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Rochester Rhinos

The last time the Rochester Rhinos were on the field was 2017. The club announced today that it plans a rebirth in 2022, with a global soccer star as part of the ownership group that includes David and Wendy Dworkin who bought the club in 2016.

Montreal Canadiens

When the Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets face off Wednesday evening in Manitoba, there will be fans in the stands, even in a Canadian province with terrible COVID problems. What's going on behind the scenes is the question of whether the winner of that series will be able to cross the border to face off with the winner of this year's American wing of the NHL for the Stanley Cup.

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Buffalo fans turned out for major league baseball Tuesday for the first time locally since 1915 and a ballpark in the middle of what's now the city's Hamlin Park community.

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The Buffalo Bisons have the "Help Wanted" sign hanging at Sahlen Field. They're looking to fill additional seasonal positions within the downtown Buffalo ballpark, in advance of the Toronto Blue Jays' arrival to borrow the facility for home games. And this year, a new program is being added that encourages volunteers from not-for-profit agencies to work concession stands in exchange for cash toward their organization.

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Fans attending Toronto Blue Jays games at Buffalo’s Sahlen Field this season will be separated based on whether they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Wednesday.


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Maurice Linguist is back on the coaching staff for the University at Buffalo’s football program, this time as its head coach. He was formally introduced Monday morning.

From his lips to our ears, Jeanneret at 50

May 10, 2021
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This May day was like no other. The one, the only, Rick Jeanneret completed his 50th season with the Buffalo Sabres Saturday, following the team's season finale against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Toronto Blue Jays

With the U.S.-Canada border still closed to non-essential traffic, it was expected earlier this spring that the Toronto Blue Jays would plan to again use Buffalo's Sahlen Field for many of its home games in the 2021 Major League Baseball season. The Blue Jays and Bisons confirmed Wednesday morning the big league team will return in June, and this year fans will be allowed to purchase seats.

MLB Zoom Call

It's Opening Day for the Buffalo Bisons. The Herd is in Trenton, NJ to face the Worchester Red Sox, with the probability the Toronto Blue Jays will play at Sahlen Field.

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The search is now underway for a new head football coach at the University at Buffalo, following Lance Leipold’s resignation to take a similar position at Kansas University.

Buffalo Marathon

On your mark, get set, go! The Buffalo Marathon will be run this year.

Canisius College

A federal lawsuit has been filed by three female former athletes against Canisius College, the head coach of its track and cross-country teams, the athletic director and a former male student-athlete.

No playoff hockey for the Buffalo Sabres this year. So they made some big moves leading up to Monday’s NHL trade deadline. Buffalo Hockey Beat reporter Bill Hoppe spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa about who is staying and who is going.


Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays will again use Buffalo's Sahlen Field for scheduled home games beginning later this baseball season. To make way for their Major League Baseball partner, the hometown Bisons are announcing they'll call Trenton, NJ "home" as it prepares to open its 2021 season.

The NHL is postponing the Buffalo Sabres next game against the Boston Bruins Saturday afternoon, as five of the Bruins players have now entered the NHL’s COVID protocols.


Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

There are going to be fewer empty seats in outdoor sports arenas and performing arts centers this summer.

The Buffalo Sabres can't buy a win. The team has gone 0-10-2 over its past 12 games. The NHL season is about half way through, but the Sabres are already out of the playoff hunt. Unsurprisingly, Head Coach Ralph Krueger was relieved of his duties Wednesday morning. Buffalo Hockey Beat reporter Bill Hoppe discusses how the Sabres got to this point, who will coach the team moving forward and what to expect from the team as they enter a brutal upcoming schedule.

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The Buffalo Sabres fired coach Ralph Krueger on Wednesday, less than two years into his second season, and with the freefalling team in the midst of an 0-10-2 skid.

Girls on the Run didn't run out of steam when COVID hit

Mar 15, 2021
GOTR Buffalo

Organized sports have been proven to be especially beneficial to youngsters, whose bodies are still growing and minds are still developing. They benefit not only from the competition and teamwork of sports, but the opportunity to get physically and mentally stronger. So as COVID-19 shut down group activities, the all-volunteer Girls on the Run didn't put away the sneakers.

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The National Lacrosse League, which includes the Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Knighthawks and Toronto Rock franchises, has announced plans to resume play.

SUNY Buffalo State

Spring is going to be a very strange sports season for many state university schools, with no fans in the stands and no celebrations on the field.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have named Casey Candaele as the new manager of the Buffalo Bisons.


The University at Buffalo men’s and women's basketball teams are preparing for the Mid-American Conference tournament, now that the playoffs are back from a pandemic hiatus.

The Buffalo Sabres have won two of their past three games, but suffered some major injuries over the past week. Buffalo Hockey Beat reporter Bill Hoppe gives an update on the Sabres health, Jeff Skinner and previews their upcoming games.


The Buffalo Sabres have returned to playing hockey after a COVID outbreak kept the team off the ice for nearly two weeks. With the team on a losing streak, Buffalo Hockey Beat reporter Bill Hoppe recaps the Sabres status and recent struggles.


Thomas O'Neil-White

With the National Football League season set to conclude Sunday, the same questions about the lack of minority head coaches are being asked. Just five of the 32 head coaching positions in the league are filled by people of color.

USA Swimming

Swimming, both recreational and competitive, has taken a heavy hit during the long pandemic. However, USA Swimming is trying to turn that around and get people back into the water.

COVID is impacting professional hockey across the country this week. That includes the NWHL, who suspended their season in an announcement Wednesday afternoon after multiple teams were revealed to have contracted COVID. NWHL commissioner Tyler Tumminia said the shortened 2-week season at Lake Placid was not a bubble, but a ‘restricted access environment.’  Victory press and women’s hockey writer Melissa Burgess addresses what happened and what's next for the NWHL.

Seneca Gaming Corporation

The Buffalo Bills won't be making an appearance, but with an estimated 100 million television viewers, Sunday is one of THE days to bet on sports.

The Buffalo Sabres will have at least four postponed games after a recent COVID outbreak. Multiple Sabres are at risk after playing some weekend games against the New Jersey Devils-- a team who now has over ten of their own players on the COVID-19 list. Buffalo Hockey Beat reporter Bill Hoppe breaks down what happened this past week.