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A former girlfriend of Buffalo Bills star running back LeSean McCoy was assaulted early Tuesday morning at a home McCoy owns outside Atlanta. According to police in Milton, Ga., officers responded at 3:18 a.m. to a home invasion on Hickory Pass and found a woman inside who had been beaten. Police did not release the woman’s name, but a lawyer for Delicia Cordon, McCoy’s…

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When Jack Eichel Instagrammed the world on Friday he was changing his uniform number from 15 to 9 next season, that was a relatively rare move. Players often change numbers when they switch teams but it's not normally done by big names without a change of scenery. A couple of notable exceptions that jump to mind are Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles (switched from 8 to 24 in 2…

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Surgery wasn't enough to keep Jim Kelly away from his annual football camp. The Hall of Fame quarterback was zooming around on a golf cart Monday at New Era Field, watching youth football players show off their skills only three days after being discharged from Mount Sinai West in New York City. "This is my life," said Kelly, who spoke publicly for the first time sin…

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Maniacal Buffalo Bills fans face hard choices. Ken Johnson, the celebrated "Pinto Ron" of Bills pregame fame, had a chance to be in Dallas for last week's National Football League draft. He was invited by Ezra Castro, best known as "Pancho Billa," who offered Johnson a spot on the floor, near the dais, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Johnson turned it down. To go woul…

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Kim Pegula is blazing new territory in taking over as president of both the Bills and Sabres and faces a huge task in being the hands-on overseer of both franchises. In the wake of Russ Brandon's resignation from Pegula Sports and Entertainment Tuesday, Pegula now is one of only two women in the NFL with full control of the day-to-day management of a team. She is the…

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The former vice president of player personnel for the Buffalo Bills has sold his Orchard Park home, just four months after he returned to Houston as the new general manager of the Texans. Michael E. Springer and Dr. Renee M. Reynolds paid $715,000 on Tuesday to buy the four-bedroom brick home on Sandpiper Court from Brian W. and Patricia A. Gaine, according to documents…

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After watching his NFL team land a quarterback and linebacker in the first round and his NHL team secure the No. 1 pick in the draft, Buffalo Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula says the increased excitement among sports fans is warranted. He also says it's just the start of the process. Pegula called into "One Bills Live" on Monday as the organization's simulcast ha…

Health and Fitness

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,…