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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…

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…

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…

Bills not projected to land any 2018 compensatory draft picks Fri, Mar 24, 2017

With 22 players hitting unrestricted free agency back on March 9, the Buffalo Bills looked to be in good shape to receive some draft-pick compensation from the NFL in 2018 by way of some of those players signing elsewhere. Now more than two weeks …

Okposo, Carrier, Kulikov ready to return for Sabres Fri, Mar 24, 2017

They may not have Rasmus Ristolainen, but for once the Sabres are actually getting guys back. Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov and forwards Kyle Okposo and William Carrier are expected to play Saturday when Toronto visits KeyBank Center. Defenseman Justi…

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 24) Thu, Mar 23, 2017

High schoolsFootballMonsignor Martin High School Athletic Association schedulesBishop Timon-St. Jude: Sept. 1 – at Buford (Ga.), 7 p.m.; Sept. 8 – at Toledo Central Catholic (Ohio), 7 p.m.; Sept. 16 – at Canisius, 1 p.m.; Sept. 23 – at Permia…

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, …

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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…

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 …

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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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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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…