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People know Jason Botterill is searching for one head coach and possibly two. That’s made the Sabres’ general manager a very popular guy. “It is amazing how many sort-of friends I’ve had over the last week here, with people passing along n…

People know Jason Botterill is searching for one head coach and possibly two. That’s made the Sabres’ general manager a very popular guy. “It is amazing how many sort-of friends I’ve had over the last week here, with people passing along n…

Despite hodgepodge, Botterrill impressed by Sabres' scouts Tue, May 23, 2017

The Sabres held their organizational scouting meetings last week. There definitely were awkward moments. New General Manager Jason Botterill didn’t know everyone. Five members of the scouting department have been let go, so others were wondering…

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Bills host former Raiders WR Rod Streater for visit Tue, May 23, 2017

With second-round draft pick Zay Jones sidelined with a knee injury, the Buffalo Bills might need some additional help at wide receiver – at least to get them through offseason workouts. They took a look Tuesday at Rod Streater, formerly of th…

Despite hodgepodge, Botterrill impressed by Sabres' scouts Tue, May 23, 2017

The Sabres held their organizational scouting meetings last week. There definitely were awkward moments. New General Manager Jason Botterill didn’t know everyone. Five members of the scouting department have been let go, so others were wondering…

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.
Exit Interview: Kevin Lester's time at Williamsville South winds down Tue, May 23, 2017

The school bell is finally sounding for Kevin Lester.He's been part of the Williamsville school district for 46 years, and will retire when the current school year concludes. Lester has been the athletic director at Williamsville South since 1985, an…

NCAA alums populate Pens' roster. Could that be the Sabres' future? Tue, May 23, 2017

With the NHL Draft a month away on June 23, how might new Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill go about picking his prospects? A look at the Pittsburgh Penguins roster shows Botterill might really like players with college hockey experie…

Area colleges (May 20) Sat, May 20, 2017
Area colleges (May 20) Sat, May 20, 2017

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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Bandits had a long list of problems in 2017 Thu, May 4, 2017

The Buffalo Bandits have played 26 seasons in their history. It’s easy to pick out the most disappointing of those seasons. We just witnessed it. The Bandits reached the finals of the National Lacrosse League playoffs in 2016 after winning th…

Jerry Sullivan's Power Take: Sometimes, they blow up in your face Mon, May 22, 2017

Bucky Gleason and I often commiserate about a frequent columnists' pitfall: We tend to write at the extremes, and it's often when a streak or trend is about to flip and blow up in your face. Two Februarys ago, I pointed out in this space that the …

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A Sportsman's Tale: Mom's first turkey – on Mother's Day Sun, May 21, 2017

From Ryan O'Neill Last winter my girlfriend Elicia DiPaolo said she wanted to learn to hunt. We spent many days together as I taught her how to handle and safely shoot a shotgun. After completing the hunter’s safety course and getting her outfit…

Outdoors Calendar (May 17) Wed, May 17, 2017
The Fishing Beat (May 17) Wed, May 17, 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.
And the Bisons Star Wars-themed jersey is ... Jabba the Hutt Tue, May 23, 2017

For the first time in Coca-Cola Field history, the Buffalo Bisons will welcome Jabba the Hutt. The Buffalo Bisons unveiled their jersey for the Star Wars Night X, one of the club's signature events, scheduled for June 3 when the Herd hosts the Cha…

Back in a Flash: WNY's comeback in draw shows resolve Sun, May 21, 2017

One of the beautiful parts of soccer is how the efforts and selflessness of some players can create glory for others. There are enough cliches to go around about the value of team sports, but witnessing it first hand feels more gratifying for players…

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.
Despite hodgepodge, Botterrill impressed by Sabres' scouts Tue, May 23, 2017

The Sabres held their organizational scouting meetings last week. There definitely were awkward moments. New General Manager Jason Botterill didn’t know everyone. Five members of the scouting department have been let go, so others were wondering…