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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…

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A couple of weeks ago, in his own colorful way, Cole Beasley wanted to set the record straight. When a Twitter user suggest that Beasley might be “starting to realize Buffalo isn’t quite Dallas,” the Bills’ new wide receiver shot down that idea. Comparing things from a player’s perspective, Beasley tweeted back “Buffalo (expletives) on Dallas. Facilities for recovery…

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DANA POINT, Calif. – The topic of sports and betting was long a taboo for team owners and top executives. Not anymore. Today, with the NFL and other leagues moving into Las Vegas, and with more states legalizing sports gambling, it’s a necessary discussion — and Kim Pegula is participating in it. The co-owner and president of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres was here…

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This latest debacle of a Buffalo Sabres season doesn't rest solely on the shoulders of coach Phil Housley. Or General Manager Jason Botterill. It's not the fault of Vladimir Sobotka or Marco Scandella or Rasmus Ristolainen either, no matter how many times fans want to take those three names in vain. Like the other derailed campaigns of the recent past, it starts at the …

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When Terry and Kim Pegula speak, Buffalo stops to listen. That's true of everybody from fans of the professional sports teams they own to the people with a stake in the future of Western New York. So when the Pegulas talked about a new or renovated football stadium that would be "Buffalo style," political leaders, developers and others chimed in with their own interp…

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PHOENIX – If the Buffalo Bills end up with a new stadium, don't expect anything resembling palatial structures being built in Los Angeles or like AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. "I think the answer is probably a scaled-down version of some of these palaces that are being built around the country," Buffalo Bills co-owner Terry Pegula told reporters Tuesday …

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Buffalo Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula checked in at No. 424 on Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires. The publication listed Pegula with a worth of $4.5 billion, noting how he made his fortune in fracking and then built a sports empire. He purchased the Sabres for $189 million in 2011 and bought the Bills for $1.4 billion in 2014. Stan Kroenke, who ow…

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After too many years of losing and drudgery, the Buffalo sports scene was marked by two overriding themes in 2018. One was hope. Strangely enough, the other was historic trips to Dallas, a place that broke the city's collective hearts three major times during the 1990s. Cynics might chuckle on the first point. The Bills and Sabres, in particular, have had nothing to …

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A jam-packed Bills Mailbag this week, so without further ado ... Rick McGuire asks: It looks like the Jets will have about $106 million and the Bills $92 million available for free agency in 2019. I know money talks, but could you see players signing with Buffalo over New York for less because of the direction the team is headed, or will the “Big Apple” city life be mor…

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A tradition in many homes across this awesome region and great land at this time of year is to go around the table and give thanks for all the things that are dear to one’s heart. So here, in the themes of the bountiful meal we are all about to engorge on Thanksgiving, are some thanks of mine for our local sports teams and their fans.  Thanks for the entrée – the main d…