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Derek Grant scored for the Buffalo Sabres, but seven unanswered goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs helped the visitors score an 8-1 win over Buffalo on Friday night at KeyBank Center.   First Period 19:21 - It did not take long for the Sabres to...
The Buffalo Bills were dealt a huge blow on the offensive side of the ball on Friday afternoon with the announcement of wide receiver Sammy Watkins being placed on the reserved/injured list. Watkins had surgery before training camp to repair a broken...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been ruled OUT of this Sunday’s game at the New England Patriots and head coach Rex Ryan said there’s “major concern” it could be a long-term...
The newest Sabre will make his debut tonight at the arena against the Leafs.   Dmitry Kulikov will be on defense, but the other Word Cup participant, Jack Eichel will sit it out. Toronto will also not be bringing the first overall pick of this year’s...
Pete Carges @carges550 As the month changes to October, a dreary, wet Saturday is just what the doctor ordered for you this weekend. Save the apple picking and Halloween decoration setup for next week, because the party gets started a little early,...
Canada's reign continues in international hockey competition as they have captured the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Thursday night. In the second game of the World Cup of Hockey Final, Canada scores twice in the final 2:53 of the game to beat Team...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Bills head coach Rex Ryan says he believes he knows who will play quarterback for the New England Patriots Sunday. Whether his guess is right or wrong, he, defensive coordinator Anthony Lynn,...
The Sabres and Leafs battled to a scoreless tie through regulation, five minutes of overtime and three rounds of a shootout before Matt Moulson notched the winner for Buffalo. Game Notes The Sabres dominated the first period, outshooting the Leafs...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Here is the official Bills Thursday practice report: Did Not Practice WR Greg Salas (groin) OT Cyrus Kouandjio (ankle) WR Sammy Watkins (foot) C Patrick Lewis (knee) S Jonathan Meeks...
By: Brian Mazurowski (On Twitter: @BMaz1) Here we are, right in the thick of it. How are you holding up? It's just a couple of days removed from Clash of Champions, which was just two weeks after Backlash. Less than two weeks from now is No Mercy,...
The Sabres play preseason game number three in St. Catharines as Toronto has its home game there because of the World Cup of Hockey.   Number one pick Alex Nylander will be in the lineup and his brother William will likely play too. Alex Nylander said,...
Hockey is back.  But this time, like, really.   The last five years of watching the Buffalo Sabres have been unlike any others in my sports life.  Before we all embark on the 2016-17 let’s take a moment to note just how different...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   As the 1-2 Bills prepare to take on the unbeaten New England Patriots Sunday in Foxborough, they saw their starting left tackle return to practice in a limited capacity. Cody Glenn, who has...
Jack Eichel took part in his first team practice of Training Camp as did new defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. It doesn’t sound like Eichel will play Thursday or Friday, but it seems a strong possibility that Kulikov will play Friday.   Eichel said he...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Back in March the Buffalo Bills essentially had three choices when it came to restricted free agent wide receiver Chris Hogan: 1. Pay him a salary of $1.671 million for one season,...
Buffalo Bandits legend John Tavares was inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame on Tuesday night during the NLL Season Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony in Oakville, Ontario. The Bandits organization received two other honors during the evening....
Hello once again into the Ted Darling Memorial Press Box, now high atop ice level at KeyBank Center. It has been a looooooong summer, but hockey is finally back in Buffalo. The Sabres began their preseason slate with a 2-1 loss to Minnesota last night, and...
For the second time this season, the Buffalo Bills have released kickoff specialist Jordan Gay. This time, it may be for good. On Tuesday, the team announced that they have released Gay, and have signed wide receiver Ed Eagan and center Terran Vaughn to...
A few of the Sabres will be playing back to back as Buffalo has preseason game number two tonight in the arena.   Zemgus Girgensons is one of those players who gets to go again after scoring Buffalo’s only goal Monday at Penn State. Dan Bylsma...
After a rough start to the 2016 season, the Buffalo Bills were able to rebound on Sunday with a nice win over a good Arizona Cardinals team. This win came after the Bills defense gave up 374 passing yards to former quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   One of the interesting tidbits that came out of the Bills 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday was that Dennis Thurman was calling the defensive plays. Although Thurman’s title is...
The Buffalo Sabres have trimmed its training camp roster to 50 on Monday after returning six of its prospects to their respective junior clubs. Buffalo announced that the team has sent forwards Vasily Glotov (Cape Breton - QMJHL), Brandon Hagel (Red Deer...
The Sabres head to Penn State and the Pegula Ice Arena to open the exhibition schedule against Minnesota.   Anders Nilsson will play the first 40 minutes in goal while Linus Ullmark gets the final 20. Dan Bylsma said in the end, each goaltender will...
Take a breath Buffalo. Inhale long and slow. Let the air fill your lungs. Now just as slowly, let it out.   How'd that feel? Pretty good?   Good. That's what Sunday's win over Arizona did for you. Exhale and...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Finally a chance to start with the Arrows Up after the Bills get their first victory of the season, an impressive 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals.  Most of those Up Arrows will come...
It is a sad night in the world of golf with the news of the passing of beloved and legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer. He was 87 years old. Palmer was a seven-time major winner, including four Masters championships, a four-time leading money winner on the...
I don’t know what it means in terms of the big picture.  Who knows if we will look back on this game as a huge turning point.  But I do know the Bills gave us a fun day at New Era Field and the way things were going, it was badly needed. ...
Rex Ryan said that he knew his team was better than it showed and he was absolutely correct. The defensive coaches came up with a great game plan that produced four interceptions and five sacks.   Arizona didn’t get its first first down until...
So who saw this coming? The Bills upending the Arizona Cardinals 33-18 for their first win of the season. Given the dismal 0-2 start to the season, injuries to WR Sammy Watkins, Cordy Glen and Ronald Darby plus a brand new OC, Anthony Lynn, most would...
The Buffalo Sabres will have one player representing the team in the World Cup of Hockey Final, which begins on Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly and host nation Canada are on to the final round for the third...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Multiple reports on Sunday morning indicate that the Bills will not have either Sammy Watkins or Ronald Darby available for their Week 3 matchup against the Cardinals. Both ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's...
After the NHL lockout, Matt Moulson scored 15 goals in 47 games for the Islanders. That works out to a 26 goal pace.  He had 30 goals in each of the three seasons before that.   Since being traded away, he’s scored 38 goals in 222 games with...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Cordy Glenn is out and Sammy Watkins is officially listed as questionable for the Bills Sunday as they prepare to face the 1-1 Arizona Cardinals at New Era Field.   Watkins is still dealing...
Pete Carges @Carges550 Autumn is finally here. The leaves are changing, the days are shorter and the temperature is (supposed to be) getting cooler.  But more importantly, the autumunal equinox signifies the beginning of the meat and potatoes portion...
He has spent his entire eleven-year career with the Buffalo Bills, and he has yet to play in a single playoff game. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams knows all too well about the years without the playoffs for the Bills. The former fifth round pick in the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Talk about trial by fire. New Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn could have certainly had a less-talented, not-as-well-coached team to be designing a gameplan for and calling plays against in his debut at the...
The Sabres reported to training camp on Thursday including winger Evander Kane.   Thursday is the first time Kane has spoken since being charged in a June harassment incident. Kane was very casual and matter of fact when talking about his legal issues....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   At least one thing has already changed with the Buffalo Bills offense in the first week since Greg Roman was fired as offensive coordinator, and another will change come Sunday.   Head coach...
Jack Eichel and Team North America needed a win over Sweden in regulation time to advance to the World Cup semifinals. They got the win, but it was in overtime so now the kids must wait.   Finland must beat Russia on Thursday for Team North America...
It has been a hectic past few days for newest Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator, Anthony Lynn. Lynn takes over as the new offensive coordinator after the team relieved Greg Roman of his duties on Friday. The Bills offense struggled through the first two...
In fourteen games last year, Tyrod Taylor set his bar.  Fourteen games remain this year and should have to go above and beyond that bar to get a third season. As a former “Tank commander” you-know-what is never that...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Rex Ryan and his Bills are standing at 0-2 and staring right at the legitimate possibility of 0-3 with what many believe to be the NFC favorites coming to town this weekend.   The Cardinals...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane says a woman's civil suit claiming he seriously injured her during an attack in his hotel room is meant solely to harass him. Kane calls the 21-year-old woman's allegations "a sham"...
One of the biggest question marks the Sabres have going into training camp is what are they going to get out of Tyler Ennis?   When the season starts, Ennis will be 27 coming off two major concussions which limited him to 23 games.   In those...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   A few days after promoting Anthony Lynn to be his new offensive coordinator, Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he expects the impact to be felt right away.   “Well I think the spin in the...
It has certainly been a rocky start to the 2016 season for the Buffalo Bills. In Week 1, the defense played a decent game against the Baltimore Ravens, but the offense only managed 160 total yards of offense in a 13-7 loss. Then on Thursday, the offense...
By: Brian Mazurowski (@BMaz1) The switch is official. First Niagara Center became KeyBank Center at a ceremony Monday morning. Officials from the City of Buffalo, KeyBank, and Buffalo Sabres were on hand to usher in the new name. "We have so...
We're a little less than a month out from NHL season opening for business, but a couple of Sabres saw some action tonight in their first round robin preliminary game in the World Cup of Hockey.  Jack Eichel opened the scoring between the two teams,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Less than 48 hours after the Bills made a bold - and unexpected - move to dismiss offensive coordinator Greg Roman, amid reports of secret meetings behind Rex Ryan’s back, two different...
The Sabres Prospects game against New Jersey didn’t go well for the last 30 minutes, but there were some things to like.   The first of course is Nick Baptiste who scored a hat trick in the 6-3 loss. Baptiste had a slow start in his first pro...
During Prospects Camp in July, Sabres 2016 number one pick Alex Nylander was by far the best player on the ice.   Tonight he’ll face the New Jersey Devils as the Prospects Challenge begins. Nylander showed us that he could stickhandle in a phone...
This summer has been pretty rough for the city of Buffalo. Not only has it been hot and relatively dry, the Buffalo Bills have gotten off to an ugly 0-2 start to its season. The Bills have had some bad luck with injuries, players getting suspended, and the...
It is not the usual circumstance to make coaching changes during the National Football League season, especially just two games into the 2016 season. However, Buffalo Bils head coach Rex Ryan decided on Friday to let go of second-year offensive coordinator,...
Not even 24 hours after the Buffalo Bills' loss to the New York Jets at New Era Field on Thursday night, the organization is making a change on the coaching staff. The Bills have announced the firing of offensive coordinator, Greg Roman...
Pete Carges @Carges550 If you’re reading this then you have miraculously made it through last week’s atrocity of a college football schedule and are hopefully locked and loaded for a dynamite slate of games this weekend. In my opinion,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The worst-case scenario unfolded for the Bills Thursday night in Orchard Park. A team now 0-2, seemingly with no direction and no answers, staring at the possibility of 0–4 with the Cardinals...
The final score of 37-31 would tell as the Bills played the Jets close, but for those of us that watched the game, we know that isn’t true.   The Jets scored on their first four drives going 65, 75, 66 and 77 yards to take a 20-7 lead. Ryan Fitzpatrick...
On a night in which the Buffalo Bills honored Hall of Famer Bruce Smith by retiring his number-78, penalties and poor secondary play on defense were the team's downfall on the evening. The Bills would drop its home opener to the New York Jets,...
The Bills don’t retire a lot of numbers, but the man who many feel is the best defensive end to ever play the game gets his number 78 retired tonight.   The only other number to be retired by the Bills is Jim Kelly’s 12.   Smith went...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   NOTES JETS:  QB RYAN FITZPATRICK has 13 pass TDs in past 5 division games (2+ TDs in all 5) RB MATT FORTÉ had 169 scrimmage yards (87 rec., 82 rush) in last...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Last year, Rex Ryan admittedly tried to merge two different defenses for his Buffalo Bills.  A mixture of the “46 defense,” made famous by his late father Buddy while coaching the Chicago...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills released their final official injury report prior to Thursday night's home opener against the Jets:  
Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly has been a member of two straight Gold Medal winning Team Canada teams at the World Championships and now he’s been added for the World Cup.   Stars forward Tyler Seguin has suffered a knee injury and is out....
Sabres captain Ryan O'Reiily has been named to replace injured Dallas Star forward Tyler Seguin on the Team Canada World Cup Roster
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Next Monday will mark exactly one year since it happened, but Kolby Listenbee remembers it as vividly as if it were just one day ago.  He even recalls the specific date like he’s telling someone...
You saw the game, and now you've seen the play. The Bills' first offensive play of the 2016 season has a chance to define it. Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods lined up the left. No safety to that side of the field. Watkins runs a few yards and stops,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   After numerous reports surfaced Monday that Sammy Watkins might be shutdown for several weeks due to aggravating his surgically repaired ankle, the Bills top wideout said he will play Thursday night against...
When Robin Lehner pulled out of the World Cup for Team Sweden, many fans were worried he was having problems with his ankle surgery.   The Sabres goalie skated with his teammates for the first time on Monday and said there is no pain at all. He looks...
Early Monday there was a report out of New York that Sammy Watkins foot is bothering him a lot and he could miss significant time and maybe the rest of the season. The team had a walkthrough On Monday and then Rex Ryan addressed the issue, “Sammy came...
Rex Ryan says he hopes WR Sammy Watkins will be ready to roll Thursday      
The news from One Bills Drive on Monday may make Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens even more sour. According to Manish Mehta from the New York Daily News, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins may be shut down and sidelined for "weeks"....
  Numbingly dull. That's what this game was. High hopes for the continuity of all your starters back on offense and a second season with Greg Roman calling the plays disappeared and the leaves haven't even started falling off the trees...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Not the way the Bills wanted to start the 2016 season at all.  Also to a team that they may need to beat out in the wild card race at the end of the season.  13-7 the final and with the loss,...
So much for all of those good feelings I had about the offense.  Game one of the 2016 Buffalo Bills season looked like way too many games over the 16 year playoff drought.  The Bills offense was putrid, plain and simple. No pass game, no run game,...
By: Brian Mazurowski (On Twitter @BMaz1) There is a very good possibility that this Sunday AJ Styles, once the face of TNA Wrestling, will become the WWE Heavyweight Champion. This is something that five years ago most wrestling fans would have thought...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Just a couple hours after the Bills made Seantrel Henderson’s four-game suspension official via a league statement, the offensive tackle’s agent went on the offensive against the NFL, stating how...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Here is the Bills official injury report for their game vs. the Ravens Sunday, and the practice participation rundown from Friday: Questionable OG Ryan Groy - ribs QB Cardale Jones...
Pete Carges @Carges550 Well it finally happened. As much as it was broadcasted throughout the entire offseason, the idea that this years first week of college football would actually live up to the hype was not something that many thought possible....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Any football coach will tell you that getting that first win of the season can often be the toughest.   Lose in the opener and you feel like all those months of preparation, game-planning, early morning...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Some superlatives for the 2016 Buffalo Bills:   Most important player   QB Tyrod Taylor As with any team in the NFL, losing their starting quarterback for any...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   I asked several Entercom Buffalo on-air personalities for the predictions for the 2016 season.  From WGR and WBEN.  From Kiss 98.5 to Star 102.5, they were all asked to predict the final...
We got to see Team North America play its first exhibition game in Quebec City and they looked great beating Team Europe 4-0.   The speed the kids showed was unbelievable against a very slow Team Europe squad. Unless it was just a bad night, the Bruins...
The Sabres have finally released their roster for the Prospects Challenge September 17-19.   I’m honored to be going into my fourth season of calling these games for WGR Sports Radio 550.   The game on the 17th is against New Jersey and...
Nate Geary @NateGearyWGR It was announced Wednesday afternoon that the Bills would be without yet another player for four games after the team’s third violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor returns to Baltimore Sunday to face the team that drafted him and where he spent the first four years of his career before leaving as a free agent for Buffalo.  ...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   What would the start of the NFL season be without predictions?  Pretty boring, considering it gives you a chance to make fun of me even more than you might already. So here they are.  Have...
It has been a long road for Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson to get back to action after a battle with Crohn's disease. That road may have just gotten a little longer on Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported...
Ryan O’Reilly is back in town practicing with some of his teammates and this season he doesn’t have a legal cloud hanging over his head.   Over a year ago O’Reilly was accused of driving his car into the front of a Tim Horton’s...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Mario Williams’ issues with the way Rex Ryan used him in his defensive scheme in Buffalo last year were well chronicled.  Williams clearly did not agree with not being able to simply pin his ears...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   As the Bills get ready to open the regular season Sunday in Baltimore, the team saw several of their key players return in full to the practice field Tuesday. Safety Aaron Williams, wide receiver...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR After fullback Dan Vitale failed a physical and was released, the Buffalo Bills had an open roster spot heading into Tuesday's practice at One Bills Drive. On Tuesday, the Bills filled that one extra...
  Busy times. School shopping, kids sports get going big time, fantasy drafts, and football football FOOTBALL! As is normally the case, NCAA football gets the jump on the NFL by a weekend and certainly enjoyed it's time on the stage...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Bills continued to fill out their ten man practice squad Monday by announcing that the team has signed CB Doran Grant, WR Matt Hazel, G Gabe Ikard and LB Max Valles to go along with K Jordan Gay and WR...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR One day after teams across the National Football League cut their rosters down to 53 players, a number of teams on Sunday were busy claiming players off of waivers. The Buffalo Bills did make...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Here's my analysis of the Bills final roster and cuts they made, by position: OFFENSE QB - Tyrod Taylor, EJ Manuel, Cardale Jones No surprises here.  The Bills started with these three...
With most of their regulars on the sideline, the Bills stumbled in the final game of the preseason, falling 31-0 to the Detroit Lions. The Lions opened the scoring with a 58-yard touchdown run on the game's third play. Seventh-round draft pick Dwayne...
The Buffalo Sabres and Zemgus Girgensons have agreed to a one year contract, the team announced Thursday afternoon. The deal is worth $1.15 million according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. Girgensons is looking to rebound from a disappointing season...
Pete Carges @Carges550 The rumors are true folks, year three of the Carges College Primer is here and once again, there is a 100% success rate guaranteed. I’m sure you’ve heard by now that we are in store for the greatest opening weekend...
Pete Carges @Carges550 The rumors are true folks, year three of the Carges College Primer has returned, and once again, there is a 100% success rate guaranteed. I’m sure you’ve heard by now that we are in store for the greatest...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Just.  Get.  Through.  It. That’s how almost all fans, most coaches, and even a majority of NFL players feel about the final exhibition game before the regular season...
The Buffalo Bills continue to search for more depth, today claiming center Patrick Lewis off of waivers. Lewis, 25, was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday as they reduced their roster to 75. Lewis has played in 16 NFL games over three NFL seasons...
The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed LB Ramon Humber. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Humber, a 5-11, 232-pound North Dakota State product, originally entered the NFL in 2009 as an undrafted...
Well we all know the Bills didn't "win the off-season". Unless the game was stupid stuff, in which case, maybe. There have been injuries, suspensions and deceit. Early in summer the Bills sat media down, made a stern face and pointed at them,...
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The Buffalo Bills are getting closer to the unveiling of the newly renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium to the general public. The team allowed WGR Sports Radio 550 have a sneak peak to see just how far along they are with a little under three weeks to go before...
WGR's Howard Simon was in Canton on Saturday to watch as Bills reciever Andre Reed was inducted in to the 2014 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he took a few pictures to commemorate the event.  Check them out! 
Buffalo, N.Y. (wgr550.com) - Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick Sam Reinhart was in studio with Howard Simon and Jeremy White.  Here are some photos we snapped in the studio.
The Buffalo Bills honor their founder and owner, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. by opening up their Fieldhouse in Orchard Park to fans. All pictures by Joe Buscaglia
The WGR team was at the Gallagher Center Friday night for the Purple Eagles' double header.
WGR Sports Radio 550 at NOCO Express French and Borden with Sal
Amherst, N.Y. (WGR 550) -- The Buffalo Bills first round draft pick had little sleep and arrived in Buffalo early today.  Quarterback E.J. Manuel stopped in to visit with Howard SImon and Jeremy White in our WGR studios.  Here are some photos snapped...
Check out the pictures from the Transitowne event with Howard and the WGR Promo Team on March 16th!
Pictures from Sal Capaccio broadcasting live from the Labatt Pond Hockey Tournament
Sunoco sampling at the Bills tailgate at the last home game of the season on 12-30-12!
WGR's Pat Malacaro is in Ottawa for the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend.  Head inside for his photos from Media Day and the Skills Competition.
WGR Ball Girls at Westwood Country Club in Amherst for the 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament.
It's the start of a brand new era for the Buffalo Bills. With brand new helmets and uniforms for the franchise, the next new thing to be installed is the brand new A-Turf that will make up the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Some major changes to the field...
The Buffalo Bills unveiled their new uniforms Friday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Click to view the pictures!
Darth Vader was in the neighborhood, so he stopped by our studios to give Bulldog a Star Wars Bisons Jersey and to play some match game.
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