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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."


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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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A change to the NHL's protocol for goaltender interference reviews is happening quicker than expected.

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The start of spring means baseball is right around the corner. The Buffalo Bisons will start their 31st season at Coca-Cola Field in less than three weeks. Thursday they hosted their annual preseason "What’s New at the Ballpark" preview.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about this week's loss to the Arizona Coyotes and how it recalls a similar game between the two teams three years ago. Also, what has head coach Phil Housley so upset? And how has young goalie Linus Ullmark looked in a Sabres uniform since his recent recall from Rochester?


Buffalo Bills

Los Angeles prosecutors say they are declining to bring charges against Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones, days after a naked, bloody argument with his brother.
 

Buffalo Bills

Zay Jones' father says his son will be fine, and online jail records show the Buffalo Bills receiver has been released two days after being arrested in Los Angeles following a naked, bloody argument with his brother.

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo head coach Nate Oats has been named the District 14 Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

UB

UB Athletics has had a historic week. They earned their first NCAA tournament wins in both men's and women’s college basketball. Then Wednesday, the program hired its new director of athletics.

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has been arrested in Los Angeles following a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Minnesota Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones.

University at Buffalo

The historic season of the University at Buffalo women's basketball team continued Monday night after the Bulls steamrolled past third-seeded Florida State, 86-65, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Tallahassee, FL.

Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No. 13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA Tournament's opening round, rolling over No. 4 seed Arizona 89-68 in the South Region on Thursday night.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the imminent return of star forward Jack Eichel, who has missed more than a month of action with an ankle injury. Also, two prospects are up from Rochester. Why are the Sabres carrying three goaltenders? And how does Justin Bailey fit into the team's plans?


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Two men's college basketball teams and one women's squad from Western New York are participating in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. St. Bonaventure must win a "First Four" play-in game Tuesday evening to join the main bracket. The University at Buffalo men's basketball team will appear in their third tournament in four years and hope this time and, Monday evening, the UB women found out they, too, will be heading to the postseason dance. 


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The beginning of the NFL free agency period begins this week, followed by the draft in late April.

Bills trade QB Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland

Mar 9, 2018

The Buffalo Bills have traded starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the first pick in the third round in the upcoming NFL draft.

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