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Buffalo Sabres name Vanek, Ott team captains
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 02:35 pm
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston today announced he has named forwards Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott team captains.
NBC Sports Group's coverage of NHL regular season begins Tuesday, Oct. 1
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Coming off the most-watched Stanley Cup Final on record, NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2013-14 NHL regular season with three games in three days, beginning with a matchup between the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. on NBCSN.
NBCSN to launch NHL programs 'NHL Rivals' and 'NHL Top' 10 for 2013-14 season
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
NBCSN will launch a pair of new programs - "NHL Rivals" and "NHL Top 10" - on Tuesday, Oct. 9, expanding NBC Sports Group's NHL coverage with programming focused on hockey's historic rivalries and some of the game's most-debated topics.
Mark Daul: A fishing column for non-fishing people!
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Non-fisher people are invited to read this column about our late-summer, early-fall fishing in the area.
Sabres sign Nikita Zadorov to entry-level deal
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 11:30 am
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Wednesday the Sabres signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a three-year, entry-level contract.
NBCSN to air final and decisive race 19 of 2013 America's Cup
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 12:40 pm
Live coverage of the final and decisive race of the America's Cup Finals will air today at 4 p.m. on NBCSN. The victor of Race 19 will win the 2013 America's Cup.
State sportsman education courses are in full swing
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 05:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today reminded all new hunters or trappers planning to go afield this upcoming hunting and trapping season that they must first complete a mandatory hunter or trapper education course before they can obtain the appropriate sporting license. Training in safe handling of firearms and hunting is a legal requirement for anyone hunting in New York.
Buffalo Sabres: Mike Weber to donate 'Tickets for Troops'
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced defenseman Mike Weber will donate Sabres tickets to soldiers this season as part of the "Tickets for Troops" program. Weber will provide a pair of tickets to a different military member from Western New York starting with the Oct. 4 home opener against Ottawa, and continuing for each of Buffalo's 40 remaining regular season home games this season.
Buffalo Sabres assign players to Rochester
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 05:15 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the team has assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL): Matt Hackett, Brayden McNabb, Chad Ruhwedel and Mike Zigomanis. Drew Bagnall and Matt Ellis will also be assigned to Rochester, pending waivers.
Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams guests on 'The Fred Jackson Show' on WBBZ
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 05:15 pm
Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams will visit "The Fred Jackson Show" tonight at 7:30 p.m. live on WBBZ-TV. Bills running back Fred Jackson and co-host Bob Koshinski will review yesterday's matchup with the New York Jets at the Meadowlands, and look forward to the next game against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Sabres assign five players to Rochester; Gillies released from PTO contract
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:55 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the team has assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL): Daniel Catenacci, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Tim Schaller and Phil Varone. Jamie Tardif, pending waivers, will also be assigned to Rochester.
Bills, Sabres alumni at Hickory Stick
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
The Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club hosted a special event Monday as the Hanes Supply Putting Contest played out on the Creek Road course. The event featured alumni from both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, including Rene Robert of the Sabres' famed French Connection, plus Bills greats Booker Edgerson, Andre Reed and Lou Piccone.
White geese mingling with Canadians
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 06:00 am
Last spring, I wrote a story in the Sentinel about the Canadian geese invading our area, coming from the south. Also mentioned was about how loads of these migrating birds have taken up permanent residence in some northern climes and there seems to be more and more each year.
Ransomville Speedway: Big R wraps up 2013 with King of the Hill
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:50 pm
The 2013 season came to a close last Saturday night with the annual King of the Hill events sponsored by Investor's Services. Twin $1,000 to win 100-lap mains for the Investor's Services Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks highlighted the weekend. A total of 150 cars participated in the two-day affair.
Sabres assign players to Rochester
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier today announced the team has assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans (AHL):
Mark Daul: Osprey living among us; purple loosestrife follow-up
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 07:00 am
There is a magnificent bird of prey that lives among us, one that's rarely identified by anyone who truly knows what it is. Last June, I received an email from John Eddy, an outdoorsman friend of mine who sent me a link to a video showing an osprey "fishing" for its next meal.
UB Center for the Arts: Marv Levy event cancelled
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 02:35 am
The "A Conversation with Marv Levy" event scheduled for Sept. 20, 2013 at the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, has been cancelled.
Buffalo Bills open season with loss
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 01:00 am
Penalties and poor ball control cost the Bills in the fourth quarter, as New England went on to take the season opener.
Buffalo Sabres re-sign forward Cody Hodgson
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 06:35 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the team has signed forward Cody Hodgson to a long-term, multiyear contract extension.
Forton added to Buffalo Sabres coaching staff
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 09:10 am
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston today announced Jerry Forton has been named to an assistant coaching position with the team. Forton will start in his new role on Rolston's staff immediately, joining fellow assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Teppo Numminen.
Buffalo Sabres: Training camp set to open Sept. 11
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 11:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will open its training camp on Wednesday, Sept. 11, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals.
DEC seeks hunter support to keep chronic wasting disease out of New York
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 11:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds hunters that chronic wasting disease continues to pose a potential threat to New York's wild white-tailed deer herd, and hunters should take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. Late last year, CWD was found on a deer farm in Pennsylvania and, in early 2013, CWD was confirmed in Pennsylvania's wild white-tailed deer herd.
Bills RB C.J. Spiller guests on 'The Fred Jackson Show' on WBBZ-TV
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 03:00 pm
Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller will discuss the Buffalo Bills' 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots in Sunday's season home opener.
'The Fred Jackson Show' returns to WBBZ
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 07:00 am
Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, has announced "The Fred Jackson Show" will return to the local program roster beginning Monday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
5th annual Mighty Niagara Half Marathon races through River Region
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 07:00 am
Renowned for its scenic routes, the 5th annual Mighty Niagara Half Marathon/Hospice Dash 5K takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21, with appeal to runners who support Niagara Hospice Alliance Inc.
A.G. Schneiderman issues consumer alert on concussion risks in youth football
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 03:25 pm
With football season set to begin, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a consumer alert on the risk of concussions to young football players. Head injuries, including concussions, can happen at any time on the field of play, regardless of the type of helmet being worn.
Buffalo Sabres: Grigorenko not participating in prospect tournament
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 12:05 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced forward Mikhail Grigorenko will not participate in the upcoming 2013 NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City, Mich.
New 'Sunday Night Football' bus makes first stops in Dallas and Fort Worth this week
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 02:35 pm
NBC Sports Group rolls out the new "Sunday Night Football" bus this week with stops in North Texas, prior to the Giants-Cowboys "SNF" opener on Sept. 8.
Foote takes first-place in NRAA walleye contest
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 06:55 am
Tournament Chairman Captain Steve Drabczyk of Lewiston Bait & Tackle sends word of another successful walleye tournament held on the lower Niagara River Aug. 24. All fish entered were caught at the Niagara bar in front of Fort Niagara.
'Shuffle off to Buffalo' (Launch Club) for Antique Boat Show
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 04:40 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Inc. is hosting its 36th annual Antique Boat Show and Raceboat Reunion at the Buffalo Launch Club at 503 E. River Road on Grand Island. The show begins at 10 a.m. and will feature antique watercraft from boat owners and enthusiasts from across the nation.
Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame: 9 new inductees to comprise Class of 2013
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 02:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame voted in nine new inductees to comprise the Class of 2013 at a recent meeting of their board of directors. Those to be inducted are Brian Atamian, Joe Colosi, Frank Colucci, Ron DeLuca, Tom Manzi, Allan Schug, Robert (Red) Weber and Ron Zuccari.
Stanley Cup, Kane arrive at base
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 06:30 pm
In the cool morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 24, a crowd of men and women in military uniforms, hockey fans in jerseys and media with cameras gathered excitedly in one of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's hangars.
RealtyUSA promotes N-W Falcons uniform fundraiser
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 03:00 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Football Booster Club (Niagara Wheatfield Football Families Association) is presently having a fundraiser to raise approximately $10,000 to cover the cost of helmets and uniforms for the high school varsity and junior varsity football teams.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres 12U team tryout information announced
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced tryout information for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 12U hockey team, set to compete at the 55th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 12-23, 2014, at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec.
Lewiston-Porter High School recognizes Darryl and Ann Johnston
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:50 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Athletic Department has announced it is honoring Ann and Daryl Johnston with its Niagara Frontier League Cornerstone Award. The two have been recognized for their tireless commitment to the entire Lewiston-Porter athletic program.
Mark Daul: Summer bass fishing using 'tube-jigs' for bait
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 12:20 pm
Bass. You can catch them from shore; you can catch them by boat; catch them on live bait; catch them on artificial bait; you can troll for them or still-fish for them and it makes no difference. This summer in Western New York, we have enjoyed some of the best smallmouth bass fishing available anywhere.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosts Patrick Kane, Stanley Cup on Saturday
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 11:40 pm
Chicago Blackhawks forward and south Buffalo native Patrick Kane will bring two NHL trophies to Western New York on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy are slated to be at the base from 8:30 to approximately 11 a.m. Activities will be held in hangar 907.
Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner slated for Wednesday, Oct. 30
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 13-member Class of 2013 on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the annual awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings travel to San Francisco to take on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings travel to Candlestick Park in San Francisco this weekend to take on Colin Kaepernick and the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers in a "Sunday Night Football" preseason matchup. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
 


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