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Signs for the Washington Redskins are displayed outside FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Monday, July 13, 2020. The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WBEN Newsroom
July 13, 2020 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, crews cover the ice at American Airlines Center in Dallas, home of the Dallas Stars hockey team, after the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 5, that the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season. Daly said the sides are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension. A CBA extension is still crucial to the process. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
WBEN Newsroom
July 11, 2020 - 12:16 am
Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players approved an agreement Friday to resume the season — and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026. Games are scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, with...
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FC Buffalo's Change Kit
FC Buffalo
Brian Mazurowski
July 02, 2020 - 4:55 am
“We saw a lot of sports teams make statements, and that’s good,” Mendola said. “We knew we had some time with our season being suspended to address it in a more proper manner… What we learned is there are a lot of people in the white and minority community that will benefit from discussion.”
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Josh Allen
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670 The Score Staff
July 01, 2020 - 4:20 pm
ProFootballTalk on NBC reports the NFL plans to cut its preseason slate from four to two games, eliminating Weeks 1 and 4. Teams have not been able to hold workouts or practices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Final home game of the 2017 Buffalo Bisons season (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
June 30, 2020 - 5:16 pm
All minor league baseball seasons and leagues canceled.
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looks for a receiver during the team's NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half in Charlotte, N.C. The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
WBEN Newsroom
June 29, 2020 - 10:19 am
BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth up...
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NHL Draft Lottery
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WBEN Newsroom
June 26, 2020 - 10:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR550.com - Brayton Wilson) - It was a surprising outcome to the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery as one of the eight teams who will lose in the National Hockey League's 24-team Return To Play format won the lottery and will pick first overall in the 2020 NHL Draft.
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Brendan Keany
June 16, 2020 - 3:48 pm
In a shocking Tuesday morning development, the Buffalo Sabres announced that they had relieved former General Manager Jason Botterill of his duties and promoted in-house hire Kevyn Adams to the position.
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The Buffalo Sabres announced Tuesday morning that they have fired General Manager Jason Botterill.
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“I would not put professional sports in the category of Phase 4 as an automatic,” Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul told WBEN Tuesday morning.
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