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Tim Murray wanted a black-and-white rule regarding punctuality. His players see a need for gray. It’s a colorful situation. As Sam Reinhart returned to the ice Thursday following a one-game benching, he clearly felt the punishment didn’t fi…

Tim Murray wanted a black-and-white rule regarding punctuality. His players see a need for gray. It’s a colorful situation. As Sam Reinhart returned to the ice Thursday following a one-game benching, he clearly felt the punishment didn’t fi…

Sabres Notebook: Smith signs max deal; alumni auction Thu, Mar 30, 2017

C.J. Smith had never been to Buffalo, but he knew the city’s reputation. He wanted in. “It just kind of fits the person I am,” the Sabres’ newest forward said Thursday. “I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, blue-collar city. I played in Lowell…

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 …

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…

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3 reasons the Bills should draft: Temple CB Nate Hairston Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Position: Cornerback. School: Temple. Measurables: 6-foot, 196 pounds. Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.52 seconds. Vertical jump: 35.5 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches. 225-pound bench press: 14 reps. Career stats: 43 games, 20 catches, 150 y…

Sabres Notebook: Smith signs max deal; alumni auction Thu, Mar 30, 2017

C.J. Smith had never been to Buffalo, but he knew the city’s reputation. He wanted in. “It just kind of fits the person I am,” the Sabres’ newest forward said Thursday. “I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, blue-collar city. I played in Lowell…

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: Thursday's big games & more Thu, Mar 30, 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 Thursday 1. Girls lacrosse - Frontier at Amherst, 7 p.m. Last year's Class A runner-up Frontie…

Jerry Sullivan: Mike Mennenga travels winding path from Buffalo to Final Four Thu, Mar 30, 2017

It was early Wednesday, around 7 a.m. in the West, when I caught up with Oregon assistant coach Mike Mennenga by phone. The rest of the Ducks contingent, including his wife and two daughters, would fly to Phoenix for the Final Four later in the day. …

Area colleges (March 30) Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Area colleges (March 29) Tue, Mar 28, 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 face difficult road to the playoffs Thu, Mar 30, 2017

The calendar is about to flip to April - the final month of the National Lacrosse League’s regular season. The Buffalo Bandits ended March on the outside looking in when it came to the playoffs. Their 5-7 record puts them in fourth place, a half…

Jerry Sullivan: Mike Mennenga travels winding path from Buffalo to Final Four Thu, Mar 30, 2017

It was early Wednesday, around 7 a.m. in the West, when I caught up with Oregon assistant coach Mike Mennenga by phone. The rest of the Ducks contingent, including his wife and two daughters, would fly to Phoenix for the Final Four later in the day. …

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 29) Wed, Mar 29, 2017

March 29 – Buffalo Audubon Society volunteer bird surveyor orientation and training session at the Nike Base Park on Grand Island starting at 1 p.m. Weekly monitoring will take place in Buckhorn Island State Park. For more info contact Loren Smith…

The Fishing Beat (March 29) Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Catches of the Week (March 29) Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Outdoors Calendar (March 22) Fri, Mar 24, 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.
Bucky Gleason: How Brian Cashman has changed the Yankees, and himself Thu, Mar 30, 2017

By the time the Yankees reported for spring training in mid-February, Brian Cashman had morphed from cold emperor behind the Evil Empire to a humbled executive who worried about job security. It was like somebody pulled back the curtain and exposed h…

WNY Flash tab Bruce to coach United Women's Soccer team Thu, Mar 30, 2017

With the start of their first season in United Women's Soccer approaching rapidly, the Western New York Flash have settled on a coaching staff, naming Gary Bruce head coach and Marcelo Moreira as his assistant. Bruce, currently the director of coa…

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.
Sabres Notebook: Smith signs max deal; alumni auction Thu, Mar 30, 2017

C.J. Smith had never been to Buffalo, but he knew the city’s reputation. He wanted in. “It just kind of fits the person I am,” the Sabres’ newest forward said Thursday. “I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, blue-collar city. I played in Lowell…