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Phil Housley was about a half-minute into his news conference after the Sabres' offered little resistance Saturday in a 7-1 loss to the Stars, when he provided a startling assessment. It made you wonder if he watched the same embarrassing performance…

Phil Housley was about a half-minute into his news conference after the Sabres' offered little resistance Saturday in a 7-1 loss to the Stars, when he provided a startling assessment. It made you wonder if he watched the same embarrassing performance…

West takes Shrine game as Dunbar catches winner Sat, Jan 20, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nick Shimonek threw a touchdown to Steven Dunbar and the West defeated the East, 14-10, in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Field. The Texas Tech quarterback completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards t…

West takes Shrine game as Dunbar catches winner Sat, Jan 20, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nick Shimonek threw a touchdown to Steven Dunbar and the West defeated the East, 14-10, in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Field. The Texas Tech quarterback completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards t…

Amerks end losing streak, win in Charlotte Sat, Jan 20, 2018

The Rochester Americans ended a three-game losing streak, two on shootouts to Utica, with a 4-1 victory over the Charlotte Checkers at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday night. It was the first of a two-game weekend series between the …

Section VI wrestling champs Lancaster, Falconer heading to first state dual championships Sat, Jan 20, 2018

When Falconer lost in a tiebreaker in the finals of last year’s inaugural Section VI Dual Team Championships, it left the team with a sour taste. At this year’s team championship competition on Saturday at Lancaster, the Golden Falcons left nothin…

FLOP 4, LID 3 Sat, Jan 20, 2018
West edges East in annual Shrine Game Sat, Jan 20, 2018

By The Sports Xchange Nick Shimonek threw a touchdown to Steven Dunbar and the West defeated the East 14-10 in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Texas Tech quarterback completed 12 of 18…

Saunders' overtime goal pushes Bandits past Rush Sat, Jan 20, 2018

SASKATOON, Sask. – Pat Saunders was a healthy scratch for the Buffalo Bandits the previous two games, but Friday night he was an overtime hero. The second-year Bandit scored just under two minutes into overtime to lift Buffalo to a 16-15 win over …

Bucky & Sully Show: Discussing Brian Daboll hire, NFL playoffs Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Buffalo News sports columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan analyzed the Bills' hiring of Western New York native Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator during their weekly radio show Monday on 1270 The Fan. "I thought that was an interesting h…

A frigid reminder that ice fishermen are a special breed Thu, Jan 18, 2018

(This column was written in 2004. To this day Bob DiCesare, although an avid fisherman, declines to fish on hard water but maintains a deep respect for those who do.) Once I believed that people who ice fish are out of their minds. Now I know bett…

Outdoors Calendar Wed, Jan 17, 2018
The Fishing Beat Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Catches of the Week (Jan. 17) Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Catches of the Week (Jan. 9) Thu, Jan 11, 2018
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.
Inside Baseball: Morgan may object but his email doesn't change thinking on Hall voting Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame is a complicated enough process. You spend weeks collecting your thoughts, poring over stats (real and analytic), researching as many conflicting points of view as you can find and sometimes just staring at the ba…

2017 All-WNY girls soccer first team Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Name School Class Position – Fast fact Hope Balling, Tonawanda 12 F – Canisius-bound striker holds school records for career goals (135) and assists (85) Bella Buscaglia, Williamsville East 9 F – Led Flames in goals with 19 during first season …

All-WNY girls soccer 2017 Fri, Jan 12, 2018
All-WNY boys soccer 2017 Thu, Jan 11, 2018
Scott Kreutter drives WNY race team to special indoor TQ Midget victory Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Team owner Trey Hoddick and crew chief Karl Hehr went to an area holiday party last Saturday evening and received a very special and emotional present that came from a distance away. That same evening, the rest of their Cheektowaga-based race team, h…

Post Time: Friday racing notebook Fri, Jan 19, 2018

We’re just over a week away from the second annual Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 27, the race that will be the feature event on a big card at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The made-for-TV event was the brainchild of Frank…

Running: Stats and fun facts from the 2017 season Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Time for one last rewind on 2017 as the numbers are in for the race season. Local runner Fritz Van Leaven monitored 445 races held in Western New York, Southern Ontario, and Northeastern Pennsylvania -- 17 more than were held in 2016. Participatio…

Racket Sports: Maureen Rasp-Glose defies her age in tennis Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Even at the age of 7 Maureen Rasp-Glose possessed outstanding athletic skills, skills that continue to serve her well on the tennis court at the age of 64. She competed in a baseball league (hard ball!) and football with boys 8-10 years old. "Even …

West takes Shrine game as Dunbar catches winner Sat, Jan 20, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nick Shimonek threw a touchdown to Steven Dunbar and the West defeated the East, 14-10, in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Field. The Texas Tech quarterback completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards t…