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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.

On this week’s edition of WBFO’s Behind the Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about an embarrassing loss to the Calgary Flames after a string of impressive victories and the end to Chad Johnson’s hot streak. With the Sabres on the verge of falling to last place in the NHL, what do fans have to be hopeful about moving forward? 


A veteran of five marathons and several triathlons, Buffalo News sportswriter Amy Moritz  is now training for her first ultramarathon. In order to reach this level of athletic achievement, she first had to stop doubting herself. Moritz recounts her journey in her first book, "I Thought You'd Be Faster: The Quest to Be An Athlete."


On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the trading of Evander Kane to the San Jose Sharks and the underwhelming package GM Jason Botterill was able to get in return for the talented winger. Did Botterill fail his first big trade deadline test? And was trading Kane instead of re-signing him the right move?


Two WNYers readying for Sunday's 2018 Iditarod

Feb 28, 2018
Tara Cicatello

Unique winter sports are not over now that the Olympics are done, especially for two mushers who grew up through blustery Western New York winters.

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As expected, the Buffalo Sabres traded forward Evander Kane prior to Monday's NHL trade deadline. Kane was dealt to the San Jose Sharks for a package that includes what could end up being a first-round draft pick.

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Of all the events featured in the Winter Olympics, perhaps none hold quite the intrigue that curling does.

Special Olympics this weekend in Rochester

Feb 22, 2018
Special Olympics New York

The Olympics in Pyeongchang aren’t the only ones to look out for this weekend. The New York State Special Olympics will take place all day Saturday in venues across Rochester, with nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches in town to compete.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe previews Monday's NHL Trade Deadline. Most of the chatter has centered around forward Evander Kane, who will almost certainly be dealt away. But who else could be traded? And what should GM Jason Botterill be looking for in return?


Updated at 3 a.m. ET Thursday

The U.S. women's hockey team owns Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years, after breaking Canada's remarkable streak of success in a gripping final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The only previous U.S. win had come in the tournament's first year, in 1998.

When the American women finally received their gold medals, they were placed on their necks by former player Angela Ruggiero, who was on the last U.S. Olympic team to win it all.

Team USA

Athletes like Team USA's Adam Rippon are breaking barriers for LGBTQ athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics. A record number of 14 openly gay athletes are participating in this year’s games, twice as many in the 2014 games.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the injury to star forward Jack Eichel and how two players in particular, Ryan O'Reilly and Sam Reinhart, have stepped up their games, leading to wins against two top teams. Also, a look at top defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen's recent struggles.


On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's continuing struggles at home, where they've now lost four straight games, and their failure to execute "simple plays." Also, how the Sabres' season of misery is leading to a lot of empty seats at KeyBank Center. And we'll catch up with former Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, now playing in his 15th season, who has found comfort and contentment in Anaheim.



You'd be forgiven if you went to bed early having chalked up another win for New England.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's inability to keep the momentum going from last week's successful road trip in Tuesday's home loss the Devils. Why have the Sabres struggled so much at home this season? And are the trade rumors surrounding a slumping Evander Kane affecting his play on the ice?


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Scores of people gathered in the Buffalo Bills field house on Monday afternoon to celebrate the suddenly-ended career of Center Eric Wood. But after nearly an hour of waiting, there wasn’t much time to celebrate.


Buffalo Bills

In a big blow to the Buffalo Bills both on and off the field, center Eric Wood announced Friday he has a career-ending neck injury.

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