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For months the players had been negotiating with USA Hockey. It happens every four years in conjunction with the Olympic cycle. The talks rarely make news, but this month they made waves, big ones, when the 23 members of the Women's National Team, in…

For months the players had been negotiating with USA Hockey. It happens every four years in conjunction with the Olympic cycle. The talks rarely make news, but this month they made waves, big ones, when the 23 members of the Women's National Team, in…

Bucky Gleason's Power Take: There's more than one reason NFL teams have passed on Kaepernick Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The easiest explanation for Colin Kaepernick's extended stay in the unemployment office would be pointing to politics. He refused to stand for the national anthem last season in protest of racism and police brutality, became the focus of a national c…

Area bowling (March 29) Tue, Mar 28, 2017

The Sabres came up for oxygen over the weekend in their 5-2 victory over the Maple Leafs, a gasp before they sink beneath the surface and drown in another …

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The Bills should fire GM Doug Whaley right now and be done with it, Sully says. "Stop the charade that he's still empowered. Put him out of his misery."

Last week at the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, I chatted with an FBI agent who asked if I was glad to cover sports these days and not politics. You bet, I sa…

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Filling out the Sabres’ expansion list is harder than you’d think. Not because of the players Buffalo should keep, but because of who they should try t…

Mark Gaughan's Power Take: Bills should value their brand loyalty Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The Bills have it darn good in Buffalo. It's worth reminding them of that fact on a week when the NFL moved the Raiders to Las Vegas. Oakland is a good football town, and it supported the Raiders through a mostly lean millennium. The Raiders are 1…

Sam Reinhart benched entire game for violating Sabres policy Tue, Mar 28, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sam Reinhart suffered through the embarrassing punishment, but the message was for everyone on the Sabres. Team policies are not optional. Reinhart watched all 60 minutes of Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Columbus from the bench. He ba…

OK, so you didn’t survive the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament without your bracket getting blown to smithereens. You're drowning in regret while bra…

After the overwhelming success of our Buffalo Memories book, The Buffalo News is proud to announce a second beautiful, hardcover volume of this historic retrospective of Buffalo.
Homeroom Announcements: Wednesday's big games & more Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports. What to watch for Wednesday 1. Girls lacrosse - West Seneca East at Hamburg, 7:30 p.m. Five-time reigning sectio…

NFL executive Troy Vincent to speak at Niagara Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Troy Vincent, National Football League executive vice president, will speak at Niagara University on April 4. The former All-Pro cornerback who played with the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins during his career, will address h…

Area colleges (March 29) Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Area colleges (March 27) Sun, Mar 26, 2017

You know the promotional spots that universities run on TV during NCAA games? Penn State should get sophomore hockey player Andrew Sturtz to do one. Ask th…

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Bandits trade Brad Self, add draft picks Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Brad Self’s stay as a member of the Buffalo Bandits ended in less than a season. Self was dealt to the Colorado Mammoth on Monday in exchange for Creighton Reid and a fourth-round draft pick in 2019. Reid then was sent to Calgary for a fourth-ro…

Bucky Gleason's Power Take: There's more than one reason NFL teams have passed on Kaepernick Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The easiest explanation for Colin Kaepernick's extended stay in the unemployment office would be pointing to politics. He refused to stand for the national anthem last season in protest of racism and police brutality, became the focus of a national c…

Making sense of most of what Doug Whaley said/tried to say during the 40 minutes of blathering he did at One Bills Drive Monday is an exercise in futility…

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Outdoors: No fooling around for April 1 inland trout opener Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Growing up in Western New York, there were always a few “opening days” that you looked forward to every year  – the deer opener, the pheasant opener, the bass opener, the walleye opener and the inland trout opener. Sure there were other openin…

Outdoors Calendar (March 22) Fri, Mar 24, 2017
The Fishing Beat (March 22) Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Outdoors calendar (March 15) Wed, Mar 15, 2017

You could say Sunday's game meant nothing, and, in the grand scheme, that's true. The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets had been eliminated from postseason s…

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Bisons' 2017 menu to feature local foods Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Local foods got top billing Thursday as the Buffalo Bisons unveiled several new food, beverage and merchandise items they will offer for the 2017 season. When the gates open for the season opener April 6 against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the team wi…

FC Buffalo announces preliminary roster for 2017 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Through a week-long roll-out on Twitter, local National Premier Soccer League club FC Buffalo announced its preliminary roster for the 2017 season, which begins May 20. With the roster expected to have a more local bent this season under the new c…

INDIANAPOLIS – With a new head coach and an easy reset button to hit at quarterback, the Buffalo Bills could easily blow things up. If the team wanted to…

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Bucky Gleason's Power Take: There's more than one reason NFL teams have passed on Kaepernick Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The easiest explanation for Colin Kaepernick's extended stay in the unemployment office would be pointing to politics. He refused to stand for the national anthem last season in protest of racism and police brutality, became the focus of a national c…

Area bowling (March 29) Tue, Mar 28, 2017