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It's not a divorce, but the Buffalo Bills and the team's alumni association are separating. As part of the split, the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation will remain an independent organization. But it can't use the team's logo on its website or in its communications anymore. And the team will no longer provide direct funding to the association, though it will continue t…

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Many prognosticators are expecting the Bills to take a step back from a nine-win season and the playoff berth from last season. If the early odds are any indication, the Bills face an uphill climb. CG Technology says it is the only sportsbook to release point spreads for all games from Week 1 to Week 16. Many sportsbooks have Week 1 odds. Virtually none of these l…

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The Kelly Tough wristbands are on their way. With the announcement last week that Jim Kelly's cancer has returned, online retailer 26 Shirts has reordered the item and is again selling them. More than 500 have been sold since last week, according to Del Reid, the founder of 26 Shirts. Reid said the manufacturer who initially produced the wristbands in 2014 has gone o…

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What do you get the Bills fan who has everything? Why, more Bills stuff, of course. And there are more choices for Buffalo Bills-themed gifts than just caps and hoodies. SSR Creations out of Fresno, Calif., for example, sells toilet paper bearing the Bills logo,  wrapped in festive cellophane with red and blue ribbon ($8). If you wouldn't dare disrespect your team in…

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Dave & Adam's Card World will close its Town of Tonawanda location next month. The retailer's lease ended at 2217 Sheridan Drive and it will consolidate to its Clarence location near the Eastern Hills Mall. Its last day is set for Jan. 28. The store is currently running a going-out-of-business sale, which excludes trading cards. It sells sports memorabilia, Buffa…

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Tristan Lambright, the smiling streaker who livened up Sunday's stinker of a Buffalo Bills football game by baring his tight end, is encouraging fans to cover up for a good cause. He will lend his likeness to a T-shirt from Park Avenue Imprints, with some proceeds going to the City Mission. The blue shirt bears Lambright's silhouette with a red streak emanating from his…

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The bank with the green flag is teaming up with Gang Green. M&T Bank on Tuesday announced a multiyear partnership with the New York Jets, making M&T the official community bank of the team. The dollar value and specific number of years of the deal were not disclosed. But the agreement expands on the NFL team affiliations the bank already has with the Buffalo …

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A lucky Buffalo Bills fan and a guest will get to spend a night at the stadium and attend a game the following day, as part of a "Suite Dreams at New Era Field" contest. The contest is part of a newly formed partnership between the Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Airbnb, centered on the weekend of the Bills vs. Oakland Raiders game on Oct. 29. The winning fan and a guest wil…

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Terry and Kim Pegula's plans to convert a former industrial building at 79-83 Perry St. into a mixed-use building with retail and office space has one more procedural step next week before it can proceed. The city Planning Board on Monday will consider the Pegulas' request to consolidate its properties under a single address for the project, in which the owners of the B…

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AdPro Sports already has a robust business making custom-branded merchandise for sports teams and corporations. But its president, Ron Raccuia, believes AdPro can reach greater heights now that Kim and Terry Pegula have bought a majority interest in the company. "It's rocket fuel for us," said Raccuia, noting the Pegulas' "stature in the sports world" and the "expert…

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New Era Field has added an Uber Zone at the Orchard Park stadium to help ride-hailing passengers and drivers find each other more easily. The dedicated pickup zone will debut Thursday, just in time for the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings. The zone is marked with Uber signs just outside the stadium on the southeast corner of Abbott and Bi…

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PITTSFORD – Terry Pegula said Wednesday a new stadium is not on the immediate horizon for the Buffalo Bills. While speaking with reporters at the team's training camp, the Bills' owner noted that the team has a lease with Erie County through 2023. "That's a contractual obligation," Pegula said. "That's my stance on it. This is 2017, so we've got a long ways to go bef…

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Leadership upheaval of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres may or may not be great for the teams, but it's been fabulous for the high-end housing market. Four of the largest single-family real estate deals in the last 30 days were generated by Bills and Sabres executives, as the city's two major sports teams continue to drive some of the region's biggest home sales. The fou…

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Pegula Sports & Entertainment wants to move its corporate headquarters from the Fairmont Creamery building on Scott Street to its planned new John Labatt House building in the Cobblestone District, adding to the brewery and restaurant already destined for the first floor. The umbrella company for Terry and Kim Pegula's business concerns may relocate to the third and…