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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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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
Credit Cheryl Hagen/WBFO News

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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8:45 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Roomier seats being installed for Bisons fans

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Buffalo Bisons' fans may be a little more comfortable next season with new more roomy seats being installed at Coca-Cola Field.

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Sports
7:36 am
Mon November 10, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': A rough game for Bills fans

Buffalo Bills
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The Buffalo Bills 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs leaves the Bills in a very difficult position when it comes to the playoffs. 


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9:28 am
Fri November 7, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills begin the second half of the season

With a 5-3 record, the Buffalo Bills return from their bye week in playoff contention. On Sunday, they meet the Kansas City Chiefs, who are also 5-3. Matt Sabuda previews the game in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."

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8:42 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Matt Sabuda tackles stadium issue in "Beyond the Playbook"

Buffalo Bills
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Football Analyst Matt Sabuda took advantage of the Bills' bye week to discuss the issue of a new stadium and why the Bills need to change their "culture" to be successful.

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8:35 am
Fri October 31, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook' examines the second half of the Bills season

"Beyond the Playbook"
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The Buffalo Bills are 5-3 halfway through the season as they hit their bye week. WBFO's Jay Moran and commentator Matt Sabuda look ahead at what the team needs to do as they head into the second half of the season in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Sports
7:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Local college hoops teams pay tribute to Buffalo Braves

With Columbia blue as the main color, Canisius College will wear uniforms that resemble the uniforms worn by the Buffalo Braves for road games from 1973-1978.
Credit photo courtesy Matt Lozar, Canisius College

Plans were announced Wednesday for the first Big 4 Basketball Classic on Saturday, November 29, at First Niagara Center. Planners may have scored with fans by designing special throwback uniforms that feature the colors of the Buffalo Braves.

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Beyond the Playbook
7:40 am
Mon October 27, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills beat the Jets

Courtesy of six turnovers from the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills earned a 43-23 victory on Sunday. In this morning's "Beyond the Playbook," Matt Sabuda says the Bills allowed the Jets to stay in the game, but in the end they produced a big win on the road.

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Bills ground Jets 43-23
4:40 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Bills ground the Jets 43-23

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The Buffalo Bills are now 5 and 3, heading into the team’s bye-week.  The Bills grounded the New York Jets this afternoon closing out the game with a 20 point lead, 43 to 23.

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Beyond the Playbook
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.

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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
Credit WBFO News file photo

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.
Credit WBFO News photo

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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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.
Credit WBFO News photo

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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