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Jaws dropped this morning when the Buffalo Sabres fired both general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Judging from the social media reaction as a whole, there was little surprise that Bylsma was canned, but few expected GMTM to suffer the same fate. Shock and befuddlement have reigned supreme, so the humorous takes are sparse, at least until fans can get th…

There's rarely a dull moment in the Life of Gronk. White House press secretary Sean Spicer's media gathering today featured an unexpected visitor, as New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski poked his head in for a quick comment. The initial look on Spicer's face is priceless, but the government official handled the intruder with aplomb, although he did not acce…

Those with Type 2 diabetes may soon want to add a new name to their list of iPhone helpers. Move over Alexa. Zip it, Siri. Hello Brook. Independent Health is involved in a pilot program designed to help the makers of the Brook Inc. app bring it to a broader audience in the coming months. "This is the beginning of a significant transformation,” said Dr. Michae…

To hear Tracey Tong tell it, all she did was defend a fellow subway rider in New York City from the verbal assault of another passenger. Ellen DeGeneres saw it another way: She thinks Tong is a hero and brought her on her daytime talk show to show the viral cell-phone video of Tong standing up for another person and to celebrate her for what she did. https://twitter.…

In what's become a yearly routine, Gusto delves deep into the bowels of local social media to unearth the best April Fools' Day jokes in Buffalo. 2017 brings an added challenge, however, with April Fools' Day falling on a Saturday, a day when fewer Buffalonians are at their office desks with time to kill. But thanks to help from Kiss 98.5's Shy Guy Shawn - who usuall…

If you've ever wanted to play Ms. Pac-Man in Niagara Square, Soldier's Circle or MLK Park, now's your chance. Google Maps released this interactive feature just in time for April Fool's Day. To play, go to google.com/maps, type in a location and click on the Ms. Pac-Man screen (circled below in red). Here's a look at the area outside 1 News Plaza transformed …

The CW sure seems to have a thing for the Buffalo music scene. After including songs from local acts M.A.G.S. and Humble Braggers on hit shows "The Flash" and "iZombie," the network will next feature music from local electro artist brat'ya on the popular show "The Originals." Scheduled to air on April 21 April 28, the episode is set to feature the song "Dreams,"…

The March 28 episode of Food Network's "Chopped" will be sprinkled with local flavor. Buffalo State College alum Lazarus Lynch, known better through his brand, Son of a Southern Chef, and his robust YouTube channel, will compete to win $50,000 for 4-H at 10 p.m. in an episode entitled "Web Stars." Lynch will compete against three other contestants, with one disqualified…

Anyone familiar with hip-hop megastar Drake knows his passion for his birthplace, Toronto, Ont. His 2016 album, "Views," was littered with references to "the 6," while Drake's sideline antics at Raptors games are frequent SportsCenter fodder. In his new playlist "More Life," Drake extends his love a little farther to the south, dropping Queen City-tinted lyrics in "Can'…

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:/…

The pool table exiled from the Buffalo Bills’ locker room ended up in the right hands. Chris Hagstrom, 46, is a lifelong Bills fan who grew up in Bemus Point and now lives in Manhattan, where he works in banking. He’s been a Bills season-ticket holder for about 16 years and seized the chance to buy a one-of-a-kind piece of the team he loves. He won Cash Realty &a…

Longtime WROC-TV sports anchor John Kucko received a tip he couldn't wait to pursue. When his Rochester-based station took a phone call Saturday night mentioning a house covered in ice - possible after five days of bitter cold and winds reaching 81 miles per hour - Kucko went on a mission to capture the scene. Equipped with Google Earth and a hunch the house was in W…

As President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress last night, Americans heard him talk about immigration reform, repealing Obamacare and tax reform. http://buffalonews.com/2017/02/28/trump-says-hes-open-legal-pathway-undocumented-immigrants/ Americans also heard an extremely loud clap close to a microphone on at least three TV stations, which include ABC, NBC …

While Buffalo has recently become known for its refugee and immigrant influences from Africa and Asia, the city still loves the cultural heritages that have shaped its identity for the last two centuries. Though St. Patrick's Day in Buffalo may be synonymous, for some, with throngs of teenagers congregating on Delaware Avenue, an abundance of examples around the city pr…