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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.

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.

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

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.

Bills hire offensive, defensive coordinators

Jan 10, 2013

The Buffalo Bills today made official what has been reported by numerous sources this week. The team has hired the top two assistants to new coach Doug Marrone.

Buffalo Bills name Doug Marrone head coach

Jan 7, 2013
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The Buffalo Bills officially named Doug Marrone head coach Monday.  Marrone, who spent the last four years coaching Syracuse University, was formally introduced at a noon news conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

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The Buffalo Bills will work to rebuild the team under the new leadership of Russ Brandon.  WBFO News reached out to a local college professor who has examined the psychology of sports.

Bills interviewing coach candidates

Jan 2, 2013

The search is on to find the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.  Team President and CEO Russ Brandon and top officials are in Arizona for interviews with a pair of potential coaches.

Bills owner Ralph Wilson hands over power to Russ Brandon

Jan 1, 2013
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The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday that owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. has handed over power to run the organization to Bills CEO Russ Brandon.

Bills fire Chan Gailey, entire coaching staff

Dec 31, 2012

The Buffalo Bills have fired Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey after three losing seasons.

NHL games canceled through January 14

Dec 20, 2012

The NHL has wiped out all games through Jan. 14, and if it needs to make any more cancelations, the entire season could be the next thing to go.

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The Buffalo Bisons went back to the future to find their new manager and their new logo. 

Jeanneret inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Nov 13, 2012

Longtime Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret was inducted into Hockey's Hall of Fame on Monday.

Buffalo chosen to host NCAA tournament games in 2014

Nov 12, 2012

Buffalo's First Niagara Center will once again host games in the NCAA tournament. 

AP: NHL cancels the Winter Classic

Nov 2, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)- A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the NHL has cancelled the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.

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The National Hockey League is cancelling another batch of regular season games. 

The league says all games through November 1  have been scrubbed due to the absence of a collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players' Association.

The players have been locked out for more than a month.  The league had already canceled the first two weeks of the regular season. The initial cancelation wiped 82 games off the schedule. That number is now up to 135.

Lockout delays start of NHL season

Oct 4, 2012

The start of the NHL's regular season has now been pushed back by the lockout.

The league canceled the first two weeks of the 2012-13 season, which was scheduled to begin next week Thursday with four games. In all, 82 games were wiped out through October 24.

Despite negotiating regularly throughout the summer, the NHL and NHL Players' Association have been unable to make much progress in collective bargaining talks. The lockout is into its 19th day and the two sides currently don't have any negotiating sessions scheduled.