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WATCH: The competitive world of wheelchair rugby

22 hours ago

It’s a sport that originally went by the name “murderball.” As you probably figured out from that description, it’s a rough and tumble sport for those who love to push themselves to the limit and have a little fun. The competitive world of wheelchair rugby is flourishing in our region. But Chris Hilderbrant, the founder and manager of the Western New York league, The Wreckers, is on a mission to grow the team and diversify its roster.

Buffalo soccer bar welcomes World Cup fans, USA or not

Jun 14, 2018
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The FIFA World Cup is underway and soccer enthusiasts are getting ready for a month's worth of international men's competition in the world's most popular sport. While many local establishments may have the matches available for viewing, one Buffalo bar in particular is anticipating steady business, even with the USA not competing this time around.


Buffalo Beauts

Olympic gold medalist and NCAA all-time goaltending leader Nicole Hensley is a Buffalo Beaut. The NWHL team has agreed to terms with the Colorado native on a contract for the upcoming season.

Washington, D.C., has had, by some measures, among the most miserable sports fans in the United States. The city ended a quarter century of futility Thursday night as the Washington Capitals beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 to win the NHL's Stanley Cup.

Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for battling cancer

Jun 4, 2018
Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer.

Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee can return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders of a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL combine.

New York State Sen. Richard Funke

Betty Perkins-Carpenter has died. The health and fitness expert and former Olympic Diving Coach was 87. She had been living in Penfield, outside Rochester.

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Former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito has reportedly been put on an involuntary psychiatric hold after getting into an altercation with a man at a Florida gym.

Unveiling a new policy after months of controversy and debate over players taking a knee or otherwise making statements during the national anthem, the NFL says all of its athletes and staff "shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem" if they're on the field.

Buffalo Bills

Jersey #34 will forever be the number of Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas.

Former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

May 14, 2018
Buffalo Bills

Chuck Knox, the veteran NFL coach who led the Seattle Seahawks for nine years and took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games, has died. He was 86.

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills plan to continue holding training camp at St. John Fisher College. That according to Senator Chuck Schumer, who released this statement on Friday:

I’ve spoken to the Bills and they have assured me that they love hosting training camp at St. John Fisher and with four more years left on the current agreement they have no plans to make a change.”

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Over objections from an adjacent major employer, the city Planning Board has approved construction of a sports field and large indoor field house in an industrial section of South Buffalo.

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Russ Brandon has resigned his dual role as president of the NFL Buffalo Bills and NHL Buffalo Sabres in a major shake-up for the teams' owners, Terry and Kim Pegula.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A recently-published column recommends the Buffalo Bisons, upon the conclusion of its current stadium naming rights agreement, rebrand the downtown ballpark in honor of one of its legendary players. Although baseball enthusiasts say Luke Easter was indeed one of the greatest to ever wear the Bisons uniform, the minor league baseball club says it could not afford to pass up the revenue that will be generated from a new corporate sponsor.


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The Buffalo Sabres won the National Hockey League's draft lottery Saturday night. That means Buffalo will have the first overall pick in next month's NHL draft.

For the third time in five years, the Buffalo Sabres have the best odds at winning the NHL draft lottery. It's an 18.5 % chance. Whoever wins will land prized prospect defenseman Rasmus Dahlin.

The Buffalo Bills selection of Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has sparked widespread reaction--a loud portion of which has been negative. Analyst Matt Sabuda offers a more measured response on a special edition of WBFO's Beyond the Playbook.  While factoring in the many negatives found on Allen's resume', Sabuda sees the selection as "a high risk for a team that needs a high reward."


Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills spent last year trading for future picks to have versatility in the 2018 NFL draft.  Thursday night they traded two second-round picks to select who they believe will be their franchise quarterback.

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Buffalo Sabres season ticket holders learned Thursday they will not have to pay more to watch the team play next season.

Bisons, with only five games played, wait out the weather

Apr 18, 2018
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Mother nature has been especially cruel to the Buffalo Bisons, who saw most of their first regular season homestand wiped out by weather. They paid a visit Wednesday to a facility other than Coca Cola Field in order to keep the players conditioned as they continue through a forced layoff. 

The Buffalo Sabres once again find themselves in last place to end the year. On this season’s final edition of Behind the Bench, WBFO’s Nick Lippa sat down with Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe to discuss which part of this lowly year of hockey was truly the worst, Jason Botterill’s end of the year press conference, the success of the Amerks, and more.


Ritchie Incognito

It appears Buffalo Bills Left Guard Ritchie Incognito is contemplating retirement from football -- and he has made the announcement on Twitter.

For hockey parents, sending young players away to improve their skill is a normal occurrence. The last thing you would expect is for tragedy to strike off the ice, but now the hockey community in Western New York has been stunned by a fatal crash involving a Canadian team's bus.

14 Dead In Canadian Junior Hockey Team Bus Crash

Apr 7, 2018

A bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team crashed on the way to a game Friday, killing 14 people.

Buffalo Bisons

The Buffalo Bisons open their season tonight on the road against the Rochester Red wings weather permitting. They look to bounce back this year after a disappointing 2017 season. They’ll have some help to start from a pitcher/comedian with major league experience, Joe Biagini.


On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the (merciful) end of the team's home schedule for the 2017-18 season, a campaign that saw the team win a paltry 11 home games. Also, two of the team's top prospects are with the team for a late-season cup of coffee. Bill shares some thoughts on Casey Mittlestadt and Alexander Nylander on the penultimate episode of Behind The Bench.


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Buffalo Sabres fans know him most for his hockey broadcasts, but play-by-play icon Rick Jeanneret will be honored by another sport this summer.

Erin Kelly

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to be hospitalized for two weeks as he recovers from another cancer surgery.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the highly-anticipated arrival of top prospect Casey Mittlestadt, the team's first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. What skills have made Mittlestadt so widely admired? And how is the 19-year-old handling the pressures that come with the expectations of a beaten-down fanbase?


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