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By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at each...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills continue to have interest in signing running back Reggie Bush and would like to have a resolution to talks before training camp begins Saturday morning, a league source has confirmed to WGR. ...
  Justin LaDuca   This past week, six new players have signed contracts with their respective hockey clubs to avoid arbitration.    On Monday, Brayden Schenn signed a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers reportedly...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at each...
    In high school, Doug Whaley was kind of a phenom. Not in the usual sense, of course. You would know that already if had been one of those genetic athletic freak show phenoms – the ones that are on the cover of SI like Bryce Harper....
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman continues to deny the correlation between concussions and the brain disease CTE. In response to Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal's questions as part of the class-action concussion lawsuit,...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at each...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Even Sammy Watkins doesn’t know yet if Bills trainers will allow him to be on the field for all of the team work and reps once training camp begins Saturday.   But, he says, he’s...
Ryan Gates @ryan_wgr Last week, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport revealed that negotiations between the Buffalo Bills and cornerback Stephon Gilmore had not progressed, and that Gilmore was planning to play out the final year of his rookie contract....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   The Bills begin training camp Saturday morning.  All this week I’ll examine what you’ll be seeing at St. John Fisher starting this weekend, along with pointing out changes from last year at...
Almost every time I attend a press conference, I look around and wonder what everyone else is thinking. On Friday afternoon, reaching over the top of another reporter to get my iPhone close enough to pick up Jose Bautista’s words through...
Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane has surrendered to police on a misdemeanor trespass charge and faces other non-criminal violations in connection with an incident at a bar on Chippewa Street last month. The arrest was confirmed by Buffalo...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Former NFL and college football head coach Dennis Green died Friday morning at the age of 67.  Green was the head coach at Northwestern from 1981-85, Stanford from 1989-91, the Minnesota Vikings from...
The 2016 offseason has been a rough one for Buffalo running backs, but according to Dan Graziano, they may not be alone. Graziano reported that Pittsburgh star running back Le’Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for missing a drug...
Ever since Karlos Williams was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the Bills have been connected to free agent running back Reggie Bush. Ian Rapoport was the first to report that the Bills are targeting...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The National Basketball Association and commissioner Adam Silver have officially moved the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR Last season, the Buffalo Sabres were only featured on national television three times on NBC Sports Network. After a 27-point improvement from the 2014-15 season to the 2015-16 season, the Sabres...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR With the upcoming arrival of the My One Buffalo mobile application set to launch in September, the Sabres announced on Friday that the Sabres Fan Advantage program will not return for the 2016-17 season....
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR Arbitration season is just around the corner in the National Hockey League, as some notable restricted free agents are set to meet with league arbitrators to what kind of pay they should get for their...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR After 15 seasons in the National Hockey league with five different organizations, Brad Richards is hanging up the skates. On Wednesday, the NHL Players Association tweeted that Richards was...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Arguably the greatest special teams player in NFL history says “it’s a virtual certainty” kickoffs will be eliminated from the league at some point in the future. While speaking on the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Speaking on The Howard Simon Show on WGR Wednesday morning, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick said he's hearing Shaq Lawson “could miss at least half the season and maybe the whole season." ...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   With Karlos Williams sitting the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Jonathan Williams’ recent arrest on a DWI charge, and the team presumably wanting to keep...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Even though he doesn’t know exactly when he will return to the field to catch passes from his quarterback, Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said he still “has something planned” with Tyrod...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Add yet another national analyst who believes the Bills have found their quarterback of the present and future in Tyrod Taylor.   Speaking on The John Murphy Show Monday night on WGR, Billy...
I wasn’t even back one full day from vacation and the NFL made me wish I wasn’t. (I know, all of you did too!)  Apparently the NFL thinks the field goal is becoming too easy so they’ve kicked around(yes that is a pun) the idea of...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The Buffalo Sabres lock up two more of its restricted free agents to new deals on Sunday. The team has re-signed forward Dan Catenacci and goaltender Jason Kasdorf to two-way contracts for...
Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson could not be stopped in the final round of The Open Championship at the Royal Troons in Scotland. This is not an understatement.  Stenson finished the 2016 Open Championship with a 264 (20-under-par)...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR On Friday, the Buffalo Sabres announced the signing of its 2016 first round pick in the National Hockey League Entry-Level Draft, Alexander Nylander. Nylander, 18, was the eighth overall pick...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The Buffalo Sabres have finished filling out the rest of the coaching staff for the 2016-17 season with the hiring of Tom Ward as an assistant coach and Adam Nightingale as the team's video...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The Denver Broncos and linebacker Von Miller have come to terms on a long-term contract. On Friday, the two sides agreed upon a new six-year deal worth $114 million dollars with $7...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR The Rochester Americans are returning to Buffalo in 2016, but this time to host a preseason game On Thursday October 6, the Amerks will play host to the Binghamton Senators at the HarborCenter....
Someone asked me the question the other day.. “would you do it all over again?”  Not, "What would you do differently?", which every athlete, even the greats, must ask themselves at some point. I myself don’t need to....
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR It was quite the opening round for Phil Mickelson on Thursday at The Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland. Mickelson tied a major record after shooting an opening round 63 (eight-under),...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR Marcus Foligno will suit up for his hometown team for another season. On Thursday, the Buffalo Sabres announced that the team has re-signed Foligno to a one-year deal, $2.25 million...
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hasn’t been on the job for too long, but in the span of a few days he has proved once again why he’s the best commissioner in sports.   Less than three months into his commissionership, Silver dropped the...
Matthew Coller and Sal Capaccio are counting you down to Buffalo Bills season. In this episode, Matt and Sal break down the Bills' chances against the New England Patriots on the road. WATCH:  
As of right now, the Bills will not have to play Tom Brady in Week 4 of this upcoming football season. According to Michael McCann, a Sports Illustrated legal analyst, the Second Circuit's denial of Tom Brady's petition was expected,...
Former Washington Capitals general manager, George McPhee, will become the first general manager in the history of Las Vegas’ expansion franchise. According to ESPN, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley and adviser Murray Craven interviewed as many seven...
by Mike Jafari @mjafariWGR For the fourth straight year, The American League will have home field advantage in the World Series, as they defeated the National League 4-2 in the 2016 All-Star Game. The NL got on the scoreboard first when Chicago Cubs...
The Sabres wrapped up Development Camp on Tuesday with a 3-on-3 Tournament. The teams went at it for just over two hours with Team Teal winning. That group consisted of William Borgen (4th rd, 2015), Victor Olofsson (7th rd, 2014), Austin Osmanski (7th rd,...
When the subject of Jimmy Vesey came up on Tuesday, Tim Murray made it sound like it’s nothing he even gives thought to.   Murray met with Vesey last week and said, “I’ve talked about this literally less than anybody else in Buffalo....
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins came out victorious in the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby.  The right fielder slugged a record setting 61 total homers in three rounds of the derby tournament.  Stanton cruised through the first...
The Buffalo Bills announced this afternoon that individual game tickets for the 2016 season will go on sale starting Tuesday, July 19th at 9am eastern. The Bills open the season on the road against the Baltimore Ravens then host the New York Jets at home on...
Will Carrier was really starting to play good hockey in the second half of the season for the Amerks. It was believed he was going to be the next call up for the Sabres, but then his season ended with a broken bone. Carrier knows he may have gotten the call,...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR On Saturday, U.S. Open champion and second-ranked golfer in the world, Dustin Johnson withdrew his name from competition for the 2016 Summer Olympics with concerns of the Zika Virus in Rio de Janeiro,...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR Arguably one of the best players to have ever played the game of basketball is calling it a career. After 19 season in the National Basketball Association, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan is...
With the NHL Draft and the hot period of free agency over, there is still a chance the Buffalo Sabres could swing a trade that could alter the 2016-17 lineup, but if the roster is mostly set (save for Jimmy Vesey watch), the biggest question...
The Sabres held their Prospects Scrimmage in front of about 16 hundred fans at HarborCenter on Saturday and we saw some good performances from the old and new.   This year’s 8th overall selection Alex Nylander put on a penalty shot clinic scoring...
It is Day 4 of the Buffalo Sabres' Development Camp from the HarborCenter, and the prospects are set to square off against one another in the annual Blue and Gold Scrimmage. Team Blue's lineup consists of players such as forwards Justin...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR A couple of notable restricted free agents in the National Hockey League got big-time pay days Friday afternoon. First, the Colorado Avalanche have locked up 20-year old center Nathan MacKinnon...
Cal Petersen was taken in the 5th round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Ryan Miller was taken in the 5th round of the 1999 draft and has played in 655 NHL games with the Sabres, Blues and Canucks. Miller was the only hit of the ’99 draft which included first...
Kyle Okposo has arrived in Buffalo and has received his new number 21. Tim Murray presented him with his sweater before leaving for Boston. The winger is happy to be in town, “It feels good, it feels different, I walked out onto the home bench and it’s...
NFL Network has been counting down the top 100 players in the NFL for the 2016 season. The players voted and decided on Cam Newton as the No. 1 player. Newton went 15-1 with the Carolina Panthers last season and won league MVP. The top five...
Buffalo has two local boys drafted at Developmental Camp in Justin Bailey and Austin Osmanski.   The Sabres have already made a few improvements to their roster signing Kyle Okposo and getting Tyler Ennis back from injury.   Bailey played...
Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin failed to make his second Olympic team by placing seventh at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Sunday. The former 2013 third round pick of the Bills traveled to London with Team USA for the 2...
The Buffalo Sabres have only made a few moves this offseason, but the acquisition of Kyle Okposo, according to NHL.com, has made the Sabres one of the Eastern Conference's most improved teams. Dan Rosen wrote: "With Okposo...
Tim Murray didn’t violate his rule of having big goalies as he traded for 6’5, 229 pound Anders Nilsson. In return St. Louis gets the Sabres 5th round pick next year.   Edmonton traded the 26 year old to the Blues last season. With the two...
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR Friday marks the start of the National Hockey League's Free Agency period.  The Buffalo Sabres making one of the most notable signings of free agency with the signing of forward,...
The Buffalo Sabres have been in the middle of just about every NHL free agency and trade rumor since the end of the season, so it should come as no surprise that their name is being thrown in the conversation about Unrestricted Free Agent Kyle Okposo....
Brayton J. Wilson Twitter - @BJWilsonWGR With less than 24-hours until the start of the free agency period across the National Hockey League, the Buffalo Sabres have re-signed two of its own players in defenseman Jake McCabe and forward...
  So the Buffalo Sabres aren't getting Steven Stamkos. That not only means the Sabres will need to find solutions to improve their scoring, it also means they will have some cap space to spend. Last year, four Buffalo forwards scored 2...
Defenseman PK Subban is traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber. Canadiens acquire defenseman Shea Weber from the Nashville Predators in return for defenseman P.K. Subban. pic.twitter.com/jlFvVNyjHG — Canadiens...
The Sabres have released their preseason schedule which includes a game at Penn State.   Buffalo’s other two home games will be here at the arena.   Sept. 26            Buffalo...
  Remember when Mike Babcock took a leave of absence from his family to come visit Buffalo?    I can't remember what day it was. I want to say Mother's day? So that would be May.    So I’m sitting...
Remember when Mike Babcock took a leave of absence from his family to come visit Buffalo?    I can't remember what day it was. I want to say Mother's day? So that would be May.    So I’m sitting here...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   We all know it’s been sixteen years since the Buffalo Bills last made the NFL playoffs.  That’s the longest current postseason drought for any team in any of the four major North American...
Every now and then I get asked about my favorite people to have covered.  I always think of players and coaches but the name Dwight Adams should be on that list. The former Buffalo Bills Director of Scouting passed away on Sunday at the age of 83....
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   When it comes to Jim Kelly’s comments regarding Rex Ryan’s job security, as Bruce Smith might say, it’s water under the dam.   Speaking at his annual football camp at Ralph Wilson...
It's been three days since the Sabres traded Mary Pysyk, and a pair of picks to the Florida Panthers for Dmitry Kulikov, and the 33rd overall pick. Kulikov on a conference call with media this afternoon admitted that he was not expecting to be moved...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports Buddy Ryan, legendary NFL defensive coach and the father of Bills coaches Rex and Rob Ryan, has passed away at the age of 85. Ryan was the architect of the famed “46 Defense” that enabled the...
By Sal Capaccio Twitter @SalSports   Ed Reed is not only one of the greatest players in NFL history to ever be a coach on the Buffalo Bills staff, he’s one of the greatest players to ever coach for any team.   But as many of...
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Check out WGR at the Bills Game Day on September 13th, 2015
Take a look inside the Van Miller Broadcast Booth
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.
What is more likely to happen this season?
  Tyrod Taylor answers all doubters and cements himself as franchise QB
  Rex Ryan leads the defense back to its top level form from 2013 and 2014
 
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