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The Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks made a notable trade Thursday involving four players and three draft picks. But perhaps what made it more notable is that it is the first trade between the two National Lacrosse League franchises owned by Pegula Sports & Entertainment since Kim and Terry Pegula were granted an expansion franchise in Rochester. PSE ann…

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INDIANAPOLIS – Kim Pegula told an audience of young women Tuesday her entry into football came "the old-fashioned way." "I married into it," she said. The remark prompted laughter, but the Buffalo Bills' co-owner was leading to a serious point as a featured speaker at the NFL's Women's Careers in Football Forum at the NFL scouting combine. The women who filled a ball…

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General Manager Jason Botterill hasn't deviated from his plan to get the Buffalo Sabres back to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Botterill has emphasized the importance of patience while building the Sabres through drafting and developing young players. However, fan unrest is growing, as illustrated by the peaceful protest held in KeyBank Center's Alumni Plaza last Saturday an…

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The Buffalo Bills and chief administrative officer Dave Wheat, a longtime employee of the franchise, are parting ways. Bills co-owners Terry and Kim Pegula announced Thursday that the team would not renew Wheat's contract, which is due to expire this month. "We would like to thank Dave for nearly 20 years of hard work and dedication to our organization and to the Wes…

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The Buffalo Sabres can drive their fans crazy with their inconsistency, so it was about time we heard some of that feeling emerge from inside the walls of KeyBank Center on Tuesday. Coach Ralph Krueger said in the morning that it's bugging him to no end and General Manager Jason Botterill didn't hold back on the point early in the evening prior to the game against Color…

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Hey Jason Botterill, do you like it in this city? I've been watching all these games, and well This team's not looking pretty from my view The spotlight's shining bright on you To make a move – Melody Martin to the tune of "Hey There, Delilah" There have been other dark moments in the Buffalo Sabres' history. It's easy for people to forget, for instance, how empty …

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The governor is in town. Terry Pegula knows what that means. On this Sunday in late October, his ritual of watching a Buffalo Bills game at New Era Field from the suite between the visiting and home radio broadcast booths will be disrupted. Arrangements have been made for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sit with Pegula and his wife, Kim, to watch the Bills play the Miami Dol…

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If Kim Pegula had a magic wand, what would she want five years from now? It was the last question that "Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran asked the Bills and Sabres president and co-owner in the closing moments of Sunday's win against the Washington Redskins as part of a profile to air Wednesday night on "NFL: The Grind" at 9 p.m. on Epix. “What I wish for on my birt…

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Bills co-owner Kim Pegula will be featured Wednesday on "NFL: The Grind" on Epix in an interview with "Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran. Corcoran was at New Era Field on Sunday and filmed portions of the interview before the game against Washington. "I don’t think I’ve met more heart-felt fans than Buffalo Bill fans here in the stadium!," Corcoran wrote on Instagram…

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The Buffalo Bills honored the life of Ezra “Pancho Billa” Castro on Sunday ahead of the home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. During a pregame ceremony at New Era Field, team owners Terry and Kim Pegula presented game balls and No. 19 Bills jerseys with “Pancho Billa” on the back to members of Castro’s family, including his longtime partner, Veronica Borjon, their…

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From the Niagara Thruway, Buffalo's Cobblestone District looks like a neighborhood with a handful of old industrial buildings, a large casino and a bunch of parking lots. But to Carl and William Paladino, it's a land of opportunity, ripe with potential for future development by taking advantage of underused sites. That's been the case for decades, but it's even more …

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Buffalo real estate developer Carl Paladino wants Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula to locate a new football stadium in downtown Buffalo's Cobblestone District, not in a second option near the Perry Projects further east or in Orchard Park. Paladino, whose Ellicott Development Co. already owns a significant portion of land in the neighborhood, on Wednesday calle…

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Is there such a thing as a fiscally responsible spending spree? If there is, the best example might be Brandon Beane’s approach to free agency this offseason. Yes, the Buffalo Bills’ general manager handed out contracts to 18 unrestricted free agents that could be worth a staggering $180 million, but that’s if every player makes it through the life of their deal – a …

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Welcome to the NFL’s true offseason. The six weeks between the end of spring practices and the start of training camp is the only slow spot on the league’s calendar. With that in mind, a note of thanks to all of you who have produced such good questions week after week for the mailbag. Before I head out on my own summer vacation, here’s one last mailbag to wrap up the s…

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Buffalo Sabres owner and team president Kim Pegula, along with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, will co-chair the league's first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Senior Leadership Council. The appointment came Tuesday with the announcement that the NHL has joined the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to expand "Hockey is for Everyone," a campaign run by the NHL and its p…