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Alex Ovechkin seems to be making history every night he steps onto the ice. Can the Sabres slow him down?

Alex Ovechkin seems to be making history every night he steps onto the ice. Can the Sabres slow him down?

Not every team has a true No. 1 receiver – a game-changing player defensive coordinators wake up in a cold sweat thinking about – and that includes the Buffalo Bills.

Not every team has a true No. 1 receiver – a game-changing player defensive coordinators wake up in a cold sweat thinking about – and that includes the Buffalo Bills.

Sabres recall Hunwick from conditioning assignment with Rochester Sat, Dec 15, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Defenseman Matt Hunwick was recalled by the Buffalo Sabres from his conditioning assignment with Rochester on Saturday and could debut as early as tonight against the Washington Capitals in Capital One Arena. Hunwick, who has yet to …

East Aurora wrestler Johnny Putney piling up wins in pursuit of state title Sat, Dec 15, 2018

Johnny Putney has his eyes on the prize in what could be his final wrestling season. “I want to go out with a bang,” the East Aurora senior said. “A state title is my No. 1 goal. That would be awesome.” Putney won the Section VI Division II champio…

Johnny Putney has his eyes on the prize in what could be his final wrestling season. “I want to go out with a bang,” the East Aurora senior said. “A state title is my No. 1 goal. That would be awesome.” Putney won the Section VI Division II champio…

Johnny Putney has his eyes on the prize in what could be his final wrestling season. “I want to go out with a bang,” the East Aurora senior said. “A state title is my No. 1 goal. That would be awesome.” Putney won the Section VI Division II champio…

Former St. Mary's volleyball star Leah Meyer named All-American Fri, Dec 14, 2018

Former St. Mary's of Lancaster volleyball star Leah Meyer, a redshirt junior at Duke, was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I All-America team Friday. Meyer ranked third nationally in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 1…

5 things about the Bandits as the season begins Fri, Dec 14, 2018

By Mike J. Pesarchick It’s a new season for the reloaded Buffalo Bandits, and it’ll kick off with the return of an old rival. The Bandits will travel to Philadelphia to take on the reborn Wings on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, r…

Sean Kirst: A coach sees community message in teen's 19-mile bike ride Mon, Dec 3, 2018

Like many of us, Michael Gernatt was moved and impressed by the tale of Cristino Almonte, an 18-year-old high school senior from Buffalo who repeatedly rode his bicycle 19 miles through  November rain and darkness to try out for an Exceptional Senior…

Running: Race Calendar Sat, Dec 8, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 8 Niagara PAL Santa Dash 5K, 9 a.m., Sheraton At The Falls, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls Sunday, Dec. 9 Freezer 5K, 11 a.m., Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Saturday, Dec. 15 Ugly Sweater Caroler 5K, 10 a.m., I…

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.
The Fishing Beat (Dec. 12) Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Some area waters are slowly starting to transform into safe ice. Make sure you take the necessary safety precautions. Bring along a fresh change of clothes, a PFD, a set of ice picks, a length of rope and a blanket. Lake Erie and tributaries Da…

Scattershots for Dec. 12, 2018 Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Hall of Famer Leaty remembers 'Pops' Mon, Dec 3, 2018

Jan M. Leaty, a retired stock car driver and current team owner, proudly stood before his family, friends, team members and much of the area auto racing community Saturday night as one of four inductees into the Friends of Auto Racing Fan Club's (FOA…

What to get the racquet sports' enthusiast on your holiday list Sat, Dec 1, 2018

With Christmas and Chanukah fast approaching, it is time to purchase a racket sports gift for a relative, friend or even yourself. Here are some items to consider, with help from Phil Primerano and Lisa Noworyta, the  co-managers of JB’S Tennis Sh…

Maury May, 92, former Buffalo News sportswriter Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Aug. 1, 1926 – Dec. 8, 2018 Maurice J. “Maury” May, a former Buffalo News sportswriter, died Dec. 8 in Elderwood at Amherst after a period of declining health. He was 92. Born in Springville, he grew up on a farm and, at 14, was the youngest st…

Bowling: Remembering former News writer Maury May Sat, Dec 15, 2018

When this reporter joined the sports staff of the Buffalo Evening News 51 years ago this week, there was a veteran lineup of columnists, writers and copy editors. The roster included Charley Young (editor), Allie Cohen (horse racing and assistant …

Area bowling (July 21) Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Sabres recall Hunwick from conditioning assignment with Rochester Sat, Dec 15, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Defenseman Matt Hunwick was recalled by the Buffalo Sabres from his conditioning assignment with Rochester on Saturday and could debut as early as tonight against the Washington Capitals in Capital One Arena. Hunwick, who has yet to …

NFL power rankings: Week 15 Sat, Dec 15, 2018