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The eighth Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge will kick off on Monday and include a weekly fitness class at New Era Field, weather permitting. A grand prize winner also will win $5,000. The challenge is open to all adults in New York State. Participants earn points by achieving three daily goals: 20 minutes of physical activity.…

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Donald Jones and Ruben Brown may have played football for the Buffalo Bills during different eras, but now they’ve decided to team up for a new sports podcast called "The Buffalo Soldiers," slated to debut during the week of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jones, 30, was still playing wide receiver for the Bills when he first met Brown, 46, who was retired by then. “He would alw…

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Erland E. "Erkie" Kailbourne is known for leading a 1998 campaign to ensure the Buffalo Bills remained in town, and for briefly serving as Adelphia Communications' interim CEO after the Rigas family was ousted. But Kailbourne also been a member of the board of directors of Five Star Bank's parent company, Financial Institutions, since 2005. Now Kailbourne has notified t…

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With his playing days over because of a damaged disc in his neck, injured Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood is now ending another tie to Western New York. He sold his Hamburg home – to the team's linebackers coach. Wood and his wife, Leslie, sold their four-bedroom house on Mosey Lane to Robert T. and Lacey M. Babich for $330,000. The 2,555-square-foot house with 2.5 ba…

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It appears that WIVB-TV (Channel 4) made a makeup call on Monday night. After the station waited 17 minutes into its 11 p.m. Sunday newscast to run the story about the University at Buffalo and St. Bonaventure making the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Channel 4 led its 11 p.m. Monday newscast with the news that the UB women's team received an at-large bid into the NC…

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M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills are seeking nominees for the annual "Touchdown for Teachers" program. Five finalists will be chosen, based on their involvement in the school and community, degree of positive impact and their demonstrated commitment to education. The grand prize winner will receive $2,000 in grant funds, payable to the teacher's school or district,…

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Dr. John Marzo once spent this time of year conducting physicals and working up medical reports on more than 300 college athletes as the Buffalo Bills prepared for the NFL Draft. The orthopedic surgeon has other plans next week while pro football team physicians, trainers and scouts put players through the paces during the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. He will teach anat…

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A Florida food company business owner has acquired a waterfront mansion in Evans from the Buffalo Bills' former wide receivers coach. Frank and Lisa Pero, of Delray Beach, paid $1.25 million earlier this week to purchase the five-bedroom Nantucket-style home at 637 Larkin Road from Sanjay and Melody C. Lal. The 14.76-acre property features 480 feet of lakefront land …

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Most eyes will focus on the passing drills, 40-yard dash times and bench press reps at the NFL Combine next week but teams also will be interested in the less visible work performed by their medical and training staffs. Bud Carpenter, the recently retired Buffalo Bills director of training, and Dr. John Marzo, the team’s former medical director, provided a window into t…

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TAMPA, Fla. — Eric Wood has become quite a hockey fan during his years in Buffalo, a regular at KeyBank Center who has interacted with several Sabres. So Friday's news of his sudden forced retirement due to a degenerative neck condition hit Sabres star Jack Eichel hard when he saw it on Twitter during his travels here. "It's really unfortunate," Eichel said Saturday at …

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Nick Papagelis was a little kid about 30 years ago, when the ketchup ceremony really got started. Papagelis is from Rochester, and he began joining his dad for the drive to Buffalo Bills home games in Orchard Park. They often tailgated with Ken Johnson, another guy from Monroe County. Papagelis said the ceremony kicked off as some mild silliness in a parking lot. Johnso…

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Rocker Jon Bon Jovi said Wednesday in an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" that he would not have moved the Buffalo Bills if his bid to purchase the team in 2014 had been successful. Bon Jovi also confirmed that Donald Trump, who was in the running for the team, organized a smear campaign against Bon Jovi's group to try to bring down the asking price. That story was…

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Despite the Buffalo Bills' season coming to an anticlimactic end Sunday in Jacksonville, there was still an air of optimism as players cleaned out their lockers at New Era Field Monday morning. Buffalo center Eric Wood said he's taken time to reflect, stepping back to appreciate the team's accomplishments. "To end the drought is special," Wood said. "It's great to ge…

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PHILADELPHIA -- Sabres winger Zemgus Girgensons was fired up last Sunday, like most everybody else in Western New York. Girgensons had practiced outside at Citi Field and was in New York City for New Year's Eve. Not a bad deal in itself. But then came the Bills and Bengals daily double that finally got Buffalo back in the NFL playoffs. Girgensons, by most accounts the N…

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The Jacksonville Jaguars' concessions menu is going teal for Sunday's game against the Bills, courtesy of Delaware North. The Buffalo-based concessions giant will offer teal-colored burger and hot dog buns, ice cream and beer at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Teal is part of the Jaguars' color scheme; food coloring was used to create the unusual-looking menu items.…