buffalo Bills visiting the New York Jets this Sunday, Matt Sabuda considers the rivalry that dates back to the original days of the American Football League. "Jets fans can rank right up there when it comes to getting in your face and letting you know how bad the Bills have been lately," Sabuda says. Of course, the Jets have been bad lately. At 1-6, the Jets have one of the worst records in the NFL.

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Beyond the Playbook
8:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills edge the Vikings

Outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park
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The Buffalo Bills 17-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings showed both sides of the team, says Matt Sabuda in Monday morning's "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO.

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Sports
5:11 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Buffalo to host NHL Draft in 2016

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has confirmed that Buffalo will host the NHL Draft in 2016. The event will be held on June 24 and 25.

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Beyond the Playbook
11:41 am
Mon October 13, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Pats spoil Pegula party

The Patriots may have beaten the Buffalo Bills badly on Sunday, 37-22, but the season is far from lost. That's the view offered during "Beyond the Playbook" by Matt Sabuda, who believes a favorable schedule could allow the Bills to stay close to the top of the AFC East.

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Beyond the Playbook
12:07 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Pegulas add to the legacy of Buffalo pro football

Outside Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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Buffalo Bills fans are celebrating as the whirlwind sale of the team to Terry and Kim Pegula reaches it conclusion. The sale price of $1.4 billion is the highest in the history of the NFL.

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Sports
5:24 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Fans celebrate the return of the Buffalo Sabres

Fans gathered Thursday for a Party in the Plaza outside First Niagara Center.
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Hockey fans gathered in Alumni Plaza outside of First Niagara Center Thursday night. The Party in the Plaza preceded the return of the Buffalo Sabres for another season in the NHL.

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Sports
6:17 am
Thu October 9, 2014

What's next for the Bills now that the Pegulas are in charge

Outside the newly renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
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A new stadium will likely be the next big topic of conversation surrounding the Buffalo Bills now that the sale of the team to Terry and Kim Pegula has been approved by NFL Owners.  One authority on sports management says the Pegulas may have given Buffalo fans just what they needed - stability and viability.


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Bills sale
12:13 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Pegulas unanimously approved as Bills owners

Terry Pegula
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NFL owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula.

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Sports
7:00 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Twitter user boasts about lasering Bills players

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The Buffalo Bills win in Detroit Sunday was followed by word that someone in the dome may have used a laser pointer to distract Buffalo players.  Now there's this - someone actually bragged about it on twitter. 

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Sports
7:33 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Beyond the Playbook: Bills win final game under Wilson ownership

A big week for the Buffalo Bills, coming off a win over the lions yesterday and heading into the NFL ownership vote Wednesday.  WBFO's Jay Moran goes "Beyond the Playbook" with Matt Sabuda:


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Bills beat Lions 17-14
6:08 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Bills tame the Lions 17 to 14

With a final score of 17-14, the Buffalo Bills tamed the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon.

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Sports
7:38 am
Fri October 3, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills prepare for Detroit

Sunday's Bills-Lions game in Detroit carries a special connection, said Matt Sabuda on WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook." Before he founded the Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson was a minority owner of the Lions.

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Sports
12:24 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

FCC lifts NFL blackout rule, Higgins pushes league to follow suit

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and Congressman Brian Higgins during a recent stop in Buffalo
Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO

The NFL blackout rule has been lifted, but don't get too excited yet. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to lift the more than 40-year-old ban on broadcasting games locally that do not sell out, but the league still has to change its' policy.

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Sports
4:28 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Bills bench EJ Manuel; Orton to start Sunday

The Buffalo Bills have announced that quarterback Kyle Orton will get the start in Detroit next Sunday, in place of EJ Manuel, who will assume the backup role.

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Sports
9:25 am
Mon September 29, 2014

'Beyond The Playbook': Breaking down the Bills' 23-17 loss to Houston

EJ Manuel did nothing to appease his critics in Sunday's loss in Houston, but poor offensive line play and numerous dropped balls also contributed to the loss. Matt Sabuda shares his analysis of the game in our weekly installment of Beyond The Playbook.

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Sports
7:42 am
Fri September 26, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills connect with the Texans

The Buffalo Bills visit the Houston Texans Sunday, with both teams sporting 2-1 records. As Matt Sabuda points out in WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," some other remarkable connections exist, including an unusually close relationship between the head coaches.

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Sports
5:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Hockey prospects game to feature draft prize Eichel

Top prospect Jack Eichel and Assistant Executive Director of Hockey Operations for USA Hockey Jim Johannson.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will take place at First Niagara Center in Downtown Buffalo Thursday. The game will feature some of the best young talent in the world, including top prospect John “Jack” Eichel.

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Sports
5:06 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Sabres start training camp with positive attitude

Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Ted Nolan
Ashley Hirtzel WBFO

The Buffalo Sabres have opened training camp. Veteran players reported to First Niagara Center for routine testing and physicals early Thursday morning.

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Sports
5:48 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Don't have a Bills ticket? Be prepared to pay

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The Buffalo Bills open their home schedule this Sunday with a game against the Miami Dolphins and if you don't already have a ticket, you can expect to pay a premium on the secondary market.

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Sports
9:32 am
Fri September 12, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Preparing for the home opener

Calling it "generational electricity," Matt Sabuda says anticipation for Sunday's Buffalo Bills home opener may be at an all-time high. During "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO's Morning Edition, Sabuda discussed the announcement that the Bills will be sold to Terry and Kim Pegula.

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Sports
3:25 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Pegulas reach 'definitive agreement' to buy the Buffalo Bills

Terry Pegula and his wife Kim are in line to buy the Bills, pending league approval.
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The owners of the Buffalo Sabres have been chosen to be the new owners of the Buffalo Bills. Terry and Kim Pegula have made the winning bid to take ownership of the storied NFL franchise.

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Sports
3:24 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Officials statements on Bills sale from team, Pegula, Trump and Bon Jovi

The Buffalo Bills and the team's likely incoming owner, Terry Pegula, both issued statements Tuesday afternoon, making their sale agreement official. Donald Trump and Jon Bon Jovi, who both lost out in the bidding process, also issued remarks.

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Buffalo Bills
5:17 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Bills cut Quarterback Jordan Palmer, Punter Brian Moorman

Just days after he was signed, the Buffalo Bills released back-up quarterback Jordan Palmer Friday.

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Jamestown Jammers
9:48 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Rich Baseball moves Jammers from Jamestown to Morgantown

Jamestown is losing its minor league baseball franchise to a bigger market. Owner Rich Baseball Operations is moving the team to Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Sports
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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Sports
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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Sports
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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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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Sports
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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Sports
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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Sports
1:05 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Report: Pegula submits initial $1.3 billion Bills bid

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula
Credit WBFO News file photo

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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