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The Bills made a splash at the draft Thursday by trading down from No. 10 to No. 27. That gave them three picks Friday: No. 44 overall in the second round and Nos. 75 and 91 in the third round. Update: The Bills moved up to the fifth pick of the s…

The Bills made a splash at the draft Thursday by trading down from No. 10 to No. 27. That gave them three picks Friday: No. 44 overall in the second round and Nos. 75 and 91 in the third round. Update: The Bills moved up to the fifth pick of the s…

Zay Jones drafted by Bills ... while wearing O.J. Simpson-inspired T-shirt Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Some things are just meant to be, or something like that. The Buffalo Bills drafted East Carolina wide receiver Zay Jones in the second round Friday night. While on camera for the standard "player taking the phone call to find out he's getting dra…

I’m dedicating this year’s column to Al Sillato, a local golf legend who died last month, four days after his 102nd birthday. Sillato passed on after b…

Two months ago, Sabres captain Brian Gionta made a point to say coaching systems didn't really matter in the NHL. It was the 15-year veteran's way of sayin…

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This week, it's my turn to ask a question or two. It occurred to me while working on our annual golf preview section -- which runs in the paper on April 19…

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Jerry Sullivan's Hot Read: Keep hopes modest for Jones Fri, Apr 28, 2017

My initial reaction to the Bills taking Zay Jones with the 37th pick of the draft? Based on recent history, the best they can hope for is that Jones will be a serviceable second receiver by his fourth season in the league. The Bills' record on sec…

Names added, removed as Sabres' hiring search heats up Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The Sabres never got a chance to interview Chris Drury. So far, they don’t want to talk to Dean Lombardi. One of his advisers, however, is back on Buffalo’s list. The Sabres’ search for leaders of their hockey department is in full swing. …

Good for Dan Bylsma, good for Tim Murray. As for Sam Reinhart? Tough break. Learn from it, kid. Murray is a no-nonsense general manager who's constantly ev…

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.
Joseph P. Wolf Baseball Classic set for Saturday Fri, Apr 28, 2017

St. Joe's honored Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame member Joe Wolf on Friday as part of the official start to the baseball tournament that is named after the school's legendary former athletic director and coach. The Joseph P. Wolf Baseball Cla…

UB men's tennis gains MAC finals Fri, Apr 28, 2017

It's on to the Mid-American Conference finals for UB men's tennis. The Bulls scored a pair of important doubles victories and preserved to take a pair of three-set single matches Friday while scoring a 4-1 semifinals victory over Northern Illinois…

Area colleges (April 28) Thu, Apr 27, 2017
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Seven Bona pitchers blank UB Wed, Apr 26, 2017
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Monday was a dark day for UB. It felt the way it had two years earlier, when basketball star Justin Moss was tossed out of school for stealing from other a…

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'Embarrassed' Dietrich angry over Bandits' season Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich and the team's fans felt sick to their stomachs when watching last week's meltdown against the Georgia Swarm. The difference between them was that the fans could leave early and try to forget about it…

White a character Bills fans can embrace Fri, Apr 28, 2017

LaShawnita Ruffins knows about temptation. She also knows what the money and the fame can do to a young professional football player. But she has no concerns about her son letting the NFL life go to his head. "He's cut from a different cloth," Ruf…

As we head into another hockey-free spring, it’s time to clean out the notebook: *The NHL is a billion-dollar business, so it’s easy to get flippant ab…

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Outdoors calendar (April 26) Wed, Apr 26, 2017

April 27 – Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs will hold its annual monthly meeting at West Falls Conservation Club, 55 Bridge Street, West Falls, starting at 7 p.m. April 28-30 – Bird of Prey Days with the Braddocks Bay Raptor Resea…

The Fishing Beat (April 26) Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Catches of the Week (April 19) Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Outdoors calendar (April 19) Wed, Apr 19, 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…

The Buffalo News is proud to present this hardcover pictorial book to commemorate the Buffalo Blizzard of '77, and the indomitable spirit of our friends and neighbors who live here. This heirloom-quality coffee-table book documents the storm’s worst and our community’s best.
Bisons quick hits: Tellez's big game helps Herd split two at Norfolk Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Sometimes baseball is a simple game. If one team gets more hits than the other, it has a better chance of winning than its opponent. That played out during Thursday's doubleheader at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va., leading to a split decision between…

Bisons gain a split in Norfolk Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Puerto Rico women's national team to face St. Bonaventure Sun, Apr 23, 2017

A memorable match awaits the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team on Monday, as Steve Brdarski's Bonnies will clash with the Puerto Rico women's national team at 7 p.m. at Marra Athletic Complex (3261 W. State Road, Olean) for the program's final spri…

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…

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.
Zay Jones drafted by Bills ... while wearing O.J. Simpson-inspired T-shirt Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Some things are just meant to be, or something like that. The Buffalo Bills drafted East Carolina wide receiver Zay Jones in the second round Friday night. While on camera for the standard "player taking the phone call to find out he's getting dra…