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The NHL handed Rasmus Ristolainen a three-game suspension. He didn’t expect any punishment. So, yes, it’s a frustrating time for the Buffalo defenseman. “They are the decision-makers, so I’ve got to respect the decision they make,” Ri…

The NHL handed Rasmus Ristolainen a three-game suspension. He didn’t expect any punishment. So, yes, it’s a frustrating time for the Buffalo defenseman. “They are the decision-makers, so I’ve got to respect the decision they make,” Ri…

Former Park standout Nwora selected for Jordan Brand Classic Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Former Park School boys basketball standout and two-time All-Western New York First Team selection Jordan Nwora will join other top college prospects and participate in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Nwora, th…

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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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…

Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem scored 30 points against Syracuse in January and made seven three-pointers just a month ago at North Carolina State. Villan…

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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…

Wade Phillips 'disappointed' Bills sold his gift to Ralph Wilson Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Wade Phillips is an interesting Twitter follow for those who use the social-media website. Wednesday night, for example, the former Buffalo Bills' head coach and current defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams tweeted out his "disappointment…

Sabres Notebook: Harsh response to Ristolainen suspension; influx of healthy players Fri, Mar 24, 2017

One day after the NHL delivered its verdict on Rasmus Ristolainen, the Sabres responded with a verdict of their own. “It’s an overreaction,” goaltender Robin Lehner said Friday. Not surprisingly, Buffalo was disappointed and frustrated to…

Is there any league that drives its fans crazier than the NHL? Sometimes you have to wonder why we love this league so much because it doesn't reciprocate …

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.
Former Park standout Nwora selected for Jordan Brand Classic Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Former Park School boys basketball standout and two-time All-Western New York First Team selection Jordan Nwora will join other top college prospects and participate in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Nwora, th…

Area colleges (March 24) Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Area collegesBASEBALLUB 5, Sam Houston State 3UB (5-13): Alec Tuohy WP, 8 IP, 8 Ks; Kyle Brennan 2-5Crown 8-8, D’Youville 3-4SOFTBALLYoungstown St. 5-1, St. Bonaventure 0-0D’Youville 6, Grinnell 1Wisconsin-Oshkosh 8, D’Youville 0Medaille 16-9, …

Area colleges (March 23) Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Area colleges (March 22) Tue, Mar 21, 2017

I have three words of advice for new Buffalo Bills head coach-elect Sean McDermott: Ignore The Drought. Notice, Sean, that The Drought is upper-cased. That…

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Bandits' Nick Weiss looks to make up for lost time after injury Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Nick Weiss has no idea how he suffered an injury that sidelined him for more than two months this season. He’s just happy to be back in the Buffalo Bandits’ lineup. The transition player is ready to go as the Bandits play the Knighthawks on Sa…

Sully's Mailbag: Taylor deal a mild show of faith by Bills' coach Fri, Mar 24, 2017

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 said. Sports fans can get pretty ugly on social media. Imagine the venom if I were writing about …

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 Calendar (March 22) Fri, Mar 24, 2017

March 26 – Fishing Tackle and Outdoor Show at Clute Park Community Center, East 4 th Street, Route 414, Watkins Glen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 607-651- 0053 for more info. March 27 – St. Catharines Game and Fish Association monthly meeting at…

The Fishing Beat (March 22) Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Outdoors calendar (March 15) Wed, Mar 15, 2017
The Fishing Beat (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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Former Park standout Nwora selected for Jordan Brand Classic Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Former Park School boys basketball standout and two-time All-Western New York First Team selection Jordan Nwora will join other top college prospects and participate in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Nwora, th…