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Chad Kelly had to sweat it out, but the St. Joe's grad and Ole Miss quarterback became a Denver Bronco Saturday when general manager John Elway selected him with the final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Kelly spoke with the News' Tim Graham shortly after being named Mr. Irrelevant. They discussed the highs and lows of nearly being passed over, his grandfather leaving the d…

The Bills drafted Pitt quarterback Nate Peterman in the fifth round Saturday. While you're debating what it means for Cardale Jones, the Bills' current third-string QB, watch Peterman hit some awesome trick shots all over Pittsburgh. Visit [BN] Blitz, our Bills homepage, for complete coverage of the NFL Draft. https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/8584098269588807…

The first round of the NFL Draft is tonight in Philadelphia (8 p.m., ESPN and NFL Network). UPDATE: The Bills have traded down, getting a good haul from Kansas City but moving to the end of the round. They selected LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White at No. 27. http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/27/bills-trade-chiefs-move-10th-27th-pick-nfl-draft/ Should the Bills go defe…

Sabres owner Terry Pegula discussed the firing of coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Tim Murray in a midmorning news conference at KeyBank Center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asmaX8eARg4 Live updates and observations from our team, as well as selected accounts, are below. Here is John Vogl's early story: http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/21/sabres-owner-terr…

Sabres owner Terry Pegula is scheduled to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. today. Here are 10 questions that you, the Buffalo sports fan, may hope to have answered. 1. Why did you fire Lindy Ruff? Just kidding. Had to do that one. Pegula, the owner of the Bills and Sabres, hasn’t given a hockey-centric news conference in 3 1/2 years, so there are some lingering q…

TNT cameras were in Cleveland on Monday for the Cavaliers playoff game against the Pacers, which provided ample opportunity to get shots of the Dyngus Day celebration. TNT's "Inside the NBA" panel, however, was bemused by the holiday, which is celebrated in cities with large Polish-American communities. National Pierogi Day? National Doughnut Day? "This is celebrated…

Bills running back LeSean McCoy took exception to an Instagram post Sunday from Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso, calling the player he was once traded for a "BUM" and taking a shot at Alonso's new contract. "Boy ya dad wish u was as good as me," McCoy wrote, adding that Alonso's four-year deal worth up to nearly $29 million is "garbage." "My 2011 money," McCoy wrote…

After being barred from the NFL Scouting Combine, St. Joe's grad and NFL Draft-hopeful Chad Kelly was hoping to woo scouts Monday at his Pro Day. But Kelly's outing was halted after roughly five minutes of throwing when he suffered an apparent wrist injury, according to reporters at Ole Miss. === Update I: Kelly has rescheduled his Pro Day for April 22, accordi…

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:/…