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We are on hand as the Buffalo Sabres host the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. It will be Brian Gionta's 1,000th NHL game. Be sure to read Five Things to Know about the game here at [BN] Hockey. Live updates and observations from our team, along with selected other accounts, are below. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage !function(d,s,id){…

St. Bonaventure University on Wednesday announced the addition of a men's lacrosse program, which will begin play in the 2018-19 season. The team does not yet have a coach or a conference to play in – the Atlantic 10 currently sponsors only women's lacrosse – but athletic director Tim Kenney said in a release that the school will be active in seeking both. The Bon…

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was back at KeyBank Center Saturday for Notre Dame's second-round game against West Virginia, two days after he rooted the Irish to victory over a team from his home state. Notre Dame trailed the entire game before being eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by West Virginia, 83-71, and Christie's displeasure with the officials seemed widel…

CBS' affable broadcaster Verne Lundquist took a basketball straight to face during the Notre Dame-West Virginia game at KeyBank Center Saturday afternoon. https://twitter.com/MarchMadnessTV/status/843145458100842497 He seemed to be OK. https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/status/843144443595313152 https://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/status/843145041753395205 https:/…

Buffalo drew the early session for Saturday's NCAA Tournament second-round games at KeyBank Center. 4-West Virginia faces 5-Notre Dame at 12:10 p.m. 1-Villanova faces 8-Wisconsin at approximately 2:40 p.m., which could get moved back if the first game goes into overtime. http://buffalonews.com/2016/01/27/ncaa-tournament-years-buffalo/ http://buffalonews.com/20…

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was spotted sitting behind Notre Dame's bench during its NCAA Tournament game against Princeton Thursday at KeyBank Center, rooting against the Ivy League team from his home state. Christie, an axed member of President Trump's transition team and a comrade of former Bills coach Rex Ryan, is reportedly close with Notre Dame coach Mike Brey…

What channel are all those NCAA Tournament games on? It depends what cable provider you have. The games are split up between CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV. Here's a rundown: (Note: While you're reading this on the Internet, you should also know that the games can be watched online through the NCAA site. If you don't have a log in for a cable provider, you may be limit…

Wednesday's NCAA Tournament practices at KeyBank Center are free and open to the public. Each team has the floor for 40 minutes. Here's when you can see them: Noon - 12:40 p.m.: No. 12 seed Princeton 12:45 - 1:25 p.m.: No. 13 seed Bucknell 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.: No. 5 seed Notre Dame 2:15 - 2:55 p.m.: No. 4 seed West Virginia 4:25 - 5:05 p.m.: No. 1 seed Vil…

NCAA Tournament first round 4-West Virginia vs. 12-Bucknell Thursday at KeyBank Center, Buffalo (follows 12:15 p.m. Notre Dame-Princeton in afternoon session). WEST VIRGINIA Location: Morgantown, W.V. Miles from Buffalo: 321 miles driving. Student population: 28,776. Nickname: Mountaineers. Colors: Blue and old gold. Conference: Big 12. Recor…

Which teams have punched their tickets for the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament? This tracker will keep you updated. There are two ways to get into the NCAA Tournament: Receiving an automatic bid, or receiving an at-large bid. Teams receive auto-bids by winning their conference tournaments. At-large bids are given out on Selection Sunday, March 12. Here are the …

St. Mary’s hockey program went from being dormant in 2016 to Western New York champions in 2017, holding off Starpoint to win a Club League title in the small school division Sunday at KeyBank Center. Lucas Prince and Brendan Krawczyk had a goal and an assist each for the Lancers, who added a late empty-netter to win, 3-1. Canisius scored late to edge St. Joe’s M…

Niagara-Wheatfield’s Nate Maloney won his third straight Section VI boys bowling title Thursday at AMF Airport Lanes while West Seneca West earned its first team title in more than 50 years. Maloney needed big numbers in his final game to vault into first place during his sophomore and junior seasons, winning the title by 59 pins in 2015 and just 14 pins last year. Bu…

Rex Ryan was brought to Buffalo to shut down opponents and get the Bills into the playoffs. Two years later, Ryan is out of a job and the team is no closer to ending The Drought. What went wrong? Owner Terry Pegula said in introducing Ryan that he felt the team was two plays away from an 11-5 record, so he wanted a veteran coach to get the Bills over the hump. …

Bills legend Jim Kelly offered his thoughts on new coach Sean McDermott after his introductory press conference Friday. A small press gathering in the fieldhouse was a far cry from going out for chicken wings and beer like Kelly did with Rex Ryan two years ago, but it was fitting with the subdued, focused tone of McDermott's press conference. "You hope and pray that …

Four members of Sean McDermott's coaching staff are now known, including two of his three coordinators. Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will serve as the Bills defensive coordinator, the team confirmed Friday. McDermott also said during his introductory press conference that the team would retain special teams coordinator Danny Crossman from the previous staff. …