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While the Sabres lost, 4-3, they left with no doubt they could play with another team that's among the NHL's elite.

While the Sabres lost, 4-3, they left with no doubt they could play with another team that's among the NHL's elite.

Jets' Henry Anderson fined $10K for hit on Bills' Stephen Hauschka Sat, Dec 15, 2018

The NFL has issued a fine of $10,026 to the Jets' Henry Anderson for his blind side hit on Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka, according to multiple reports from NFL Media. The fine was for unnecessary roughness. After Hauschka's 49-yard field-goal att…

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

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.

Amerks get series sweep on C.J. Smith's goal in overtime Sun, Dec 16, 2018

C.J. Smith scored 3:32 into overtime Saturday night to give the Rochester Americans a 2-1 American Hockey League victory over the Cleveland Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The sweep of the two-game series against the Monsters, along …

Sun, Dec 16, 2018

Five Cardinal O’Hara Hawks scored in double figures Saturday in an 80-77 overtime victory over Health Sciences in the Ad-Pro Public/ Private Challenge at St. Mary’s of Lancaster. Jermaine Haynes (17), Avion Harris (17), Justin Hemphill (12), Haakim…

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…

Nick Perkins' 20 points leads UB basketball past Southern Illinois Sat, Dec 15, 2018

The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team showed off its Top-25 form in the first half of a 73-65 win against Southern Illinois, but something took away some of the Bulls’ swagger. When the No. 14 Bulls (10-0) faced Southern Illinois’ zone d…

Bandits welcome Wings back to NLL, beat them, 17-15 Sun, Dec 16, 2018

The Buffalo Bandits welcomed Philadelphia back to the National Lacrosse League with a 17-15 victory over the Wings before an opening day crowd of 11,023 on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Although the Bandits led nearly the…

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
Bandits welcome Wings back to NLL, beat them, 17-15 Sun, Dec 16, 2018

The Buffalo Bandits welcomed Philadelphia back to the National Lacrosse League with a 17-15 victory over the Wings before an opening day crowd of 11,023 on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Although the Bandits led nearly the…

Sun, Dec 16, 2018