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The First Niagara Center was electric Friday night.  It was the first Buffalo Sabres game with interim coach Ted Nolan behind the bench.  Plus, there was a large contingent of Toronto Maple Leafs fans in the building.  It was a successful start under the new coach as the Sabres beat the Maple Leafs 3 to 1.

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News of the Buffalo Sabres' big shake-up at First Niagara Center spread quickly Wednesday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley caught up with some Sabres fans happy to see the major changes.

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A longtime Buffalo sports writer has penned a brand new sports history book. 

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The newest member of the Buffalo Sabres took part in the team's morning skate in First Niagara Center. Meanwhile, reaction continues to pour in from Sunday's blockbuster trade.

The Buffalo Sabres have traded Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders. General Manager Darcy Regier announced the trade Sunday night. 

An Academy of Hockey is one of the programs that will be housed at the new HarborCenter in downtown Buffalo. HarborCenter managers say they will also expand the Buffalo Junior Sabres.

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The Buffalo Sabres play host to the Minnesota Wild Monday night at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.  They are also be welcoming back ex-Sabre captain Jason Pominville.

The Buffalo Sabres are expanding their television reach into Canada. The team announced Wednesday that Bell TV has agreed to broadcast 50 Sabres games this season to its customers in southern Ontario.

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Buffalo rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will miss "a few weeks" with a sprained ligament in his right knee.

The Buffalo Bills are planning to start undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel at quarterback for the season opener vs. New England September 8. Bills coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Monday.

Sabres announce succession plan for Jeanneret

Aug 8, 2013
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Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rich Jeanneret has signed a new, three-year contract deal with the team. He will remain the primary play-by-play voice over the three years, but will call an “increasingly reduced number of games” over the next three seasons according to the Sabres.

Sabres announce 2013-14 regular-season schedule

Jul 19, 2013
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The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League  announced the team’s 2013-14 regular-season schedule.  The Sabres season-opener is scheduled for Oct. 2 against the Red Wings, a new Eastern Conference and divisional foe, in Detroit.

The Sabres then return to Buffalo for the team’s home-opener against another division rival, the Ottawa Senators, on Oct. 4 at First Niagara Center.

With last weekend's draft in the rear view mirror, the Buffalo Sabres are now turning their attention to the start of NHL free agency on Friday. Meanwhile, the futures of goalie Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek are still up in the air.

Dallas Stars hire former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff

Jun 21, 2013
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Most hockey observers believed former Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff wouldn't be out a job very long.

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For the second consecutive year, a Buffalo Sabres broadcaster is being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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As anticipated, the Buffalo Bills have promoted Doug Whaley to General Manager.

Buddy Nix relinquishing role as Bills GM

May 13, 2013
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The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that General Manager Buddy Nix will step away from his role as GM and transition to Special Assistant.

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Darcy Regier will be back as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres next season, despite the team missing the postseason in four of the last six years. A decision on who will coach the team, however, has not been made.

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Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black and General Manager Darcy Regier held the team's annual end-of-year press conference Monday.

Bills pick receivers, linebacker in Day 2 of NFL Draft

Apr 26, 2013

The Buffalo Bills addressed areas of need in Day Two of the 2013 NFL Draft Thursday night, selecting two wide receivers and a linebacker.

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Niagara University has hired Long Island University Post's Chris Casey as the Purple Eagles men's basketball coach.

The Buffalo Bills schedule for the 2013 season was released Thursday night.

Sabres trade captain Jason Pominville to Wild

Apr 3, 2013
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The Buffalo Sabres have traded team captain Jason Pominville to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for two prospects and two high draft picks.

Sabres trade defenseman Regehr to L.A.

Apr 2, 2013
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The Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman Robyn Regehr to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Los Angeles’ second-round draft picks in the 2014 and 2015 NHL Entry Drafts

Sabres Leopold traded to St. Louis Blues

Mar 30, 2013
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 30, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Saturday that the Sabres have traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for St. Louis’ second-round draft pick and a fifth-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

UB Men's Basketball Coach Reggie Witherspoon fired

Mar 15, 2013

The University at Buffalo has relieved men's basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon of his duties.

The Buffalo Sabres made two significant roster moves Friday, involving rookie Mikhail Grigorenko and veteran defenseman T.J. Brennan.

The Buffalo Bills and Rogers Media on Tuesday announced an extension of the 'Bills in Toronto' series for another five years.

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In a hockey season shortened to 48 games because of a lockout, the Buffalo Sabres opened the season Sunday with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, which sent a lot of happy fans into bars and restaurants for the first time this season.

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The Buffalo Bisons on Friday unveiled their new uniforms for the 2013 season, the first in which the team will be affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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