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With two wins on the road to start their season, the Buffalo Bills will carry an unblemished record to New Era Field for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The home opener should have a "lively atmosphere," said analyst Matt Sabuda with tongue-in-cheek understatement. While he favors the Bills over the winless Bengals, Sabuda warns it's "still a young season where little is really established."


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Western New York Girls in Sports Day is coming to Niagara County. The first will be held Saturday.

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The Buffalo Bills and their fans will get their first real look at the new Tailgate Village during the team’s home opener Sunday, and whether it has any impact on bad behavior.


 

A first-half offensive surge provided the Buffalo Bills with a 14-point halftime lead, and the team's defense made the margin stand in a, 28-14, victory over the New York Giants Sunday afternoon. Analyst Matt Sabuda believes the Bills defense is again showing that they are among the league's best. Their performance has the team off to a 2-0 start for the first time in five years.


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Somewhat maligned Josh Allen ran for a touchdown, threw for another, and the Bills claimed the bragging rights of New York with a 28-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Perceptions of the Buffalo Bills have changed following last week's come-from-behind road victory against the New York Jets. Though they are on the road again Sunday, the Bills are slight favorites over the New York Giants. Analyst Matt Sabuda agrees with the oddsmakers. He thinks quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills offense will be able to move the ball against the Giants poor defense.


After falling behind 16-0, the Buffalo Bills rallied in the second half of their season opener against the New York Jets on Sunday, winning 17-16. After a first half that included four turnovers, Bills analyst Matt Sabuda says the team got a boost once coaches decided to start using rookie running back Devin Singletary, who ignited the offense in the comeback effort.


Buffalo Bills fans are pinning their hopes on the development of second-year quarterback Josh Allen. Sunday's opponent, the New York Jets, are also watching the progress of Sam Darnold, their second-year franchise quarterback. As analyst Matt Sabuda points out, the play of the young quarterbacks will likely determine the winner of Sunday's game.

In a surprise move by the Buffalo Bills, veteran running back LeSean McCoy has been released.

del Lago Resort & Casino

Sports betting will officially open at del Lago Resort & Casino on Friday afternoon. The casino is partnering with the online sports betting company DraftKings.

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have unveiled a special jersey commemorating the team's 50th anniversary.

Buffalo Beauts

The National Women's Hockey League is on the verge of resuming use of the Buffalo Beauts logos and marketing materials after reaching a tentative agreement in its lawsuit with the team's former owners.

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The 11-Day Power Play is now in day five inside Buffalo's HarborCenter. The third-annual marathon charity hockey game reached a fundraising milestone Monday. An estimated 2,500 local hockey players are taking turns in what organizers and original players say is no easy feat, keeping a continuing game in progress for 11 continuous days. To gain a better appreciation for the participants, this year I became one.

11 Day Power Play

A non-stop, around-the-clock hockey game that began Friday continues Monday morning at HarborCenter. WBFO's Michael Mroziak has covered the 11 Day Power Play its first two years, beginning in 2017. This year, to cover the third-annual cancer-fundraising event from a different angle, Michael has been quietly preparing and will play in one of the shifts. Here is his story on getting ready for the event.

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The cheers rang out in two Hertel Avenue bars early Sunday afternoon, as the U.S. Women's World Cup team again won the title of the best in the world.

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The third annual 11 Day Power Play, a marathon hockey game which raises money for cancer research, got underway inside HarborCenter in downtown Buffalo Friday morning. An estimated 2,500 players are taking part in the second edition of the program's Community Shifts.

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Due to field renovations at New Era Field, Jim Kelley’s 32 Annual Football Camp is being held at Williamsville North High School this week. There has been a lot of discussion on where and when a new stadium for the Bills would be built. Jim Kelly said he doesn’t think a new stadium needs to be built, but if they do, they should stay in Orchard Park.

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The Sabres' first-round NHL draft picks are in Buffalo for their first development camp.

The Buffalo Sabres have two picks, including seventh overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft, which begins Friday night in Vancouver. Reporter Bill Hoppe checks in from western Canada with his thoughts on which young players the Sabres might by looking at and whether defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen could be traded by the end of the weekend.


Bills announce 2019 training camp schedule

Jun 15, 2019

The Buffalo Bills have announced their training camp schedule, which is held every summer at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, just outside of Rochester, New York.

The Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA title, edging out the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland. Toronto completed the series 4-2.

In the final seconds the Raptors led by only one point, and the Warriors' Steph Curry missed a 3-pointer. Golden State got the ball in a scramble, but called a timeout it didn't have and was given a technical foul, causing some confusion. Raptor star Kawhi Leonard sank three game-clinching free throws, sealing Toronto's victory.

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Last season, he was a Buffalo Sabre. This season, Ryan O'Reilly was named Most Valuable Player as his St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup series. It was a first for him and his team.

Updated at 11:25 p.m. ET

The St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Boston to claim their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

The Blues scored twice in the first period despite being outplayed for much of that time. Boston outshot St. Louis 12-4 in the first period, but the Bruins were unable to get one past Blues rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington. He ended game with 32 saves.

The Toronto Raptors may have fallen one point shy of their first NBA championship Monday night, but the setback is not cooling off the team's passionate, expanding fan base. Jack Armstrong, the former Niagara University basketball coach who now serves as the Raptors' broadcast analyst, says the team's run to the NBA Finals is connecting throughout Canada. "I've been with the Raptors now 21 years, to see where it was and where it is now is absolutely remarkable," Armstrong told WBFO. He says the fan parties outside Raptors' games in "Jurassic Park" are being emulated elsewhere, including in Mississauga where 20,000 people gathered to watch Game Five.  


Sabres sign Jeff Skinner to 8-year deal

Jun 8, 2019
Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have come to terms on a contract with forward Jeff Skinner. The team announced Friday night an 8-year deal worth a total of $72 million.

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Ralph Krueger was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center Wednesday.

The Buffalo Sabres surprised many on Wednesday by naming Ralph Krueger their new head coach. Krueger takes over for Phil Housley, who was fired in April after two years on the job. Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe shares his thoughts on a special edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench.


Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have gone outside of the box in the selection of their new head coach, hiring Ralph Krueger as the 19th head coach in franchise history.

Buffalo Bills superfan "Pancho Billa" passes away

May 14, 2019
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He was born in Texas and had no Western New York roots. Yet Ezra Castro became attached to the Buffalo Bills and, as part of his passionate support for the pro football team, became the superfan character Pancho Billa. Castro passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 39 in his home state of Texas after battling stage four cancer, his family announced.

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New York lawmakers are taking a closer look at authorizing sports betting on smart phones and whether it would require a change to the state Constitution.

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