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Leonard Johnson got an up-close look at how Sean McDermott went to work last season when he played for the Buffalo Bills' new head coach in Carolina. What he saw is a big reason why Johnson followed McDermott to Western New York. "The way he ca…

Leonard Johnson got an up-close look at how Sean McDermott went to work last season when he played for the Buffalo Bills' new head coach in Carolina. What he saw is a big reason why Johnson followed McDermott to Western New York. "The way he ca…

Jerry Sullivan: WNY's Andrew Sturtz living the hockey dream in Happy Valley Thu, Mar 23, 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 the guy a question and you get a testimonial about the school. You can almost hear music playing …

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…

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Moments after the most thrilling game of the NCAA Tournament, Nigel Hayes spoke in a low, impassive monotone. He sounded about as excited as a college kid …

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…

After setbacks, William Carrier ready to return to Sabres lineup Thu, Mar 23, 2017

William Carrier was his own worst enemy. The 22-year-old forward was experiencing pain in his knee. But he kept playing until it was so bad, he had to sit out. It was only supposed to be a few days, but it turned into a longer stint on the inju…

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.
High school scores & schedules (March 23) Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Football2017 SECTION VI SCHEDULEGames and times are subject to changeWeek 1Friday, September 1All games 7 p.m. unless notedCLASS AAJamestown at FrontierHutch-Tech at Williamsville NorthBennett at Lancaster, 7:30CLASS A NORTHGrand Island at Kenmore Ea…

Jerry Sullivan: WNY's Andrew Sturtz living the hockey dream in Happy Valley Thu, Mar 23, 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 the guy a question and you get a testimonial about the school. You can almost hear music playing …

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' burst defeats Stealth; Buffalo moves to 5-6 Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Buffalo sports fans didn't mind staying up late Friday night to see their favorite teams in action. The Bandits celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a 15-11 win over the Vancouver Stealth at the Langley (B.C.) Events Centre. The win, which raised Buf…

Bucky Gleason's Power Take: The ACC No. 1? Not during the madness Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Nine teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference were invited to the NCAA Tournament, reasonable considering its place on college basketball's landscape. The ACC was the top-rated conference based on RPI, which uses a formula calculating record, strengt…

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: A positive approach realistic with Lake Ontario Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Three State of Lake Ontario meetings were held in appropriate locations around the lake the past couple of weeks (Lockport, Rochester and Pulaski), coordinated by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. It’s a great way to see what …

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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Tim Graham's Power Take: Little things make up baseball's charm Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Baseball, you're winning me back. The favorite sport of my youth lost me in the 1990s, when it started to yak on steroids and marginalized half the game by sacrificing pitchers on a nightly basis. Charles Nagy was the ace of a playoff team in 1998…

10 impact youngsters added to BDSL premier, championship Mon, Mar 20, 2017

As the Buffalo & District Soccer League has expanded in size, it's also gotten younger. New sides Grand Island FC and Crusaders FC (Canisius) pull largely from their respective high school programs, while recent entrants Pendleton United boast…

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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Jerry Sullivan: WNY's Andrew Sturtz living the hockey dream in Happy Valley Thu, Mar 23, 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 the guy a question and you get a testimonial about the school. You can almost hear music playing …