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Doug Whaley finally gave the State of the Union-type of address that Bills fans have been waiting for. The day after a season-ending loss to the New York Jets that dropped the Bills to 7-9, Whaley answered many questions for 39 minutes but provided only a few answers. Here are some notable tweets from the press conference: https://twitter.com/Espngreeny/status/8…

So there you have it – the Buffalo Bills have official cut ties with head coach Rex Ryan. The team announced on Twitter Tuesday that Ryan has been relieved of his duties and offensive coordinator Anthony will take over as interim head coach.  Ryan's brother, Rob Ryan, who served as assistant head coach/defense, was also fired. The Bills fell to 7-8 after a Week 16…

Western New York native and Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is selling his Hamburg mansion. Kane's 5,878 square-foot lakeside home on Old Lake Shore Road is listed for $3.2 million. The 28-year-old South Buffalo native purchased the home for $2.86 million in 2012, and there's been "probably half a million dollars in improvements" since, according to Dennis Dargavel…

Third grader Carmine Doty had one Christmas wish this year, but it wasn't one he planned on ripping wrapping paper off of. His wish came true Wednesday when his dad returned home early from military service to surprise him during his class at West Buffalo Charter School. Watch the special reunion between Carmine and his dad, Petty Officer First Class Nick Doty, be…

Ah, the holiday season. The one time of year people willingly swallow their pride by donning ugly holiday sweaters and flexing their golden pipes all in the name of Christmas. The Buffalo Sabres joined in on the fun by performing a dramatic reading of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” to give fans a special holiday gift. Check it out: https://…

Buffalo Bills tailgaters will get some national screentime this Thursday night, and it won't be because of butt-chugs and table slams. Canadian chef Matty Matheson from the TV show "Dead Set on Life" on Viceland visited Orchard Park earlier this season to dig his teeth into some of Bills tailgaters' best dishes and soak in the experience from the famous Hammer's Lot. …

Buffalo likes to have fun with Doug Marrone and Monday was no different. The Jacksonville Jaguars named Marrone its interim head coach today to replace the fired Gus Bradley, nearly two years since the former Bills coach took a $4 million opt-out in his contract and quit on the team. Here are some tweets reacting to the news: https://twitter.com/StephenURecruit/st…

On Nov. 25, 1976, 40 years ago today, Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson rushed for an NFL-record 273 yards and two touchdowns in front of a national TV audience on Thanksgiving Day. Only problem was the rest of the Bills offense was pitiful. Quarterback Gary Marangi completed just 4 of 21 passes for 29 yards and threw an interception as Bills lost to the Detroit L…

In one of the most compassionate table smashes the Internet has seen from Buffalo Bills fans, a group of diehards body-slammed a man dressed as Harambe outside Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Sunday. If you recall, Harambe was the 17-year-old endangered gorilla who was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old fell into the gorilla's enclosure last May. A man…

Cleveland Hill couldn't hold onto a fourth quarter lead, falling to Bishop Kearney, 40-38. in the Class C Far West Regional at New Era Field. Complete coverage of the NYSPHSAA championships -- in several sports -- here at PrepTalk.BuffaloNews.com.

Twenty-one years ago today, the numbers of the Buffalo Sabres' famed French Connection rose to the rafters. The team retired the numbers of Rick Martin and Rene Robert, who joined Gilbert Perreault atop the Memorial Auditorium. (Perreault's number was retired in 1990.) The night honored the members of the Connection, who formed one of the most prolific scoring lines…

A flier linked to an extreme right-wing blog popped up on the University at Buffalo campus Monday afternoon, according to The Spectrum, UB's student newspaper. A student found the flier in Clemens Hall on the North Campus in Amherst that reads, "Tired of anti-white propaganda in college? You aren't alone," followed by a link to therightstuff.biz, a right-wing blog. …

A feel-good story about a couple of good neighbors in Lockport helping Justin Timberlake fix a flat tire has caught quite a bit of attention on Facebook. If only it were true. The website KY12 News circulated this hoax news story about Timberlake praising residents in Lockport, saying he was "just so impressed that people could be that friendly to pull over …

When Maple Grove’s scoring 40 points week in and week out, it’s easy to sleep on just how dominant its defense has been. Friday it was obvious how down-right suffocating it can be. Maple Grove shutout Section V’s Alexander, 28-0, in the Class D Far West Regional at New Era Field on Friday to punch its ticket to the state semifinals. Alexander could only must…